Running to stand still

Nothing recedes like progress. E. E. Cummings 1894 – 1962 Have you ever observed someone running on a treadmill? Usually, they’re putting forth a good deal of effort, yet they aren’t physically going anywhere; they continue to stay in the exact same place as when they started their workout. For┬áme, this image provides a good analogy for the way so many people┬álive their day-to-day lives: they’re constantly expending effort — possibly a great amount of effort — but they don’t make any forward progress. To some extent, stagnant progress is inevitable, because there will always be setbacks in life: the …
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Smart bombs

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind. Seneca 4 B.C. – 65 A.D. Smart bombs, as the military calls them, are bombs that can self-correct in the middle of a mission. If the target moves, the smart bomb adjusts its path. Each time the target changes position, the smart bomb makes a course correction. It’s truly amazing technology. And if we stop for a minute and consider how the smart bomb actually works, we can learn a lot from it. At …
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