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Yearly Archive for 2011

: 2011

Bad Decision Making 2.0

There has been some egregiously bad decision making in the news lately, highlighted by the revelations around now-former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s ongoing sexually explicit Twitter conversations
Categories: Technology

The Joys of “Bromance”

I have a confession: I’m having a “bromance.” You may know the term from the movie I Love You, Man; it describes a close, though non-sexual relationship between two men. Yes, my wife knows about and
Categories: Personal Growth

Punish the Parents for Failing Students?

Some time ago I wrote a blog post in which I argued, contrary to the current political wisdom (is that an oxymoron?) and education policy that the problem with public education in America is not lousy
Categories: Education

Is a Low-resolution Life Worth Living?

I just started writing a new book that focuses on the impact of new technology on children. As I was writing one particular chapter, it struck me that the ideas within had relevance to all of us as we
Categories: Technology

Please Fire the Pundits!

I should be a pundit. According to a new study, I possess the two qualities most predictive of accurate prognostication. More on that shortly. You should be a pundit; you have as much chance of being
Categories: Politics

Narcissism is Alive and Well in America

Do you know the story of Narcissus? The very handsome fellow in Greek mythology who, because of his indifference and disdain toward others, was punished by the gods by falling in love with his own
Categories: Popular Culture

Ad Out!

No, I’m not talking about the upcoming French Open Tennis Championships being held in Paris later this month. I’m talking about the invasion of Web site real estate by all manner of ads. Have you
Categories: Technology

Three Words for Better Parenting

I have a confession to make: I wrote my first two parenting books before I had children. Is this a great country or what, where you can become an “expert” at something you have never done before (of
Categories: Parenting

Caught in the ‘Net

If you’ve followed my tech-related blog posts over the last few years (if you haven’t, you can catch up here), you know that I have real concerns and what I consider to be some healthy skepticism
Categories: Technology

Is the Self-help Industry a Fraud?

Change. Whether you call it self-help, personal transformation, growth, or just plain change, it is a goal to which virtually everyone aspires. Gaining self-esteem, losing weight, improving
Categories: Personal Growth