Generalship: Instinct versus Hard Study & Work

“Do make it clear that generalship, at least in my case, came not by instinct, unsought, but by understanding, hard study and brain concentration. Had it come easy to me I should not have done it as well.” T.E. Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia) as quoted in Lawrence of Arabia by B.H.L. Hart. Reference Hale,… Read More

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Questions & Answers: Easy versus Good!

“Good questions outrank easy answers.” Paul Anthony Samuelson (1915 to 2009) an American economist and the first American to win a Nobel Prize in economic sciences (The Nobel Foundation, 1970). Putting context to this quote, one could state that “Understanding the real situation in any circumstance needs information and insight. These are usually obtained by asking the right… Read More

Solon’s Top 10 Tips

In giving advice, seek to help, not please, your friend. Men keep agreements when it is to the advantage of neither to break them. Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath. Speech is the mirror of action. Reprove thy friend privately; commend him publicly. Clear your mind of can’t. I grow… Read More

Leadership & Learning…

“…leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. [and] …leadership must be guided by the lights of learning and reason or else those who confuse rhetoric with reality and the plausible with the possible will gain the popular ascendancy with their seemingly swift and simple solutions to every world problem.” [sound familiar?] John F. Kennedy… Read More

The Triad of Active Learning, Social Issues & Game Theory

Research Paper Title Exploring Active Learning to Connect Social Issues and Game Theory. Abstract Active learning is a frequent topic in higher education, typically resulting in questioning the type of empirical data on the effectiveness. Sceptics point to the lack of time for ‘covering’ material, a major challenge for the ever growing knowledge base ubiquitous in every discipline.… Read More