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My Better Half nagged me for years to start a blog.  She was right, which is why I put it off. Then she stopped nagging me…

In the early years of my career, when I was doing real work, I had a hard time getting along with middle management, as often as not because I thought by-the-book was a synonym for obvious.  In my later years, as an executive and author (see About Us), my thinking evolved: it became increasingly clear that obvious is banal.  It’s the opposite of original.  It’s superficial by definition and stale.  It’s putting critical thinking in the bottom drawer with the sweaters you never wear.

Personally, I’d rather spend my days on the Other Side of Obvious, where curious, skeptical, and analytical live.  That’s what this blog is about, except for the fun part. What’s life without a giggle or two?

Yr. Hmbl. Srvnt.: George Shaffner