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Leadership and Inspiration

25 Jul

He gave the I have a dream speech, not the I have a plan speech.
Simon Sinek

Too Old

25 May

If the music is too loud, you are too old.

Educated Citizens

10 May

No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated. Any nation that is progressive is led by people who have had the privilege of studying. I knew we could improve our lives even in jail. We could come out as different men, and we could come out with two degrees. Educating ourselves was a way to give ourselves the most powerful weapon for freedom. . . . The more informed you are, the less arrogant and aggressive you are.

Murder Your Darlings

13 Mar

If you here require a practical rule of me, I will present you with this: 'Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it—whole-heartedly—and delete it before sending your manuscript to press. Murder your darlings.'
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch

Diffusing Responsibility

3 Mar

One of the biggest problems in organizations is that the meeting is a tool that is used to diffuse responsibility.
Al Pittampalli

What We Believe In

19 Feb

If you want to see what a society really believes in, look at what the biggest buildings on the horizon are dedicated to.
Joseph Campbell

We All Feel Like Frauds

13 Feb

I now inhabit a life I don’t deserve, but we all walk this earth feeling we are frauds. The trick is to be grateful and hope the caper doesn’t end soon.
David Carr, The Night of the Gun

The Truth

12 Feb

You can't know the whole truth, but if there is one it lies in the space between people.
David Cart

Pessimists and Optimists

11 Feb

The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it he knows too little.
Mark Twain


10 Feb

The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
Joseph Conrad, Under Western Eyes