~ AIITVOW ~ An Inquiry Into The Value Of Work

~ TPSOMW ~ The Psychic Satisfactions Of Manual Work

~ EROCV-ANTMIOAT ~ Economics Recognizes Only Certain Virtues – And Not The Most Impressive Ones At That

~ S-SRAFAEBSN-NCSO ~ Somehow – Self-Realization And Freedom Always Entail Buying Something New – Never Conserving Something Old

~ TEOF ~ The Errors Of Freedomism

~ ITRW-PDNPTU ~ In The Real World – Problems Do Not Present Themselves Unambiguously

~ IAAI ~ Idiocy As An Ideal

~ ASRA ~ A Script-Reading Automaton

~ TTOSWUTPASCOPAAO ~ The Trappings Of Scholarship Were Used To Put A Scientific Cover On Positions Arrived At Otherwise

~ CUWTBAMCB ~ Coming Up With The Best Arguments Money Could Buy

~ TWWBAFM-ATTIWSTFLTMOTS ~ This Wasn’t Work Befitting A Free Man – And The Tie I Wore Started To Feel Like The Mark Of The Slave

~ LR ~ Learned Irresponsibility

~ OOTFCOIANECWTEWMCTOE-TFFTCOP ~ One Of The Features Commonly Observed In Ancient Near Eastern Courts Was That Eunuchs Were Most Capricious Toward Other Eunuchs – Those Further From The Center Of Power

~ TWBTACOOS-PWMBDTAAOU-DSTHMSOTOF-BUWF-TKTCBIA-MYSTWTTLOCTBAPLODITATUOBOOP ~ Those Who Belong To A Certain Order Of Society – People Who Make Big Decisions That Affect All Of Us – Don’t Seem To Have Much Sense Of Their Own Fallibility – Being Unacquainted With Failure – The Kind That Can’t Be Interpreted Away – May Have Something To Do With The Lack Of Caution That Business And Political Leaders Often Display In The Actions They Undertake On Behalf Of Other People


~ BL ~ Be Likeable

~ STTASAL ~ See Things Through A Single Analytical Lens

~ CAEST-SCC&C ~ Craft An Explanatory Story That Is – Simple, Clear, Conclusive, And Compelling

~ DNDY ~ Do Not Doubt Yourself

~ DNAM ~ Do Not Acknowledge Mistakes

~ ANES’IDK’ ~ And Never, Ever Say “I Don’t Know”


~ WAAIP ~ We Are Awash In Predictions

~ TEWWMATOTTBMLCTTWR ~ The Experts Who Were More Accurate Than Others Tended To Be Much Less Confident That They Were Right

~ BEWATTPFAR ~ But Experts Who Agree That Their Predictions Failed Are Rare

~ ‘IWAR’ ~ “I Was Almost Right”

~ NMHCWA-NMHSOT-TBWUTMPIFATWIFU ~ No Matter How Clever We Are – No Matter How Sophisticated Our Thinking – The Brain We Use To Make Predictions Is Flawed And The World Is Fundamentally Unpredictable

~ MOWWWLTPWFBU ~ Much Of What We Would Like To Predict Will Forever Be Unpredictable

~ MBF ~ Monkey Bite Factor

~ WLITIA-BOBASA ~ We Live In The Information Age – But Our Brains Are Stone Age

~ WRLB ~ We Really Like Babies

~ WHAHTWR ~ We Have A Hard Time With Randomness

~ GF ~ Gambler’s Fallacy

~ PAPDTSRATEFAOWTOAAI ~ People Are Particularly Disinclined To See Randomness As The Explanation For An Outcome When Their Own Actions Are Involved

~ IOC ~ Illusion Of Control

~ CB ~ Confirmation Bias

~ AC-AR ~ Always Confident – Always Right

~ GT-IVMADTCSE ~ Group Think – Is Very Much A Disease That Can Strike Experts

~ CC ~ Confidence Convinces

~ GT ~ Group Think

~ IIA&I ~ It Is Automatic And Instantaneous

~ AIIIP-CI ~ Accuracy Isn’t Imperative In Politics – Certainty Is

~ Big Calls That Go Bad Should Damage The Reputations Of Those Who Make Them – They Seldom Do

~ BS ~ Breezy Speculation

~ UU&U ~ Unpredictable, Unknowable, And Uncontrollable

~ ALHIIO ~ A Little Humility Is In Order


~ SP ~ Strategic Philanthropy

~ TBYP ~ Think Before You Pink

~ “Think Twice Before Supporting The Ubiquitous Cause-Related Marketing Pitches”

~ ‘PW’ ~ “PinkWashers”

~ The Focus On Finding A Cure For Breast Cancer, Rather Than On Prevention Of The Disease, Has Been Subject To Critique From Some Prominent Scientists And Breast Cancer Activist

~ Quintessential Tools Of Neoliberal Governmentality

~ Follow The Money

~ “Wouldn’t It Make Far More Sense To Give Your Dollars Directly To The Breast Cancer Organizations You Want To Support?”

