Someone who decided to make a difference

Someone who decided to make a difference Today I read an inspiring article on CNN about Scott Silverman. About twenty three years ago, Scott was on the verge of stepping out of an open window on the 44th floor. His life was a shambles. He was depressed and despair had taken hold of him. Fortunately, […]

Arthur C. Clarke, an example of packaging

Arthur C. Clarke, an example of packaging Today Arthur C. Clarke passed away. For those of you who may not recognize the name, he was most widely known for his book 2001: A Space Odyssey. Many luminaries paid tribute to him. He was also widely known among other fantasy writers for his famous comment “Any […]

Opportunity is like a bar of soap

Opportunity is like a bar of soap One day at school, we did soap carvings. I was about ten years old, and remember the day distinctly. I had come with my bar of soap and my little pocket knife, bristling with excitement because we were finally doing something cool in school. I remember our teacher […]

Self-imposed limitations

Self-imposed limitations When elephants are freshly caught in the wild and taken into training, their trainers will take a strong chain and tie their leg to a long steel pole which they drive deep into the ground. The elephant will pull and fight—for a while. Then they stop because they learn that they can’t pull […]

Standing out from the crowd

Standing out from the crowd Let’s face it; we live in a world of “mass.” Mass marketing, mass communication, massive options, massive competition… everywhere we turn there’s a massive host of alternatives. But somehow, every so often, a leader emerges. It’s someone who somehow figured out a way to do whatever it was remarkably better […]

It is not the critic who counts

It is Not the Critic Who Counts My father had a quote by Theodore Roosevelt framed and hanging on his office wall. I memorized it early and reflect upon it often. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds […]