The obvious and rational equation is that being trustworthy plus being transparent will lead you to be trusted. Verification of trustworthiness should lead to trust. This makes sense. Being trustworthy (acting in a way that’s worthy of trust) plus being transparent so that people can see your trustworthiness—this should be sufficient. How then, do we… Continue reading The irrational thing about trust
Mother’s Day is not the easiest days for those people without a mother. There are big signs in every shop shouting at you to buy things for your Mum, giving those of us without Mums daily reminders that we don’t have someone to buy these things for. Even if you learn to deal with that… Continue reading Motherless Mother’s Day
There is enough trouble out there to keep any policymaker up at night. Recent volatility has roiled Chinese and global stock markets, commodity prices have slumped, and security concerns are rising. All of this raises serious questions over the health of the global economy. This year could shape up to be risky, full of challenges… Continue reading Amid Growing Risks, Will Leaders Protect the Poor?
As we move through this life we are constantly changing and adapting to new perceptions of what we believe is real and what is not. A process that requires intentionality and a commitment to listening and internalizing when we hear a suggestion that may be different than what we already believe to hold validity or… Continue reading Simple Life Lessons to Help Us Grow
I heard it in 2008 and hear it again now –this notion that the only reason one would support Hillary Clinton is because she is a woman — or only because she is experienced and smart. She is all of those things. But I am with her because… Hillary Clinton inspires me. Watching Hillary talk… Continue reading Inspired by Her
Antonio Cruz and Felix Vargas were both seventeen years old. They were so together in friendship that they felt themselves to be brothers. They had known each other since childhood, growing up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the same tenement building on Fifth Street between Avenue A and Avenue B. Antonio was… Continue reading Amigo Brothers
“Ready ?” “Ready.” “Now ?” “Soon.” “Do the scientists really know? Will it happen today, will it ?” “Look, look; see for yourself !” The children pressed to each other like so many roses, so many weeds, intermixed, peering out for a look at the hidden sun. It rained. It had been raining for seven… Continue reading All Summer in a Day By Ray Bradbury