• ​Always separate who you are from what you do. - Richard Anderson
  • What you do is different than how you do it. - Various
  • Set direction with off ramps to take a and be open to opportunities. - Various
  • Actions within process will stay on track. - Slattery
  • ​Cultural demands will always exceed any materials in possession; cultural demands are unsustainable because it is insatiable... Read - you always "need" want more. -  various
  • On persistence "However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don't just give up." -- at an Oxford University Union speech in 2016. - Steven Hawking
  • Yes, there's a free lunch - In a physical economy in which scarcity is the fundamental driver, eating lunch means someone else gets less. But in a society where ideas lead to trust and connection and productivity, where working together is better than working apart, where exchange creates value for both sides... Then the efficient sharing of ideas is its own free lunch. All of us are smarter than any of us, so the value to all goes up when you share. - Seth Godin
  • ​When your ideas get stolen - A few "thoughts": Good for you. Isn't it better that your ideas are worth stealing?
    • What would happen if you worked all that time, created that book or that movie or that concept and no one wanted to riff on it, expand it or run with it? Would that be better?
      You're not going to run out of ideas. In fact, the more people grab your ideas and make magic with them, the more of a vacuum is sitting in your outbox, which means you will prompted to come up with even more ideas, right? 
      Ideas that spread win. They enrich our culture, create connection and improve our lives. Isn't that why you created your idea in the first place?
      The goal isn't credit. The goal is change. - Seth Godin

  • May the best coffee and friends always be at the ready for all the stories, dreams and hopes yet to be shared; wherever and whenever that may be. - EM

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