Found this letter from a wise father to his son on the internet.. excerpt that most appealed to me posted here
My only expectations of you are that you live a happy life, and make the most of every day. Do what you enjoy. A man who does not enjoy his work is a laborer. A man who utilizes his talents in his work is fulfilled. Don’t compare yourself to other people. If you do, you will always find greater.. and you will always find lesser. So what’s the point
I have always believed that a man’s destiny begins with his thoughts. Someone once said: “Your thoughts can become your actions. Your actions can become your habits. Your habits can become your character. And your character will become your destiny.” So think good thoughts, and everything else will fall into place.
read more about the company here and here and here
interview with CEO Patrick Woodyard
Ted X talk
Film: True Cost Andrew Morgan
product has to compete with the best
recruitment: passion with purpose
advisors: humility, reached out to 100 people. Email list – start to add value. Going deep with a core set
challenge: alignment, cash flow
5 things we are focussed on this quarter
Objectives and Key results OKRs
people are most important, focus (cannot do it all)
READ: essentialism – george mcquen
No. 1 thing you want to accomplish by the time you turn 40: Build a self-sustaining company that is assisted by my presence but not hindered by my absence.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Unable to get my Canon EOS 40D to take low light candids using a flash reliably.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. -Winston Churchill
“If you think that being small means you can’t have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito!”
–Anita Roddick, Founder, The Body Shop
ref: For creating travel memories, Russell Banks prefers words to images
When we are dislocated, not relocated, we think new thoughts, deal with unbidden strange emotions, reflect on our past in a freshened way, from a new perspective.
Enjoyed this on PBSNewhour last night – although I feel both have their unique place (photography and writing)