Last month the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its latest report which made clear that temperatures today are higher than any time in the last 125,000 years, and methane emissions are a primary culprit.
The biggest takeaway from history is that the characters change but their behaviors don’t. The technologies, trends, tragedies and winners – the events that take place – are always in flux and can be nearly impossible to predict. But the behaviors that drive people into action, influence their thoughts and guide their beliefs, are stable. They’re the same today as they were 100 years ago and will be 100 years from now.
Religion was once the primary communal force in society. Gathering together with a common purpose, under a shared doctrine, helped people identify like-minded individuals to spend time with.
“You will probably work for a protocol someday.”
Every forecast takes a number from today and multiplies it by a story about tomorrow.
Not realizing that inarticulate, uneducated, obnoxious, unqualified, and crazy people sometimes have the right answers.
The luckier you are the nicer you should be.
I have played on a lot of teams in my life. Along the way, there have been a number of winning seasons, but just a few that ended with a championship. The winning seasons were nearly always a matter of talent. If we had more of it, we typically won more than we lost. If we had less, we did not. Since talent tends to be the defining factor in most competitive pursuits, this should not come as a surprise. What is less obvious, however, is what drove those special championship seasons.
62% of Americans want to grow their own food, according to Collaborative Fund’s latest research into micro-farming and the home garden craze. Innovative indoor systems are making it easier than ever.
A big lesson from history is how chance encounters lead to both magic and mayhem in ways that would have been impossible to predict.