hired hands, hired heads, hired hearts

dov seidman:

“(the industrial economy) was about hired hands. The knowledge economy was about hired heads. The technology revolution is thrusting us into ‘the human economy,’ which will be more about creating value with hired hearts — all the attributes that can’t be programmed into software, like passion, character and collaborative spirit.”

the problem with global money machines

paul smith:

So many of the brands are part of global money machines that designers are probably too nervous to be playful.

i hope you see things that startle you

eric roth:

For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.

the wholesome use of power

Ira Chaleff:

The wholesome use of power does not assure success in achieving objectives, but it is in itself success.

the last one


dear faithful readers,

52 newsletters, 47 books later, i have reached the end of my 2016 book project.

these are some of the things i learnt. Continue reading “the last one”

always stay humble and kind

Lori McKenna:

Hold the door say please say thank you
Don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie
I know you got moutains to climb but
Always stay humble and kind
When the dreams you’re dreamin’ come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride but
Always stay humble and kind


Don’t expect a free ride from no one
Don’t hold a grudge or a chip and here’s why
Bitterness keeps you from flying
Always stay humble and kind

parents are human beings first

#61 – How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

sharon said i should read a parenting book.

this one has 4.5 stars from 1,417 reviews. Continue reading “parents are human beings first”