Month: June 2021

Scottie Pippen And Our Search For Contentment

While driving to an appointment yesterday, I caught the tail end of a fiery Scottie Pippen interview on sports radio where he called his former coach Phil Jackson racist and called his former teammate and arguably the best greatest basketball player, Michael Jordan, selfish. For those that might not know, Scottie Pippen played alongside Michael …

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Fabian Strategy: How The Devil Disguises His Primary Attacks

Named after the Roman dictator Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus, a Fabian strategy is a military tactic used where “frontal assaults are avoided in wearing down an opponent through a war of attrition and indirection.” In one of my favorite movies, Amazing Grace¸ which follows William Wilberforce and the fight to end the slave trade in …

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The Marshmallow Test: Understanding The Reward For Our Obedience

In 1972, Stanford did a study on delayed gratification in what is known as the Stanford marshmallow experiment. Kids were asked to sit in front of a marshmallow while the researcher left the room. Before the researcher left, the kids were told they could eat the marshmallow now, or if they waited until the researcher …

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