Archive for the ‘Thoughts that Inspire’ Category

15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy

A great read about 15 things we should let go of in life so that we may be truly happy. Take a few minutes to read it and change your life. Link to the article

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Randy Pausch has passed away. He was amazingly inspirational

Randy Pausch, a computer science professor whose "last lecture" about facing terminal cancer became an internet sensation and a best-selling book has passed away at 47. Pausch was diagnosed with incurable pancreatic cancer in September 2006. His popular last lecture at Carnegie Mellon University in September 2007 garnered international attention and was viewed by millions […]

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The 5 minute management seminar

Ready? Let’s begin……   Lesson 1: A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbor. Before she says a word, Bob says, […]

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Tribute to Steve Irwin

I just wanted to say that I am greatly saddened at the loss of Steve “The Crocodile Hunter” Irwin. He was a unique individual that truly and passionately believed in what he did. He will be greatly missed by many. Please take a moment to watch these tribute videos. Video 1        Video […]

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Flight 93 memorial

A buddy and I went for a motorcycle ride to see the flight 93 memorial today. I must say it is something you should go and see as well as pay your respects to those that lost their lives. It will most certainly refocus your support on the war on terror in this world. Ride […]

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Something for Stevie

(I don’t know the origin of this story but I did like it.) I try not to be biased, but I had my doubts about hiring Stevie. His placement counselor assured me that he would be a good, reliable busboy. But I had never had a mentally handicapped employee and wasn’t sure I wanted one. […]

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Homo Sapien 1.0

Bill Hill is one of my favorite designers and developers and a true joy to hear speak. Check out this video of his explanation of the most important operating system. You can also download the video from here.

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Continuous Partial Attention

I read an interesting article about a former Apple and Microsoft executive named Linda Stone. She has coined the phrase for an epidemic she identified as continuous partial attention. I have thought about this situation before now but she seems to think it is a great concern for our society and on an epidemic scale. […]

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Have you heard of J-Mac yet?

If not then you need to spend a few minutes reading this very inspiring story and watching the video. From ESPN.com: It took four minutes. Four measly minutes for high school senior Jason McElwain to morph from a relatively unknown student manager of the Greece Athena basketball team into a nationwide inspiration. In those 240 […]

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Getting done on time

AS THE DEADLINE for a major project drew near at our publishing firm, both our facsimile machines were put to the test. Secretaries were sending and receiving messages, making last-minute corrections and additions. One young assistant, holding a handful of new instructions to be distributed to various departments, asked the office manager, “Whatever did we […]

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