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THE LANGUAGE OF CREATIVITY

  Creativity is looked upon as a skill, or a discipline.  David Usher said…. “We need to be able to visualize our creative thinking as one thing and the discipline we work in as another. We tend to marry ourselves to our chosen discipline. Once you speak the language of […]

THE TAO – (Lao Tzu) R.L. Wing

Lao Tzu believed that a constant awareness of the patterns in nature will bring us insights into the parallel patterns in human behavior. Much of our energy is wasted in propping up our beliefs, defending them, and convincing others to believe in them so that they may become “permanent.”  Once […]

THE LAWS OF SUBTRACTION – May

Lindon Leader – I strive for two things in design: simplicity and clarity.  Great design is born of those two things.  Understatement is much more effective, much more elegant. We tend to perceive ambiguous, uncertain, incomplete and complete things in their simplest and most complete form. Empathizing is the initial […]

TALK LIKE TED – Gallo

    Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.  Don’t be trapped by living with the results of other people’s thinking.  Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Passion is the thing that will help you create the highest expression of your talent.  […]

POWERS OF TWO – Shenk

“The genesis of the great man depends on a long series of complex influences, before he can remake his society.  His society must make him”. (Spencer)  Rather than focus on the solitary hero snatching inspiration from the unconscious, this concept emphasizes the long, meandering course of innovation.   Instead of heroic […]

IMPRESSIONISTIC PERFUMERY

Picasso had said every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.  To allow a new element into our consciousness we must be able to break our habits.  Habits, or conditioned responses, tend to mechanize and reduce an individual to the status of conditioned automaton.  The destruction […]

RESILIENCE by Greitens

How do you focus your mind, control your stress and excel under pressure?  How do you work through fear, overcome defeat or adapt to adversity?  With practical wisdom.  Human beings can turn hardship into wisdom because we are born with the capacity for resilience.  Through practice we become more resilient.  […]

APPRECIATING A FRAGRANCE

When smelling a fragrance one should try to see the image, the story, the vision first. Where does the fragrance take you, how does it make you feel, what emotions does it evoke. This should be your initial response to the fragrance. Not dissecting it or doing a mental GC […]

FORGIVENESS

by Bettencourt Azim Khamsia received a phone call from the police that his son was shot while delivering a pizza. A friend came to his house very quickly to comfort him. After the investigator left, Azim’s friend said, “I hope they find those b——s and fry them.” Azim said, “I […]