Wandering Into Wisdom

This blog chronicles the knowledge, insight and wisdom I encounter every day as a leadership consultant, executive coach, educator, father, friend and citizen. This site is dedicated to my father, Louis (Jack) Laughlin, who passed on to me an appreciation for wisdom. A special thanks to my friend Isaac Cheifetz, a businessman and journalist, who helped me understand the value of blogs and encouraged me to write one.

Little Old Ladies*

A voicemail left by a witness to an accident in Texas is making the rounds on the Internet. Yet another example of the kind of news and entertainment disseminated through the Internet. Apparently the voicemail system where it originated crashed because it was forwarded so many times. The narrative is quite humorous. Link to Voicemail

Mind Control*

Rebecca Saxe is a neuroscience researcher at MIT where they investigate areas of the brain responsible for things like moral judgment. One of their experimental techniques is to temporarily disrupt parts of the brain to study the impact on moral judgments. When someone said they hope she doesn’t take calls from the Pentagon she responded, “I’m not. I mean, they’re calling but I’m not taking the call.”