Archive for June, 2009

Inner Conflict

A man told his grandson:

“A terrible fight is going on inside me — a fight between two wolves.
One is evil, and represents hate, anger, arrogance, intolerance, and superiority.
The other is good, and represents joy, peace, love, tolerance, understanding, humility, kindness, empathy, generosity, and compassion.
This same fight is going on inside you, inside every other person too.”

The grandson then asked: “Which wolf will win?”
The old man replied simply: “The one you feed.”
— Anonymous

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Talent is…

“Talent is the desire to practice.”

— Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers

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Shai Agassi’s bold plan for electric cars

Forget about the hybrid auto — Shai Agassi says it’s electric cars or bust if we want to impact emissions. His company, Better Place, has a radical plan to take entire countries oil-free by 2020.

Shai Agassi wants to put you behind the wheel of an electric car — but he doesn’t want you to sacrifice convenience (or cash) to do it.

Read an interview with Shai Agassi.

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A Man Named Pearl

If you need inspiration, run don’t walk to watch the documentary “A Man Named Pearl.”

The video below is just a trailer for the documentary. To get the full story of the man and his art and his passion, you have to watch the documentary.

A Man Named Pearl tells the inspiring story of self-taught topiary artist Pearl Fryar.

It shows what one person can achieve when he allows himself to share the full expression of his humanity.

Art.
Creativity,
Gardening.
Elegant.
Abstract.
Sculpture.
Topiary.
Passion.

According to Pearl’s official website “All are welcome and if you find me at home, I’ll stop whatever I am doing to visit with you and tell you about my work and why I create topiary sculpture.”

“Use what you have.”
– Pearl Fryar

“One thing well done, is worth a million excuses.”
– Ben Franklin

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Free Hugs

Be yourself.
Be alive.
Be human.
Make a connection.
Give someone a hug.

Click here to discover the story behind the video.

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5,000 KM Beard Growth

A one year hike across China. November 2007 to November 2008.

Christoph Rehage grows a “Mighty Long Beard” on trek across China.

A long walk, a long beard, and the magic of time-lapse video.

To view details of his one year trek across China read his extensive travel diary at www.thelongestway.com

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Happiness and Success

You are forgiven for your happiness and your success only if you generously consent to share them.
– William Blake

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Inspiration: Once Upon a School

Dave Eggers is an author, publisher, and education activist.

In 1998 Dave launched 826 Valencia, a San Francisco-based writing and tutoring lab for young people, which has since opened six more chapters across the United States. He has extended his advocacy of students by supporting their educators, instituting a monthly grant for exceptional Bay Area teachers.

For more information on Dave’s program and to find out how you can creatively support local public schools, visit http://onceuponaschool.org/

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Tough Economic Times Video

A sign of just how tough times are these days….

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Art & Copy

ART & COPY provides a window into the creative process and the individuals who have changed our lives in ways we may not realize,” said Mary Warlick, CEO of The One Club. “The movie looks at advertising not as products flying off the shelf but as the work of a few American heroes who feel passionately about their craft, ideas, and the ability of ideas to change how people feel.”

Art & Copy is directed by Doug Pray

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