~ “Grassroots Participation” – A Term Increasingly Used To Describe Individual Consumption-Based Acts Of Philanthropy

~ There is – Considerable Evidence To Suggest That “Depressed And Socially Isolated People Are More Prone To Succumb To Diseases, Cancer Included”

~ Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Today Face Essentially The Same Treatment Options – Surgery, Radiation And Chemotherapy – That Were Offered When The War On Cancer Was First Declared Nearly Thirty Years Ago

~ It Seems Unlikely That The Battle Against The Disease Will Be Won So Long As It Is Approached As A Single-Issue Problem Or, More Specifically, As A Single Issue Problem That Is Unrelated To Broader Cultural, Social, Economic, And Political Forces


~ GSS ~ Golden Selfie Stick

~ MYAH ~ Make Yourself At Home

~ DTP ~ Dress The Part

~ PTR ~ Progress Through Revolutions ~ Thomas Kuhn ~ The Structure Of Scientific Revolutions

~ OT ~ Orchestra Tobacco

~ AFS ~ Argument From Silence

~ TMETILAF ~ The Most Expensive Things In Life Are Free ~ Marc Goodman ~ Future Crimes

~ The Best Way To Predict The Future Is To Invent It ~ Alan Kay

~ The Day Before Something Becomes A Breakthrough – It’s A Crazy Idea ~ Peter Diamandis

~ Society Is In A Race Between Education And Catastrophe ~ Herbert Wells

~ TAOTTOC-TTHBHATTWB ~ There Are Only Two Types Of Companies – Those That Have Been Hacked And Those That Will Be ~ Robert Mueller

~ ETYGASU-WIGUHBB-LTV-F-WKHL-SD-SY ~ Every Time You Get A Security Update – Whatever Is Getting Updated Has Been Broken – Lying There Vulnerable – For – Who-Knows-How-Long – Sometimes Days – Sometimes Years ~ Quinn Norton

~ FM-IIFBTGTUAIRI-TTPID-HSAR~ For Me – It Is Far Better To Grasp The Universe As It Really Is – Than To Persist In Delusion – However Satisfying And Reassuring ~ Carl Sagan

~ R-MP-WTTFA-TWSC-OWIWTLDPRTAACAETORP ~ Right – My Phone – When Theses Things First Appeared – They Were So Cool – Only When It Was Too Late Did People Realize They Are As Cool As Electronic Tags On Remand Prisoners ~ David Mitchell ~ Ghostwritten

~ IDAL? ~ Is Democracy A Luxury? ~ Bruce Bueno De Mesquita + Alastair Smith ~ The Dictator’s Handbook

~ WPPWVFTICANSTPAERABHA ~ When Politicians Pick Who Votes For Them It Comes As No Surprise That Politicians Are Easily Reelected And Barely Held Accountable ~ Bruce Bueno De Mesquita + Alastair Smith ~ The Dictator’s Handbook

~ WYTSIMIAR-IIPY ~ When You Think Something Is Missing In A Relationship – It Is Probably You ~ Robert Holden ~ Loveability

~ IYDOSHLONMOLII-GAD ~ If Your Definition Of Success Has Little Or No Measure Of Love In It – Get Another Definition ~ Robert Holden ~ Loveability

~ LITHOS-ATRWOYLITEYL ~ Love Is The Heart Of Success – And The Real Work Of Your Life Is To Express Your Love ~ Robert Holden ~ Loveability

~ ITSTSTLCSTW-BWHTIY ~ It’s Too Soon To Say That Love Can’t Save The World – Because We Haven’t Tried It Yet ~ Robert Holden ~ Loveability

~ EGAEOTROASCEEIOPAESSMTIFTROCUTWOIOCAE ~ Every Government And Every Organization That Relies On A Small Coalition Eventually Erodes Its Own Productivity And Entrepreneurial Spirit So Much That It Faces The Risk Of Collapsing Under The Weight Of Its Own Corruption And Inefficiency ~ Bruce Bueno De Mesquita + Alastair Smith ~ The Dictator’s Handbook

~ TTWSYF-BFIWPYO ~ The Truth Will Set You Free – But First It Will Piss You Off ~ Gloria Steinem

~ IWCTDOTWWOP-OSMPTBOE ~ If We Continue To Develop Our Technology Without Wisdom Or Prudence – Our Servant May Prove To Be Our Executioner ~ Omar Bradley

~ TFIAH-IJNEDY ~ The Future Is Already Here – It’s Just Not Evenly Distributed Yet – William Gibson

~ OTPI-B-TSEAPHAE ~ Our Technological Powers Increase – But – The Side Effects And Potential Hazards Also Escalate ~ Alvin Toffler

~ WDYTYA?-&-WDYTYA? ~ What Do You Think You Are? – & – Who Do You Think You Are Doing?

