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Merry Christmas from Gavriel’s Horn

Since 2011, Gavriels-Horn has published many blogs from many authors. However, the “Merry Christmas” post generated the most feedback ever. So here is re-visit of this post. By the way, when did “Happy Holidays” replace the now controversial “Merry Christmas”? Consider two stories. In this past week, a group of young carolers were chased—not politely…

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Starting Over…PHD Drop-Out

by Cali Pitchel, Belief Agency In kindergarten I changed my name to Sarah Dunlevy-Michaelson. This was a hybrid of sorts, the first and last names of classmates and friends. Upon changing my identity, I told my teachers and fellow kindergarteners that my parents were dead, and I proudly announced (inspired by my favorite storybook at…

Happy New Year! Forget writing resolutions…write your obituary.

Annually, people make resolutions only to quietly fail within weeks of January 1. How much do health clubs and gyms profit on failed resolutions? Behavioral economics and organizational research explains this and offers some ideas to overcome resolutions that do not stick. Behavioral economics research suggest decisions are generally emotion-based (see separate Nobel Prize winning…

Mandela’s Leadership Legacy: The Power of Grit

In 1976, I was in 7th grade social studies when I first learned about caste systems and apartheid. I recall being completely dumbstruck thinking, “How could this be the case in the modern world?” After all, in 1976 we celebrated the country’s bicentennial! It was difficult for my 12 year-old mind to digest. For the…

Happy Thanksgiving

President George Washington declared Thursday, November 26, 1789, “as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God.” Washington’s proclamation of a day for the nation to stop and thank God has seen many legal iterations. However, it is essentially the…

We’ve Been Busy, But We’re Not Done

The flow of content hasn’t been as strong as previous months, but all of us at Gavriels-Horn are still excited to share our thoughts/ideas with everyone and hope that you’ll join us to do the same – after all, the human race has perpetually demonstrated that we operate better together as opposed to separate introverts. …

Happy New Year! Our wish for you in 2012.

Happy 2012 to our readers. Thank you for helping us grow a “thought” into an evolving reality. This year will include improvements and new ideas for Gavriel’s Horn sponsored by Callbutton, but we do not have all of the answers. If you have ideas please share them with us. Today marks the busy season for…

Welcome to Gavriel’s Horn

Dear Fellow Thinker, Welcome to Gavriel’s Horn sponsored by Callbutton. Gavriels’ Horn is a free, academic source that helps people cross-pollinate their thinking and to see the world from different angles. This cross-disciplinary site brings current ideas, perspectives, and concepts—thoughts—from leading thinkers. In easily digestible “thoughts” (i.e., blog posts), thinkers will provide insight into contemporary…