Unconventional Thinking

July, 2007

50 Miles To Impossible

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007 by Mark

All great people look the impossible in the eye and make it possible. Why? Because they know there is no such thing as impossible. It is a myth created by the observers of life who are threatened or frightened by the possible. And thus unwilling to scale the barriers they erect to achieve the magnificence [...]

A Fire on a Lake

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007 by Mark

You can’t see it coming. There is no omen. No drum roll. No sense of impending romance or intrigue.
And then suddenly, everything changes. It comes out of the night like Haley’s comet, electric tail illuminating the sky, and you know you have seen something, experienced something so powerful, that you will [...]

A Mind Is A Terrible Thing

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007 by Mark

I learned to sail from an MIT student who wore a T-shirt that read “A Mind Is A Terrible Thing.”
Clearly, this was a parody of the United Negro College Fund slogan, “A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste.” Both statements are true and, if you think about them closely, they are inexorably linked.
What the [...]

Apple’s Dirty Little Secret

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007 by Mark

Okay, the iPhone has eclipsed Paris Hilton as the media’s hysterical focus of attention. It’s the new subject of furious debate that amounts to nothing more than a tempest in a teapot. Will the iPhone sell? Does it connect slowly to the Internet? Is it too expensive? Is it truly a technical marvel? Is Jobs [...]

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