The Elephant in our Country

by Hal Mooz 28. February 2012 15:57

I was asked to speak at an executive offsite in Washington, DC. Attending my presentation on making decisions were about 50 highly thought of managers. The first thing I noticed as they filled the room was that only a few sought the front seats with most preferring the rear. Later I presented the following scenario. “I invite you to dinner. You say thank you and what time? I indicate that 6pm is the time. You say, Thank you.” I then asked this room of leaders, how many of them believe the interaction has resulted in a binding agreement? Only four hands were raised.

How many people do you know? Probably thousands. Now list the names of those people that when they agree to do something you have 100% confidence it will happen as promised. Most people cannot count more than the fingers of one hand.

This is a sad commentary to our society. My parents drilled in to me, “Make a promise, Keep a promise.”



Mark Wahlberg: I Take My Kids to Get My Tattoos Removed

by Hal Mooz 26. February 2012 10:43

“I don’t want my kids getting tattoos." In an effort to deter his children from getting any ink of their own, Wahlberg makes the trips to the office a family affair.

“I’ve taken my two older kids to the procedure so they see how painful it is and what I have to go through,” he reveals.

Tattoos are a decison with potential bad outcome that can be permanent. They can cause loss of employment.

Tattoo parlors are unregulated and have the potential of transmitting disease. Tattoo scars can be permanent.


The Costa Concordia

by Hal Mooz 24. February 2012 14:10

The Captain was supposed to make his decison based on the Navigation Charts (doctrine) and the Martime Rules of The Road (doctrine) augmented by GPS data (facts) and fathomenter data (more facts) instead to emotionally please his girl friend he made a strictly emotional decison and drove the ship too close to the Island and onto the rocks. Emotion is a risky judgment basis when the potential consequence of the decision is significant.


Gingrich promises ‘permanent U.S. moon base’ if he’s elected

by Hal Mooz 24. February 2012 14:04

We are now paying Russia to take us to our space station. How does he expect to get to the moon and support it without adding even more to the deficeit?

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