Charles Ponzi, Bernie Madoff, Donald Trump, Frank Underwood …

By |2018-08-01T08:30:46+00:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: business, community, politics, social, trumpwatch, trumpwatchhome|Tags: , , , |

only one of these is not a real Ponzi scheme (2 minute read + links to three articles, a book, a blog and a video) Trump fatigue is a common aliment in infirmaries across America, hell around the world, and yet our addiction to Trump's stranger-than-fiction, news keeps seducing our curiosity, despite the raging headache. Trump's reality-TV series, "The Read more...

Is Trump a Russian asset?

By |2018-07-15T17:09:41+00:00July 15th, 2018|Categories: politics, social, trumpwatch, trumpwatchhome|Tags: , , , , , |

New York magazine bombshell article says "highly possible" – a must read! (Two minute highlight read + New York magazine 25 minutes) I find conspiracy theories somewhere between humorous – as in absurd – and disgusting – as in a waste of time. Primarily because a little due diligence easily debunks them. But what Jonathan Chait has written in Read more...

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas … at Trump Tower

By |2016-12-21T21:39:07+00:00December 21st, 2016|Categories: business, politics, social, trumpwatchhome|Tags: , , |

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the land, Not a leader was stirring, no promises planned. The stocks were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that dividends soon would be there.   Our leader was nestled all snug in his bed, No vision of poor people danced in his head. And profits were high, his Read more...

Fool us once, shame on you; fool us twice, shame on us

By |2016-12-14T19:47:04+00:00December 14th, 2016|Categories: business, politics, trumpwatch, trumpwatchhome|Tags: , , , , , , |

America you've be duped, again Three things you might not know  Richard M. Nixon said, "When the President does it that means it is not illegal." Donald Trump will be in violation of the Constitution on the day he is sworn in. Regardless of Trump's efforts to dodge the conflict of interest issue, he can't dodge the US Constitution. Read more...

Leadership and the power of emulation …

By |2016-12-10T00:40:48+00:00November 25th, 2016|Categories: business, community, communitywatch, politics, social, trumpwatch, trumpwatchhome|Tags: , , , , , , |

 Could Trump's brand of leadership become a problem across  generations of leaders?   Four things you might not know, and one you do We all know Trump is "yuugh" on branding and basks in his monarchy-impersonation of leadership. What we don't know is how four years of it will impact leadership practices everywhere. Research over the last half-century confirms that Read more...

America got it right … well, a quarter of America got it half right

By |2017-03-23T14:37:17+00:00November 10th, 2016|Categories: politics, social, trumpwatch, trumpwatchhome|Tags: , , , , , , |

 24% got it right and voted for change but is it the right change or Russian roulette?   Four things you might not know Only 24% of Americans elected Donald Trump as President of the United States. The other 76% didn't want him or didn't bother to vote. Half the people not voting is a problem. But maybe it's Read more...

Empires decay from within, from the grassroots …

By |2016-12-10T00:40:49+00:00November 2nd, 2016|Categories: business, communitywatch, politics, social, trumpwatch, trumpwatchhome|Tags: , , , , , |

and small towns are a window onto the state of the nation   Three things you might not know By 2050, 70 percent of the world’s population will be urban. Urbanites are hyper-susceptible to stress and living in cities they can experience anxiety and mood disorders at much higher rates than non-city dwellers. Walmart destroyed 269 small towns when they Read more...

I give up. Trump wins

By |2016-10-23T09:38:00+00:00October 20th, 2016|Categories: politics, social, trumpwatch, trumpwatchhome|Tags: , , , |

Trump has exhausted every adverb, adjective, rebuttal,  rational analysis and the essence of deductive reasoning (1 minute read) A syllogism destroyed Since the time of Aristotle (384-322 BCE), the syllogism has been a cornerstone of deductive reasoning and logic. Aristotle defined the syllogism as an argument consisting of three propositions, two as premises and one as conclusion, and this deductive Read more...

Stand, kneel, sit, jump, run, pass … what difference does nationalism make?

By |2016-12-10T00:40:50+00:00October 17th, 2016|Categories: politics, social, trumpwatch, trumpwatchhome, uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Are national anthems really about respect? Or repression?   Four things you might not know Patriotism has been recognized since the earliest civilizations but nationalism is a relatively new concept with its origins in the 18th and 19th centuries. Nationalism is a "false consciousness" and nothing more than a well-branded veneer for economic, social and class leverage. Supreme Court Justice Read more...

Are Stumpf and Trump biologically connected?

By |2016-12-10T00:40:50+00:00October 13th, 2016|Categories: business, politics, social, trumpwatch, trumpwatchhome|Tags: , , , , , , |

Egregious behavior by hollow, narcissistic leaders like Stumpf and Trump is, unfortunately, in the DNA of homo sapiens Four things you might not know The root cause of the behavior of bankers and corporate leaders is directly linked to the scientific findings by Charles Darwin in The Descent of Man and reinforced today by Edward O. Wilson in The Social Conquest Read more...

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