Archive for the ‘Lightness of Heart’ Category

The Better Mousetrap?

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

What if I tried........

Is there an alternate solution?

strategic planning: innovation: management:success

THERE IS MORE THAN ONE WAY TO KILL A MOUSE

When stuck looking for a new solution to a persistent problem, look for a novel approach. Here’s an example of collegiate ingenuity.

BEER INDUCED CREATIVITY

The fraternity poker game participants were locked in mortal combat as Tom staggered into the dining room (a.k.a. the poker emporium). Tom was fresh from his self-described part-time job (6 hours of sitting at a nearby tavern letting patrons buy him drinks while he scooped loose change off the bar). He made a few boisterous comments and then disappeared as quickly as he came in. The poker game renewed its heated intensity. Everyone assumed Boston Tom was in dreamland hitting home runs over the Green Monster at his beloved Fenway Park. (more…)

Tell Me Why

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Declan Galbraith
“Tell Me Why”
click photo to listen

Consciousness: inspiration

NOTHING MORE TO SAY

I can only wonder what it will take to melt our hearts…to make us realize our oneness…to make us want to participate in creating a world of love for all.

If the angelic voice of this messenger, and the words of his song do not do it…there seems to be little more to say.

Listen to the juvenile voice of Declan Galbraith from England, as he asks us all for answers to the most important question of all time…

Tell Me Why…click photo to hear his plea…

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The Swedish Chef Makes Donuts

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Friday Funnies

Some humor you just remember, like Arte Johnson’s tricycle on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In show [Wikipedia] (if you’re old enough for the first incarnation of Goldie Hawn).

My family always enjoyed Jim Henson’s humor, both with his muppet characters and others.

One of my favorites was the Swedish Chef, who could always get a chuckle out of me. Here he shows the correct way to make a donut.

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I Bet You Laugh

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Friday Funnies

We mentioned the research about contagious smiles a few weeks ago. Smiles, yawns, chuckles and laughs all seem to have a life of their own, moving like a virus among us. This little guy is great. We hope he doesn’t lose his sense of humor as an adult.

I bet you can’t watch this without at least cracking a smile.

So did he make you laugh?

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The Lion’s Still Sleeping

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Friday Funnies

Have you watched the hippo and dog singing and dancing to “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”? More from the grandkids. This one starts to please them from age 2 on, while the folks who grew up with the song start singing along too.

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Child Spiritual Prodigy

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Consciousness: inspiration

CHILD SPIRITUAL PRODIGY

What distinguishes rare and unusual talent? How does it differ from ability that is studied and learned? From where does this unique gift come?

Is it a connection to a “resource pool” we can all tap into, if only we are open to possibility? Is one born into a high level of consciousness…already enlightened?

Akiane Kramarik is one such amazing talent. She finds it difficult to articulate the source of her gifts although she has no question as to its origins. It is, she says, “a gift from God.”

CLICK ON PHOTO TO PLAY ( source www.Youtube.com)The Enlightened Consciousness of a Child

The Enlightened Consciousness of a Child – click on photo to play

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Bernard’s Antics in the Gym

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Friday Funnies

Have you had the pleasure of meeting Bernard the polar bear from BRB International yet? This is a favorite slapstick humor series of 5-year olds everywhere – and a lot of 50 year-olds. Probably especially my friend Greg.

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Two Dinosaurs & a Pig

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Friday Funnies

I love 4 to 6 year old kids as they discover and develop their sense of humor. The grandkids have helped me find great web treasures, such as the series with two dinosaurs and a pig.

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Big Dreams Push Limits

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Nice Hand Don't You Think?

A Handy Hand

strategic planning: innovation: management:success

BIG THRILLS AWAIT THE RISK TAKERS

I love stories when big risks garner big rewards. They brighten the spirit, inspire others and dramatize the “possibilities” of life. Some stories like Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak creating Apple in their garage are dramatic and impact society in significant ways. Others may be less significant but are still fun to share.

I am blessed with some colorful friends and fraternity brothers. One of them is Larry whom I’ll soon be sailing with in St. Lucia along with three other mighty sailing men. Besides being the single best story teller I’ve ever met, Larry lives life large and has an easy going philosophy of life.

Here’s a short tale that will give you some idea why he’s simply a joy to be around. If you like this one, don’t worry there are more.

You define the moment or the moment defines you. – Kevin Costner in Tin Cup

GIVE ME ONE CARD PLEASE

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The Best Rube Goldberg Contraption Yet

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Friday Funnies

Tom Baynham and Ben Tyers completed their Masters degrees in Manufacturing Engineering at Cambridge University, then proceeded to build this.

As a longtime fan of Rube Goldberg’s original contraption cartoons in the 1930s and 40s, I would definitely nominate this one as the best I’ve seen to date.

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Optimists Think Outside the Box

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Food for thought
This photo story

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THE DREAMERS AMONG US

We all admire and respect the dreamers we run in to. Sometimes we can run into them in unusual ways and in unusual places. Sometimes their impact is profound and sometimes it is more subtle, but almost always it makes us pause and reflect about how a different perspective or vision can alter our world view.

I have a story from my college days that takes a lighthearted look at optimism in action. I hope you enjoy it.

STRETCH YOUR LIMITS

The real voyage of discovery consists not in making new landscapes but in having new eyes. -Marcel Proust

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Humor as Reality, The Subprime Crisis Explained

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Friday Funnies

Have you watched Bremner, Bird & Fortune, the satirical British television program? [Wikipedia] Here is John Bird and John Fortune’s totally believable take on the investment banking community mindset and the subprime crisis.

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The Animal Odd Couple

Friday, January 9th, 2009


Friday Funnies
Thanks to Blaine Watson, here is The Animal Odd Couple.

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Uncle Jay Recaps The Year

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

Friday Funnies

Do you ever watch Uncle Jay? Thanks to Greg Pashke, here’s his lighthearted take on 2008.

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