Transforming ourselves and transforming the world — that’s really a false duality. Insofar as we’re able to let go of ourselves and let something else flow through us, I think we inevitably become more engaged with the world.
To be less self-preoccupied is to realize our non-duality with the world — we’re not in the world, we are one manifestation of the world. We are what the world is doing right here and now. The other thing Buddhism has to offer here is the emphasis on emptiness — particularly the implication of ‘goallessness.’
If we’re working towards social transformation, inevitably we’re working towards particular goals. But realizing the emptiness of our activities leads to a focus on process rather than conclusion.
You cannot not communicate.
The next decade […] will produce a revolution in the use of archived, simulation, and near real-time data to guide future decisions and research directions.
They must find it difficult…
Those who have taken authority as the truth,
Rather than truth as the authority.
Symbols are oracular forms — mysterious patterns creating vortices in the substances of the invisible world.
–Manly P. Hall
World Needs New —
The world should be better. There are huge opportunities to make new things. To rethink energy, transport, healthcare, government. We think there's not enough around that's new. And business growth, particularly in hard times, means doing new things. The best way out of a recession is to stimulate new demand.
New Needs Brand —
Innovation is unpredictable, often wasteful, full of dead ends. But there's a good way to inspire it, focus it, and make it do-able. Start with your brand. Start with what you stand for, and what you're specially good at. This is brand-led innovation. It's how the greatest innovators instinctively do it. Brand inspires new, and new delivers brand.
I never say what I mean, but I always manage to say something similar.
Art is an act of faith that you can will something into existence, especially when you want that something to be perfect.
The basis of Toyota’s scientific approach is to ask ‘why’ five times whenever we find a problem. By repeating why five times, the nature of the problem as well as its solution becomes clear. […] The workplace is a teacher. You can find answers only in the workplace.
Education is a reshaping of the soul. Nature and teaching are similar. For teaching reshapes a person, and in doing so constitutes a person’s nature.