Why We Play Games

I have a different view from how I think most people regard the playing of computer games. They remind me of those who want to close casinos because of the money and time they think people waste. It is as…

GLADO

For the past ten years I’ve ended my courses with one version or another of a powerpoint presentation of photos of my paintings with the most course appropriate one-liners as a way to help celebrate the end of the semester…

Guilt

I just gave an interview about guilt. The way these conversations typically go is that I start to wax eloquently (or so I imagine), and only a half of a handful of what I say ever appears in print. So…

Absent-mindedness

Absent- mindedness is nothing more than mindlessness but its consequences may be far worse than just misplacing our keys, as frustrating as that can be. Mindlessness is pervasive and costly. The problem is that when we’re mindless we’re not there…

The Keys to Mindfulness

Absent- mindedness is nothing more than mindlessness but its consequences may be far worse than just misplacing our keys, as frustrating as that can be. Mindlessness is pervasive and costly. The problem is that when we’re mindless we’re not there…

Speaking Monkeyese

I recently lectured in Kuala Lumpur and am now spending a glorious few days at the Datai resort in Lawkgawi in the middle of the rain forest. As I sit on the porch, watching the monkeys converse with each other,…

A Call for Mindful Leadership

Mindlessness — not a good quality for any organization — has led to some questionable assumptions about the need for leaders; namely that 1) those who lead have privileged and reliable abilities and knowledge — what are often described as…