Author: Jim

  • The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success

    The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success

    While listening to a podcast interview of Ross Douthat, I was intrigued by his description of this, his most recent book. The description from Amazon:The Decadent Society explains what happens when a rich and powerful society ceases advancing—how the combination of wealth and technological proficiency with economic stagnation, political stalemates, cultural exhaustion, and demographic decline creates…

  • Breakthrough Thinking

    One fascinating thing I garnered from Breakthrough Thinking is the focus on innovation. Exercises to enhance breakout thinking and change perspective are practical and eye-opening!

  • The Medici Effect

    The Medici Effect

    The premise of this excellent book is that potential and powerful creativity lie at the intersection of different fields of study, disciplines, and differences of many kinds.

  • What Makes an Effective Leader?

    What Makes an Effective Leader?

    A predisposition represents your natural bent, your primary inclination—what you tend to do or think or say, or how you tend to act.

  • Legacy and Influence

    Legacy and Influence

    Maybe it’s my age.  Perhaps it’s simply the dawning of a new realization. Regardless of the origin for this motivation and drive, the need for establishing legacy is taking center stage for me. My ancestry is very blurred: I knew my maternal grandmother, but met my grandfather only once or twice before he died—all prior…