Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Why do you REALLY do what you do?

Seth nails it again with this post. I think that many of us would probably not like the answer if we were to really dive deep into trying to find out why we do what we do. While this post focuses on business - I think this can apply to our personal lives as well.

So what is it? Why do we do what we do?

Friday, November 9, 2012

Wise Words - about bridging gaps

"People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridge."

 "In love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged."

Both from Anonymous sources

Friday, September 7, 2012

Why so quiet around here?

This blog has been badly neglected and become somewhat stale over the last several weeks.

If there are still any followers or readers out there, I thought I should maybe explain why. But before I do that I should maybe start with a story. Quite awhile ago I was lucky enough to land a job with a company that supplied MRO supplies in the mid-west. I was not qualified for this job and only got it because I was lucky enough to know someone who was in a position to put in a good word for me. While there, I learned a lot about myself and learned some principles that I still use. There was a small group of us that would meet at lunch time and go running to then justify the lunch stop at McDonalds. It was the hours spent on the track and over a Quarter-pounder with cheese that the principle of 'next step' really sank in. We would talk about what was going on in our lives currently both good and bad and every conversation then shifted to - so what is your next step? And then what are you doing about it?

 For many years my next step was to get my master degree. Which of course I kicked that can down the street because of many reasons, having children, finances, etc. Well that next step is finally happening. I have enrolled at Augsburg College and am thus far two classes down am making progress. Because of this new world of studying like crazy, writing papers and making time for team projects, this blog has and probably will continue to take a hit. I will attempt to post and link to things that interest me as time goes by, but it will be at a much slower pace then it has been in the past. I leave you with my favorite phrase from 'Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy' that I often refer to.......

Wise words - Albert Einstein

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." - Albert Einstein

Monday, August 20, 2012

Awe - the creation process

This is such a great talk. I have heard people talk about that when you understand the 'behind the scenes' that the story, the film loses some of it's magic. For this talk, I would say that is not true. Rob gives a great walk through of how our brains work and we see things. Fascinating.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Wise words - Thomas Paine

“To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.” - Thomas Paine, The Crisis

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Feed off the passion

It is amazing how passion can spark others. This teacher, Steven Ritz, gives a passionate speech about teaching kids to grow and how that changes lives and the world. In the South Bronx. Watch, listen, and get inspired!