Tag Archives: David Brooks

A Different Kind of Commencement

We’re now entering the time of year where the best of speakers brings out their greatest wisdom to share with graduates as they move on from high school or college into the oft-promised “real world.”  This is another thing bound … Continue reading

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Acknowledging Emergence

One of the best things I took away from David Brooks’ The Social Animal is his thinking on emergent systems. His definition: Emergent systems exist when different elements come together and produce something that is greater than the sum of … Continue reading

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David Brooks and How C. S. Lewis Was Right

One of the books I enjoyed the most over spring break was David Brooks’ The Social Animal.  Brooks says lots of things, and most of them well, in the book.  He creates two characters and tracks their imaginary lives through … Continue reading

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