It’s important to be educated. It’s essential to be smart. There is a difference. 

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It’s really dumb to think you’re smart.

Over the years I’ve observed highly educated people making really bad decisions. I’ve also seen people with a minimal education achieve meteoric success! There really is a difference between being educated and being smart. That’s what I write about.

Perfectly Imprefect

Many years ago my son, Brian, was excited to buy his first new car. He did weeks of research before deciding on a top of the line

Our Strongest Emotion

Cows kill more people than sharks. Surprised?  So was I. But it’s true. More people are trampled or kicked to death every year by cows. So why

Your Mathematical Mind

It’s a cold and rainy night in Atlanta. Terri is home alone with her kids when she hears a knock on the door. She answers

Impossible Situations

It’s August 19, 1971. Men armed with machine guns stand guard at Santa Martha Acatitla prison in Mexico City. The warden is expecting a visit from

Share Your Corn

Many years ago there was a Nebraska farmer who was known for growing the best corn in the county. In fact, he entered his corn in

Ivy League Motivation

Last week my family and I took a much-needed vacation to one of the favorite places from my youth…Walloon Lake, Michigan. One of my favorite

The Seven Basic Plots & The Rule of Three

“A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end, but not necessarily in that order.” -Jean-Luc Godard My three-year-old daughter was learning to roast a

You Don’t Live In A Cave

It is the first day of class. Albert Einstein stands in front of a room full of eager college students. Without a word, he begins writing simple

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