Linking Intelligence & Stupidity…

“True intelligence is defined as the wisdom attained through stupid decisions. True stupidity is defined as one’s inability to identify stupid decisions.” Unknown Advertisements


Fighters: Controlled Rage versus Hatred

“What I will say is this: A fighter needs to think clearly, swiftly. His actions are always measured. Controlled rage is good, for it makes us stronger, but hatred swamps the emotions – it is like a runaway horse, fast but running aimlessly.” (Gemmell, 2014, p.35). Reference Gemmell, D. (2014) The Hawk Eternal. London: Orbit.

Emotion & Exercise Physiology: Any Link?

Research Paper Title Real-time Physiological Emotion Detection Mechanisms: Effects of Exercise and Affect Intensity. Abstract The development of systems capable of recognising and categorising emotions is of interest to researchers in various scientific areas including artificial intelligence. The traditional notion that emotions and rationality are two separate realms has gradually been challenged. The work of neurologists has shown the strong relationship… Read More

Glory & Consequence…

“Glory is a consequence.” “If you build the guts to do something, anything, then you better save enough to face the consequences.” Anonymous “Glory ought to be the consequence, not the motive of our actions.” Pliny the Younger (Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, born Gaius Caecilius or Gaius Caecilius Cilo, better known as Pliny the Younger,… Read More

The Measure of a Leader

Can leaders be identified by psychometrics? Spotting a good manager is hard. Some firms think psychometric tests help and, as a result, an industry has appeared to supply them. No one knows how big it is, but the vendors of such tests estimate it to be worth between $2 billion and $4 billion a year,… Read More