"Reduce intellectual and emotional noise until you arrive at the silence of yourself, and listen to it." -- Richard Brautigan
As an aficionado of lesser-known children’s books by luminaries of grown-up culture, I was excited for the release of If Dog's Run Free, a delightful adaptation of the beloved 1970 Dylan song from the album New Morning, illustrated by Scott Campbell.
“If dogs run free, then why not we / Across the swooping plain?”
Steve Jobs is a sort of digital version of Walt Disney ..
I have so much respect for Walt Disney. I read a book about him recently, and his personality/ life story reminds me of Steve Jobs. Both were complicated and obsessive, layered with many personal issues, and were extraordinarily creative visionaries who ran successful companies. I’ve always thought that business and romance have many parallels. What I respect most about both of these men is not their ability to come up with numerous ideas, but to recognize which ones were worth pursuing, and to persevere through challenges and realize them. Like Steve Jobs said:
“Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.”
You can read my thoughts on Steve Jobs here.
Our intuition is shaped by context, and that context is deeply informed by the world we live in. It can thus serve as a blinder — or blind spot — of sorts. … With mindfulness, however, we can strive to find a balance between fact-checking our intuitions and remaining open-minded. We can then make our best judgments, with the information we have and no more, but with, as well, the understanding that time may change the shape and color of that information.