10/30/12

The Definitive Drucker: Challenges For Tomorrow’s Executives

Click Here to learn more. “We need a new theory of management. The assumptions built into business today are not accurate.”-Peter Drucker For sixteen months before his death, Elizabeth Haas Edersheim was given unprecedented access to Peter Drucker, widely regarded as the father of modern management. At Drucker's request, Edersheim, a respected management thinker in her own right, spoke with him about the development of modern business throughout his life-and how it continues to grow Read more [...]
10/27/12

18 Instructions for Life

Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have, or sleep all you want. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk. When you lose, don't lose the lesson. Read more books and watch less TV. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll get to enjoy it a second time. A loving atmosphere in your home is so important. Do all you can to create a tranquil harmonious home. In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation. Read more [...]
10/15/12

A Life That Matters

A life lived that matters is not of circumstance, but of choice.
It won’t matter what you got, but what you gave.
It won’t matter what you learned, but what you taught.
It won’t matter what you bought, but what you built.
It won’t matter who you knew, but the lasting lost felt by those who knew you.
It’s not your memories that will matter, but the memories of you left to those who loved you.
What are you waiting for? Live!

10/8/12

Benjamin Franklin’s List of Virtues

In 1726, at the age of 20, Benjamin Franklin devised a list of 13 virtues to live by for as long as possible, in an attempt to "live without committing any fault at any time." He then focussed on one virtue each week and kept notes on his progress. He began with "Temperance." The list read as follows. (Source: Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography and Other Writings) TEMPERANCE. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation. SILENCE. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid Read more [...]
10/2/12

Father Forgets

Father Forgets by W. Livingston Larned Listen, son; I am saying this as you lie asleep, one little paw crumpled under your cheek and the blond curls stickily wet on your damp forehead. I have stolen into your room alone. Just a few minutes ago, as I sat reading my paper in the library, a stifling wave of remorse swept over me. Guiltily I came to your bedside. There are things I was thinking, son: I had been cross to you. I scolded you as you were dressing for school because you gave Read more [...]