Unconventional Thinking

April, 2012

The Man Who Runs Starbucks

Monday, April 23rd, 2012 by Mark Stevens

The other day, I stopped in at a local Starbucks for an ice coffee and a bottle of water.  Behind the counter, an elderly man with a white beard greeted me warmly and served me with dispatch. He was clearly proud to be in that store, wearing a crisp green apron, earning a living and [...]

The Loves of Summer Are The Ghosts Of Fall

Monday, April 16th, 2012 by Mark Stevens

It all starts with the first sun-tanned days and sultry nights. That exuberant sense of wonderment, of infinite opportunity, of romance and playful freedom that is carried along in the joyous aroma of summer. Of a summer about to bloom. Of one stretching out as far as the eye can see, making everything seem possible [...]

Did Einstein Wish He Was Beautiful?

Monday, April 9th, 2012 by Mark Stevens

Seems like an absurd question because judged by every substantive viewpoint, Einstein was beyond beautiful–in a rare and striking place all of his own.

But when the great man, the genius looked in the mirror, did he yearn at times to trade places with Cary Grant? Would the physicist who loved women and often played them [...]

Navigating The Goals Of Posts Of Life

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 by Mark Stevens

Ever since we are quite young, we face opposite–and often contradictory–ends of a spectrum as we seek to live and guide our lives. Put simply, do we want to become the world’s greatest boy/girl/scout in the world or do we prefer to use all of our gifts to become the world’s richest man\woman.

It may seem, [...]

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