Thursday, June 12, 2014

Facts. Explore them. Translate them. Employ them.

On Business Success

  • 70% of change efforts fail (Interaction Associates, 2008)
  • Which companies outperformed on three financial measures: Return on Equity +53%, Return on Sales +42%, Return on Investment Capital +66%? Ones with more women board directors than those with the least (Catalyst, 2011)
  • Culture eats strategy for breakfast (Peter Drucker)
  • 90% of success is your inner game (who you are being) and 10% is your outer game strategies (what you are doing) (Eliason, 2014)

On Creativity
  • Openness to experience is intimately connected to creativity (Sawyer, 2008)
  • One needs both divergent and convergent thinking for creativity (Furst, 2011)
  • Expertise and field impact creativity (Kowatarti, 2009, Furst et al. 2012)
  • Creativity typically demands some form of movement (Sawyer, 2012)

On Living

  • Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. (Mark Twain)
  • To create change, "Be the change you want to see." (Gandhi) 
  • Physical movement increases learning, "You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation." (Plato)
  • Be courageous, believe in yourself and trust in the journey.

What facts will you employ to translate your life adventure?