“There are two types of light – the glow that illuminates, and the glare – that obscures.” James Thurber (1894 to 1961) James Thurber, in full James Grover Thurber, was an American writer and cartoonist, whose well-known and highly acclaimed writings and drawings picture the urban man as one who escapes into fantasy because he… Read More
“Anyone can make the simple complicated. Creativity is making the complicated simple.” Charles Mingus (1922 to 1979) Charles Mingus, byname Charlie Mingus, was an American jazz composer, bassist, bandleader, and pianist whose work, integrating loosely composed passages with improvised solos, both shaped and transcended jazz trends of the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s.
“Leadership presupposes two things:– A leader, and men capable of being led. A stag cannot lead an army of lions; a lion cannot persuade an army of stags to follow. What then is required? A lion leading lions. In other words, the qualities of leader and led are very similar. The chief of these qualities… Read More
“It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge.” Arnold H. Glasgow (1905 to 1998) His business was a humour magazine that he marketed to firms nationally, which firms would turn it into their “house organ” to send to their customers. He carried on this business for over 60 years, publishing his first book… Read More
“A study of the principles of war will never provide a mathematical or intellectual formula for winning wars; but it will ensure that no single factor is omitted when one principle is being balanced against another. The decision itself is a test of leadership. Study provides the materials for inspection; the choice depends upon the… Read More
“Do nothing which is of no use.” Miyamoto Musashi (1584 to 1645) Miyamoto Musashi was a famous Japanese soldier-artist of the early Edo (Tokugawa) period (1603 to 1867). He was also known for being a philosopher, writer, and Ronin. His original name was Miyamoto Masana, but he was also known as Shinmen Takezō, Miyamoto Bennosuke… Read More
“Technology doesn’t cause intellectual stagnation, but it enables new forms of it if we are complacent. Technology empowers intellectual enrichment and our ability to indulge and act on our curiosity. With a smartphone, for example, you have the sum total of human knowledge in your pocket and can reach practically any person on the planet. What will you do… Read More