Threesology Research Journal
Rodan's sculpture of the thinker
(Three-patterned occurrences in Philosophical perspectives)
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Rodan's sculpture the thinker

(The Study of Threes)

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It is of some interest to note that while we can identify a developmental "first" with the right hemisphere, we are inclined to label the emergence of a "first" in the left hemisphere with respect to language. This does not mean that there does not exist one or more "firsts" with the right hemisphere, it is just that we adults, in the context of studying language development, focus primarily on this particular attribute. If we were studying some other hemispherical attribute, it is quite reasonable to suggest we might identify it as a "first", with respect to hemisphere developmental dominance.

Both examples came from this page:

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The usage of "old and new" differentiates "before and after" as does a usage of number or letter sequencing (1- 2- 3, 10- 20- 30, A- B- C, X- Y- Z...) when such an explanation is provided at some position during the fore front of a discussion... even though other types of sequencing could just as well be used so long as that which is used has been signified as marks or measures of transition, transposition, movement, etc... As such, interestingly enough, we find that attributes of the right hemisphere (which came after the Reptilian Complex and before the Right Hemisphere), characteristically have an underlying pattern-of-two organization and those of the left hemisphere have a pattern-of-three organization. The reptilian brain thus has the "1" organization attributed to it as is easily suggested by its "self"-preservation orientation. While some may use the 3 alternative designations "me- myself- I" in referencing the "self", each of these either individually or collectively refer to one person. The word "mine" on the other hand could very well mean more than one, though the word "ours" may be more indicative to some readers.

Left and Right brain hemisphere attributes

Note: Much of the brain illustration shown above was adapted from page 106 of Dean Falk's book entitled "Brain Dance," 1992.

3-patterned formula to brain hemisphere attributes:

When we look at the assigned culturally recognized attributes of the brain, we can see a distinct (over-lapping) 1-patterned, or 2-patterned, or 3-patterned arrangement. (Reminder: when a person gets a stroke in the left hemisphere of the brain it affects the right side of the body, and vice-versa.)

Left Hemisphere
(Predominantly 3-patterned)


Associative~ Commutative~ Distributive
A2 + B2 = C2 ~ Sine- Cosine- Tangent
1st# (+ - X /) 2nd# = 3rd#


Thesis ~ Antithesis ~ Synthesis
Indulgence ~ "Middle Way" ~ Ascetism
Major Premise ~ Minor Premise ~ Conclusion

Time Sequencing:

Seconds~ Minutes~ Hours
Past ~ Present ~ Future
Day~ Week~ Month

Language - Speech - Grammar:

Subject~ Object~ Verb
Consonants ~ Vowels ~ Supra-segmentals
Period ~ Question Mark ~ Exclamation point

Right Body Side:

Tri-cuspid heart valve
Three-lobed lung
Right Hemisphere
(Predominantly 2-patterned)


Macro versus Micro
Whole versus Part
Inner versus Outer


Major Scale vs Minor Scale
Loud versus Soft (Quiet)
Consonance vs Dissonance

Visuospatial: (Art)

Background vs Foreground
Light vs Dark (Contrasts)
1 Dimension vs 2 Dimensions


Pain versus Pleasure
Positive vs Negative
Love versus Hate

Left Body Side:

Bi-cuspid heart valve
Two-lobed lung
Human Heart

The correlations of two and three being made on this page are not typical considerations. However, I did come across a single reference concerning the tricuspid valve:

--- Why does the right side of the heart have a TRICUSPID valve? ---
Human Lungs

In recognizing that the left lung is smaller than the right lung (which provides room for the heart), let us conjecture that this is due to some past earlier developmental sequence just as we find the 1-layer, 2-layer, 3-layer sequential development of the 3 primordial germ layers (Ectoderm- Mesoderm- Entoderm) in primitive to more complex organisms. Hence, difference in size (dimorphism) as well as a two/ or three prominence may provide another link towards understanding developmental processes. Does this mean that the recurring smallness of the female to the male in many species indicates that females came before the male in terms of species-specific evolutionary development during particular environmental circumstances? If so, will there be an increased development towards a 3 to 1 "fusion" ratio?

