David E Mizell

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'Baseload Is Poison' And 5 Other Lessons From Germany's Energy Transition

Baseload power is not the answer to the variability of renewable energy, a German energy official said Friday, and energy storage may not be the answer either.<p>Germany has achieved moments in its <i>Energiewende</i>, or Energy Transition, in which renewables met 100 percent of demand without the aid of …

Natural Gas

Three Signs It's Time To Fire Someone (Even If You Like The Person)

One painful aspect of leading is firing people you like. It’s hard for many reasons. The employee may love working with you and for your company. It might be someone you are friends with outside of work. And they might just be a good person who is doing their best. Firing anyone isn’t easy but …

Leadership

How Close Is Donald Trump to a Psychiatric Breakdown?

Last fall, prominent psychiatrists broke with the American Psychiatric Association to warn that President Trump is dangerous and mentally unstable. A …

Mueller is casting a wide net. We now know the target is Trump.

<b>THE MORNING PLUM:</b><p>Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is now directly gunning for President Trump — and not just on one front. It appears that Mueller is investigating whether Trump himself committed misconduct or possible criminality on two fronts, and possibly more.<p>NBC News is now reporting that …

Donald Trump

Regulate Weapons Like We Do in the Military, Says an Army Officer

For the list of previous entries in this series, please see the index at the end of the post. But: if you’re revving up to send me a note explaining what kind of ammunition the AR-15 uses, and how it is similar to (and different from) the military’s M-16 (and so on), please first at least look at …

The Right Can't Fight the Future

While Trump and his cabinet loot the palace, the GOP has reckoning coming its way.<p>It seems axiomatic that the past and the future cannot exist at the …

This Is The Mindset You Need To Succeed 10X or 100X In Life (And It's The Opposite Of Convention)

When two people come together who are living in their "unique ability," they can go 100X bigger in their goals.<p><b>"</b><b>Being a giver is not good for a 100-</b><b>yard</b> <b></b><b>dash</b><b>, but it's valuable in a marathon.</b><b>"</b><b>--</b> Adam Grant<p>Many people are TAKERS, especially those who desperately want success.<p>They engage in …

Self-improvement

It's Time to Say It: Retirement Is Dead. This Is What Will Take Its Place

The tired old notion of retiring is absolutely the wrong way to think about the most important part of your life.<p><b>We get old when the weight of our memories and regrets starts to exceed that of our dreams.</b><p>When it to comes to the topic of retirement, the old rules no longer apply.<p>In 1935, when the …

Retirement

Tax Cuts Put Oklahoma In A Bind. Now Gov. Fallin Wants To Raise Taxes

Oklahoma taxpayers are fed up.<p>Riding high on the oil boom of the late 2000s, the state followed the Kansas model and slashed taxes. But the promised prosperity never came. In many cases, it was just the opposite.<p>Around 20 percent of Oklahoma's schools now hold classes just four days a week. Last …

An insider explains how rural Christian white America has a dark and terrifying underbelly

As the election of Donald Trump is being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: “Democrats failed to understand white, …

The One Mistake Many Leaders Make That Disengages Their Staff

How to kill engagement and commitment in one easy lesson<p>There is nothing worse than working for a know-it-all-boss.<p>This is because they believe that the reason that they have been put in charge is that they are not only smarter than everyone else, but because they already know everything about the …

Schadenfreude

10 Leadership Focus Areas That Build High Performing Teams

Shape the conditions that promote teamwork and results.<p>No one person is more important than the whole team.<p>The best teams win together, learn together, adapt together, lose together, and grow together. In high performing teams, their interactions and communications are fluid, relevant, and even …

Leadership

A Reportedly ‘Red-Faced’ Mike Pence Listened To A Pastor Denounce Trump’s ‘Sh*thole’ Comment On Sunday

Between Donald Trump’s recent denials and reports claiming the contrary, no one is safe from last Thursday’s breakout story alleging the president referred to Haiti and several African nations as “sh*thole countries” during a heated Oval Office meeting. Especially Vice President Mike Pence, who …

I'm a Republican. What on Earth Is Wrong With My Party?

