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Poem: Cowards

Cowards I was told that death has a sexy voice, Fleshy lips and dreamy eyes – And that it wears a pink mini skirt That creeps up every now and again And refuses to stay down – And that it kills a man’s common sense With its warm, thick and soft thighs Not to mention ...

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Poem: If you’re going to try go all the way

“If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery–isolation. ...

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Charlie Chaplin: Craftsmanship and Restraint

In this article I explore the life of Charlie Chaplin and the notion of restraint in craftsmanship Charlie was born in 1889.  He is known for his silent comedic films and “The Tramp” character.  In the 1930’s when sound was introduced to film, he insisted to keep his films mute.  However, in 1940 he created “The Great ...

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The difference between eroticism and sexuality

What do you do when sex becomes a chore;  when it becomes about the act, rather than the endless possibilities of physical express?  Here’s a short transcript from a brilliant video by psychologist Esther Perel on the difference between sexuality and eroticism – must watch! Transcript:  So, one way to distinguish between sexuality and eroticism, ...

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The Hierarchy of Personal Success and Advice to My 20 Year-Old Self

This post deals with change.  How does one change from being poor to becoming successful? It is incredibly difficult, is not impossible change oneself.  On the other hand, if you change your environment and change people to spend time with, you effortlessly change. One of the most difficult decisions I had to make was move from ...

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Three Degrees of Performance

There are three ways to get things done: Do it yourself (DIY) Do it through other people (Management) Sell an idea and get people to recruit others out of their own volition to get the job done (Leadership) The implications of this model are as follows: If you do things yourself, you will produce great quality ...

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The Death of Management and the Rise of Leadership

Please make time to read “Tribes” by Seth Godin.  He makes a convincing case about how the business environment has changed, and how leaders are required instead of managers.  Here’s an excerpt from the book: “In a classic I Love Lucy episode, Lucy and Ethel are working on a candy assembly line. As the candies come ...

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Elon Musk Takes on the Question, “What’s the meaning of life?”

This is perhaps the most thought-provoking interview I’ve seen with Elon Musk.  The questions are deep and his responses are breathtaking at times.  Here’s a list of questions asked: What is your mission in life? 1:04 What is life for you(Elon Musk)? 3:44 How life will be on earth in 20, 30, 50 years from ...

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500 Years Ago Machiavelli Knew What Would Happen to South Africans After 1994

Here’s an excerpt from Niccolo Machiavelli’s famous book, The Prince, which was written more than 500 years ago: “…men change their rulers willingly, hoping to better themselves, and this hope induces them to take up arms against him who rules: [but then] they are deceived, because they afterwards find by experience [that their new rulers] have gone ...