Time, Talent and Teamwork

This week, I went to a professional workshop where about 100 people attended. They were there because the theme was about improving ones personal performance. It was an interesting event and well presented. I was asked to thank the speaker and say some words about amazing people who had achieved a great deal in their lives. I mentioned that I had visited the places where William Shakespeare was born and…

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President Lincoln’s Legacy

This week the film on President Lincoln’s life will be distributed. It will be shown, not just in the USA, but in cinemas in many countries around the world. It reflects the interest in a man who stood up for his beliefs. The result was a Civil War and many good people on both sides died. But, today, the USA is one country rather than two or three or four….

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Living in the Year 1500

What was it like to live 500 years ago? Last week, I found out some of the realities, when we lost all electric power for about 2 days. A tropical tornado hit our area. The wind made blood curling noises, as it tore down trees and other objects in its path. The rain came in horizontally , driven by the winds gusting at fearful speed. Rivers were deluged and flooded,…

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Video Power

I went to a business meeting this week. The discussion was interesting, but there seemed a lack of action. But, it was when a video was shown that major progress was made. Instead of people talking in general terms, they moved to specifics in terms of what would be done and when and how. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. So, what is a video worth? I…

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Meeting Amazing People

Leonardo da Vinci wrote about 20,000 pages in his log books about his work. These note books provide a rich insight into his way of life. He was probably the most prolific blogger of the renaissance. Michelangelo left beautiful sculptures and poems as his legacy. Charles Darwin wrote books that changed our way of thinking about evolution. Columbus left records to show the Earth was not flat. Shakespeare provided folios…

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Amazing Names

Why did Mark Twain, Elizabeth Arden, Voltaire, and Mother Teresa, change their names? People can take different names other than the one with which they were born. But, why do they do so? Here are some examples from the stories at http://amazingpeopleclub.com/ Mark Twain was named Samuel Clemens when born in a small American community. One of his early jobs was as a pilot on the River Mississippi. Each day, he…

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