The Physics of Kindness and Lessons for Business

For business wonks, Tom Peters — of the iconic 1982 best-selling book In Search of Excellence and his derivative franchise — is amongst the most respected observers of the great American business enterprise.  So it is of some moment when Peters recently proclaimed that “kindness is free” and furthermore, is central to business profitability.  This Christmas Carol-esq conclusion emerges…

When Science Gets Subverted For Political Goals

When is a scientific debate finished? When should naysayers just be ignored? And in cases where the topic involves science-based public policy, deeply relevant to the well-being of the citizenry, when should doubters be denied the public forum of government funding and media attention?