Dogs and Mirrors

My Portuguese Water Dog, Scout, turned seven today. [If you’re wondering why the breed seems familiar, it’s what the Obamas have – I got mine first, though]. I’m not one of those dog owners who treats their pet like a surrogate child, but there’s no doubt that she’s a big part of my life. Aside from the two walks a …

Silence is Dangerous

Studies across the world have repeatedly shown that in around 85% of businesses, people are aware that there are problems but are afraid to raise them. In her book and TED talks, Margaret Heffernan calls this ‘Willful Blindness’ – the point where we have chosen to ignore something because that seems like the easier path. Why don’t we speak up? …