Its Mark Twain’s Birthday today!

Its Mark Twain’s (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910) birthday today! In his honour, I’d like to share one of my favourite quotes from this brilliant, sharp, witty and very creative writer:

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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.”

So have a toast in his honour, and fear not that the ideas you create are not being accepted yet. Stay on the path of exploration, discovery and dreaming.
Its more than guts or courage: its about believing in yourself. Because the more you believe in yourself, the more convinced they will be about you and your ideas.

If you’re not creating and leaving a legacy right now… ask yourself, then when?
You have the power to change the world, one step at a time.

All it takes is an idea to start with.
You are just an idea away from being awesome!

“Why Management Ideas Matter” – article in Harvard Business Review Blog

I just read this article and found the writers’ (Des Dearlove and Stuart Crainer, founders and directors of the Thinkers50) arguments quite compelling, about the importance of management ideas today.

In any field, including business, ideas are important. A simplistic notion, maybe, but with implications. Every idea brings with it its own uniqueness and potential for the field it is related to. Businesses struggle when faced with new threats to their way of doing things: the production and delivery of their services at speed, advertising and promotion in an age of message overkill, recruitment of the right talent, diminishing resources, etc. New entrants keep overturning traditional ways of doing things, and that’s why old solutions do not have much impact anymore. Business thinkers provide fresh perspectives and solutions produced from their research and insights, and it pays sometimes to listen to their wisdom to benefit from their ideas.

The simple reason is this: management ideas helps management gets things done.

Read the article here.