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Messy’s not just good. It’s necessary.

September 24, 2008

First, a quote from my favourite provider of quotations: “There is always an easy solution to every human problem – neat, plausible, and wrong.” ~ Henry Louis Mencken Second, a quote from the current edition of Seed, a fantastic magazine

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The power of [resend]

September 23, 2008

One thing that I’m finding cool about the Find Your Great Work book is that it’s prompting me to reach out to people I otherwise wouldn’t.  I’ve been getting in touch with thinkers I admire, writers I dig and cool

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Seth Godin’s top 20 posts

September 22, 2008

Here they are. Which ones do you like most? I think my top 3 about Great Work would be… this one on patience & resilience, this one one on making something happen (and when) and this one on building a

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Live on the Edges

September 22, 2008

Hugh MacLeod at gapingvoid found his moment of fame drawing cartoons on a back of a business card – and has since parlayed that into a useful and entertaining blog musing on marketing, individuality and what it takes to do

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Seth-isms #2

September 19, 2008

Seth Godin’s is one blog I read regularly, not least because he so often touches on topics that are at the heart of Great Work. Today’s post is about what it takes to think bigger. That’s different from “think big”

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Catastrophizing

September 19, 2008

Catastrophizing … that process whereby you’re frozen to the spot and unable to act because just imagine what will happen if it doesn’t work. How much Great Work has withered on the vine, infected by catastrophizing? Wait – before you

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What would a pirate do?

September 19, 2008

Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. No, really. And whereas I’m always up for a few aHaaaaarghs and the like, I think it might be even more useful if we started to act, occasionally at least, like a

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