I am a Republican in the era of Donald Trump, and I am emotionally depleted by the constant cruelty of the President of the United States.<p>I’ve told …

Political Science

Be like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero.” <i>— Charlie Munger, Self-made billionaire & Warren Buffett’s longtime business partner</i><p>Why did the busiest person in the world, former president Barack Obama, read an hour a day …

Self-improvement

Want to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation? Experts Say These 5 Techniques Will Work

Whether you're a social butterfly or a total introvert, it doesn't matter. These techniques will help you shine in any conversation.<p>You walk into a room at a social event where people are mingling and networking near the bar. In one corner of the room, something catches your eye. You notice a small …

George Mason

How Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs, and Richard Branson Run Efficient Meetings

Insight from the best business brains to make your meetings more productive.<p>Trying to run a business is all consuming. Time gets sucked up by so many different things: staff, suppliers, finance, production -- the list goes on. But, above all, meetings seem to take up so much precious time and yet …

Jeff Bezos

Making a Bench in a Hurry with Alan Turner

I’ve built a few benches in my time, benches for show and benches in a hurry. I’ve also seen, written about and filmed other benches being made. Each …

6 Things Great Bosses Do to Empower Employees

Most business owners believe they are focused on their people above all else. Yet many employees and customers don't see it that way.<p>As a business advisor, one of the things I see most often as a drag to productivity and growth is employees who, despite their best efforts, can't change things that …

Employee Engagement

When to Decentralize Decision Making, and When Not To

Rare is the business executive who doubts the importance of responsiveness: to be acutely alert to business opportunities and threats, and to be capable of grabbing the opportunity or fending off the threat fast and effectively. Hence, when (re-)designing the organization structure, they tend to …

Management

The 1 Interview Question All Great Bosses Ask to Hire for Potential (Hint: Mark Cuban Says It's the Secret to Success)

This core skill is the key to unlocking one's full potential.<p>Not too long ago, I had a chance to interview a very strong job candidate for a marketing role from a top five undergraduate program. She had all the credentials - strong academics, great work experience, and a "get-stuff-done" type of …

Employment

2 Holiday Turning Projects: Spindle & Globe Wooden Ornaments

Editor’s note: With the holidays upon us, I’m looking through the magazines and books we own for fun handmade gifts – things that you can build in …

For wood turners only, THIS PROJECT MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE, put it on your Christmas bucket list

Its been said, WOOD DUST CAN KILL YOU,<p>After my Doctor friend was over to learn to wood turning, I thought, I need to make a more effective way to …

Cutting Plywood for Accuracy

Woodworking

After tax cuts, Republicans may suddenly find Trump is more trouble than he's worth

The GOP members of Congress had a brilliant plan, but Trump is a perfect example of how Republican presidents screw things up.<p>President Trump believes he has just won a great victory in Congress with final passage of huge tax cuts in sight. He should not be so cheerful; it could mark the beginning …

Republicans

This 1 Interview Question Will Tell You Everything You Need to Know About a Candidate

Stop wasting time with candidates reciting their resume. Change the interview game with this one simple question.<p>Let's face it: <i>Interviews suck</i>.<p>I say we try something new with interviews. I've already tested something for you to try on for size. It's pretty simple, really. But first, let's agree to …

Employment

How the Tax Bill Will Affect Eight American Families

If you’re confused by how the Republican tax bill will affect you, you’re not alone.<p>The final version rewrites the tax code in dozens of ways, …

Opinion: There’s overwhelming evidence that the U.S. stock market is heading for disaster

Bonfires are fun to watch, but they eventually burn out.<p>Human folly apparently doesn’t, so we just keep adding to the absurdities. The volume of …

Stock Markets

How Neutrinos Could Solve The Three Greatest Open Questions In Physics

When you take a look at the Universe in great detail, a few facts jump out at you that might be surprising. All the stars, galaxies, gas, and plasma out there are made of matter and not antimatter, even though the laws of nature appear symmetric between the two. In order to form the structures we …

Physics

Orrin Hatch just made the Republican agenda startlingly clear

We can afford a trillion dollars in deficit-financed tax cuts. But "we don't have any money" for children's health care.<p>On the Senate floor last week, just hours before Republicans passed a $1 trillion tax cut, Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown challenged Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch: Why …

Health Care