Are we smarter than monkeys?

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re probably right. Henry Ford 1863 – 1947 The following is an interesting story based on the research of G. R. Stephenson–though it’s probably been embellished a bit. Five monkeys were placed in a cage. There was a ladder in the cage, and at the top of the ladder was a bunch of bananas. There was also a fire hose. The first monkey to spot the bananas started up the ladder, eager to indulge its appetite. The fire hose spewed ice cold water on all the monkeys. A few …
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What do you value?

The things that matter most must never be at the mercy of the things that matter least. Johann Goethe 1749 – 1832 How well do you know what you value? I want to give you a little test: write down the top ten things you value. I’m totally serious; if you want to gain some insight into your life, take time for this task. Get a blank sheet of paper and write down the ten most valuable things in your life. (Leave some room next to each item to add comments as we work through the exercise.) If you’re like …
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Praise or criticism

Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee. Proverbs 9:8 At a networking function a few years ago, the developer of a product related an incident where he was offered feedback. The person giving the feedback asked the developer if he wanted praise or the truth. The implication was both daunting and clear:┬ádo you want me to tell you how great the product is, or do you want me to be honest? The developer of the product responded that he wanted the truth. Then, he said, he braced himself for the …
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