(Predominantly 1-Patterned)

(Self)-Preservation~ (Self)-Procreation~ (Self)-Preeminence

Some additional two-patterned references found in music:
  • Tension and Release
  • Staccato and Legato
  • Slow and Fast
  • Ascending and Descending

Let us now place the idea of a 1- 2- 3 hemispheric/brain attribute differentiation with overall brain development sequencing. This results in a Mono- (one) Bi/Di- (two) Tri- (Three) portrayal to which we can apply other labels which may or may not provide a readily understood similarity. The following image is one expression of this perspective:

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In days of yore (as recounted by H.G. Wells in his "Outline of History") it was considered that humanity may have had a double or treble (triple) origin. While largely discounted, this idea nonetheless provides another example of humanity's thinking processes, that is easily translated into a numerical quantity. The notion once thought was that Africans arose from a gorilla, Asians arose from an orangutan(g), and Caucasians arose from a chimpanzee. Whereas some readers might argue that we could offer examples of other than "three" concepts, thus exhibiting their interest in some other numerical quantity or design; we don't find the same wide-spread usage of other concepts with other-than three formulas. In other words, for example, we don't find the values of 7, 13, or others in usage in so many different areas of human organization about their contemplations. Indeed, if we humans were on the 7th planet from the Sun, our anatomy had a recurring "7" pattern and DNA had a "7" coding system; all of which were not a composite of two or more values, it would pose a significant argument to a "threes" discussion.

Yet, what is not being applied to either of the foregoing theoretical considerations is an earlier occurrence of a 1- 2- 3 maturational development sequence. Specifically, before the brain's triune development (and subsequent attribute designations) came the development of a triune Germ Layer evolution that may have been preceded by a similarly fashioned developmental progression with the "triune/three" of DNA- RNA- Proteins (viewed as a set) that was preceded by the "triune/three" of their underlying triplet code (Adenosine- Cytosine- Guanine/[plus Thymine for DNA and Adenosine- Cytosine- Guanine/[plus Uracil for RNA])... The "triune/three" of Proteins would be: the "primary- secondary- tertiary" structure (with the quaternary as a composite matrix). In other words, the appearance of DNA- RNA- Proteins must have had some sort of independent and/or overlapping development. This must also be true, or so we might consider, with how each of their underlying three-part structures may have developed. Similarly, we could think along this same triune development fashion by considering that the three main cellular energy sources Adenosine monophosphate- Adenosine diphosphate- Adenosine triphosphate [AMP (mono: one)- ADP (Di: two)- ATP (tri: three)] was likewise established though other examples might well be offered by one or more readers; such as whether life 1st began on Mercury then "moved" to Venus, and then "came" to Earth; by luck, chance, freak accident, intention or some sort of reflexive mechanism "inherent" in biological activity within a planetary system.

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Whether or not these "triune" (or three-patterned) characteristics are synonymous with that of the maturational progression being explored with brain development is at this point suppositional. And along with this we might venture to guess whether the "triune/three" of the proposed three life domains "Archae- Bacteria- Eukaryote" followed a 1- 2 - 3 developmental trek; or the electron- neutron- proton complex; or the Mercury- Venus- Earth trio; suggesting life as we know it may have begun so many billions of years ago on Mercury, then moved to Venus before arriving on Earth... additionally suggesting this first three may be the first of two sets-of-three yet to come; thereby giving evidence for a mathematically definable progression in terms of a 1- 2- 3 set theory. (By the way, infant vocal expressions labeled "babbling" appear to show a 1- 2- 3 structure in terms of single- double- triple chunking that is follow by a single- double- triple word development usage that is followed by some measure of "threes" usage, whether or not the user is aware of such. This example about developmental language is important since ideas typically are "translated" into words grouped into sentences grouped into paragraphs that may thereafter be grouped into chapters, then a book, then a sequel... unless like in days of old, chapters would be collated into a section called a book, thus there would be several books in a volume that we of the present call a book.)

Let us take a look at the aforementioned three Germ (cell) layers labeled Endoderm- Mesoderm- Ectoderm. But before providing a short definition list of each, it must be stated that these three Germ layers have evolved to produce a complex organism such as we humans...

  1. ... Even though animals from flat worms to man grow from three Germ layers (labeled Triploplastic) and have a bilaterally symmetric body design. (Humorously noted, it may not be a coincidence that worms are comically portrayed as being particularly intelligent, or why else would we refer to someone as a book worm? We never hear of a worm being called a book human.)
  2. Less complex organisms have two Germ Layers and are sometimes referred to as Diploblastic (Biploplastic) such as the cnidarians (coelenterates), which also have radially symmetric body designs.
  3. While the usage of the term "Monoploblastic", along with the idea of a single Germ layer is particularly infrequent during discussions within the context of and about biology as well as the evolution-like spread of ideas in various written forms; the life forms known as protozoans may, conversationally speaking, be described as such. The design of their body is labeled spherical in that their body parts are arranged concentrically (circularly), with no distinct polarity.

