Anita Roddick on Managing Success
“What every entrepreneurial company needs is crazy people reshaping strategies, coming up with ideas, constantly experimenting. For an entrepreneur to maintain a sense of entrepreneurship, there should be half a dozen … ” Continue reading
Old books that survived wars and conflicts for 500 years are finally going home to Italy after being picked up as World War II souvenirs.
Olivio Ferrari, designer, architect and professor inspired greatness within others. In honor of his legacy, students, friends and colleagues created the book Portfolio in 1996. Their reflections cover a span of 40 years with genuine admiration for the legacy of a teacher of art and design.
Ferrari, a minimalist of words and lines, shared
… think in situation …
… think in alternatives …
… nothing is constant but change …
What do old tales tells us? We live, we die and the creative spirit within blossoms and sparks the legacy of our life.
Artin K. Shalian captures the spirit of the writer, the storyteller with ancient Armenian tales preserved with great love. Around our kitchen table growing up, I heard the legends of his craft; his love and support for other authors, including Khalil Gibran; and, his devotion to his wife, Baidzar Shalian.
Here is an excerpt, ” Although she was a maiden of the heavens, she still possessed many a caprice of love that could not be satiated in her ethereal state of existence. According to the ordinance of the Great Master, love in its realization would consummate in creativity, and creativity … Continue reading
Sitting on my shelf is a worn, torn and colored Treasured Things children’s book with little poems to recite by poet, Annette Wynne. A telescope into the lives of children and adults in 1922.
If all the news gave out
And there should come a day
With nothing …. Continue reading
Tales from long ago continue to inspire dreams. An old book, a bit worn for its age, 1889, stating it was privately printed, only 300 copies, rests quietly on my shelf. The first line intrigues and more follows. It has been justly remarked that “the literature of a nation furnishes the best guide to researches … Continue reading
Constantine Cavafy, a Greek poet, would have celebrated his 150th birthday this year. The poem Ithaca on destinations strikes a cord on how to live life and to appreciate every moment. Continue reading