Gil Scott-Heron was an American soul and jazz poet, musician and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and 80s. His collaborative efforts with musician Brian Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues and soul, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time. He remained active until his death, and in 2010 released new...
Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they...– (Photo via Tuvy)
Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator speech
One of the most inspirational speeches in recorded history was given by a comedian by the name of Charlie Chaplin in the movie “The Great Dictator”. Chaplin reportedly spent a full month writing and re-writing this speech so that not a single word would go to waste. Everything you hear in this scene came straight from Chaplin’s soul. This is one of the greatest speeches of all...
Mission, vision and creative marketing
I wrote an article about an interesting approach to creating organization’s mission and vision, and then connecting them with marketing - usually creative and successful. Main source of information was the speech of Simon Sinek - How great leaders inspire action, which can be viewed here. This picture sums up his theory, but I would recommend you to watch his video, or read my article for...
I mentioned Matthieu in my last post, but if you want to know more about this remarkable person, I would recommend you to visit his personal website. He is a Buddhist monk, photographer, and author. He has lived and worked in the Himalayan region for forty years. After completing his doctoral thesis in 1972, Ricard decided to forsake his scientific career and concentrate on the practice of...
Everyday compassion at Google
I wrote an article about education of effective managers in Google. Main source of information was a speech given by Chade-Meng Tan at one of the TED conference talks. For those of you who don’t know, Meng’s current job description in Google is “Enlighten minds, open hearts, create world peace”. As Meng gave me inspiration for my article, so he was inspired by Matthieu...