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The Habits of the Mentally Strong

The Habits of the Mentally Strong

Our mental strength – often defined as grit, determination and optimism – can be as important to our success as keeping physically fit. In fact, according to a recent Forbes.com article, it can be even more crucial.
Filed in: Innovation, Preparation
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Status Quo Is a No-Go

Status Quo Is a No-Go

Who hasn’t heard the expression “you can’t reinvent the wheel” as an excuse to utilize a tried-and-true, time-tested solution to a problem? Unfortunately, many times, maintaining the status quo is an exercise in futility. It’s basically a way of saying if something worked yesterday, it will work tomorrow. When, in reality, nothing is the same as it was, say, a year ago, two years ago, even just a few months ago.
Filed in: Innovation
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Is Bitcoin Ready for the Mainstream?

Is Bitcoin Ready for the Mainstream?

Bitcoin, which I’ve already discussed in previous posts, is a virtual currency that is issued by neither government nor bank. It’s strictly a peer-to-peer method of payment. Bitcoin is still controversial: Hedge funds are creating funds devoted to it and law enforcement agencies claim it’s the currency of choice for illicit transactions.
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Newsflash: Someone Reinvented the Wheel!

Newsflash: Someone Reinvented the Wheel!

You know the old saying, “you don’t have to reinvent the wheel”? It’s the companion phrase to “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Both are considered safe sentiments. But often they can be used as excuses not to take a fresh look at the tried and true. And sometimes a fresh look can be illuminating.
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(Virtual) Life After Death

(Virtual) Life After Death

Tupac has performed at musical festivals that did not exist until after his death and the Beatles have been (virtually) reunited. What has been perceived as a novelty of reanimating past entertainers (albeit a sort of creepy one) may soon be a reality for anyone who dies after having had a robust online social media presence.
Filed in: Innovation, Other
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