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Overliving and Underliving

October 27, 2008

I picked up the most recent edition of Dwell, a great architect and design magazine that makes my aspirational heart beat as I look at the wonderful, eco-friendly, modernist (and often pre-fabricated) houses they feature. The editorial riffed on Bernard

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Bravery is a manifestation of genius

October 24, 2008

One of my readers recently wrote to be in response to a question from the eCourse, 5 Questions for a Life of Fun, Inspiration & Action. Damon wrote I want more intelligent, wise, funny, vibrant, compassionate, wild, people around me

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5 things I’m learning about Great Work

October 22, 2008

1. You think it’s unmapped territory.  Until you find others’ maps.  (They don’t always tell you the way, but they can help). 2. It’s lonely work.  Invite others in. 3. Good Work whispers a siren call … “do me, do

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This is your score out of 10

October 21, 2008

I’ve just finished a two day training session with one of my clients, and it was a rip-roaring success. At least, that’s what the feedback forms told us. And tempting as it is to believe all those 9s and 10s

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What’s most valuable?

October 20, 2008

Dinner the other night with a friend, and we were discussing various job options he has on the table. One of them is with one of the coolest companies on the planet.  Better money, an expanded job role, the credibility

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Pulling back the curtains on glory

October 17, 2008

As an Australian, it was both suprising and a little galling to see the UK do so well in the Beijing Olympics. (You have to understand that Aussies tend to support two teams:  Australia and whoever’s playing England). The engine

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Manifesto of Insignificance

October 16, 2008

How do you want to be remembered? While in Turkey, I had a chance to explore the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, the 15th Century home of the Ottoman sultans. Amongst the stunning architecture and tiles, jewellery and amour there was

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