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We’ve all likely heard about the deals Google makes—for example, guaranteeing millions of dollars to AOL and Mozilla if their search engines “default” to Google. If you think about people’s behavior on …Read more >

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The inner voice doesn’t so much conjure up the consolation of inner riches as it does a chattering internal radio. But our inner voice is at least faithful to us—it is reassuringly …Read more >

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A particularly avid sailor shared with me a piece he’d read about celestial navigation: “…you begin by pretending you know exactly where you are—with fiction. On a chart you mark your position, …Read more >

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Two stories: The first takes place in the Los Angeles Police Department, the other within the rarified art world of New York. A rookie cop on the Los Angeles police force reported …Read more >

Landmark Insight: Choice by Landmark Forum leader Joe DiMaggio

Choice. It’s the word that allows yes and the word that makes no possible. It’s the word that puts the free in freedom and takes obligation out of the mix. It’s the …Read more >

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Knowledge that’s handed down, inherited, is in one sense, really “everybody else’s,” and we often end up living within its parameters, like a default context. Inventing context changes the game.

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There was a forest at the beginning of fiction too. Its canopy of branches covered the land. Up in its living roof birds flitted through greenness and bright air, but down between …Read more >

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Throughout our lives, each of us has come across people who are remarkable leaders—people with passion, commitment, courage—people who stand for a particular result while it is still a possibility, empower themselves …Read more >

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Nothing is so reckless as waiting for certainty—that’s a game we are sure to lose. Anyone who runs a business, chooses a mate, or just drives down the street knows there’s a …Read more >

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(Oh, those silly humans! So desperate for their absolutes!) Sometimes it seems like the only job of the world is to gently (or not so gently) separate us from our deepest assurances…Maybe …Read more >

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Heat was a profound puzzle in the early 19th century. Everyone intuitively knew that a hot object cooled to its surroundings and a cool object likewise warmed up. But a comprehensive theory …Read more >

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When it comes to the nature of time, physicists for the most part are at as much of a loss as the rest of us, who seem hopelessly swept along in its …Read more >

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Historically, there was something like a Trojan war, maybe even several Trojan wars in fact, but the one Homer wrote about in the eighth century B.C. is the one that fascinates us, …Read more >

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Trying to change the past is pointless. Getting clarity about its enormous influence—positive and negative—isn’t. Philip Roth, a great American writer, gets to the heart of it in his musings on relationships: …Read more >

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Every company in every industry works under certain forces or laws that influence what that company can and can’t do. The ancients who attempted to fly by strapping feathered wings to their …Read more >

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Chinese philosophers hundreds of years ago said, nothing is written. Canadian author Margaret Atwood contemporizes that notion: From an early age I knew my ambition was to be in a plot. Or …Read more >

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Harper’s Magazine published a piece by Laura Kipnis called “The Domestic Gulag.” The author offers a brief sample of answers to the simple question: “What can’t you do because you’re in a …Read more >

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Create a possibility, a commitment, a goal, put it out in the world, and its inevitable brethren—breakdowns and the idea that there shouldn’t be any—arrive right along with it. Breakdowns are a …Read more >

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From the words of poets throughout the ages to Zadie Smith’s latest novel, On Beauty, to novelist and philosopher Umberto Eco’s comments, beauty gets a lot of ink. “Beauty is a mess, …Read more >

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Many of us experience, from the moment we awake, a background hum of concern—for one thing, for many things, sometimes for everything. It’s as if almost all of life comes wrapped in …Read more >

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“One afternoon, in the middle of a particularly boring grammar class, my English teacher set aside her book and took nominations for the best song on our local Top 40 radio station. …Read more >

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This passage comes from The New York Times: “Long before seat belts or common sense were particularly widespread, my family made annual trips to New York in our station wagon. Mom and …Read more >

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The instant the ball rolled between Bill Buckner’s legs New England broke into a collective moan. Mets fans uncontrollably squealed with glee. Then it was over and there was only silence. Local …Read more >