Imagination is more important than knowledge. The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others. Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature. Life is an exciting business and most exciting when it is lived for others. You cannot do much about the length of your life, but you can do a lot about its depth and width. Read more – ‘Imagination, creativity and knowledge’.
Sweatshop has an exciting opportunity for someone to join the E-commerce team to help drive online sales growth for Sweatshop. The key responsibilities of this role are producing and managing email marketing campaigns, creating and editing content for the website and working on website development projects in conjunction with the Head of E-commerce and external web developers. Read more – ‘Web Content Manager – Sweatshop.co.uk – Leading Specialist Running Retailer’.
One of the most amusing quotes of 2008 must be this: At a party to mark the handover of the Olympic flag in Beijing, newly elected Mayor Boris Johnson laid claim to Britain's sporting inventiveness. Read more – ‘Boris Johnson's Wiff Waff’.
It is not often that the little old ladies of the choral society scream "since Fate strikes down the strong man, everyone weep with me!", or when they are in a more cheerful mood, "My virginity makes me frisky, my simplicity holds me back. Oh, Oh, Oh, I am completely coming to life". Read more – ‘Carmina Burana – Drink, Sex and Medieval Monks’.
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. Read more – ‘Aristotle on Excellence’.
I've just discovered, nearly two months late, that I was a CFEmmy Best Newcommer Nominee for 2007. How did I miss that? I would have been on Todd Sharp's website voting like crazy if I had know!Read more – ‘ColdFusion Emmy Nominee’.
Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life,
the most interesting people I know didn't know at 22
what they wanted to do with their lives,
some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don't. Read more – ‘Everybody's Free – Baz Luhrmann’.
No man is an iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy firends or of thine owne were; any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee. Read more – ‘John Donne – Excerpts from Meditation XVII’.
Marketers (and all human beings) are well trained to follow the leader. The natural instinct is to figure out what's working for the competition and then try to outdo it - to be cheaper than your competitor who competes on price, or faster than the competitor who competes on speed. Read more – ‘Seth Godin – Don't follow the leader’.