The Illustrated Primer

Category: Education

Coincidence or Not?

The problem with all of these leadership gimmicks is that that they fail to understand the fundamentals of human performance, chiefly that nothing in nature functions at 100% efficiency. In actuality, anything that’s operational at the 70 percentile range is outstanding.

Read More »

Capturing the Flag

Going through the meat grinder, you get to witness first hand the process of hot dog making. It’s not a pretty sight, but its an informative one. One of my most profound takeaways from this whole experience was answering the existential question of the spoon.

Read More »

Scaling the Wall

It’s romantic to view the world as a wall, scaled heroically by pure self-esteem. But in complex endeavors you’re certain to fall, without the support of a team.

Read More »

Only the Racially Pure Need Apply

On February 20, 1939, over 20,000 American supporters of the Nazi party packed Madison Square Garden in New York City. They anxiously awaited the appearance of Fritz Julius Kuhn, the newly anointed American Führer of the German-American Bund. The event took place two days before George Washington’s birthday and a 30-foot-high portrait of the first president (who was described by Fritz as the first Fascist) hung behind the podium along with Nazi flags and swastikas.

Read More »

Political Science 101

Not satisfied with this explanation, I proceeded to enumerate various doomsday accident scenarios. The principal’s otherwise cheerful demeanor suddenly darkened and after a quick and nervous glance at her watch she said that it was unfortunate that our meeting had to end so abruptly, but that she had to run to an important conference.

Read More »