In God We Trust

On paper dollar bills in America, you will see the words “In God We Trust”. Interestingly enough, Congress passed the joint resolution to declare these words a national motto of the United States in 1956 to distinguish America from the Soviet Union, which was promoting state atheism and implementing antireligious legislation.

The Abilene Paradox

I have been studying different types of cooperation and collaboration within teams and stumbled upon this curious fact. When groups make the collective decision, The Abilene Paradox can occur – a situation when a group has made a collective decision that is counter to the thoughts and feelings of individual members. It happens when individuals decide based on the incorrect perceptions of other members’ feelings because they don’t want to “rock the boat”.

The Paradox of Unanimity

It is said that under ancient Jewish law, if a suspect was found guilty by every judge, they were deemed innocent. While it might sound counterintuitive, a unanimous agreement could be seen as a systemic error.

Freelancer?

Freelancer is a buzzword and a fancy name for a self-employed person who enters into short-term contractual relationships with various clients as an opposite to an employee.

Funny to read that the word first came into English back in the 1800s, referring to a medieval mercenary who would fight for whichever sir would pay them more.

Poetry

I was never a poetry-type in my earlier years; I always felt that it lacks action and is too soft. I have been rediscovering poetry for myself recently and am delighted by Rudyard Kipling “IF” read by Sir Michael Cane.

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