In April 1961, John F. Kennedy had a really unpleasant – but enlightening – experience. The invasion of Cuba by a force of exiles from that unhappy island, which had been hatched and supported by the government of the United States, met disaster at a place called the Bay of Pigs. The event was a…

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The Greeks had a word for it. Actually they had two words: techne and metis. The words describe two very real aspects of any personal skill set. One (techne) represents any pure technical skill like being able to cast a fly over a trout stream with grace and precision. It is a compound of muscle…

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