Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

My friend, Tom Tiernan, sent me this powerful and beautiful speech from Steve Jobs as he was addressing Stanford graduates. Tom is a guy who wants to settle for nothing less than living fully into his passion. Thanks, Tom. Text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar AnimationContinue reading “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.”

Is Your Desire Costing You Something? Why Not?

In Napolean Hill’s classic book, Think and Grow Rich, he agrees to become Andrew Carnegie’s understudy to document and understand the secrets to creating wealth. The deal Carnegie offered was that he spends years with him and captures the secrets, however, Carnegie will not pay him anything. Eventually Napolean Hill goes on to become wealthyContinue reading “Is Your Desire Costing You Something? Why Not?”

Someone Else’s Dime

“Why should you learn on your own money and make mistakes that cost you money? You should learn on someone else’s dime. That’s the easiest way to do things.” – Martin Grunder Charles Shipman Payson transported sugar in the 1940’s on freighters. He did it in liquid form because sugar was taxed heavily otherwise. TheContinue reading “Someone Else’s Dime”

Effective Proposals

Persuasion through the written word is a powerful skill set. Patrick Riley’s book The One-Page Proposal is a great tool for your library to be effective in today’s fast-moving, information surplus age. He has testified to how he presents to recipients of his ideas through a one-page proposal after learning the secrets from one ofContinue reading “Effective Proposals”