Newsletter 20 : 5 august 2009
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Welcome to our newsletter, particularly if you’re a new subscriber. Our policy is still to offer a change from other newsletters which do demand an awful lot of reading…
eiw favourite, Alain de Botton, examines our ideas of success and failure – and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgements. Is success always earned? Is failure? He makes an eloquent, witty case to move beyond snobbery to find true pleasure in our work (it says here).
What’s gone and what’s past help
Should be past grief.
William Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
George Santayana, The Life of Reason
True reconciliation does not consist in merely forgetting the past.
Many service providers, such as marketing agencies and software houses, are in the invidious position of having to define for their clients what their clients’ requirements are. Many clients change what they want two thirds of the way through the project resulting in stress, hassle, late delivery and eroded profits. These two facts are strangely linked. To find out why service providers need to adopt an emotionally intelligent approach if they are to avoid their clients changing their minds, give us a call, or visit our website.
As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
Henry David Thoreau, American philosopher, discovers affirmations
– Got stung by a bee yesterday… £20 for a pot of honey.
– Did you hear about the man who drowned in his bowl of muesli… dragged under by the currants.
– Imagine if the hokey cokey is what it’s all about. That’s a few thousand years of human thinking straight out the window.
I thank you
One day while walking through the wilderness a man stumbled upon a vicious tiger. He ran but soon came to the edge of a high cliff.
Desperate to save himself, he climbed down a vine and dangled over the fatal precipice. As he hung there, two mice appeared from a hole in the cliff and began gnawing on the vine.
Suddenly, he noticed on the vine a plump wild strawberry. He plucked it and popped it in his mouth. It was incredibly delicious!
Contributions always gratefully received.
Thanks this month to:
Paul Lewis of Tryscore, a guiding light in business support
If you have been, thank you for reading.
Kay and Jeremy
Compiled by Jeremy Marchant . added 26 march 2015