The illustration at the left portrays meiosis (sex-cell reproduction) compared to Earth events though the rate of revolution is not clearly depicted. Development on a fast spinning Earth billions of years ago may well have produced the conditions like that of a laboratory centrifuge as opposed to a rate of slower revolution with a more "biologically fashionable" magnetic field polarization from which bilateral symmetry may have been developmentally influenced... spurned by the planet's "polarizing" events now seen in mitosis and meiosis. (Too fast a rotation may not be conducive to a "biological awakening" in that it also produces geophysical instability. In other words, the Earth would not be able to remain or aggregate into a whole because it would spin apart.) Flip-flopping of the Earth's magnetic filed polarity, though visible in rock formations, may not be so readily identifiable in biological substrates if we use conventional methods of analysis, interpretation as well as expectation.

Hence, with respect to the three Germ Layers, we can say that we have a Triune-styled biological formula that precedes the development of the Triune brain complex, even though it may have developed its triune ("3") structure in a 1-to-1 developmental proximity. In other words, one part of the brain such as the R-complex may have had its earliest beginnings within the time-frame development of a single Germ layer and then the 2nd brain structure (compartmentalization) developed within the time-frame of the Second Germ Layer and the 3rd brain structure with the third Germ layer, even if we at present are unable to identify the earliest developmental 1-to-1 correlations, if they occurred at all. In other words, even though we say that the development of the Central Nervous System (brain) occurred by way of the 3rd (Ectoderm) Germ layer, each brain division (R-complex, Limbic System, Neo-cortex) may themselves have, with respect to one another, a progressive three-patterned sequencing development even though this idea may not have been thought of, investigated or documented (as such, differentiated from their placement and time during individualized Germ Layer origination).

In taking stock of the following Germ layer examples, it can be seen that several have a readily identifiable "three-patterned" structure and/or functionality, though alternative forms of "three" assessments may be of value such as placement in conjunction with other examples, activity cycle, growth rate, etc..., to determine if such considerations have any viability for inclusion. For those examples not having a readily identifiable "three" organization (etc.), conjectures might include the consideration that evolution is occurring as we speak and that one day such examples might well have a "three" or something other, including perhaps the distinction of having become a vestigial remnant.

The Endoderm is the inner-most layer from which the stomach, colon, liver, pancreas, epithelial parts of the trachea, lungs, pharynx, thyroid, parathyroid, and intestines develop (in short, the digestive and respiratory systems).

3 bands... Teniae mesocolica~ Teniae libera~ Teniae omentalis

Epithelial parts of the Trachae:
3 basic epithelial cell shapes: Squamous~ Cuboidal~ Columnar

Intestines: 3 parts of the small intestine... Duodenum - Jejunum - Ileum;
3 gastric mucosa regions: Cardic glandular - Oxynti glandular - Pyloric glandular;

3 coats of the gallbladder: Serous - Fibromuscular - Mucous (Gallbladder sits below right lobe of liver)

Right lung has three lobes, left lung has two lobes.

3 single and 3 pairs of cartilage compose the frame (skeleton) of the larynx.

3 stomach wall fiber layers: Longitudinal~ Circular~ Oblique
3 types of (digestive tract) epithelial cell junctions: Tight~ Desmosome~ Gap
3 digestive enzymes: Glycerol esterhydrolase - Cholesterol esterase - Phospholipase A2
3 substances regulating HCL (gastric acid): Acetylcholine - Histamine - Gastrin
3 increased acid secretion phases in response to food: Cephalic - Gastric - lntestinal


The Mesoderm is the middle layer from which the skeletal muscle, skeleton (bone), cartilage, dermis of the skin, urogenital system, urinary bladder, lining of the urethra, heart, blood (lymph cells), kidney, spleen, and connective tissue develop.

