Christie Hefner Discusses Continuous Education

Christie Hefner discusses Continuous Education – one of the Critical Skills – in an episode on “It’s All About Skills.” Christie is no stranger to leadership. She graduated Summa cum laude from Brandeis University and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After free-lancing for the Boston Phoenix for a year, she joined Playboy Enterprises in Chicago […]

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Ignorant or Stupid? You CAN’T Fix “Stupid,” but You CAN Fix “Ignorant” by Using Critical Skills!

“Ignorant” and “stupid” are adjectives, but they are not the same thing. If a person is “stupid,” then he/she does not have the ability to understand something due to insufficient intelligence or brain power – thus leading to a misinterpretation of fact. Stupidity is: Having the inability to understand; Having a resistance or inability to […]

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Continuous Education – World Class Learning at Your Fingertips!

One of the eight “Critical Skills” is Continuous Education – and it’s right at your fingertips! Rather than watch cable news or mindless (but entertaining) TV series, why not focus on learning something? Virtually ANYTHING you want. And from world-class instructors. There are two resources that I strongly recommend. (Yes – there are more than […]

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Federalist Papers – Essay #36

Essay #36, Concerning the General Power of Taxation, brings to a close Hamilton’s focus on the need for the central government to have the power of taxation. He addresses the following lingering issues: The claim that the national legislature will not have sufficient knowledge of local circumstances to impose taxes on the people directly; Concerns […]

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Federalist Papers – Essay #34

In Essay #34, Concerning the General Power of Taxation, Alexander Hamilton hammers home the concept of concurrent powers – that the national government must have at least equal or greater powers than the individual states – particularly as they relate to taxation. He argues that the national government’s power to tax must not be limited, […]

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