Quote of the month

Quote of the month

dimanche 13 janvier 2013

The brilliant idea of ‘Child’s Own Studio’

Often, while looking drawings by small children, we are impressed by their imagination. They create these unique characters, which themselves are not able, to reproduce two times, you can call it "the one shot" drawing. A clever mother, had the brilliant idea to give life to these characters. Her name is Wendy Tsao and she created Child’s Own Studio in 2007, after making a softie based on a sketch designed by her 4 year old son. When she saw the reaction of her son, and his excitement that she realized "this is it". She began a business making softies based on children’s drawings. Her business is in fact SO successful, that she’s currently not taking any new orders at this time.

jeudi 22 novembre 2012

What if Money Was No Object - Alan Watts

"....So I always ask the question: What would you like to do if money were no object? How would you really enjoy spending your life? Well it's so amazing as the result of our kind of educational system, crowds of students say 'Well, we'd like to be painters, we'd like to be poets, we'd like to be writers' But as everybody knows you can't earn any money that way! Another person says 'Well I'd like to live an out-of-door's life and ride horses.' I said 'You wanna teach in a riding school?'

Let's go through with it. What do you want to do? When we finally got down to something which the individual says he really wants to do I will say to him 'You do that! And forget the money!' Because if you say that getting the money is the most important thing you will spend your life completely wasting your time! You'll be doing things you don't like doing in order to go on living - that is to go on doing things you don't like doing! Which is stupid! Better to have a short life that is full of which you like doing then a long life spent in a miserable way. And after all, if you do really like what you are doing - it doesn't really matter what it is - you can eventually become a master of it. It's the only way of becoming the master of something, to be really with it. And then you will be able to get a good fee for whatever it is. So don't worry too much, somebody is interested in everything. Anything you can be interested in, you'll find others who are.

But it's absolutely stupid to spend your time doing things you don't like in order to go on spending things you don't like, doing things you don't like and to teach our children to follow the same track. See, what we are doing is we are bringing up children and educating to live the same sort of lifes we are living. In order they may justify themselves and find satisfaction in life by bringing up their children to bring up their children to do the same thing. So it's all retch and no vomit - it never gets there! And so therefore it's so important to consider this question:

What do I desire?"

- Alan Watts

vendredi 12 octobre 2012

"Long live freedom long live entrepreneurship"

Who remembers this wonderful speech of Mil Gibson in Braveheart?
This speech may well apply to people who work in big companies. Working in a big company is a bit like accepting to remain slave all your life, every day you wake up and you know that your work will be something similar to what you did yesterday, and then at the end of the month you are paid a salary equivalent to what your company earned thanks to only one day of your work. "This is modern slavery." The question that remains is, what do you think is better in this life . Stay like that until the end of your life ? or try your luck and create your own business ?
In the second case you may either have a passionante life and lot of success, or fail but at least as a free man. Long live freedom long live entrepreneurship.