Unconventional Thinking

June, 2009

Marilyn Monroe

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 by Mark

A billion women came before Marilyn Monroe. A billion have come after.

But she has never shared the stage, the life stage, with anyone. She is a timeless beauty, an exotic wonder woman, a sexual shockwave, an object of universal lust. And an extraordinary business lesson.

No woman ever stood in a room with Marilyn and felt [...]

Why Ford Cries

Thursday, June 18th, 2009 by Mark

Somewhere, someplace, Henry Ford is crying.
It is truly an amazing story of how one man’s entrepreneurial vision and spirit led to the creation of one of the greatest companies in history. And how, in time, his successors came to destroy it.
Ford Motor may survive but it is a shadow of the industrial miracle it once [...]

When I Knew Everything I knew nothing.

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 by Mark

But I thought I knew. I believed everything I wanted to do I should do with reckless abandon because Mark Stevens was entitled to his manifest destiny.
The priests and the rabbis, the presidents and the captains of industry, the moral authorities and the editorial writers of the journalistic institutions–they were all clowns who had nothing [...]

Pinning Your Hopes On Shooting Stars

Friday, June 5th, 2009 by Mark

I have sat for hours on tropic eves scanning the skies for shooting stars.
Suddenly they appear, flares that burst out of the black and dance across the constellations, a momentary magic act whose brilliance explodes and dies in nanno seconds.
Like so much in life, you want to pin your hopes on them, but they [...]

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