This is a really good story about one person’s journey to achieve mastery through perseverance. The opening line is either inspiring or crushing, I am not sure which: “I did stand up for 18 years. Ten of those years were spent learning, four years were spent refining, and four were spent in wild success”. I […]Read more "My Take and Grade – “Standing Up”- Steve Martin"
– Steve Martin did stand up for 18 years. Ten of those years were spent learning, four years were spent refining, and four were spent in wild success – He was seeking comic originality and fame fell on him as a by-product. The course was more plodding than heroic – He did not strive valiantly […]Read more "Reading Notes – “Standing Up” – Steve Martin"
– The brothers had tremendous energy. Working hard every day but Sunday was a way of life and a conviction. – What the two had in common above else was a unity of purpose and unyielding conviction. They were on a mission. – Wilbur remarked that if asked to give a young man advice on […]Read more "Reading Notes – “The Wright Brothers” – David McCullough"
This book is definitely outside my comfort zone. However, I was intrigued by the premise that you can search for, and lead, a life that isn’t so filled with tension, fear and anxiety. If all that negative energy is simply a result of the friction that is generated when you fight the plan that the […]Read more "My Take and Grade – “The Surrender Experiment” – Michael Singer"
– This book is about a life-long experiment where one person gives into what life puts in front of him and accepts that path as opposed to the path built from his own needs and desires – Instead of trying to force your will on life, what would happen if you surrendered to the life […]Read more "Notes on Notes – “The Surrender Experiment” – Michael Singer"
The Premise – Life rarely unfolds as we want it to – What manifests in front of us is the end result of all the forces that have been interacting for billions of years – We are not responsible for even a tiny fraction of what is manifesting around us – Nonetheless, we constantly try […]Read more "Reading Notes – “The Surrender Experiment”- Michael Singer"
Introduction – The Emergence of a New Organizational Model – In a hierarchical worldview there can only be one head of an organization – The age of the internet has introduced distributed intelligence – Can we rethink organizations if we rethink our worldview? – Hierarchical organizations have accomplished much but feel stretched – Traditional recipes […]Read more "Reading Notes – “Reinventing Organizations” – Frederic Laloux"