Monthly Archives: June 2010

Our success may be due to luck- so we learn way more from failures.

When things go well, we are sure we have designed things to be so. But, it’s only from analyzing our failures that we can learn more. BP, Halliburton, and TransOcean did not intentionally (G-d help us) try to destroy our environment. It was their cockiness and self-assuredness that they solved the technological problems, that led them to develop (misguided) short-cuts. Continue reading

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Let’s re-evaluate our basis for healthcare!

Many of you know that I have been writing (and some of you may have termed it “ranting”) about health care reform in America for several years. But, that’s because we have allowed ourselves to develop a system of reimbursement … Continue reading

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Continuously Re-evaluate Your Basis

As a chemical engineer (ok, among other specialties, but this is my first love and it affects how I approach almost everything in my life – business and personal), one of the first things we learn is material balances. This … Continue reading

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First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win…

I heard this quote (Mohandas Ghandi) earlier this week and it reminded me that this was how many of the new products/ventures with which we have been involved progressed. It is something to take to heart- and use as you … Continue reading

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Cement- a major source of carbon dioxide emissions and water usage- redefined

Many of you know that MIT is one of my almae matres. I chose it both due to a personal reason (my ex-wife was accepted to BU) and because it was the antithesis of my undergraduate haunts. Brooklyn Poly basically … Continue reading

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Congress (and the IRS) is going after S Corporations and their owners

Today, I am going to talk about taxes- but for the small business owner. Like it or not, taxes are going to go up- not for everyone, but small business is a ripe target. Part of the reason is that … Continue reading

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Brain chemistry

We have known for a long time that dopamine is vital to the “reward” function in our brains. But, dopamine seems to have a much wider-ranging impact, than just this. After all, my grandfather, Sol Kuchlik, of blessed memory, was … Continue reading

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Opening Gambit

I am somewhat trepidatious about this endeavor. It’s not that have nothing to say- if you know/knew me, you would understand that I am rarely at a loss for words. It’s that having a required schedule is intimidating. And, to … Continue reading

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