The founding principles of the magazine that calls itself a newspaper

“To take part in a severe contest between intelligence.”

The New York Times doesn’t write about time, nor does Time magazine…

If you think Elizabeth Holmes is done, she never met anyone she couldn’t fool.

Elizabeth Holmes was a brilliant engineer who dabbled in Mandarin for fun. As a freshman, she dropped out of Stanford in 2003 to found Theranos. Soon after she discovered a look that resembled Steve Jobs, and in one of life’s great ironies, she has the same name as his first…

To change the world, start with what you want to do, not what someone says you should do.

“Hit the little ball before you hit the big ball.”

Bet on the future, just don’t bet the future

Germans have a word for just about everything. Schwellenangst is the fear of embarking on a new adventure. For some, it’s the first time they fly in an airplane, while for others it’s the start of a new job, a new relationship, or a move to a new location. …

“My only measure of success is how many people love me.”

On May 29, 1969, Doris and Roberta, two sisters from an average-sized midwestern town, born to an average midwestern family and enjoying an average if happy midwestern life, received a letter letting them know their brother was about to…

“For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.” — Matthew 25:29

Andy Warhol

The Matthew Effect is the phenomenon more commonly known as ‘the rich get richer.” We see it when preeminent people are…

The famous children’s rhyme, What All the World Is Made Of, is the handiwork of Robert Southey, one of the great English poets (1774–1843). For reasons that will strike most parents as obvious, the most famous eight lines are extracted from the original 44 lines. The problem is not their…

The Global Jewish population is approximately 14,000,000 or about 0.02% of the world’s population and has received 128 Nobel Prizes:


  1. 1910 — Paul Heyse
  2. 1927 — Henri Bergson
  3. 1958 — Boris Pasternak
  4. 1966 — Shmuel Yosef Agnon
  5. 1966 — Nelly Sachs
  6. 1976 — Saul Bellow
  7. 1978 — Isaac Bashevis Singer
  8. 1981 — Elias Canetti
  9. 1987 — Joseph Brodsky
  10. 1991 — Nadine Gordimer

World Peace:

  1. 1911 — Alfred Fried
  2. 1911 — Tobias Michael…

Outlier solutions are absurd or too simple. That’s why they work.

(This article previously appeared in Chief Executive Magazine)

“As we know, surprises come in three varieties according to former Secretary of Defense: the known knowns — things we know we know; the known unknowns — things we know we do not know; and the unknown unknowns — things we do…

“Until philosophers are kings and political greatness and wisdom meet in one, cities will never have rest from evil.” –Plato

George Floyd

On May 25, 2020, a day that became a dividing line for people across America, an amiable 46-year-old African American walked into a convenience store around 8 p.m. and politely asked for a pack of cigarettes. George Floyd had recently lost his job and was recovering from Covid, explaining why…

Jeff Cunningham

Professor of Leadership. Extraordinary Lives Project. Author “Be Somebody” (2021); 2019 Telly Award; ex-publisher Forbes

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