Clarity First Newsletter, June 15, 2018

“Our best hope for the future is not to get people to think of all humanity as family – that’s impossible. It lies, instead, in an appreciation of the fact that, even if we don’t empathize with distant strangers, their lives have the same value as the lives of those we love.” – Paul Bloom

Clarity First Newsletter, June 8, 2018

“There’s an alternative. There’s always a third way, and it’s not a combination of the other two ways. It’s a different way.” – David Carradine

An Everyone Culture. Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization.

Achieving superior business results by creating immersive cultures for continuous personal growth.

Clarity First Newsletter, June 1, 2018

“People hear you on the level you speak to them from. Speak from your heart, and they will hear with theirs.” – Marianne Williamson

Clarity First Newsletter, May 25, 2018

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller

Clarity First Newsletter, May 18, 2018

“The best way to take care of the future is to take care of the present moment.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

Follow Winston Wright to get close to retail’s front edges.

“Since emotional connection is the most important thing to Brand loyalty, retailers need to start with the basics – the ambient service experience between the bricks.”

Clarity First Newsletter, May 11, 2018

“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” – Margaret J. Wheatley

Ignore everybody, and 39 other keys to creativity

“Don’t try to stand out from the crowd. Avoid crowds all together.” – Hugh MacLeod

When a word is the story

Daniel Carlmatz gave himself a daily wordplay challenge. His results are fun and inspiring.

Clarity First Newsletter, May 4, 2018

“Active Hope is not wishful thinking. Active Hope is not waiting to be rescued by some savior. Active Hope is waking up to the beauty of life on whose behalf we can act.” – Joanna Macy, Chris Johnstone

Clarity First Newsletter, April 27, 2018

“You can have the other words – chance, luck, coincidence, serendipity. I’ll take grace. I don’t know what it is exactly, but I’ll take it. ” – Mary Oliver

Community, The Structure of Belonging

If we want a change in culture, the work is to change the conversation.

Speculative investing in art takes the art out of art.

When art is treated as a speculative investment we all lose.

Clarity First Newsletter, April 20, 2018

“We are lonesome animals. We spend all of our life trying to be less lonesome. One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to say—and to feel—‘yes, that is the way it is, or at least that’s the way I feel it. You’re not as alone as you thought.” —John Steinbeck

Set the politics aside. It’s time to talk about policy.

“We need to get back to a functioning government. If the process can work again, we have a chance to solve our biggest problems.”

Clarity First Newsletter, April 13, 2018

“For me context is the key – from that comes the understanding of everything.” – Kenneth Noland

Finding coherence in a weekly newsletter

In August of 2016 I started to write a weekly newsletter. Now, 86 letters later, it’s starting to cohere into something larger.

Dieter Rams’ ten principles for good design

In the late 1970’s designer Dieter Rams stopped to question how he defined “good” design. His answer has become a manifesto for conscientious designers ever since.

Clarity First Newsletter, April 6, 2018

“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” – Bill Gates

Use the 1-2-3 list to get more done and have more fun doing it.

Not every task on your to-do list takes the same amount of time. You’ll get more done and enjoy the process more if you order the list accordingly.

Clarity First Newsletter, March 30, 2018

“With our lives we make our answers all the time to this ravenous, beautiful, mutilated, gorgeous world.” – Victoria Stafford

Clarity First Newsletter, March 23, 2018

“Sometimes it’s better to be kind than to be right. We do not need an intelligent mind that speaks, but a patient heart that listens.”?—?Gautama Buddha

Clarity First Newsletter, March 16, 2018

“Today, as the world becomes smaller and smaller, the concept of “us” and “them” is almost outdated…in reality we all depend on one another, our interests and those of others are very interconnected.” – the Dali Lama