Newsletter 61 : 5 december 2011
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Welcome to our newsletter. As ever, we like to offer a change from other newsletters which can demand an awful lot of reading.
This week, Jeremy talks about the value of emotional intelligence in the workplace and how it applies in ways which directly benefit teams, businesses and other organisations. Do let us know what you think. (dur 6:10).
Girls bored me—they still do. I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I’ve ever known.
Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end.
I do not make films primarily for children. I make them for the child in all of us… Call the child “innocence”.
Walt Elias Disney, b 5 December 1901, film producer
Draw your own conclusions (or contact us if you’d like ours)
Warren Buffett: This intriguing 15 minute BBC radio profile of Mr Buffett by Mary Anne Sieghart (which contains a lot of fascinating information strangely missing from the Wikipedia article) sheds some interesting light on why Buffett felt it necessary to accumulate $62,000,000,000 for himself by 2008.
[See also Jeremy’s blog on this subject.]
John Bohannon starts with a premise that seems frivolous—let’s replace Powerpoint presentations with live dancers—then demonstrates convincingly how this might be done, and ends really rather movingly, we felt (dur 11:08)
Incidentally, if you have difficulty watching videos at work, let us have your personal email address and we’ll send the newsletter there. Absolute confidentiality assured. We don’t pass email addresses to anyone.
The Beatles perform a decent song: And I love her. “I give her all my love / That’s all I do / And if you saw my love / You’d love her too / I love her / She gives me everything / And tenderly…” and so on. So why is such a positive, affirmative song in a minor key? What is the effect of that on your perception or appreciation of the words? (dur 2:26).
And here is Pat Metheny’s version (dur 3:29).
Nothing succeeds like success.
All human wisdom is contained in these words: Wait and hope!
Alexander Dumas père, d 5 December 1870, novelist, the most widely read French author in the world, apparently
Giant knitted rabbit can be seen from space! Amazing but true.
All contributions welcome.
If you have been, thank you for reading.
Kay and Jeremy
Compiled by Jeremy Marchant . added 31 january 2015