We all have a short period of time on this earth. We probably only have the opportunity to do a few things really great and do them well. None of us has any idea how long we’re going to be here nor do I, but my feeling is I’ve got to accomplish a lot of these things while I’m young. … Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.
Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address (by StanfordUniversity)
I read the transcript of this a while ago, but it’s so much more powerful watching it.
Professor Sapolsky Explains the Origin of Religion Part 1/2 (by RichardDawkinsdotcom)
Those with schizophrenia were perhaps the ones who saw the burning bush talk and were responsible for other religious visions (e.g. Jesus back from the dead etc.)
Those with OCD likely came up with religious rituals.
People with temporal lobe epilepsy have uncontrolled tendencies to write and become obsessed with religious and philosophical subjects. One person suspected to have this disorder was St. Paul.
85 percent of the reason you get and keep a job is because of your people skills. …
The late Calvert Robert conducted a study at Stanford University that proved your people skills are more important to your career than any other skill. In fact, 85 percent of the reason you get and keep job is because of your people skills. (Assuming you are competent.) … We don’t have to be the smartest to be the most successful in what we do. We are only need to be smart enough. … INTELLIGENCE DOES NOT GUARANTEE SUCCESS, BUT PEOPLE SKILLS DO. ….
JOHN CLEESE on how to be creative in business, art, and life.
Create an oasis of time & space, a start time and an end time to be creative, a space in which you are not interrupted.
Sleep and sleeping on a scene or creative issue helps foment solutions.
The unconscious is the key to be being creative - letting the unconscious run free.