Monthly Archives: May 2012

Spreading ideas and vanity metrics

Last week a guy I’ve never heard of on a blog I’ve never seen posted my Generosity Experiment video on his blog, generating a nice flurry of tweets from a bunch of folks. My first reaction should have been: “Great!” … Continue reading

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Three email rules and the bcc courtesy

Bcc: (“blind carbon copy”) has been with us since the beginning of email (as in this great ARPA email standard from 1977).  Even before email (yes, there was such a time), written office memos would be sent to recipients without … Continue reading

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10 (percent)

I’ve been finding a lot of power lately in 10% shifts in how I spend my time.  It’s an increment big enough to matter – an experiment big enough that you can learn something – but small enough that there’s … Continue reading

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Your job, and leverage

If your life is one of service, then the one question to ask yourself when figuring out where you are and where you’re going is: What role, what organization, what situation allows me to maximize the impact I’m having on … Continue reading

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Graduation – Dorothea Tanning

I came across this beautiful poem on the NYC Subway today.  Poignant words as we head into a graduation weekend. Graduation He told us, with the years, you will come to love the world. And we sat there with our … Continue reading

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Generosity partnership

Yesterday I had the pleasure to spend a few hours at one of Seth Godin’s seminars.  If you believe in making a ruckus, if you’d benefit from a day of real conversation (and inspiration, and stories, and plenty of laughs) … Continue reading

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Your idea

At the start it’s just smoke, a wisp. It has no substance or form. You can take it around to people for help shaping it, so you can better understand what it could be. But the thing is, at the … Continue reading

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Teach for India and Generosity Day

Every time Generosity Day comes full circle, I know I’m the lucky one. So many actions, great and small, will go unregistered by all but those who take part in them, but every so often we get a glimpse of … Continue reading

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Peter Drucker – Managing Oneself

A little while ago, a colleague of mine sent around Peter Drucker’s Managing Oneself article from Harvard Business Review.  He described it as “something to read and re-read over time,” and having read the piece a few times now I’ve … Continue reading

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The London Meditation Project

After meeting at the DO Lectures, I was trading notes with Catherine Powell about her wonderful talk on the London Meditation Project, and she shared some wisdom that she kindly has agreed to let me share on this blog: It … Continue reading

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