Archive for July, 2008
A Final Farewell: How Randy Pausch, a 47-Year-Old College Professor Came to Teach His Family About Love, Courage and Saying Goodbye. Dying of pancreatic cancer, he showed a love of life and an approach to death that people have found inspiring. His lecture has become a reminder that our own futures are similarly — if not drastically — brief. His fate is ours, sped up.
– Jeffrey Zaslow
The Wall Street Journal
It’s a fact that many traditional employees resent the arrival of a temp from the reasonable fear that their own job may be next to be converted. Be aware that temp workers may well expect a chilly reception, and it is largely the responsibility of the staff to bring them into the team and introduce them in a positive way to the company culture.
– Peggy Post & Peter Post
Emily Post’s The Etiquette Advantage in Business
For the optimism that comes from knowing that I’ve got the promise of the Almighty as my protection, I pray
The French philosopher Voltaire once defined optimism as ‘the mania of maintaining that everything is well when we are wretched.’ Some people are blessed with an upbeat personality that allows them to view life through rose-colored glasses and ‘make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.’ But even sunny-souled people can’t ward off all the shadows, certainly not forever, not without a sure word for an omnipotent God.
– Robert J. Morgan
The Promise: How God Works All Things Together for Good
Creativity, I believe, is inherent in all of us. We are the progeny of almighty God. God is defined in many ways. Most of all, he is the creator.
– Paul M. Johnson
Creators: From Chaucer and Durer to Picasso and Disney