Unconventional Thinking

June, 2010

Hungry Eyes

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 by Mark

When Ernest Hemingway was a young American expat struggling to find his voice as a writer of pristine, bone-thin fiction, he would make time to study the work of Impressionist artists.
There was a message in their work, he believed, a code, that he could build into his craft. But he insisted on viewing the paintings [...]

Utopian Economics

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 by Mark

Imagine if everything in the world was free. Yachts, homes, jewels, cars: everything.
And add to that, imagine

The Call Of The Wild. The Gravity Of Discipline.

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 by Mark

Everywhere we look, there is temptation. Gorgeous gems to buy. Exhilarating experiences to indulge in. Partying, drinking, working on incredibly exciting brainstorms, nights that never have to end, meals that can be endless feasts, people that fascinate and that are made to dance off with

Running Into Lightning, Arms Wide Open

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 by Mark

There are two kinds of people in life: those who run away at the first sign of lightning and a far smaller group who dash headlong in its direction.
That the former seek shelter from the storm is understandable. There is danger in the black clouds and wiry bolts of electricity. All of the experts will [...]

There Ain’t No Pacifists In Boardrooms

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 by Mark

Everyone who brags that they are “a pacifist” is really lying.
Pacifism is an intellectual deceit perpetrated by those who want to elevate themselves above the average man or woman. To distance themselves from the Great Unwashed.
To this pretentious class of snobs, anyone who favors war — even in defense of liberty — is too much [...]

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