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Scott’s Thoughts: Wanting to See

“A stretch of sky, a garden wall overhung by green branches, a strong horse, a handsome dog, a group of children, a beautiful face — why should we be willing to be robbed of all this? Whoever has acquired the knack can in the space of a block see precious things without losing a minute’s [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Reduce to the Realistic

“Simplicity is a great virtue but it requires hard work to achieve it and education to appreciate it. And to make matters worse: complexity sells better.” -Edsger Wybe Dijkstra, Dutch systems scientist, programmer, software engineer, science essayist, and early pioneer in computing science In Tuesday Tactics we often feature a wide range of apps and [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Step Zero

“To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and statesman Making decisions feels good, especially after long periods of deliberation. There is a real relief which comes with breaking a cycle of indecision. With [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Signal Jamming

“Let reality be reality.” Lao-Tzu, Ancient Chinese philosopher If you can’t go for a run without your earbuds in, or survive a flight without an iPad filled with Netflix, you’re probably like most people. More often than not, any sign of boredom or irritation is a prompt to seek distraction. (Just try and stand in [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: In Reflection

“We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. We march backwards into the future.” Marshall McLuhan, Canadian professor and media theorist Have you spent time yet this January looking back on 2017? Have you taken stock of where things went well and when they went off the rails? If not, don’t neglect to reflect [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: The Stories

“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.” Robert Frost, American poet One of the great hazards we face online is the propensity to get stuck in our own “echo chamber” of information. As we self-select our sources (and advertisers foist images and messages based on our [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Onward & Upward

“May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it.” Irish Proverb The next full edition of Tuesday Tactics will kick off 2018, so this week we simply wanted to say┬áthank you for all of your support through 2017. We hope each issue has delivered at least one nugget which has [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: A Wisdom Engine

“We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.” -Edward Osborne Wilson, American entomologist and biologist known for his work on ecology, evolution, and sociobiology. Easy [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Get in Trouble

“There are a great many opinions in this world, and a good half of them are professed by people who have never been in trouble.” Anton Chekhov, Russian playwright and short story writer. When you advise clients, friends, and family, do you speak from experience, or do you speak from received wisdom? Sometimes in our [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Sweat it Out

“Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it’s the only one you have.” -Emile Chartier, Commonly known as Alain, was a French philosopher, journalist, and pacifist. “To meet complex challenges, we need creative solutions.” This phrase has been said countless times, from the Monday morning status meeting to the executive retreat. And it’s true. [...]

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