The Care and Feeding of Heffalumps

The tale of "Piglet Meets A Heffalump," in Winnie-the-Pooh is replete with wisdom about human behavior, particularly in the face of our tendency to fear what we don't recognize or understand and our desire to hold on to what we have out of fear of loss or a mindset based on scarcity. I think some of our greatest insights can come from simple stories—like this one. Here's a recap, if you've … [Read more...]

Patience, Grasshopper

We cannot know the future. And we must not fear the unknown. But we must listen and, through wisdom, seek to discern and understand. We often have to make choices with incomplete information. Major decisions usually involve the greatest degree of uncertainty. But we must trust that the ethical decision is the correct decision. In the end, integrity trumps rational, economic … [Read more...]