Lane Wallace

Lane Wallace is a pilot and adventure writer. She is the author of Surviving Uncertainty: Taking a Hero's Journey.

  • Why Bankers Should Fly Small Airplanes

    There is no lack of contributing culprits, factors, or causes when it comes to the current financial crisis. But one particular thread that's…

  • In Search of Proof and Control

    A number of years ago, I was seated next to a physician at a dinner party. In the course of our conversation, I mentioned that my mother had had…

  • Geothermal Drilling: Acting Like Apes

    A NOVA program earlier this week explored the learning and teaching habits of apes ... and how they differ from those of humans. Apes of various…

  • Is Thinking Back in Fashion?

    Thinking may be coming back into fashion.Never mind the fact that we have a President known for his intellectually rigorous abilities and  habits.…

  • Prospect Theory at the U.S. Open

    It's nice to know Tiger Woods is human, after all. Woods and all the other golf pros who, if the rain ever stops, will walk the links of the U.S.…

  • Ungentlemanly Agreement

    In 1947, 20th Century-Fox won two Academy Awards for a controversial movie that told the story of a journalist (Gregory Peck) who decided to write a…

  • Risk, Uncertainty, and Greatness

    A friend of mine who runs a management and innovation consulting business recently told me that almost all of his clients were responding to the…

  • When Pictures Obscure

    It's said a picture is worth a thousand words, driving home an entire story with instant, lasting impact. But which thousand, what story, and with…

  • In Pursuit of Those 15 Minutes

    On the cover of the next issue of ESPN magazine (which hits newsstands today) is a photo of a young, tousled-hair 17-year-old, standing tall aboard a…

  • Are Blue-Collar Jobs More Noble?

    To hear Matthew Crawford tell it, he's discovered a grand new truth of life. And that is: contrary to conventional belief, there is great…

  • The Importance of Critical Thinking

    In a column that came out yesterday in the New York Times, Nicholas Kristof explored some of the emotional "hot buttons" that separate the thinking…

  • The Irony of Social Networking Technology

    There were two back-to-back articles in yesterday's Science Times that provided ... probably unintentionally ... bookend perspectives on the pros and…

  • Being in the Moment

    In response to my earlier post on the virtues and value of silence, a reader wrote: "Your point about recording an event rather than experiencing…

  • In Praise of Silence

    At the height of the initial swine flu scare at the end of April, NPR posted an opinion piece on its website arguing that Twitter had exacerbated…

  • Two Memorial Day Stories

    Two stories worth listening to, this Memorial Day: The first comes from Friday's "Morning Edition" on NPR: The story of Allen Hoe, whose son Nainoa…

  • Risk Ct'd: The Hazards of Guided Adventure

    One more interesting note (related to previous discussions here and here) on how we under- and over-estimate various risks in life:  In 1999, in…

  • A Revolutionary Future, Ctd

    In 1980, futurist Alvin Toffler's book The Third Wave predicted a soon-to-be-realized work revolution, made possible by new technology, that largely…

  • Rewards of an Alternate Route

    In an earlier post on how to cope with uncertain times and changes, I noted that sometimes, alternate routes or destinations can turn out to be way…

  • Predicting a Revolutionary Future

    Time magazine's cover story this week is a predictive look at how "the way Americans work" is going to change over the next 10 years. "Throw away the…

  • Breaking a Violent Habit

    Eve Ensler, the author of The Vagina Monologues, gave impassioned testimony last week to the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs…

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The Best 71-Second Animation You'll Watch Today

A rock monster tries to save a village from destruction.

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The Case for Napping at Work

Most Americans don't get enough sleep. More and more employers are trying to help address that.

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A Four-Dimensional Tour of Boston

In this groundbreaking video, time moves at multiple speeds within a single frame.

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Who Made Pop Music So Repetitive? You Did.

If pop music is too homogenous, that's because listeners want it that way.

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Stunning GoPro Footage of a Wildfire

In the field with America’s elite Native American firefighting crew

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