Science for Civilization, or Chaos? (3/20) © 2018, Barry L. Linetsky. All Rights Reserved. In moving beyond “common sense” and trying to understand and make sense of the nature of the world in which we live and function, there is occasionally a clash in perspectives that bubbles to the surface, as happened in a recent conversation between […]
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Sam Harris–Jordan Peterson “What is True?” Post-Podcast Analysis (2/20) © 2018, Barry L. Linetsky. All Rights Reserved. The challenge Sam Harris faced in his discussion with Jordan Peterson on his Waking Up podcast episode 62, in my opinion, is that he couldn’t or wouldn’t comprehend the position Peterson was putting forth because it was outside of his […]
Sam Harris, Jordan Peterson, and the Search for “Truth” (1/20) © 2018, Barry L. Linetsky. All Rights Reserved. In a recent podcast of a discussion by popular and best-selling authors Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson with the title “What Is True?”, these two high profile intellectuals attempted to discuss the nature of truth in science. […]
If you are a fan of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the album that changed the parameters of recorded music for all time, you need to hear this interview of Giles Martin by NPR’s Bob Boilen.
© 2018, Barry L. Linetsky. All Rights Reserved A new five-star review of my book The Business of Walt Disney and the Nine Principles of his Success appeared on amazon this week, courtesy of Jerry Kirkpatrick. Jerry Kirkpatrick is Professor Emeritus of International Business and Marketing, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Walt Disney was a master innovator across multiple disciplines. Many who worked with him directly classified him as a genius. Time magazine identified him as one of the great Builders and Titans of the 20th century. Throughout his business career Walt Disney continually sought out new technologies and pushed innovation and quality products to remain […]
This excerpt from the book Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet by Howard Gardner, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and William Damon (2001) struck a chord with me. I immediately thought of creative geniuses like Walt Disney and Steve Jobs, but these observations equally apply to lesser minds who dedicate large aspects of their lives to working long […]
Many quotes commonly attributed to Walt Disney have become Internet memes and find their way into articles and blogs as an inspiration for others. As inspiring as they may be, it turns out that many of these inspirational Disneyesque quotes are fake, in the sense that there is no evidence that Walt Disney ever said […]
I have been listening to and learning about economics from Russ Roberts’ EconTalk podcasts for years. Roberts is an economist and research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institute, and author of many books, the most recent being How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness. He’s also an […]
Today, December 5, is Walt Disney’s birthday. Born in 1901, Walt Disney passed away on December 15, 1966 at the age of 65. As a legendary and iconoclastic entrepreneur, his rags-to-riches life story is one of amazing and inspiring entrepreneurial courage and success. Walt Disney was a tenacious visionary who dedicated his life to the […]