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Getting Back to Why

I shared a fabulous TED talk given by Simon Sinek in one of my meetings earlier this week and I wanted to make sure that you had a chance to hear it too. Purpose is inextricably linked to fulfillment. Lose … Continue reading

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Flaming Enthusiasm

“Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.” ~ Dale Carnegie Swiss pilot Yves Rossy is making history as the first person to achieve sustained human flight using a jet-powered … Continue reading

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Do Your Part

In January 2009, Flight 1549 made an emergency landing in the Hudson river after a mid-air collision with a flock of birds. Everyone survived. You have likely heard Captain Sullenberger’s story, but for the first time we have a chance … Continue reading

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Shared Vision

Man is a gregarious creature. People will go to remarkable lengths to connect with others like themselves, who share interests, passions, beliefs and hopes. The internet, that magical tool of connectivity that compresses time and geography, can be used for … Continue reading

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The Child of Liberalism

Anyone interested in what shaped the United States’ founding generation’s views on human nature, virtue and purpose ought to read Carl J. Richard’s The Founders and the Classics: Greece, Rome and the American Enlightenment. Richard’s comprehensive study of the founders’ … Continue reading

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A Cure for Superficiality

“Democracy needs to be reborn in each generation and education is its midwife.” ~ John Dewey, Twentieth Century Education Theorist A friend of mine recommended New York Times columnist David Brooks’ recent TED presentation to me yesterday (David Brooks: The … Continue reading

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