Thank you Bill O’Reilly – sort of, kind of …

By | April 24th, 2017|Categories: business, politics, social, trumpwatch|Tags: , , , , , , |

at least you've reminded us of our Darwinian downside Three things you might not know Genetically, we humans are only 1.2% different than chimpanzees.[1] Research finds that male chimpanzees that wage a campaign of sustained aggression against females sire more offsprings than their less violent counterparts and suggests that such nasty behavior evolved because it gave the more powerful Read more...

The hypocrisy of democracy is the elephant in the room

By | March 8th, 2017|Categories: business, politics, social|Tags: , , , , |

and its demise is accelerating in the absence of integrity, principles, patriotic guts and genetic mutation Three things you might not know The Economist Intelligence Unit's "Democracy Index 2016," ranks the USA 21st among 165 independent states. Norway is #1. Canada is #6.  The US dropped out of the top category of "full democracies" (19 countries) and joined 57 Read more...

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned …

By | January 25th, 2017|Categories: business, politics, social|Tags: , , , , |

and democracy has no chance without women equal.   Five things you might not know Crowd scientists (there is such a profession) stated the Women's March in Washington had 3 times more people than Trump's inauguration. Ashley Judd at the Women's March said, "They ain’t for grabbing … they are for new generations of nasty women." In 1868, Susan Read more...

If knowledge is king, intelligence the king-maker and mental processing capability the difference-maker, where does that leave leaders like Donald Trump? And the rest of the world?

By | January 18th, 2017|Categories: business, community, politics, social|Tags: , , |

Don't answer that! At least not until you've read this book   Five things you might not know Research by Dr. Elliott Jaques and Kathryn Cason established two fundamental measures that universally apply to a leader's capability in judgement and decision-making: i) An individual's mental processing capability; and ii) the complexity of the information to be processed.[1] It's set Read more...

Is leadership in full retreat …

By | January 5th, 2017|Categories: business, community, communitywatch, politics, social|Tags: , , , , , , , |

as speed, complexity and growth trump trust?   Four things you might not know Two-hundred and four years ago, megalomania and narcissism trumped trust in leadership as Napoleon, after ignoring repeated advice against invading Russia, suffered a ruinous retreat, returning with only 40,000 troops out of a Grande Armée of 400,000. Self-interest vs. cooperation is a fundamental dilemma in animal Read more...

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas … at Trump Tower

By | December 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...

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

By | November 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...

I give up. Trump wins

By | October 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 | October 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 | October 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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