A New Corporate Culture

"We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." ~ Benjamin Franklin One of the greatest challenges I've faced while developing a more desirable corporate culture that is free of the common impediments that creep in through the less illuminated corners of human nature lies in overcoming the entropic tendency …

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Accomplishment and Blessing

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." ~ Harry S. Truman Accomplishment, when relating to something done admirably or creditably, is one of a number of mechanisms by which blessing is released into the world at large. It builds self-confidence and self-esteem, especially  when you achieve …

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Brotherly Love

"I'd like to see Paris before I die. Philadelphia will do." ~ Mae West Nearly two decades have passed since my last visit to Philadelphia, the former social and geographical center of the original thirteen colonies. What a marvelous city! You've likely heard people call Philadelphia the city of "brotherly love," for the city's name …

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This too shall pass

Anche questo passerà. (This too shall pass.) I was walking the streets of Manhattan yesterday admiring the remarkable product of man's ingenuity, productivity and never-ending creative drive. New York City, the product of the latest empire to serve as world hegemon, is a technical, architectural social, economic and cultural marvel and I daresay that there …

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Masterful Living

"The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators." ~ Edward Gibbon Wise is the man who uses every type of circumstance to greatest possible advantage. When others complain, he handles the discomfort quietly while looking for the openings. When others curse he gives thanks, no matter how grim the outlook. …

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The Errand of Your Life

"You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand." ~ Woodrow Wilson Your body, your …

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Your Purpose in Life

"It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?" ~ Henry David Thoreau How many of your daily activities are devoted to honestly purposeful, generative activity? Like ants, we move around busily from place to place and activity to activity, but how often do you …

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Shared Vision

Man is a gregarious creature. People will go to remarkable lengths to connect with others like themselves, who share interests, passions, beliefs and hopes. The internet, that magical tool of connectivity that compresses time and geography, can be used for generative purposes, as this video I'd like to share with you demonstrates. Composer Eric Whitacre …

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