January 22, 2012


January 16, 2012


What makes change so scary for some and so thrilling for others? We live in a time period that has seen an incredible amount of change in a very short period of time. Granted, the world has always experienced change, that is part of being human. However, the rate of change has certainly picked up […]

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Oh My Gosh…It’s All Chaos!

January 15, 2012


We love to believe that everything in life can be carefully planned and accounted for. How foolish could we be? Since the European Enlightenment, we have been inundated with the idea that everything is based on cause and effect relationships and all the universe could be understood if all the lines and dots were simply […]

Posted in: Business, Philosophy

Dress Code or Economy?

January 13, 2012


What does the future hold for Tunisia? Of course, it is impossible to say in any great detail what to expect. No one predicted the revolution that overthrew Ben Ali nor will we be able to predict the next ‘world changing’ event to hit the headlines. Today marks the one year anniversary of the departure […]

Posted in: Politics

Have We Already Forgotten Hitler?

January 9, 2012


        I read an article the other day in The Economist about the increasing violence against Christians in Africa and Asia. While religion is becoming marginalized more and more every day in Europe and the United States, the ranks of churches and mosques are swelling in the rest of the world. Rather […]

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Creating Enemies Because of Tradition

January 5, 2012


This morning, I read a New York Times article about Leon Panetta’s plan to cutback on military spending. As the current United States Secretary of Defense, he has suggested to trim the size of the Army by 100,000 soldiers and the Marines as well. At the same time the Department of Defense will maintain in […]

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Reflections on Van Gogh

January 4, 2012


Vincent Van Gogh is without a doubt one of the most famous painters of all time. The Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam is tiny compared to many of the massive edifices that one finds in meccas of culture around the world. Yet, one can easily pass hours and hours going from one master piece to […]

Posted in: Art, Living