Where Can We Find Solitude?

Dec 27 2010 Published by Neil Gains under simplicity

“Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone.” – Octavio Paz

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Reasons to be Cheerful

Jun 28 2010 Published by admin under innovation

“All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds.”  from Candide by Voltaire

“Cheddar cheese and pickle, the Vincent motorsickle

Slap and tickle

Woody Allen, Dali, Dimitri and Pasquale

balabalabala and Volare

Something nice to study, phoning up a buddy

Being in my nuddy

Saying hokey-dokey, singalonga Smokey

Coming out of chokey

Reasons to be cheerful part 3”  – Ian Dury & the Blockheads

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Failure is good

Jun 15 2010 Published by admin under innovation

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up.”  - Thomas Edison

Football fans will enjoy an article by Gregg Fraley, which I saw yesterday after writing on the same theme.  He writes about the importance of expecting and accepting failure and of persistence in achieving your innovation goals (remember Nikola Tesla’s description of Thomas Edison).  I like the description of experimentation as planned failure and learning, and of thinking beyond getting things perfect every time. Psychologists and others have shown that we learn more from mistakes than from failure – we all know that failure is more likely to change our future behaviour than success!

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Openness is Next to Godliness

Jun 08 2010 Published by admin under innovation

“The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”  -   Marcel Proust

“Man cannot discover new oceans, unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”  – Andre Gide

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