Friday, 22 August 2014

Witty ;)

"Marketing is creating stories that are then tested through sales. Stories that connect, sell. (This ad for Scotch tape is a great example of that kind of storytelling.) Marketing is a career for people who thrive on caring for others. And people who tell stories thrive so much that they’re actually healthier. By telling all of the stories of my life I have kept myself healthier than the commenters who have read those stories and then told me how messed up I am. This was what I wanted to say, but I wrapped it up in a story about marketing as storytelling in order to work this in. And that is the power of storytelling."


What was once learned in finance as diversifying risk has made its way into the way we live our lives:

'We live in a world of compromise where it is difficult to make absolute commitments to a paradigm when there are significant tradeoffs associated with each choice. How do we respond? One option is to select composite – or “hybrid” – solutions made up of different elements that together soften the blow of the tradeoffs tied to each individual choice.' -Forbes.com

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The more we chase for money and power
The more discontent we become with ourselves.
The sadder we become
& the more disconnected we grow from our loved ones.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

In Japanese we have the word "suteki". Nowadays we usually use it to say "cool" or "nice", but the word is said to have many origins. One possible interpretation refers to the quality of being able to remain natural even in the face of an enemy. someone who can do that is supremely confident and strong.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Belle

"You are above reducing yourself for the sake of rank.
I pray that he would marry you without a penny to your name.
That is a man who would truly treasure you."


Belle

"See how my heart beats? I am utterly taken with you Ms Lindsey"
"Despite is such pronounced protestation from your brother"
"He cannot overlook your mother's origins as I do. Foolish. Why should anyone even pay her regards, when your better half has equipped you so well with loveliness and privilege?"
"What a lovely sound."
"You are unrelentingly cultured. Come, let's find it."

Thursday, 7 August 2014

I thought perhaps I was the uptight one.
that I was the zit on the nose,
the annoying little twit that needed so be slapped occasionally because I generally treated everything with disdainful facetiousness.
Standing firm but vulnerable, cracking from the inside.
These feet now have passed the test with aplomb, but hands dripping with blood from cracked fingernails and torn flesh.

The korean artist walks past me nonchalant, holding a painting of the city's skyline in both hands, lifting it in the air as he walks away from his friend.
the homeless man still greets me and wishes me "a good evening"
the mother still kisses her baby 
and I stand here, idiotic, mind racing.