"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else, is the greatest accomplishment." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do that, for what the world needs is more people who have come alive." Howard Thurman

"If you want to build a ship, then don't drum up men to gather wood, give orders and divide the work. Rather, teach them to yearn for the far and endless sea." Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"The art of life lies in a constant readjustment of our surroundings." Kakuzo Okakura

"Life is Change, Growth is Optional." Unknown

"Mistakes are the Portals of Discovery" James Joyce

Great Ideas. Great Ideas Put to Work.

If you know me at all, you're aware of my constant thirst for innovative ideas and methodologies that are practical, efficient and cut through the b/s that stops us from getting things done and from having a good time in the process.

So here is what's on my reading list or elicits further investigation. If you come across material that has any of the following, please share.

  • denotes shades of brilliance
  • has the potential of killing a few 'sacred cows'
  • assists us in achieving better, faster, etc. while developing our humanity in the process

Here's what's caught my attention...

  • The Power of TED* The Empowerment Dynamic - The Antidote to the Dreaded Drama Triangle (David Emerald)
  • The Wisdom of Crowds Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations (James Surowiecki)
  • Finding the Sweet Spot The Natural Entrepreneur’s Guide to Responsible, Sustainable, Joyful Work: Dave Pollard


Companies who are living great ideas in their own way...

  • Timson - Operating from the principal of 'Upside-Down Management', John Timson empowers his staff to trust themselves to do the right thing and has a thriving business to show for it. A great model for business. 
  • GiffordSmith - As a believer in the value of operating off instinct and intuition, I came across an article called 'Matt Smith works from the gut' - Anyone who has managed to live and work from the creative intelligence has got my vote.