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The Follow-Through Is Everything

  The Punishment of Lust by Giovanni Segantini, 1891 (public domain – Google Cultural Institute) “A great deal in life depends on who smacked your hand at breakfast when you were a child.”  — Krzysztof Kieślowski,…

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Why Does Truth Matter, Anyway?

Hermes Ordering Calypso to Release Odysseus by Gerard de Lairesse, 1670 (public domain – Wikimedia Commons) “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” — Arthur Conan Doyle, 1890 Why…

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Exposing Our Imperfections

Echo and Narcissus by John William Waterhouse, 1903 (Wikipedia – public domain) “Nobody ever discovered ugliness through photographs.” — Susan Sontag, 1973 In the age of the ubiquitous selfie, we fix our gazes on tiny screens filled…

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Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and Poker

The Card Sharps by Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi), c. 1595 (public domain – Google Art Project)“But for its costliness and dangers, no better education for life among men could be devised than the gambling table—especially the…

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