July 27, 2005

Elephants can't dance

Amazon.com: Books: Who Says Elephants Can't Dance? Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround

Heard this on CD. One of the better CEO stories. I liked Jack's book better, but I related to this one more. Gerstner doesn't paint himself as a soothsayer who predicted and navigated the ever changing currents of technology. He just extolls the virtue of discipline and execution.

Posted at 07:37 AM

Te Tao Pooh Piglet

Amazon.com: Books: The Te of Piglet

I've had this on my bookshelf for 4 years. Finally on my flight yesterday I made my way through it. I had to skip Hoff's editioralizing on the 92 Kuwait war, the conservatives, etc.

Posted at 07:34 AM

July 21, 2005

Zen Quotes

When we see into the emptiness or illusory nature of things, of life and death, of sickness and health, of youth and old age, then we're master of all things. We are free to be healthy, we're free to be sick, we're free to grow old
- Geoffrey Shugen Arnold
You cannot avoid paradise. You can only avoid seeing it.
Charlotte Joko Beck
Posted at 08:36 AM

July 20, 2005

Nirvana?

Amazon.com: Books: Siddhartha

Just read this book. Still thinking about it. It didn't live up to the billing it received. A decent and quick read never the less.

Posted at 10:54 AM

July 18, 2005

Thoughts and words

There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts.
-Voltaire, philosopher (1694-1778)
Posted at 09:23 AM

July 14, 2005

Suffering

It is a glorious thing to be indifferent to suffering, but only to one's own suffering.
-Robert Lynd, writer (1879-1949)
Posted at 10:08 AM

July 11, 2005

Subjugation - Illiberal Democracy

A democracy is a state which recognises the subjecting of the minority to the majority.

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
--The State and Revolution

I'm reading The future of Freedom by Fareed Zakaria and he makes this point. He believes illiberal democracies are not a good answer.

Posted at 09:15 PM

July 04, 2005

Elusive Freedom

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
-Johann Wolfgang van Goethe, poet, dramatist, novelist, and philosopher (1749-1832)
Te human mind has absolute freedome as its true nature. There are thousands uppon thousands of students who have practiced meditation and obtained this realization. Do not doubt the possibilities beause of the simplicity of this method
Dogen
My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate - thats my philosophy
Thornton Wilder
Posted at 05:02 PM
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