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"You realize the sun doesn't go down

It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round"

(excerpt from Do You Realize? - The Flaming Lips)

 

Being

By Peter Walzer |

As we plug along during this pandemic, there will come a point where each one of us will struggle to see how exactly to live through this time. I don’t mean how to keep from getting sick or getting others sick (this should be rather obvious, even though the United…

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Sticking to Principles (Get up you’re not hurt)

By Peter Walzer |

I remember my wife, Amy, telling the story of her dad coaching her and her sisters in football (soccer to Americans, football to the rest of the world, because, you know, you use your feet). This was in the 1970’s before there was much knowledge of this other kind of…

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Keep Going

By Peter Walzer |

In the Closing chapter of Joseph Marshall’s Keep Going we overhear the conversation of an aging grandfather and his adult son: He reminded me often, as I remind you now; there is another Grandfather. Remember that in our language Grandfather also refers to the Great Power others call God. The…

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Finding Joy During Difficult Times

By Peter Walzer |

Things Should Not Be This Way Richard Rohr, an author, Franciscan Friar, and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) related the following story in one of his daily meditations: According to a Buddhist legend, there once was a woman who sought out the Buddha after losing her…

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The White Coat Theorem

By Peter Walzer |

I still remember that afternoon in 2002 very clearly. It is one of those deep images that I have interspersed in my otherwise patchy overall memory. I was in Fort Wayne, Indiana meeting with my key client team member, and she had just presented her initial findings and recommendations to…

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A Life Map

By Peter Walzer |

Here it is the first Monday of this new decade. Hard to believe. For us overly analytical types, this is a time to start measuring where we are at, and this time the results (you guessed it) do not really measure up. With this in mind, and with the help…

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Future Shock Realized

By Peter Walzer |

  As a kid in the early 1970’s, I remember my dad showing us a film based on the book “Future Shock.” Since he was a professor at the local college in those days, he was able to borrow a large movie projector and any available film owned by the…

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Just Friends

By Peter Walzer |

If you’re someone who truly values relationship in your life, you probably also recognize how important it is in the work that you do. If this describes you, you must also be struggling to understand a few things in this era of the modern world, because we’ve lost something when…

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Interviewing for Discovery

By Peter Walzer |

Interviewing for Discovery In 1989, I was, to say the least, a very young and inexperienced consultant. How was I to know that the material in a thin blue book about interviewing clients — obtained during a consulting “Boot-Camp” — was about to become some of the most important material…

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