Archive for June, 2006

The gift I’d give

, written by Jeremy

Ever looked at your CEO? Ever watched the Prime Minister when he isn’t speaking? I don’t mean: glanced at his shoes or hair style. I mean really looked – actually observed.

Did you see her eyes darting around the room, …

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The edge of greatness

, written by Jeremy

Look across all “great” achievements and imagine what it was like to be on the verge of those things. Imagine the youthful, burning passion from which that accomplishment was borne.

Look across the spectrum of actions and decisions and sacrifices …

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Things as they are (rather than what we wish they were).

, written by Jeremy

Retro post: Revised based on “Look!” from November 30, 2004.

John Oliver (past President of DowElanco Canada Inc., a joint venture between Dow Chemical and Eli Lillys), once told me what he looks at when considering novel products. …

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What’s in?

, written by Jeremy

Retro post: September 12, 2004

(A Billy Collins poem. Rated PG)

Purity

My favourite time to write is in the late afternoon,
weekdays, particularly Wednesdays.
This is how I go about it:
I take a fresh pot of tea into …

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Bahauddin’s flower

, written by Jeremy

Bahauddin, the father of Rumi:

When I deeply know my senses, I feel in them the way to God and the purpose of living:

Look at this surprising flower
which cannot be seen, and yet
its fragrance cannot be

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Where taking is giving

, written by Jeremy

Sometimes giving less room means giving more value - a simple principle of economics.

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Purposeful thought

, written by Jeremy

Action is directed by ideas. Action realizes what thinking has designed.

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Innovation begets innovation

, written by Jeremy

Jared Diamond won the Pulitzer Prize for his book Guns, Germs and Steel. In it Diamond describes one of the key principles of innovation: technology begets technology.

Using examples of neighbouring New Guinean, North American Indian, and Mexican Indian …

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Principles of being

, written by Jeremy

Live intentionally in this moment. Become all you've struggled to be.

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Intentions

, written by Jeremy

Creating art and creating brilliant business can be a long, tedious process. But both require a set of intentions instead of a series of responses.

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