Category Archives: ThriversEd

The origin of character: You chose to be who you are before you knew you had the power of choice.

“Why, yes, I am working you. How’d you guess?”Photo by: Mysudbury.ca Ouisudbury.caMy taxonomy of kids is Infants, Babies, Toddlers, Children. Infants snooze, Babies observe, Toddlers participate and Children converse. Children are awake – persistently volitionally self-conscious of abstract conceptual self-consciousness … Continue reading

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If the very best fathers are Dsci, what would be the ideal DISC strategy for a Dutch Uncle to deploy?

There is no Ideal Man, but there is an ideal Dutch Uncle DISC profile: Dsci.Photo by: Kaaren PerryHard to come up with a question more obtuse than that. But answering it repays effort, I think. If you are an actual Dutch Uncle in … Continue reading

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What’s the secret to raising generation after generation of great families? The right map.

Us against the world?This is how it’s done.The only families who reliably raise great families – good kids who grow up to raise good kids – are what I call Testudo families: Dad has persuaded everyone in the family to … Continue reading

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Habituating reliability: The curse of the unreliable Dutch Uncle – and how to cure it.

Mutiny is the reliable proxy signal of unreliable leadership.Photo by: Javonni ChristopherThere is a category of cinema we might as well call the dutch uncle movie. (Yes, it is taxing to talk to me, since the same terms come up … Continue reading

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Battle of the Ideal Men! Jesus vs Mohammed vs Marx vs Rand: Whose PEAK score is the one to beat?

Why is the idea of an ‘ideal man’ so self-destructive? You ain’t him, so you will in due course either reject your ideal or you will affect to be him in your behavior.That’s anegoism – selflessness – either way.The man you want … Continue reading

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PEAK is built for peak performance, so why don’t you PEAK yourself? How? By PEAKing your DISC profile.

You say, “Self-improvement?”I say, “Go PEAK yourself!”Sindre Paulsen said something that made me realize my biggest failure to be clear about ThriversEd: PEAK is DISC, weighted. We’re going to teach DISC to kids, practically from birth. They will grow into … Continue reading

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Wanna see #ThriversEd in action, now, today, wherever you are?

What will you find at the skatepark?All the motivation absent from school.Photo by: Noah_DiamondGo to the skatepark. You’ll see a thriving Institute of Persistent Excellence composed entirely of peaceful, purposeful, playful volunteers. Dutch Uncles and their adhocracies? Simultaneously abundant and … Continue reading

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