Red Adair, the oil well firefighter, once said, “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.” Over the years, I’ve learned this the hard way. When I’ve hired freelancers based primarily on price, the quality suffered. I paid dearly in terms of iterations and […]
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A client of mine developed this video for a conference. They showed it as people entered the room and got seated. It contains some VERY funny quotes about innovation and change. Be sure to watch in full screen, add your own music, and enjoy!
“One can’t stand forever on the shore. At some point, filled with indecision, skepticism, reservation and doubt, you either jump in or concede that life is forever elsewhere” – Arthur Miller
My friend April Callis just published a nice spiral-bound book entitled “Gossip Stoppers: 101 Insights to Stop Gossip.” Although I don’t think it is available yet for purchase, I wanted to share two of the quotes. Half the world is composed of people who have something to say but can’t, and the other half of […]
The President of a $1 billion company once asked me to describe his organization in one word. My response? “Anorexic.” The Vice Presidents who sat around the table nodded in agreement. They assumed that I meant there was no fat left to cut. That is not what I meant. Anorexics often have relatively “high” body […]
Here is something courtesy of Barry Kibrick, host of the PBS TV show, “Between the Lines.” I was on his show a few years ago with my Goal-Free Living book. Barry is one of the best interviewers on television. 200 years ago today (March 3), Thomas Jefferson spent his last day in office as President. […]
Sometimes the question you ask is more important than the actions you take. During President Obama’s inauguration speech, he said… “The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works – whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, […]
In the Karate Kid, Mr. Miyagi once told his student Daniel, “Walk on road. Walk right side, safe. Walk left side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later [makes squish gesture] get the squish, just like grape.” [audio:miyagi.mp3] to listen to Miyagi, press play This fits nicely with my perspectives on innovating in tough times. In […]
My friend, Rajesh Setty, has been collecting “Quoughts. He describes these as questions that provoke thought. In particular, he wants to know, what is one question that you wish someone had asked you when you were young…and why? My response will be posted on his site soon – along with his commentary. But I thought I […]
Today’s quote is from the great comedian, George Carlin, who passed away Sunday. Although this quote is less raunchy than most, it’s still not quite “G” rated… “I got a lot of ideas. Trouble is, most of them suck.” Although this is a simple saying, there is some real depth to it. The reality is, you have a […]