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The DISC of staffing: Find the right shoe, first, then find the right foot for it.

If the new guy is a clown – so is the guy who hired him. Doing better – much better – is not just doable but simple.Photo by: Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist BureauHere’s a sphincter-clincher for anyone who manages people: … Continue reading

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I got mail! And the fun part is, I can’t answer it!

The book that matters most to me is the one I’m writing with my life. Everything else is just maps…I feel I am approaching a state of sonic perfection, a place where, out of Earth’s seven billion, zero people are … Continue reading

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Righting Rand’s wrongs: Family endures. Everything else is temporary.

You say you want a better world? I want for your grandchildren to sail through the air on a tire swing hung from a tree you planted.Photo by: Jim PennucciAyn Rand only got three things seriously wrong. I know that’s … Continue reading

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Building the perfect Greek: Since DISC is cultivated, we can raise ever-better kids.

The persuasive miracle you seek is not just possible – it’s simple! You’re just talking to the wrong people.Photo by: gemteck1I know how to build Hoplite Greeks – Testudo fathers and mothers – self-responsible parents raising self-responsible parents, generation after … Continue reading

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The DISC of birth order: Each new child fills what is then the biggest hole in your family.

That’s right. I am just who you were expecting!Photo by: JayThere’s an article on leadership and birth order at the Atlantic this morning, but I haven’t read it. It’s behind a paywall, and paying for Marxism is not just double-suicide, … Continue reading

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You could win the first-ever Ayn Rand Mother’s Day Essay Contest!

“Harry Potter! I am your father…!”Nattering pointlessly at Robert Tracinski, I hammered on this notion: Meanwhile, self-responsible fatherhood is the sole source of human civilization, and on that score Rand = Rowling = Marx. To the extent that children are … Continue reading

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Flowerboxing: Ending the willfully negligent destruction of 98% of all human capital.

Two of my favorite people, my wife, Cathleen Collins, and my nephew, Sebastian Brannum.On the day my nephew, Sebastian, was born, we played a game together. Not much of a game, obviously: I would stick out my tongue, and then … Continue reading

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