~ YMBJK ~ You Must Be Joe King!

~ RIAGAAONITMOI ~ Regulation Is As Good As Any Other Necessity In The Mothering Of Innovation ~ A

~ IAWTDDFFT-MAMPATVIPOTR-AATVAAM ~ In A World That Daily Disconnects Further From Truth – More And More People Accept The Virtual In Place Of The Real – And All Things Virtual Are Also Malleable ~ Dean Koontzy – The Good Guy

~ AWDUD ~ All Warfare Depends Upon Deception ~ Sun Tzu ~ The Art Of War

~ AKIIIITATCAABR ~ A Key Ingredient In Innovation Is The Ability To Challenge Authority And Break Rules ~ Vivek Wadhwa

~ YCAAPYGIPBTMOSABSAASI ~ You Can’t Assume Any Place You Go Is Private Because The Means Of Surveillance Are Becoming So Affordable And So Invisible ~ Howard Rheingold

~ MPWRHMSROTLTITCBS ~ Most People Would Rather Have Malicious Software Running On Their Laptop Then Inside Their Car’s Breaking System ~ Christof Paar

~ DAS-YCRWAD ~ Drones Are Scary – You Can’t Reason With A Drone ~ Matt Gorening

~ WHATSTANOUSAT-TIAPFD-BSOL-TFMOIAPIGTBUIOF ~ We Have Arranged Things So That Almost No One Understands Science And Technology – This Is A Prescription For Disaster – We Might Get Away With It For A While – But Sooner Or Later – This Combustible Mixture Of Ignorance And Power Is Going To Blow Up In Our Faces ~ Carl Sagan

~ TAAMCIASCCOBTATASITMWG ~ There Are As Many Connections In A Single Cubic Centimeter Of Brain Tissue As There Are Stars In The Milky Way Galaxy ~ David Eagleman

~ ACANTITGOTWEP ~ A Crude And Naïve Trust In The Goodness Of Those Wielding Economic Power ~ Jorge Bergoglio

~ FI ~ Facilitating Investment

~ MID ~ Phil Anderson ~ More Is Different

~ TBSHBGBIP’D’AAF-ATFAHSUTRA ~ The Banking System Has Become Gridlocked Because Its Pretended “Derivative” Assets Are Fake – And The Fake Assets Have Swallowed Up The Real Assets ~ Mary Ellen Brown ~ Web Of Debt

~ HOW-A-DOW ~ Hewers Of Wood – And – Drawers Of Water ~ Harold Innis ~ The Fur Trade In Canada

~ Y2Y ~ Yukon To Yellowstone Wildlife Corridor

~ PPBSSFT ~ Proud People Breed Sad Sorrows For Themselves ~ Emily Bronte

~ TIOOCOTUYCBCOI-ATYOS ~ There Is Only One Corner Of The Universe You Can Be Certain Of Improving – And That’s Your Own Self ~ Aldous Huxley

~ HWFAO-TJWGFL-UDDOHTMFAIEE ~ How We Feel About Ourselves – The Joy We Get From Living – Ultimately Depends Directly On How The Mind Filters And Interprets Everyday Experiences ~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

~ TMSTIL-ITHBATGALPOOSTO ~ The Most Satisfying Thing In Life – Is To Have Been Able To Give A Large Part Of One’s Self To Others ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

~ TOSITMI ~ To Oppose Something Is To Maintain It ~ Ursula Le Guin ~ The Left Hand Of Darkness

~ TBTCIAI-ARTI ~ To Be Too Conscious Is An Illness – A Real Thoroughgoing Illness ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky

~ AAISWPTTPDNTH ~ An Artist Is Somebody Who Produces Things That People Don’t Need To Have ~ Andy Warhol

~ IICTYWIM-TWBNPIDI ~ If I Could Tell You What It Meant – There Would Be No Point In Dancing It ~ Isadora Duncan

~ AITPTOL ~ Art Is The Proper Task Of Life ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

~ TRCOARAIIIHPI ~ The Real Compensation Of A Right Action Is Inherent In Having Performed It ~ Seneca

~ FM ~ Fugitive Methane

~ PYAAE-AKBYE ~ Position Yourself As An Expert – And Keep Building Your Expertise ~ Ted Demopoulos ~ What No One Ever Tells You About Blogging And Podcasting

~ DNS-HNS-SNS ~ Do No Science – Hear No Science – Speak No Science ~ Chris Turner ~ The War On Science

~ TDE-ITLIAFW ~ To Deny Evidence – Is To Live In A Fantasy World ~ Arne Mooers

~ TMB ~ Throw Money Better ~ Hazel Rose Markus + Alana Conner ~ Clash!

