Denigrating the norms of our political system

Denigrating the norms of a political system can undermine even the greatest and strongest of republics, as it transformed the 400-year-old Roman Republic into a dictatorship. This past week President Trump continued to ignore the norms of how a functioning democratic government works by finding ways to make changes without seeking approval from congress.  


Why It’s Important to Have a Strong Startup Team

Although many startups launch with a single founder, to achieve the desired growth targets, at some point, it becomes necessary to bring on one or more co-founders, advisors and/or board members. As more people join the team, the group dynamics in startups become increasingly important and influential.


NOTES FROM THE WORKING-CLASS: Perfetto

When I was in Rome last November, I drifted to sleep at night listening to the sound of competing sirens. One night I had a dream about Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese. They weren’t doing much in my dream, just hanging out on the streets of Yonkers, the same way I used to hang out on the streets of Yonkers when I was a kid. 


Western Democracy Versus the “Chinese Model”: Does it Matter?

The bottom-line test for any government is procuring the “common good.”  China has excelled at it.  Our democracy has faltered.  What is to be done?  


How Protester Occupations Can Succeed

Spontaneous urban uprisings have a soul of their own. To guide one through a decision-making process is very difficult but not impossible!

 


Ron Dai: Selection of My Short Posts on Facebook

Social media, except for blogs, normally do not encourage long writings, although they would allow the users to post links to long articles hosted somewhere else. Accordingly, writing with philosophically meaningful contents and relatively rich knowledge is a daunting task on social media. Facebook is no exception on this......


Robert Dekkers | Dance Moves On

Kitchen ballet is live performance at its best. Dancers imagining a reality greater than the four corners of a small space becomes its own form of collaboration—as it should be. After all, we are all moving through time together, transforming space at a dizzying speed. Deckers says, “It’s such a gift to dance. The connection among body, mind and spirit is essential for dancers to thrive, and when you come right down to it, drawing forth that connection is important for any one of us to thrive.” In the age of the pandemic, no one knows for sure how much longer dancers will be stuck dancing in place, but we can be sure that dance will keep happening.


Are you ready to embark on the road to entrepreneurship?

An entrepreneurial mindset is key to startup success. According to a 2015 Gallup Poll, about 25% of Americans have considered starting their own business. In fact, only 13% do it.