Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Thought for the week

"Enthusiastic people are the ones who actually get things done in this world. Enthusiasm is what turns any idea into reality. And enthusiasm is linked closely with happiness." "Your Personal Survival Guide To The 21st Century"

Monday, 16 May 2011

Thought for the week

"It's no longer about the big beating the small; it's about the fast beating the slow." Larry Carter, Chief Executive Officer of Cisco Systems, quoted in "The Economist", 26 June 1999

Monday, 9 May 2011

Thought for the week

"The wealth of the three richest people in the world exceeds the combined GDP of the 48 smallest countries." Guardian", 12 June 1999

This is slightly out of date, but I suspect the polarisation of wealth has increased since this time any way.

As I get more and more involved in charities and supporting my local community snippets like the one above, whilst I'm aware of these things, still always surprise me. It is becoming clearer to me that it is individuals who are increasingly capable of changing things for the better, not necessarily governments and companies, this scares me a little bit. However, I remain positive and hope that everyone realises (or starts to realise) that we should all take responsibility for the world around us in whatever way we can.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Thought for the week

"Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself."

Mary Schmich, "Chicago Tribune", 1 June 1997 in a piece now known as "the Sunscreen Speech" which has been made into a record by the film director Baz Lu