~ TWOTCAONI-WIIITI-IWD ~ The Willingness Of The Chief Advocates Of Non-Interference – When It Is In Their Interest – Is Well Documented ~ Kate McInturff ~ Monitor

~ HDNMTLOYTOOP-NDIMHALOOYOG-IMFFTAYAA ~ Humility Does Not Mean Thinking Less Of Yourself Than Of Other People – Nor Does It Mean Having A Low Opinion Of Your Own Gifts – It Means Freedom From Thinking About Yourself At All ~ William Temple


~ IID-SOL-IGTBF ~ If It’s Digital – Sooner Or Later – It’s Going To Be Free

~ BWTBF-AWLTBF-T-BTNSP ~ Bits Want To Be Free – Atoms Would Like To Be Free – Too – But They’re Not So Pushy About It

~ FISPATMWAFWTIIBRTBTMSTFWSO ~ Free Is So Psychologically Attractive That Marketers Will Always Find Ways To Invoke It By Redefining Their Business To Make Some Things Free While Selling Others

~ YCSF-TFBFTP-ASU ~ You Can’t Stop Free – Take Free Back From The Pirates – And Sell Upgrades

~ YCMMFF-FOD-RNC-CSOT ~ You Can Make Money From Free – Free Opens Doors – Reaching New Customers – Charge Some Of Them

~ RYM-TADOWTMM ~ Redefine Your Market – There Are Dozens Of Ways To Make Money

~ RD-TFTFGA-ATAAWTTTIM ~ Round Down – The First To Free Gets Attention – And There Are Always Ways To Turn That Into Money

~ SOLYWCWF-MTPASSE-OETTDIQOTDIP ~ Sooner Or Later You Will Compete With Free – Match That Price And Sell Something Else – Or Ensure That The Differences In Quality Overcome The Differences In Price

~ EW-ISIBTCTM-SMI ~ Embrace Waste – If Something Is Becoming Too Cheap To Meter – Stop Metering It

~ FMOTMV-WOPOSBF-VMTTNHL-GT ~ Free Makes Other Things More Valuable – When One Product Or Service Becomes Free – Value Migrates To The Next Higher Layer – Go There

~ MFANS-SF’DSU’T’FF’ ~ Manage For Abundance Not Scarcity – Shift From “Don’t Screw Up” To “Fail Fast”


~ PAMLOMCN ~ People Are Making Lots Of Money Charging Nothing

~ ATWACS ~ All The World’s A Cross-Subsidy

~ MTHAUAAD-BWSIF!-WFTD ~ Most Transactions Have An Upside And A Downside – But When Something Is Free! – We Forget The Downside

~ PODCAMATTDPF ~ People Often Don’t Care As Much About Things They Don’t Pay For

~ FCEGHTCWFAG ~ Free Can Encourage Gluttony, Hoarding, Thoughtless Consumption, Waste, Guilt, And Greed

~ WTSBIT-NNBWWI ~ We Take Stuff Because It’s There – Not Necessarily Because We Want It

~ CAP-EAVLP-CEMMRB ~ Charging A Price – Even A Very Low Price – Can Encourage Much More Responsible Behavior

~ SOL-MPITDRWFTCWF ~ Sooner Or Later – Most Producers In The Digital Realm Will Find Themselves Competing With Free

~ OOTOST:GPTWC ~ One Of The Oldest Social Traditions: Giving People Things Without Charge

~ TBWTEAITRC ~ The Best Way To Exploit Abundance Is To Relinquish Control

~ IYWIADPT-YCPSUNE ~ If You Walk Into A Disgusting Public Toilet – You Can Probably Smell Uncompensated Negative Externalities

~ WTAAS(L)-BWPTAITWA(EU)-BTCH ~ When Things Are Actually Scarce (Limited) – But We Price Them As If They Were Abundant (Essentially Unlimited) – Bad Things Can Happen

~ TWTCWFITMPTATFTAS ~ The Way To Compete With Free Is To Move Past The Abundance To Find The Adjacent Scarcity

~ GAWYDWNMYRBI-YHTTCAHTCTRAAYCGFFIC ~ Giving Away What You Do Will Not Make You Rich By Itself – You Have To Think Creatively About How To Convert The Reputation And Attention You Can Get From Free Into Cash