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The Associative Mind and the New Normal

The Associative Mind and “Normal”

In Charlie O'Donnell's post titled "On Patterns", it is easy to realize the subtle social behaviors that we encounter on a daily basis, such as familiarity, outright bias, and obliviousness:"In the same way, I understand why a few extra neurons fire when you approach a business office and the person …

Shana and Richard Engagement

The Amazing Proposal

Last year, I planned a little something special for my beautiful then-girlfriend on a random Saturday in the middle of August. I truly couldn't have done it without the help of Shana's and my close friends and I wanted to thank all of them for helping us make it such a …

The Wealth of Nations and Neighborhoods Rich vs Poor

On The Wealth of Nations and Neighborhoods, Part 3 – Now What?

Image CreditIn Part 2, we presented a few anecdotal examples of how we would apply the stakeholder framework in the real world. With the framework in mind, it allows us to get some insight into answering the following questions:What makes a locality improve or decline (the first derivative: rate of …

On The Wealth of Nations and Neighborhoods, Part 1 – An Overview

The distribution of wealth around the world has caused severe turmoil, from the austerity protests in Greece, to the #occupy movement spreading across the globe. Most of the news coverage of late has concentrated on the viral spread of the movement, but I'd like to take a look at the …