Barry Brownstein

Barry Brownstein

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Barry Brownstein is professor emeritus of economics and leadership at the University of Baltimore. He is the author of The Inner-Work of Leadership. To receive Barry's essays subscribe at Mindset Shifts.

Recent blog posts by this author

Why is Europe Subsidizing Jihadists?

Does the European welfare system promote hate by allowing people to avoid learning the lessons of mutual dependence and cooperation that the workplace teaches? Consider for a moment how little we can do for ourselves. The food we eat, the clothes...

When You Stop Blaming, Real Change Begins

 “A lot of people don’t do well simply because they major in minor things,” explains entrepreneur and author Jim Rohn.  Many of us major in the practice of blaming. We spend so much time on the “who’s to blame” question that we have...

Would You Have Worn the Yellow Star?

Recently Daniel Lattier wrote about an elementary school in Edina, Minnesota, where public school children “are being trained to see the world through the lens of race.” Robert Jones, writing in The New York Times, warns that our distinctly...

3 Warning Signs Your Life is a Sitcom About Nothing

Mo Gawdat is the Chief Business Officer at Google X—the “moonshot’ division of Google that is responsible for speculative projects, such as Google’s driverless cars. Devastated by the sudden and unexpected loss of his beloved teenage son, Ali,...

U.S. Students Are Using the Tactics of Kim Jong-un

North Korea is perhaps the most miserable country on earth. An almost 100 percent command economy combined with an extremely repressive regime has produced unimaginable suffering for its people. Dysfunctional mindsets have terrible consequences....

The Secret to Living a Life of Mastery

In his classic book on practice, Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment, George Leonard observes how many of us have conditioned ourselves to think life is an “endless series of climatic moments.” Writing in the early 90s, Leonard...

Black Mirror's 'Nosedive' Reveals that Dystopia is Closer Than You Think

In the Netflix science fiction show Black Mirror actress Bryce Dallas Howard plays the part of Lacie in the episode “Nosedive.” Lacie lives in a dystopian, not-so-distant future. In this reality, on social media via their smartphones, people...

Gregory Watson: The C Student Who Amended the Constitution

How likely is it that a C college student would set off events that would amend the U.S. Constitution?  After all, amending the Constitution of the United States is notoriously difficult. There have been just 27 amendments in the 241-year...

When Euthanasia Becomes Murder

In the Netherlands an elderly woman suffering from dementia was held down against her protests as a lethal injection was administered by a doctor. In the days before her “euthanasia” she repeatedly said, “I don’t want to die.” The doctor was cleared...

Hypocrisy: 3 Telltale Signs of it

Hosting the Academy Awards Jimmy Kimmel found time for these conciliatory words:  “There are millions and millions of people watching right now and if every one of you took a minute to reach out to the person you disagree with, someone you...

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