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I’m always looking for ways different ways to make it easier for people to think about their promises.Last week listening to a recent Knowledge Project podcast, I stumbled on a conversation between host Shane Parrish and a guy called Jim Dethmer with a lively section on promises, except they don’t...

Take a look around at the broken promises you see. How did it happen? Was it neglect, poor planning, a deliberate act?My research side-project examines what wasn’t considered and leads to the downfall. So along with reading philosophical essays about promising and agreements, I’m an avid student of what’s missing...

An article about Michael Cohen’s testimony to Congress may seem like an unlikely place to stumble upon a truth about the relationship between promises and forgiveness. However, while invoking philosopher Hannah Arendt, The Atlantic’s contributing writer Quina Jurecic made the following observation: “The act of forgiving, in her view, is the necessary counterpart...

In the article titled “Culture Grows the Way You Feed It” I challenged you to look at what’s in your pantry. This week, we’ll go one step further, because not all food is created equal and if you want a different brand result (than you have), a place to start is...