Saturday, March 12

Allende: Passion Lives Here

Please take a moment to view this TED speech of Isabelle Allende:

She demonstrates the power of stories. I laughed out loud, cried, learned a lot, and was inspired and motivated--all from her short talk about women and passion. One of my favorites lines: "Heart drives us and determines our fates."

I have found so much of what Allende says about societies to be true of organizations as well. We should all adopt the Olympic slogan she quotes,"Passion Lives Here."

Tuesday, March 8

Al Jazeera

While in the Middle East recently, I was impressed by the fine reporting by Al Jazeera on what was going on throughout the region. Distressed by CNN's obsession with Charlie Sheen as news, I called my cable company today and learned that Al Jazeera is not available, regardless of how many pay-for-view deluxe upgrades I purchase.

Take a few minutes and treat yourself to this recent ted interview with Wadah Khanfar, head of Al Jazeera: