Posts tagged “brilliance”

Leverage brillance: embrace weakness

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Problems are opportunities. What will crisis drive you to do?

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Haute coutre, universal appeal

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It's only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.

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Pinnacles and plains

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Stop bleeding brilliance. Find a pinnacle. Climb together.

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Labyrinth’s tangle

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Bad is born of unbridled good. Wicked good is barely bridled.

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Where bad became good

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Drayton Valley is like many small Alberta towns except, its turning bad to good.

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Loaded for battleships; firing without reason

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In what ways will you do which things that change what course to what end?

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Foundations for air castles

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For impact investment to thrive, the castle needs a foundation.

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Loaded for seagull, built for battleships

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Two essential decisions lie between you and greatness.

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Coach a bully CEO

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Brilliant CEOs look like bullies. Good boards know better.

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Terrior. Not frightening. Not a dog.

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How the character of place influences and shapes everything it makes.

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Walk consciously, then leap.

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From Henry David Thoreau’s journal:

“Find out as soon as possible what are the best things in your composition and then shape the rest to fit them. The former will be the midrib and veins of the leaf.

There …

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How to do only that which you can do

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How do we get started on a path to doing things that express our genius?

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Passion metric

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I battle an internal suspicion that I’m too naive for business. Maybe I think too big, measure obstacles as too small, and expect too much? But maybe we live too small, ask too few important questions, focus on the middle …

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Fiction society: moving beyond crowds

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Before moving on to a review of John Ruskin’s book, On Art and Life, there’s one more bit to synthesize from the first two (here and here). Trouble is, I’m not sure how to say this best. …

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Experiencing insight: which comes first, age or beauty?

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Can a group of eclectic and divergent innovators pick winners in ways "experienced" veterans can't? Is experience all it's made out to be when the game is new ventures?

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Creating tailor-made companies

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I keep running into amazing people. Each one stuck in a job that uses a tiny part of what they're great at. Here's a plan to use a bit more.

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Synchronizing greatness

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Here’s an unsolved riddle: How do we get the minds of widely dispersed, brilliant people to focus on critical problems/opportunities? How do we synchronize greatness?

Dave Pollard brought this up a few days ago. He writes:

“… we don’t need …

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Invoking innovation: moving beyond serendipity

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Innovative brilliance is fortuitous. It's an accident. The challenge is moving beyond serendipity and to intention.

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Invite and inspire brilliance

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How do we invite brilliant people to try and fail quickly, over and over again, in very small ways?

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Up on a soapbox

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When do we get to play? Why does brilliance need an excuse?

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Gatherings that changed the world

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From wikipedia on the Slovay Conference:

“Perhaps the most famous conference was the October 1927 Fifth Solvay International Conference on Electrons and Photons, where the world’s most notable physicists met to discuss the newly formulated quantum theory. The leading

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Killed by ninjas

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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

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Introversion isn't bad, it just has consequences.

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Never look like an artist

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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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Intentions

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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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Finding your genius

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The difference between success and obscurity is self-knowing.

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Not enough time is all about trust

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The natural timing of life requires trust.

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Metaphors of re-innovation

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To see further, stand on giants.

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Wholemindedness: The brilliance of an unfettered mind

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Time management's greatest gift is wholemindedness.

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The brilliance of moments: how success is ultimately determined by now

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I travel from Edmonton to Calgary and back almost every week.  It’s a three hour drive one-way, so I have a big chunk of time to listen to podcasts.  This week I listened to an interview, by Todd at …

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Not for us.

, written by Jeremy

It is too easy to grow desperate.

As though life were a hill. The greasy floor of the slaughter house. At the bottom lies the gaping maw of desperate living, foul choices, and black thoughts.

It seems so but isn’t …

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Wheelbarrow: Metatags

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What’s with the wheelbarrow? This is a placeholder where I want to begin to use and understand the humanity of tags.

More here.

Metatags: first derivative of thought.

Metatags are key to meta-knowledge

Clay Shirky: “Taggers …

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Wheelbarrow: Metatags

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What’s with the wheelbarrow? This is a placeholder where I want to begin to use and understand the humanity of tags.

Metatags: first derivative of thought.

Metatags are key to meta-knowledge

Clay Shirky: “Taggers are good at …

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Intentional conversations

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While I’m busy fooling around with book lists, Dave Pollard’s dropping gems. He’s not only framed-up my initial idea but already started putting on the drywall. I guess that’s what you get for sharing ideas with bright guys.

I …

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Frickin’ amazing vs. the long tail

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Maybe this is an old idea. Maybe I’m the last kid on the block to get it, but it seems to me that “frickin’ amazing” is the new normal and it’s not getting us much.

Read the marketing gurus. They …

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Intellectual entrepreneurship

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Intellectual entrepreneurship is hard to understand - the key is hiding it inside practical entrepreneurship.

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Forward sideways

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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 a sports metaphor.…

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abbr. resume

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My name is Jeremy Heigh. I am a husband, father, son, brother, friend, reader, thinker, economist, investor, gamer, artist, writer, and young man.

I liked school and have three degrees. The last is an M.Sc. in environmental economics. I enjoy …

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