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ONE OF THE MOST SKILLED DOLPHIN THINKERS WE’VE COME ACROSS DIED THE OTHER DAY. FIREFIGHTERS AREN’T THE ONLY ONES WHO’LL BE LEARNING FROM CHIEF ALAN BRUNACINI FOR A LONG TIME TO COME.

You can find details on Chief Brunacini’s life, career and now his funeral arrangements in Phoenix, Arizona, from Fire Engineering’s website.
Nearly two years ago, I wrote about my personal encounters with Chief Brunacini and what I’d learned from his management style and pure love of his job, the people he managed and the citizens he [...]

TO ALL WHO HAVE ASKED . . . WE FARED EXTREMELY WELL IN IRMA. NO STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. NO LOSS OF TREES. OUR POWER IS ON. THINGS ARE MORE OR LESS NORMAL UNTIL WE WALK OUT OUR FRONT DOOR AND LOOK AROUND.

Thanks greatly for your emails and texts!
You did a fine, fine job of wrapping us in your thoughts and prayers. The headquarters of Brain Technologies Corporation and the personal living quarters of its owners came through Irma unscathed. Our neighborhood, our city and our state did not. Gainesville is cleaning up today from numerous [...]

WHAT DONALD TRUMP CAN LEARN FROM QUANAH PARKER, GREAT CHIEF OF THE COMANCHES

It’s clear that Donald Trump has come up against his Quanah Parker moment. Whether Mr. Trump can lead the world’s most powerful nation as adeptly and imaginatively as the great Indian chief led his people, first in war and then in captivity, is still to be seen. For all our sakes, The Donald is advised [...]

BTC’S THINKING SKILLS TOOLS ARE BEING PUT TO Ever MORE IMAGINATIVE NEW USES than ever, WITH MORE TO COME.

NO TIME BEING LOST BY OUR MONTREAL ASSOCIATES. (Although with All
the Travel, There is a Risk of Their Losing their Luggage!)
Our “high-concept, high-touch” friends at Groupe Metafor International are involved in an all-dolphins-on-deck promotional push that straddles the Atlantic Ocean. Here are activities that Michèle Carrier and Charles Boulos are offering for Canada, France and [...]

THE SUBJECT IS TOO sensitive FOR MOST
OP-ED EDITORS TO TOUCH, BUT NOT MINE. hERE’S A PIECE i WROTE ABOUT the Presidential candidates’ brains for the local paper

Choosing which human brain to install in the Oval Office for the next four years is a daunting and demanding task. Some would even say it is scary.
For sure, it is a serious enough task that we should take a look at what we know about how our brains consistently deal with this messy, unpredictable [...]

One of firefighting’s greatest leaders ever —Chief Alan Brunacini— gives ‘power goofers’ a good hosing.

When I first met Alan Brunacini, I had no idea that he was a prototype of what I would come to call “the dolphin thinker.” He was simply a super-nice guy, who was already being steadily promoted by his employer, the Phoenix (Ariz.) Fire Department. I was a reporter for the local newspaper. A few [...]

Visiting the reject pile: Some things I said, and don’t mind saying again, that were left out of LEAP!

I never write “a” book. In the two years or so I’m at the task of producing a new work, I write the equivalent of several books. Write and cull, write and cull. The false starts and other anomalies that don’t seem to get me where I want to go at the time are cut [...]

Because life runs up, not down, syntropy is a cosmic kitchen, not a cosmic wrecking yard. But we have to scramble to keep up.

At this hour, the world now stands on the verge of yet another great technological revolution. It has been mainly been gathering steam since the 1980s. Each day brings us closer to a time when a Star Trek-like economy may be possible. In fact, as the days go by and the breakthroughs and advances pile [...]

One ANALYST’S THOUGHTS ON how it all went wrong in America: Plus some thoughts on how you can help launch “THE WAVE OF THE DOLPHIN”

So how did America manage to get it so right? And why has it gone so wrong?
We ordinary Americans now stand red, white and screwed for this reason: because of a powerful, winner-take-all, all-controlling elite centered in this unholy trinity: big government, big business and big religion.
The fingerprints of this hyper-powerful, hyper-wealthy aggregation of “elite [...]

KEEP REMEMBERING THAT ONE OF YOUR MIND’S GREAT STRENGTHS IS THAT IT IS A VERITABLE KNOWING MACHINE

So what do you know?
If you are a fan of my “how to think like a dolphin” approach, you know carps, you know sharks and you know NoQuiffs (Not Quite Flying Fish). In a world that technological revolutions have sent reeling, this knowledge is going to be increasingly needed, if not always welcomed.
The world’s main [...]