Admiral McRaven know how to deliver a talk

Does this guy know how to give a talk or does this guy know how to give a talk. I’ll leave it to him. There’s not much else I can add to it. Ok fine. I have to say something. Grab an oar and row. Classic! Make your bed! Classic. One of the most successfulContinue reading “Admiral McRaven know how to deliver a talk”

Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis book review

A stunning book. It is fantastic. Outstanding. Wonderful. I urge you to read this book. I read this book when I was in my 20s. I hated that I was like the bookish intellectual. Zorba seems so much cooler. But you know something, Zorba had lots of faults. He really wasn’t cool. He was fun,Continue reading “Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis book review”

Stanislav Libensky & Jaroslava Brychtova create some wild art that I don’t even pretend to understand.

Artists really do see things differently. This couple are talking about creating different dimensions and using natural light when creating their art. Even though I haven’t the foggiest about what they’re getting on about, it is so important to sit and listen. In a world with right angles and smooth edges, it is important toContinue reading “Stanislav Libensky & Jaroslava Brychtova create some wild art that I don’t even pretend to understand.”

Are you with Red or with Andy when Hope is the question?

Complicating things is a lot of fun. But, simplifying makes for a good movie philosophy. That whole movie came down to hope? Yes it did. Yes it did. Hope is a good thing? Maybe even the best of things? It is a strong point. Hopefully Andy is right. My theory is that Andy did blackContinue reading “Are you with Red or with Andy when Hope is the question?”

Epictetus sold a unique brand of stoicism that was a lot less hard core than today’s version. Spoiler alert: his was better.

The problem I have with kids today is that their version of stoicism is filled with too much rahh-rahh tough guy stuff. Epictetus mixes in some stuff you’d hear at the local hot yoga class. More go with the flow. Don’t push to hard against stuff you shouldn’t push against. Kudos go to the guyContinue reading “Epictetus sold a unique brand of stoicism that was a lot less hard core than today’s version. Spoiler alert: his was better.”

Yaacov Agam expects us to believe that art has no beginning and no end.

This guy Agam gave me a gut punch, and convinced me that he is a master with one stroke of his Sharpie marker. He drew the squiggly line, and held it up as an example of art. An example that is remarkably similar to the doodle I drew two days ago. He then rips meContinue reading “Yaacov Agam expects us to believe that art has no beginning and no end.”

Dan Gage on the Philosophy of Harmonica Playing

Dan Gage talks about playing the harmonica. It’s wild because it seems like he could be talking about just about anything. The idea of learning your fundamentals and at some point playing your own thing is beautiful. We do that in just about everything we do. At some point, don’t look to the teacher toContinue reading “Dan Gage on the Philosophy of Harmonica Playing”

NYC Chef David Chang On His Food Philosophy

The philosophy you have when you’re cooking? Did I hear that right? Yes, Chef Chang is talking about a philosophy that is related to a particular action. It happens to be an action that he most likely loves. It likely keeps him endlessly curious with all the different possibilities there are when it comes toContinue reading “NYC Chef David Chang On His Food Philosophy”