31 mai 2010

the corporate limerick

"Begin at once to live
and count each separate day as a separate life." ~Seneca
posted by Dieter Langenecker on Twitter

we live in a sort of intelectual-folklor twitty age,
where famous quotes go corporate limericks.
lets try one myself:

there was a Seneca in Rome
who often has thoughts of his own
at sunset he dies
the morning he lies
he’d never before been in zone

thanks, Dieter, for the inspiration :)

la vie en rose

Nobody could give him a job as good as the one
he gives by his own.


28 mai 2010

the very happy hours of a mouse*

‘used to live in-between the roads and the people ---
William Blake: The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Salvador Dali: The road to success leads to the palace of wisdom.what to do? what to do? - said the cat,
and eats me too!

*you know the middleage triptych paintings
about the way noble people use to live their life –
“Les tres belles heures du…”

27 mai 2010

why they invented mothers!

8 words for success/ Richard St. John

(partial transcript by me)

1. Passion
"I am driven by my passion." Freeman Thomas/car designer Daimler Chrysler. Do it for love, not for money (if you do it for love, the money comes anyway)
2. Work"It’s all hard work. Nothing comes easily. But I have a lot of fun." Rupert Murdoch
3. Good"To be successful put your nose down in something and get damn good at it" Alex Garden, game developer. There is no magic – is practice, practice, practice.
4. Focus"I think it all has to do with focusing yourself to one thing" Norman Jewison, filmmaker
5. Push
"Push yourself. Physically, mentally, you gotta push, push, push."David Gallo, marine scientist. Shyness (sic!) self-doubt - "I always had self-doubts. I wasn’t good enough, wasn’t smart enough. I didn’t think I’d make it", Goldie Hawn, actress.
It’s not always easy to push yourself – that’s why they invented mothers! - ”My mother pushed me" - Frank Gehry, architect
6. Serve
"It was a privilege to serve as a doctor" Sherwin Nuland, professor of surgery, Yale.Millionaires serve others something of value
7. Ideas"I had an idea – founding the first micro-computer software company..", Bill Gates, software guy. There is no magic to came up with ideas - is: LISTEN * OBSERVE * BE CURIOUS * ASK QUESTIONS * PROBLEM SOLVE * MAKE CONNECTIONS
8. Persist
"Persistence is the number one reason for our success", Joe Kraus, co-founder, Excite
Persist to failure and to CRAP (Criticism, Rejection, Assholes, Pressure :))

21 mai 2010


Noix de ris de veau meunière, céleri-morilles!

Deci. 20 de ani de la interviul lui Brucan in The Observer. Aniversam?!

"Cultura corporatista" in Dilema....
"Corporate Culture 2.0" la Cristi Motca

Acu, ne-om prinde care e care...

20 mai 2010

The Secret

The secret is,

if you want to change something,

first increase your awareness

of the way it is.
Tim Gallwey - The Inner Game of Stress

14 mai 2010

Basic approach to life and the MOP model in coaching

‘Just receiving appreciations for
my “poetic* and philosophic” approach to life.

Here you are an interesting quote from "Plato, Not Prozac!” by Lou Marinoff:
The stigma of sickness
is placed on those going through personal problems,
many of which are actually rooted
in philosophical dilemmas
underlying one's basic approach to life
and its problems.
Medications just suppress the symptoms,
without getting to the core issues,
which are often

Therefore I will keep playing philosophical – for the best –
and for the best of my life and my activity
and of the people I coach.

Philosophic approach is an esquisite tool
for the larger frame of reference
i.e. larger area of options – and awarness
regarding the freedom of choice.
This empowering position in life leads to
appropriate action plan.
If you will not see your life in a connectedness
with the whole,
your action plans would be
valuable just to the place where
your world meets the World –
there are many chances to get frustrated
on that edge.

So, start with the 3 M – myself, meaning, mission
Be aware of the 3 O – Oh’s (better known as ”a-ha moments”), offers, options
Get through the 3 P – person, perception, presence.

MOP your self,
then go GROW (the most applied coaching model)
or go GENIUS (another coaching model).

It is a nice novel by Leonard Cohen “The Favourite Game”
I should speak of my way as “The Effective Game”

well, the content of your life is the content of your words -
but what about the feelings you felt, feel, would like to feel?
how can you express them?
and here I am with Wittgenstein -
The limits of my language are the limits of my world. -
only if understanding language as something more then words,
something like this famous saying of Saint Augustin
What, then, is time?
I know well enough what it is, provided that nobody asks me;
but if I am asked what it is and try to explain, I am baffled.
Time is much more a feeling than a content.
The saying of Saint Augustin is more poetry than words.
That is what poetic stands for -
to be complete.

2 mai 2010

What God saw while thinking...

... ’everything he had made, and behold, it was very good’

He saw BEAUTY –

It is what crossed my mind trying to understand
how we could recognize ETHICS in action.

After making the man,
he did not say the same – ’it was very good’…
And He didn’t have some rest as he has previuosly –

’And on the seventh day,
God finished his work which He had done,
and He rested on the seventh day

from all His work which He had done.’

The matter of fact, He is quite restless ever since..

It’s Sunday now – Let’s be BEAUTIFUL and grant Him a nap!