The competition of education vs learning how to learn

There appears to be one school of thought that advocates competition as the best way to improve the educational system ….. but that seems to be a misguided effort since it focuses on the manner in which education takes place rather than on the manner in which learning is actually achieved….accordingly our educational institutions are…

Automation Nation

El Novillero:  Initial thoughts…. Although left for interpretation, my initial thoughts on the above take me to the  “auto-pilot” syndrome that seems to have infected a large part of our society.  Everyone is on auto-pilot, a series of automatic reactions and mindless habbits. It’s not until a curve-ball or better yet a bucket of cold…

Would you toss a $50 Bill

… let me rephrase. Would you spend an hour on Facebook? You could have earned $50 in that hour.  

Greatness of Grit

I was listening to a podcast this morning on the way into work; and they were talking about the ways in which one can develop grit among young children. I found it to be an interesting topic to kick off my morning with especially since I have been spending some time reflecting on society’s generally…

Time 

Time is only a matter of what you do with it

Karoshi, the Japanese word for over-work

El Novillero: Does Kaizen lead to Karoshi? If so, what is the “sanity check” to to ensure it doesn’t? Also, isn’t the element of time THE determinant factor in this analysis? Sasha: ?If determination  is inherently followed by hard work, it doesn’t need to drive you to a point of burn out. There is a…

Forgiveness or Permission? 

Our judicial system abides by the age old edict of “Innocent until proven Guilty,” but perhaps that isn’t something we should incorporate into or personal set of principles.  Whether conscious or not, we are constantly making decisions. We base our decisions on our principles. What are your principles? That’s a good question, I can speak…

Everything happens for a reason. 

El Novillero: If this is true, then where does the  value lie? In knowing that no matter what one decides, there will be a reason for the consequences or on taking the time to reflect on past decisions to extract the “reason” for such?