Archive for July, 2006

Creative execution

, written by Jeremy

Retro post #89

There are at least two ways to effect change.

One is to complain liberally and bitterly until noone can stand it
and the move is made. Many bloggers live here.

Another is to criticize by creating (Michelangelo).…

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The evolution of intuition

, written by Jeremy

Answer both of these questions based on intuition alone. Who’s going to win the NFL playoffs this year? What is the future of your company? Bet you’re ready to answer both but only willing to put one answer on the …

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Going up

, written by Jeremy

“I don’t know why people feel unhappy when the curve
of a graph fails to keep going up, but they do. Even
when we find something we’d like to reduce, such as
highway fatalities, it doesn’t always sound as though…

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Reawakening eccentricity

, written by Jeremy

Eccentricity comes from the Greek phrase "to prick". I dream of working with eccentric people that dance within chaos and fragmentation.

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Killed by ninjas

, written by Jeremy

Retro post #91

Great find by Johnnie Moore, John Kay’s article on Obliquity is excellent. Kay writes that goals are often best achieved when pursued indirectly – this is the idea of obliquity.

Like Johnnie it reminds me of …

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How to be introspective

, written by Jeremy

Introversion isn't bad, it just has consequences.

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One thousand paintings – got mine

, written by Jeremy

Got it – 945, the smallest odd abundant number.

1000paintings.com


Sweet. Thanks Sala.…

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Making my name

, written by Jeremy

There’s an unobservable line between ambition and growth. Where movement can be too early, just right, or too late. When does growth stop and stagnation take over? When is a switch premature?

I don’t think the answer is outside us. …

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Higher levels of life

, written by Jeremy

David Thoreau Journal – July 13, 1857:

“The price of friendship is the total surrender of yourself; no lesser kindness, no ordinary attentions and offerings will buy it. There is forever that purchase to be made with that wealth which …

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Never look like an artist

, written by Jeremy

Spent the weekend with a good friend.
Both of us love words. Somewhere on
one of our hikes we started rolling
through favourite quotes. He pops
out with this: “True artists never
look like artists.” It’s something his
Dad said …

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Pitching, flipping, and pinging – forgotten principles

, written by Jeremy

Before pitching, or flipping, try pinging.

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Imagine a future …

, written by Jeremy

Ritva VoutilaThis talk by Sir Ken Robinson is gorgeous. I’ve listened to it four times and watched the video twice. I’d love to meet him some day.

Even before I had my son I was passionately interested in education. Since he …

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I will not be that man

, written by Jeremy

Albert TissandierFrom the Guardian, “The former Enron chairman whose name became a byword for boardroom deceit and corruption, Ken Lay, died in an exclusive ski resort yesterday while awaiting sentence for his involvement in America’s biggest ever corporate fraud.”

What …

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