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Ph.D., Psychology, author, speaker, consultant

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Myth of Multitasking

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Like many wired people, you probably take great pride in being a multitasker. You talk on your mobile phone, send e-mail, check the stock market online, and perhaps even read a letter and jot down notes for an upcoming meeting all at the same time (or so you think). Why do you multitask? Well, how […] [Read More]
Categories: Technology

Does March Madness Matter?

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The New York Times Magazine had a cover story a few weeks ago that posed the question: Does college basketball matter? In answer to this rather existential question, I thought, well, it depends to which college basketball they are referring. Are they talking about the game that’s “all about the Benjamins,” including exorbitant coaches’ salaries […] [Read More]
Categories: Sports

In Public Education, It’s the Family, Stupid

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I love it when I’m right (a rarity some would argue), or rather, when there is compelling evidence supporting a controversial position I’ve taken. This post is one of those moments. I have argued in previous posts that the billions of dollars being spent on public education reform at the school level, if not a […] [Read More]
Categories: Education

Killing Your Children is Not Good Parenting

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I’ve been reluctant to write this post ever since I read an absolutely shocking story recently. In fact, my wife told me that I shouldn’t write it at all as the post could be seen, at best, as insensitive and, at worst, as distasteful beyond the pale. But I have been eerily attracted to the […] [Read More]
Categories: Parenting

5 Smartphone Rules to Live By

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The smartphone has become a ubiquitous status symbol of and tool for businesspeople doing business. In offices, on the streets, and in airports, what self-respecting businessperson doesn’t have their smartphone, whether an Android, Blackberry, Windows, Palm, or iPhone, at the ready to make the deal, provide support, change the plan, or just stay up to […] [Read More]
Categories: Technology