What came first, the money or the passion? Do great things happen because people (investors) see an opportunity to make money and then find people with passion/ ability to execute or do great things happen when people with passion find investors/ supporters to back them?
Two years ago inspired by Aaron’s blog I put together a list of the 10 things I’ve learnt in life, the first of which is now tattooed to my arm (“Amazing things with amazing people” – with a picture reference to #4). Time passes and things happen and sometimes its easy to forget what you are doing and why. This post is to remind me to stay focused keep thinking, questioning and learning.Read more "Things I’ve Learnt in Life (so far)"
by George Joseph Moriarty Sometimes I think the Fates must Grin as we denounce and insist The only reason we can’t win Is the Fates themselves that miss Yet there lives on an ancient claim We win or lose within ourselves The shining trophies on our shelves Can never win tomorrow’s game You and I […]Read more "The Road Ahead or The Road Behind"
“Things will work out as they should provided provided we do what we should, our tendency is to hope things will turn out the way we want them to, but we don’t do the things that are necessary to make those things a reality” John WoodenRead more "Success"
Dwight D. Eisenhower Farewell Address delivered 17 January 1961 Good evening, my fellow Americans. First, I should like to express my gratitude to the radio and television networks for the opportunities they have given me over the years to bring reports and messages to our nation. My special thanks go to them for the opportunity […]Read more "The apple has fallen far from the tree"
I love people and I will live a life full of love and amazement Since the “war on terror” began headlines like “To France From Israel: Lessons on Living With Terror” have flooded our news streams. Few single events in a single country have ever in history triggered such a united response of fear and hatred. […]Read more "Spread dreams not fear"
As humans, generally we gravitate to things that confirm how we think. Recently, I discovered Anthony Tsagal’s The Storytelling Book. It was an epiphany, my light-bulb moment. Tsagal discussed Aristotle’s principles of: Ethos, Logos and Pathos. It’s a question that seems simple enough but one most people never ask or fail to answer: Why? For those who […]Read more "Why the Aristotle principles of Ethos, Logos and Pathos make for better business?"
I was asked last week when talking about the business and its current success and popularity, whether i was worried about things outside my control such as the protests that were on at the time or the weather. This struck me as a strangle question causing me to pause before I answered, it is […]Read more "The quest to do amazing things"