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Conquering King’s Park!

For the first time in almost four months, I managed a lap around King’s Park today! I’ve been suffering from a knee injury for the past four months or so, possibly incurred after a round of football and probably made worse by me running through the pain days after that. […]

If You Can’t Beat Them…

If you can’t beat them, go around them. I’d like to share another great passage from Jim Collin’s Good to Great, with regard to the difference between being competent at something, and being the best in the world in something: [C]onsider the young person who gets straight A’s in high […]

If You Can't Beat Them…

If you can’t beat them, go around them. I’d like to share another great passage from Jim Collin’s Good to Great, with regard to the difference between being competent at something, and being the best in the world in something: [C]onsider the young person who gets straight A’s in high […]

The Secret: The Law of Attraction

There is a movie called “The Secret”, and it’s about the secret of getting the things you want. A book of the same name, based on the movie, was once featured on Oprah, and overall this idea, “the secret”, is probably one of the most marketed ideas in recent history. […]

The Little that We Know

Last Thursday I attended a communications unit tutorial, and was really surprised (shocked, really) by the discussion that day. The students and facilitator (aka. the tutor) displayed such depth and scope in thought on that week’s material (on digital and analogue modes of communication; largely philosophical stuff) that I could […]

The Balloon

As a balloon             filled with helium                        floats                            upward toward                                         the sky,                          it gets larger                           and larger                  as the atmospheric pressure                                         drops                And the helium                       inside             e x p a n d s. Eventually,      it gets so LARGE that it             e    x    p    l    o    d    e    s. Remember this  the next time you feel arrogance                                  (fl o a t) welling up inside of you, and you                                (fl oa t)                                                                          flo at                                                                        float                                                                      float and eventually e    x                                 d                        l                   o                                                                                                            b                  e                                        .

Beyond Oneself

Taken from the book Good to Great, by Jim Collins: David Maxwell, like Darwin Smith (ex-CEO Kimberly-Clark) and Colman Mockler (ex-CEO Gillette), exemplified a key trait of Level 5 leaders: ambition first and foremost for the company and concern for its success rather than for one’s own riches and personal […]

Simplification

edonn.com is approaching a new era. After the first of November, I’ll no longer be hosted by MediaTemple. As great as they’ve been these past couple of years, I’ve found that having your own domain and some web-space just doesn’t justify paying [as much as I am paying] right now. […]

The Last Cup of Coffee

And she’d asked me to make her a cup of coffee, and I’d oblige. And as I poured the boiling water, I’d think to myself, “this could be the last time I’m doing this.” Eventually, enough times passed to ensure that the actual time it was the last was lost […]

I Shall Be Me

Put me on an Island; Lock me in a cell; Bring me to Heaven; Bring me to Hell; Places don’t matter; Nor do the people; Things will not affect me… Okay, maybe a little. But today is my day And I will be free! I shall not be stopped — […]