5779 - Pinchas This past Thursday, I was out for a ride. I made it down to Pompano beach, with the plan of riding up A1A north back to Boca. But a few miles up the road, there's a major blockade due to construction - with signs rerouting me. I began to follow the rerouting … Continue reading How Does Pinchas Bring the Geulah?
5779 - Balak Some intriguing research conducted by Dan Ariely and his colleagues (Emir Kamenica and Drazen Prelec) highlights how powerful and important a simple gesture of acknowledgement can be in terms of our level of engagement and perseverance. They orchestrated a study to examine our willingness to work on a task, depending on the … Continue reading The Need to Be Seen
5779 - Chukas When Napoléon was defeated in October of 1815, one of the greatest blows was to the pride of French intellectuals, who believed that their superior advances in science, mathematics and politics should surely ensure their victory. One young French academic, Sadi Carnot left France in 1821, to visit his exiled father and … Continue reading Defeating Entropy