“The essential principal of business—of occupation in the world—is this: figure out some way in which you get paid for playing.”
– Alan Watts
“By retreating into ourselves, it looks as if we are the enemies of others, but our solitary moments are in reality a homage to the richness of social existence. Unless we’ve had time alone, we can’t be who we would like to be around our fellow humans. We won’t have original opinions. We won’t have lively and authentic perspectives. We’ll be – in the wrong way – a bit like everyone else.”
“Belief, as I use the word here, is the insistence that the truth is what one would ‘lief’ or wish it to be. The believer will open his mind to the truth on condition that it fits in with his preconceived ideas and wishes. Faith, on the other hand, is an unreserved opening of the mind to the truth, whatever it may turn out to be. Faith has no preconceptions; it is a plunge into the unknown. Belief clings, but faith lets go.”
While I think it could feel wrong to wipe off my shoes on a rainbow I do love the idea of being greeted by a rainbow doormat when I come home.
Your company’s working environment is the sum of these three parts:
1. The character of your employees
2. The business’s priorities
3. How people actually get work done
Found in this FastCompany Article.
“At the end of the day, transparency is truly a positive force. When it does backfire or causes fallout, it’s often because a leader hasn’t often taken the time to consider these two things: Transparency requires context, and transparency is a spectrum.”
How transparent should you be as a leader? by Claire Lew
“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
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“There is a formula for success in business, and it goes like this: You set out to find the very best talent in the marketplace, and then give them a compelling and inspirational vision of what you want them to achieve for you and the company. Then you empower them to achieve those goals using their own skills and talents in any way they choose. If, at the same time, you demonstrate how enormously you value them, not just through compensation, but also verbally, every single day, and if you enable that talent to share in the profit that they help create for you, you’ll be successful. It’s so simple, and virtually nobody does it, because it requires a high-trust working environment, and most business environments are low-trust. In order to own the future of your business, you have to design it around trust.”
– Cindy Gallop
The Most Provocative Woman in the World: Cindy Gallop
Dr. Cady Coleman is a NASA Astronaut, a retired Air Force Colonel, and a veteran of 3 space flights. In this talk she charmingly shares what it is like to live in space.
(Thank you Lisa)
“Every creator that desires to fly higher needs an audience willing to cheer them on and go for the ride as well. That’s our part of the deal.”
Why We Don’t Have Nice Things, by Seth Godin
I watched Heidi on Netflix with my kids the other night, which they loved. It made me go down memory lane of shows and movies I used to watch as a kid. This one, La Linea is one I looked forward to every week. It is an Italian animated series created by the cartoonist Osvaldo Cavandoli. What are some of the shows you remember fondly from when you were a kid?
“Faith is a state of openness or trust.”
– Alan Watts
Being a true Swiss, I love a good soft-boiled egg. I’d give this Breakfast Set a good home.