Posts Tagged ‘personal responsibility’

Is Being Fat Contagious?

By: Dan Kennedy on: October 13th, 2009 8 Comments

IS BEING FAT CONTAGIOUS? – so said The New England Journal of Medicine, reporting on a new,”groundbreaking” study from Harvard Medical School, which indicates that hanging out with fat friends, in person or even at a distance via phone, text, e-mail and Facebook, can”make you fat.” This is good news for everybody in the weight loss industry; it provides yet another way to let the customer off the hook, to say “it’s not your fault.”[…]

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Entitlement vs. Initiative

By: Dan Kennedy on: October 5th, 2009 15 Comments

I have a particular philosophy about entitlement vs. initiative. This has always kept me oriented toward self-help; towards resourcefulness; towards responsibility, thus providing me with an exceptional level of control. (Imperfect, but exceptional.) I was in an Italian neighborhood recently. An old Cleveland neighborhood originally populated by Italian immigrants, still populated by a lot of first generation Italian immigrants as well as second generation families. Plus a slight homogenous mix of everything else. I walked[…]

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The Renegade Millionaires’ Simple Litmus Test 

By: Dan Kennedy on: September 30th, 2009 36 Comments

The job site CareerBuilder.com reports that 1 in 5 employees admits to giving bogus reasons for coming to work late. Some of the best are: I dreamed I was fired,so I slept in. When I woke up I realized I was dreaming so I hurried in. I went all the way to the office before realizing I was still in my pajamas and had to go home to change. That took a while. I saw[…]

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