Author Archives: Lew Kelly

Life is Like a Cave

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Plato had it about right and was well ahead of his time, trying to explain why we all fall so far short of our potential – and short of our ability to enjoy the full fruits of life. Allegory of the cave – Wikipedia The allegory of the cave, or Plato’s Cave, is an allegory presented by the Greek philosopher Plato in his […]

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Who Knows You

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The best “insider” advice for success that most people have traditionally given aspiring emerging generations generally isn’t “Work Hard” and “Become Irreplaceable/Indispensible”.  It is: “It’s who you know!” However, I’ve found, personally, it’s been a lot more about WHO KNOWS YOU … and WHAT YOU CAN DO!   It’s not about “schmoozing”.   It’s about showing up, […]

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Not Your Fault

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You’re 25 years old (maybe 30, maybe 40?), sailing through life in a fast-paced Gig-Economy, paying the rent and utilities, mostly eating out on the run, doing a fair amount of social media, streaming Netflix, playing video games, and, generally, looking forward to more of the same as you move UP in the world.  Life […]

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Self Driving People

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The development and production of Self-Driving cars became all the rage at the beginning of the 21st Century.   Tesla was early out of the gate, and “autonomous trucks” soon followed: https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a30196644/self-driving-truck-cross-country/    The stakes are extremely high.   [However, one has to wonder: Whatever became of railroads – where whole bunches of unmanned “cars” and “trucks” are […]

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Conditioning

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I have been haunted by this intractable, plaintive cry of employers: “We can’t retain employees – some leaving after only a day on the job!” Landscaper  After spending 3 hours a day on several very modest landscaping projects at our new, down-sized house, I think I finally GET IT!   I would not, personally, last more […]

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