Blood (lymph cells):

3 main cellular components of Blood: Red blood cells~ White blood cells~ Platelets
3 blood plasma protein groups: Globulin~ Albumin~ Fibrinogen
3 white blood cell (leucocyte) groups: Granulocyte~ Lymphocyte~ Monocyte
3rd corpuscle: alternate name for platelets
*** Band 3 protein is complex molecule in red blood cell (erythrocyte) membranes
3 letters (and combinations thereof) used for blood typing: (A~ B~ 0)
3 main blood channels: Veins~ Arteries~ Capillaries
3 interferon types: (White blood cells)~ (Fibroblasts-connective tissue)~ (Lymphocytes)

Cartilage: 3 types... Fibro - Elastic - Hyaline
Connective tissue:
Dermis of the skin:

3 skin layers: Epidermis - Dermis - Subcutaneous Tissue
3 skin layers: Epidermis - Dermis - Subcutaneous Tissue
3 burn degrees (corresponding to skin layers) : 1st degree burn - 2nd degree burn - 3rd degree burn

Heart: 3 layers... Endocardium~ Myocardium~ Pericardium
Kidney: 3 sequences of development: Pronephros - Mesonephros - Metanephros

Skeletal muscle:
3 muscle types: Striated ~ Cardiac ~ Smooth
3 muscle divisions: Head ~ Belly ~ Tail
3 gluteus muscles: Maximus ~ Medius ~ Minimus
3 muscle fiber arrangements: Unipennate ~ Bipennate ~ Multipennate
3 masseter muscle parts: Superficial ~ intermediate ~ Deep
3 muscle heads: Biceps ~ Triceps ~ Quadriceps ("Quadricep" refers to Musculus Triceps Surae, the Plantaris is counted separately) {another 3:1 ratio}
3 muscle (contrasts) definitions: Superior/Inferior ~ Major/Minor ~ Posterior/Anterior
3 lateral vertebral muscles: Scalenus anterior ~ Scalenus medius ~ Scalenus posterior
3 peroneal/fibular muscles: Peroneus brevis ~ Peroneus longus ~ Peroneus tertius
3 general muscle attachment types: Superficial fascia ~ Deep fascia ~ Subserous facia
3 eyelid muscles: Levator palpebrae superioris ~ Obicularis oculi ~ Corrugator supercili

3 columns (with 3 subdivisions) of the erector spinne (sacrospinalis) muscle mass:
(Lateral column): Ilicostalis lumborum ~ lliocostalis thoracis ~ llicostalis cervicis;
(Intermediate column): Longissimus thoracis ~ Longissimus cervicics ~ Longissimus capitis;

(Medial column): Spinalis thoracis ~ Spinalis cervicis ~ Spinalis caphis

3 divisions to the transversospinalis muscle group:
(1) Semispinalis thoracis ~ Semispinalis Cervicis ~ Semispinalis capitis
(2) Multifidus muscles
(3) Rotatores thoracis~ Rotatores cervicis~ Rotatores lumborum

3 muscles of the human nose: Procerus - Nasalis - Depressor septi
3 orbicular muscle portions: Pars orbitlis ~ Pars palpebralis ~ Pars lacrimalis

Skeleton (bone):
3 possible bone formation sites... Intramembranous - Endochondral - Heterotopic;
3 stages of bone development... Membranes - Cartilaginous - Osseous;
3 bone layers... Concentric - Circumferential - Interstial;
3 bone cell types... Osteoblasts - Osteocytes - Osteoclasts;
3 functions of human skeleton: Support~ Protects organs~ Movement (with muscles)

Urethra (lining):
Urinary bladder:

The Ectoderm is the outer-most layer from which the Central Nervous System (brain and spinal cord), lense of the eye, ganglia nerves, pigment cells, head connective tissues, epidermis, hair, and mammary glands develop.

CNS (central nervous system; brain and spinal cord):
3 expansions of neural tube produce: Forebrain~ Midbrain~ Hindbrain
3 successive brain divisions: Hind/Midbrain ~ Limbic system ~ Cerebral cortex
3 brain and spinal cord layers: Pia Mater~ Dura Mater ~ Arachnoid process
3 Spinal Cord white-matter columns: Dorsal Funiculus ~ Lateral Funiculus ~ Ventral Funiculus
3 pounds: common reference to the weight of the human brain
3 stages of brain development: Reptilian ~ Mammalian ~ Neo-mammalian
3 lobes on each Cerebellum hemisphere: Blocculondodular ~ Anterior ~ Posterior

Spinal Cord white matter columns: Dorsal Funiculus - Lateral Funiculus - Ventral Funiculus

Epidermis: The Epidermis is the middle of three skin layers: Dermis - Epidermis - Sub-cutaneous tissue

Ganglia nerves:
3 layers of dead cells make up a hair shaft: Medulla ~ Cortex ~ Cuticle

Head connective tissues:
Lense of the eye:
3rd eye in humans is referred to as the "mind's eye"
Three types of exocrine glands According to mode of secretion:
  1. Merocrine glands- secretion occurs as vesicles, no part of cell is shed.
  2. Apocrine glands= a portion of cell is shed with secretion.
  3. Holocrine glands- secretion occurs by whole cell being ruptured.

