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What if the Only Thing to Fear is Forgetting the Practice of Courage?

By David Harder on the June, 7, 2018

The moment we commit our lives to avoiding discomfort, we sentence our lives to mediocrity.   The dogs in this picture grew up around a lion who had been rescued when his mother was killed. One of the dachshunds squeezed into the lion’s pen. Three others followed. The lion and […]


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What Will You Do With Freedom?

By David Harder on the June, 4, 2018

One of the most valuable books I devoured this past year is Kevin Kelly’s The Inevitable. In it, Kelly, who is one of the tech industry’s most respected journalists, talks about ten emerging technologies that are going to transform how we live, work, communicate and even think. The gist is, […]


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Are Roseanne & Samantha Bee Symptoms of Progress?

By David Harder on the June, 1, 2018

Perhaps it would be valuable for us to view the cancellation of the Rosanne Show not as a political move but as a stand against the vulgar and coarse energy that is growing throughout our culture. I am impressed with Bob Iger, who once again, is standing for the values […]


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If the Meek Inherit the Earth the Righteous​ Might Destroy It

By David Harder on the May, 31, 2018

“Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes – goodwill among men and peace on earth.”      – Albert Einstein   Two of the most diametrically opposed characteristics in the human experience are […]


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How Can We Make This A Memorable Memorial Day?

By David Harder on the May, 28, 2018

I can already see the crowds growing on the beach in front of our home. Later today, barbecues will fire up for that first summer party. Sailboats are offshore, many filled with friends and relatives who flew in for a beautiful Memorial Day in Los Angeles. My eyes rest on […]


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What is the Fuel That Makes Life Worthwhile?

By David Harder on the May, 28, 2018

“There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of a comfortable past which, in fact, never existed.” – Robert Kennedy   In 1968, Robert F. Kennedy urged Americans to think […]


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We Are Depending On You

By David Harder on the May, 27, 2018

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy   I have come to believe that everyone has a unique career DNA that is as personalized as his or her faces, his or her thump prints, and his or her outlooks. When they […]


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How Do We End High Turnover in the Technology Industry?

By David Harder on the May, 24, 2018

The technology industry tends to be very good at hiring people, keeping them is an entirely different matter. Gourmet lunches, pool tables in the break room, gyms, and onsite daycare are certainly nice perks but the tech industry has the highest turnover within all industry categories. Average tenure hovers around […]


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Trapped by Frenzy? How About A Cure?

By David Harder on the May, 21, 2018

“One reason most people never stop thinking is that mental frenzy keeps us from having to see the upsetting aspects of our lives. If I’m constantly brooding about my children or career, I won’t notice that I’m lonely. If I grapple continuously with logistical problems, I can avoid contemplating little […]


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Will We Become the Light or the Darkness?

By David Harder on the May, 20, 2018

I have often said that whatever we pay attention to is what we become. I’m up early catching up on work. A few days ago, we lost our beloved dog. Right now, one of my few assets in moving forward through this tidal wave of grief is to support someone […]


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