No Time Like Now

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Imagine being faced with an intractable contradiction — a problem demanding a solution but yielding nothing close to one … Imagine the convention-busting audacity it requires to claim to solve such a puzzle … by questioning humanity’s very understanding of time itself … Imagine being RIGHT …   What sacred premise are you unwilling to question in your search for a …

The Trap of Walking the Planck

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On March 17, 1905, Albert Einstein submitted for publication a paper on the particle/quantum nature of light that completely upended the classical understanding of physics, and for which he would later win his only Nobel Prize. He did this while working in his first steady job out of college — not as a member of academia or the scientific community, …

You Don’t See Me Here

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Surprise a rabbit in your front yard and you’re likely to see neither Fight nor Flight but the third oft-forgotten option: Freeze. “Don’t move. Hide in plain sight. Blend into the background and survive” the amygdala screams. This strategy isn’t just for surprised rabbits in suburbia. In organizations large and small where Fear and Uncertainty are the norm, hiding becomes …

Pure Simplicity

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The passion that captured the heart of the man who defined the modern understanding of physics wasn’t mathematics (he actually wasn’t a fan) — it was Mozart: Mozart’s music is so pure and beautiful that I see it as a reflection of the inner beauty of the universe itself. Of course, like all great beauty, his music was pure simplicity. …