Unconventional Thinking

March, 2009

A Snowstorm In August

Friday, March 27th, 2009 by Mark

Sometimes the world does things it’s not supposed to do and we quickly chalk it up to anomolies. Aberations. Freaks of nature.
But why this rush to dismiss as opposed to learn. To marvel. To seek epiphanies from the extraordinary. To draw connections to our own lives.
This synthesis is where true breakthroughs emerge.
One August, early in [...]

The Torpedo Of Words

Friday, March 20th, 2009 by Mark

In his mammoth hit song, “You’re Beautiful James Blunt launches the lyrics with two identical sentences which I adore for its irony.
“My life is brilliant.”
It is an ingenious entree to a story, especially because Blunt proceeds to reveal his failure. His loss. His sorrow. And the abject limits of his “brilliance” or lack of it.
Critics [...]

The Accidental Business And The Random Millionaire

Friday, March 13th, 2009 by Mark

Early in our lives, we are all handed a book titled “This is the way things are done.”
The dutiful read it and follow it to a T. The wise, the innovators, the change makers read it and then rewrite it with their own version of The Rules.
Recently, I watched a TV feature about a boy [...]

Life In The Theater Of The Absurd

Friday, March 6th, 2009 by Mark

When I was a grade schooler, I turned my tiny bedroom in my parents’ apartment in Queens, New York into a log cabin on the American frontier. I had this powerful drive to change my circumstances 180 degrees, turn back the clock and rearrange geography so that I could roam the valleys and the plains [...]

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