Tag Archives: Effort

Ambition is Over-Rated

At lunch, the other day, a colleague of mine made the observation that in marriages where both partners are highly ambitious, they end up divorced.  It seemed like a throw-away rule of thumb, but there is a grain of truth … Continue reading

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In Full Flight

At lunchtime today, I had the opportunity to observe a buzzard in flight.  He was gliding.  His every motion was economical and precise, permitting him to dance and play upon the light breeze and thermal up drafts.  His movements were … Continue reading

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That Extra Fifteen Percent

Film maker David Puttnam, famous for making Chariots of Fire and Midnight Express, is reputed to have said, of artists, that some have the fundamental shortcoming of not being able to summon that crucial, decisive, extra fifteen percent of effort … Continue reading

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A Creativity Dilemma and Its Solution

Everybody knows that to have a good idea you have to have a lot of ideas.  No less a luminary than Linus Pauling said as much.  The good ideas only emerge when you weigh them against a wide range of … Continue reading

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