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What’s the first thing you do?

September 12, 2008

If the first thing you did each day — the first act of work — was a symbol, a microcosm, a clue, a hint about how you spend your days … what would it tell you? Here are some options.

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What Seth says: [remembering]

September 11, 2008

I like Seth Godin’s posts almost always. I really like today’s.  It’s the essence of Great Work. Is it worth doing? What was my impact? Will it matter in the long haul? What sort of connections did I create? Wherever

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Floating away…

September 10, 2008

The other day I took the afternoon off and spent some time hanging out in a sensory-deprivation float tank. You step into a shallow puddle of warm, very salty water, close the lid of the pod, and settle back in

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What are you building?

September 8, 2008

TED — it stands for Technology Entertainment Design — is a constant source of inspiration for me. I try and watch one of the short movies every day, and this one is a perfect example. In less than five minutes,

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Underwork it for the breakthrough

September 5, 2008

Browsing in a magazine store the other day, I picked up one of those generic men’s magazines.  You know the type:  a guy with unnaturally white teeth and a six pack on the cover — together with promises of gadgets,

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“This is it. If I take one more step…”

September 4, 2008

… it will be the farthest away from home I’ve ever been.” I’ve been rewatching one of my favourite movies, Lord of the Rings. How Peter Jackson managed to create these movies, to walk the finest of lines between honouring

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