Three types of Exocrine glands Is a sebaceous gland apocrine, holocrine, or merocrine?

Pigment cells: (note the three quantities mentioned: 2, 3, 4)

Vertebrate pigment cells can be divided into two types based upon their embryonic origins. One type, the retinal pigment epithelium, is found only in an outer layer of the eye and is derived from an outpocketing of the developing forebrain, the optic cup. The second type, the neural crest derived pigment cells, encompass the pigment cells of the integuement and the inner ear, the iris, and the internal organs. The primary function of these cells is to produce pigment for coloration of skin and appendages (hair, feather, scale). Depending on the organism, the type of pigment produced, and the developmental stage, neural crest-derived pigment cells are defined by different nomenclature such as melanoblasts, melanocytes and chromatophores (including melanophores, iridipohores, xanthophores, and erythophores).

(Conservation of quantity... thus revealing an example of an environmentally-based biological influence?)

Since pigment cells are not essential for viability, mutations that affect their development are frequently not lethal yet cause obvious alterations in the coloring of adult vertebrates. This has led in the availability of many mutants to dissect developmental pathways. Studies using rodents, chick, quail, Xenopus, and zebrafish, have provided both complementary and overlapping information on pigment cell development. Each organism lends itself to unique experimental studies and the specific details of pigment cell development can vary amongst them. Thus pigment cell number, timing of migration and differentiation, and type of pigmentation produced varies across the vertebrates. Comparisons of studies with different organisms have revealed that the genetic regulation of pigment cell development is highly conserved.

Zebrafish, and more recently a distant relative, medaka, have emerged as excellent model systems for studying pigment cell development primarily because this process can be visualized in live embryos. Zebrafish have three pigment cell types (melanophores, xanthophores, and iridophores) and medaka have a fourth type.2,3 The distribution of the different types of chromatophores is the major determinant of the coloration pattern in adult fish. Similar to Xenopus, pigment is produced in the chromatophores before the completion of migration. The melanophores, which are similar to melanocytes and produce black pigment, appear around 24 hr laterally and then along the trunk. The xanthophores appear next followed by the iridophores, which produce yellow pigment and silvery pigment, respectively. Also unique to fish, their pigment cells migrate both dorso-laterally and ventrally, and do not cross the basement membrane into the epidermis.

Zebrafish and medaka are amenable to both genetic and embryological experiments. Over 90 pigmentation mutants in zebrafish have been identified from large-scale ENU mutagenesis screens, and additional mutants have been created from insertional mutagenesis.3,4 In medaka, over 40 spontaneous mutants exist. Similar to Xenopus, zebrafish are also well suited to loss and gain of function analyses using genes and morpholinos, respectively.

Much of our understanding of the cell biology of pigment cell development has come from studies of the avian species. Although chick and quail are not well suited for genetic studies, neural tubes can be dissected from chick embryos, cultured, and loss and gain of function analyses can be carried out. Since quail cells can be distinguished from chick cells by the presence of a large amount of heterochromatin in their nuclei, cell transplantation experiments have been used to understand pigment cell fate and migration. These techniques provided the first evidence that pigment cells migrate dorso-laterally and that pigment cell fate, like other neural crest derivatives, is dependent upon the environment through which they migrate.5-7 DiI analysis in chick also revealed that pigment cell precursors migrate a day after other neural crest-derived lineages have begun to emigrate from the neural tube

The rodent is another classical system that has been instrumental to the identification of genes required for pigment cell development. Mice and rats with black and white coat coloration patterns have been favorites of mouse fanciers for centuries. In mammals, the pigment cell precursor is called the melanoblast and the mature pigment cell is called the melanocyte. A major determinant of skin and hair color results from the regulation of the two types of pigment produced by melanocytes, eumelanin (brown or black) and pheomelanin (yellow/red). In many mammals including mice, the Agouti signaling pathway regulates this switching of melanin type within a cell. Genetic analyses of over 100 spontaneous coat color mutants in small rodents have led to the identification of at least ten loci essential for pigment cell development. Defects in pigment cell development in small rodents are often evident as white spots in an otherwise dark animal.

