Fernando S. Paolo

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Consumerism and life time

I have thought a lot about that. I spent over ten years in solitary, in a hole. Plenty of time to think… I spent seven years without one book! That left me time to think. And this is what I dis...

Making work better and more efficient

Large-format meetings waste people’s time. Excessive meetings are the blight of big companies and almost always get worse over time. Please get [rid] of all large meetings, unless you’re ...

Message to future generations

— What would you think it’s worth telling future generations about the life you’ve lived and the lessons you’ve learned from it? I should like to say two things, one intellectual an...

Seven signs of non-competitive states

Traditional indicators of noncompetitive performance still apply: corruption (the most seductive activity humans can consummate while clothed); the absence of sound, equitably enforced laws; civil str...

The Internationalization of Amazonia

During a recent discussion, in the United States, someone asked my opinion regarding the internationalization of the Amazon Region. The youngster asserted that he expected a response of a humanist and...

The danger of science denial

[…] in this, the 21st century, when it comes time to make decisions about science, it seems to me people have lost the ability to judge what is true and what is not. What is reliable and what i...

The essence of simplicity

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. — Antoine de saint-exupéry Plurality should not be assumed without necessity. — ...

The investment of societies

No society wants you to become wise: it is against the investment of all societies. If people are wise, they cannot be exploited. If they are intelligent, they cannot be subjugated, they cannot be for...

The purpose of religion

I cannot understand why we idle discussing religion. If we are honest - and scientists have to be - we must admit that religion is a jumble of false assertions, with no basis in reality. The very idea...

The regrets of the dying

Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent several years working in palliative care, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. She recorded their dying epiphanies in a blog. “W...