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Q: Who knows you better than you know yourself? A: Everyone who is successfully milking you.

Look around the poker table. Don’t look for the sucker. You wouldn’t be looking if you didn’t already know it’s you. Instead, look for the guy who can’t seem to stop pissing you off. ¡Abre los ojos! YOU are HIS sucker.Photo by: … Continue reading

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DISC-my-way MY way: Rushing you to a backwards-and-forwards understanding of human motivation.

Someone said, “If you can’t fit your idea on the back of a business card, you don’t have a clear idea.” I think doing the whole job in verse makes the point even better.Now there’s doggerel worthy of Kipling. That’s … Continue reading

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Hubris For One: Because self-mockery is a task that should not be delegated.

I ate Karl Marx. Turned out to be a cupcake-sized task, so I mopped up Mohammed for the frosting. I’ve figured out how to kill Yelp and every Yelp-like cyst on the internet. And, also, I know how to disintermediate Disney.What … 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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Why do children rebel so comprehensively against schooling? Why do rape victims fight back?

If you read my magnum opus yesterday, you know a lot more about ThriversEd than you did before. Here’s something I figured out only later: Schooling : Education :: Rape : Love-making The way we’ve done schooling so far – … Continue reading

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#ThriversEd: Snagging the wrench out of the works with self-improvement for the not-yet self-aware.

“You’re following all this, right?”Photo by: Daniel X. O’NeilTrue confession: I can be fun to be around – for a while. But eventually I start to wear on almost everyone, because I can be juggling so many eggs, torches, bowling … Continue reading

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What’s the Stone Soup game? In three quick minutes – what have you got?

You bring what you’ve got. I’ll bring what I’ve got. Together we’ll have a feast of the mind.Photo by: Paul JosephStone Soup is not just one of the earliest of the ThriversEd games, as with the Dutch Uncle game, it encapsulates … Continue reading

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