As far as I’m concerned, progress peaked with frozen pizza. ~From the movie Die Hard 2
Archive for May, 2009
I sometimes get inspiration while roaming through stores looking at products. For me it is almost like walking through a park as shapes and colors and items tend to spur on thoughts. The other day while shopping I passed a Hannah Montana lunch box display in the store and it reminded me that I always love to embrace new things, new trends and new ideas, as new ideas are the life blood of the world. Why Hannah Montana reminded me of this I am not sure but I think it had to do something with being a different age and then thinking “what would it be like to be that age again? No I didn’t buy the Hannah Montana lunch box, in case you are asking. Lol. Still it tends to remind me though that through trends, fads, and movements there are times when you look back over history, be it your own or others and say “what was I thinking?”
An elder Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life. He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me.. it is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.The other stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth,compassion, and faith.”"This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too”, he added.The Grandchildren thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied… “The one you feed.”
Good Morning Vietnam! Lol. Always wanted to say that in a blog. Well technically it isn’t morning anymore but easing into afternoon. This morning I was conducting a training session with a new developer who joined our fold and if you have read any of my previous blog entries the first thing we work on here at Helix Innovative is team focus. During this session we were focusing on the fundamentals of what it means to be in a team, part of a team and how that affects those around you. As we went back and forth discussing what it means to be part of a team I called up an oldie but goodie from Rudyard Kipling. I loved reading Kipling as a kid, and especially loved the animated television adaptation by Chuck Jones, of Kipling’s famous tale Riki Tiki Tavi, which is the story of a boy and his pet mongoose who saves the family from murderous snakes.