June 2010

Fringe benefits of failure

Failure - when your best just isn't good enough

I live a different life from most people I know. I don’t have any form of a nine-to-five job. I barely earn an income (My wife even encouraged me to stop trying) And besides phenomenal time with my family, I spend my days pursuing dreams that may never materialize. Some days I wake with breathtaking […]

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Praying for time

hands praying for time

I’ve always loved George Michael’s song “Praying for time”. If you can ignore all the controversies surrounding him (hence why I’ve embedded the Carrie Underwood rendition), the song is every bit lyrical genius. It’s not hard to list how humanity has screwed up royally (ie. as the earth bleeds for our sins amid the current […]

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Complimentary Box

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I love this cartoon by NakedPastor, HT: Mark Petersen Religion thinks it’s giving us gifts of truth and life, but it often ends up denying us both. What holes have you been punching through the boxes you’ve been given?

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Tom’s Shoes

TOMS SHOES

TOMS was founded by Blake Mycoskie (who also has roots in Mosaic) on a simple premise: For every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of shoes to a child in need. The consume while you contribute model isn’t perfect, but it’s a good start. I actually ordered the wrong size shoes – and […]

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The Empathic Civilisation

The Empathic Civilization

Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society. I would love to hear what people think of this video and what it’s possible implications are to what you do.

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Delivering Happiness

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About a month ago I was sent an advanced copy of Tony Hsieh’s Delivering Happiness. I was planning on just lightly skimming it, but I ended up really falling in love with the story. Most of the business principles you’ll find in the book have been around forever, but Tony does a great job of […]

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