Quotes of the Day
From The HBR IdeaCast #43 with Bill George, author of True North. Bill says “…the hardest peson you’ll ever have to lead is yourself. If you can lead yourself, leading others becomes a lot easier.” LINK
I had the pleasure of a lunch meeting with an impressive guy today. However when discussing our mutual enjoyment of film, and my film school career he made an interesting reference. I was talking about achieving high quality results inexpensively and we migrated into other topics, he said (paraphrasing) “You want to make something interesting and something of substance, like Michael Moore.” I am a fan of Moore’s movies but the one thing they aren’t is high quality. As Colbert would say, they lack a certain “truthiness” as well. Funny though that he’s had such an effect on popular culture.
And I just noted that Chris recommended True North on his blog and introduced me to the person I had lunch with. That Chris is a smart cookie, but of course that’s not really news to anyone!
Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.
- Community healthcare workers face many challenges in their work, including often traveling far distances to see their clients
- Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
- Pfizer partnered with AMP and the World Health Organization to develop a training program for healthcare workers.
The controversy around the Torah codes gets a new life.
- Mathematicians claim to see a predictive pattern in the ancient Torah texts.
- The code is revealed by a method found with special computer software.
- Some events described by reading the code took place after the code was written.
Be glad your name isn't attached to any of these bad ideas.
- Some inventions can be celebrated during their time, but are proven to be devastating in the long run.
- The inventions doesn't have to be physical. Complex mathematical creations that create money for Wall Street can do as much damage, in theory, as a gas that destroys the ozone layer.
- Inventors can even see their creations be used for purposes far different than they had intended.
Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club
- Orangutan mothers wait to sound a danger alarm to avoid tipping off predators to their location
- It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
- This ability may come from a common ancestor
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