The Benefits Of Harmful Behavior…

Mithridatism is the practice of administering small doses of poison in order to build an immunity from potentially larger lethal amounts. It was introduced by Mithridates, 120 BC, who was the king of Pontus, and unlike his father, did not want to die by poisoning. The story goes that his mother, Laodice VI, was the main suspect in his fathers death and favored poisoning as a means of getting rid of her enemies. As Mithridates grew closer to the age of becoming king, he began to catch wind of assassination plots against him at the direction of his mother who favored his younger brother to be the next ruler. … More The Benefits Of Harmful Behavior…

Woman Finds First Computer Bug In 1950’s Then Smashes It…

September 9th, 1945 a team of computer technicians, led by Grace Hopper, took off Panel-F from their super computer and found in Relay-70 something very unusual. A moth, which was removed and pasted into their log book. Grace Hopper wrote the caption under the bug “First actual case of bug being found”. Hopper went on … More Woman Finds First Computer Bug In 1950’s Then Smashes It…

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth”​…When Your Plan Goes Awry!

Life is messy! Along with that perfect plan we devised, comes a dose of reality when it all goes awry. Oddly enough, Mike Tyson put it best when he said before a major fight, “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth”. … More “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth”​…When Your Plan Goes Awry!

Admiral James B. Stockdale: Education For Leadership and Survival…

When Stockdale landed he was beaten unconscious, his clothes torn off his back and if not for the local police that seized him, he most likely would have been killed. Stockdale suffered a broken leg and a paralyzed arm before they took him into custody as a prisoner of war, an experience that has become one of the most inspiring stories of loyalty, defiance, and what hardships in our life can teach us about our moral character. … More Admiral James B. Stockdale: Education For Leadership and Survival…