The Genetic Regulation of Pigment Cell Development (Debra L. Silver, Ling Hou, and William J Pavan)

The 3rd Alternative
— Dr. Stephen R. Covey's Most Significant Work. —

(29 Sept. 2011)

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From the multi-million-copy best-selling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People –hailed as the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century– The 3rd Alternative introduces a breakthrough approach to resolving conflict and creative problem solving. Dr. Stephen R. Covey, one of Time magazine's 25 most influential Americans, brings his formidable insights to our toughest personal, organizational, and social challenges.

In his new book, The 3rd Alternative, Stephen R. Covey shows us how to seek that better thing and transcend our deepest disputes.


Even in our conflicted times, now and again we catch a glimpse of the better thing. Dr. Covey shows us how to seek that better thing and transcend our deepest disputes.

~ Desmond Tutu ~

In The 3rd Alternative, Stephen Covey urges us to chart a course beyond the suboptimal solutions to all our crises—beyond left and right, and beyond the many false choices in front of us. The 3rd Alternative is a wise and welcome echo of Einstein’s warning that the problems we’re facing today cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.

~ Arianna Huffington ~

In The 3rd Alternative, Dr. Covey inspires us to think differently about solving problems than we ever have before. We must set aside our differences, including our boundaries, languages, economics, politics, and cultures and work hand in hand together to create solutions which are greater than the problems we now face.

~ Muhammad Yunus ~

Dealing with differences — in business, politics, economics, and elsewhere – is fraught with peril. Emotions, misunderstandings, insecurities, and ego can all stand in the way of coming to mutually beneficial agreements or in changing how people perceive a problem or an opportunity. Stephen Covey culls inspiring insights from his profiles of numerous thinkers, who each achieved positive results by developing unique ways to come to agreements or change people’s perceptions that, in turn, would lead to once seemingly impossible results. Covey has carefully developed a model that leaders will find extremely helpful in a world beset by countless conflicts.

~ Steve Forbes ~

You can “get” Stephen Covey’s message in five pages — or less. But I dearly hope you will carefully read and apply every page. Stephen has given us a precious gift – but like most profound ideas, it is the daily, conscious practice that can or will transform your life.

~ Tom Peters ~

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~ Jon Huntsman, Sr. ~

In this book, Covey reaches out way beyond his familiar domain, to the universe, and has come up with a social vaccine capable of addressing, if not resolving, the existential agonies and angst that we all face, as individuals and to the organizations and societies that we live and work in. In this olympiad vault, Covey has written his most ambitious and hopeful book, in my own view, a masterpiece to benefit all of us doing our best to live in peace and justice in this messy world.

~ Warren Bennis ~

Stephen Covey’s most important book.

~ Seth Godin ~

Once again, Stephen Covey has nailed it. In this latest book, he offers meaningful advice for navigating life’s toughest challenges. It’s not about “my way,” or “your way,” but seeking out “our way.”

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A most compelling approach for addressing the most challenging issues of the day. It is an inarguable formula for success in the corporate world and beyond.

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A Third Alternative to the Debt Crisis?

The rigid partisanship behind last week’s spectacle in Washington came very close to injuring the entire world economy. The deal that was struck will not keep the mountainous deficit from growing. This battle is over, but the war will continue and get worse until our leaders change their thinking. There is a better way than the constant fighting over compromises that solve nothing. As with every conflict of two opposing alternatives, there is always a third alternative. The better way is to go for that alternative. We get to a third alternative through a process [...]

I caught up with Stephen R. Covey to have him reflect on his worldwide bestseller, The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, over two decades later. First written in 1989, it has now sold over twenty million copies in 38 languages! Dr. Covey has been recognized as one of Time Magazine’s 25 Most Influential Americans. He is the co-founder and vice chairman of FranklinCovey, the leading global professional services firm with offices in 123 countries. He is also the author of The 8th Habit and his forthcoming book is called “The 3rd Alternative: Solving Life’s [...]

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H.O.B. note: I include the portion which displays the "7" value. The usage of the "3" and the "7" by this writer gives the impression of a deliberate usage of numerical-based symbolism. Then again, the writer may only be superficially aware of these numerical symbols as do most writers.

Date of Origination: (approx.)Wednesday, 15th May 2013... 7:24 AM
Posted Update: Thursday, 24th May 2018... 7:11 AM
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Herb O. Buckland