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Excellence Lessons From A Humble Pope

Here are Pope Francis’ excellence lessons: Lead with Humility. Pope Francis believes that humility is a particularly powerful leadership quality. Business leaders can emulate him through such means as abandoning their corner office for a cubicle alongside other employees and ending excessive spending on lavish lunches and other corporate […]

Akiane’s Success Principles

1- Dedication and passion. I am completely focused on my work and get up at four in the morning, for many hours painting in my studio, detail after detail, layer after layer, month after month—sometimes spending as much as four months on a single painting. 2- Uniqueness—whatever you create […]

How Valuable Love Is

Once upon a time, in an island there lived six feelings and emotions: Happiness, Knowledge, Love, Sadness, Richness and Vanity. One day they discovered that the island began sinking! So all of them built boats and canoes and left, one by one. Except for Love. Love wanted to […]

Mental Virtues

We can be knowledgeable with other men’s knowledge, but we can’t be wise with other men’s wisdom ~Montaigne The Excellence Virtues; highlights from NYTimes.com, David Brooks First, there is love of learning. Some people are just more ardently curious than others, either by cultivation or by nature. Second, there is […]

Buffett Family Values

Highlighting a few excellence values from the October 7, 2013 issue of Forbes, by Kerry A. Dolan FORBES: Warren, let’s start with you. How do the very affluent raise children to share their values? How did you do this in your family? You’ve successfully raised three children who are very […]

Patagonia, From the Ground Up

Highlighting the excellence from: the June 2010 issue of Entrepreneur, Jennifer Wang While the rest of retail was tanking, Yvon Chouinard’s outdoor clothing and gear company was having its best two years ever. Here’s why. Patagonia gear isn’t cheap or trendy (deliberately, anyway). Instead, the brand is thriving by maintaining its integrity, […]

NATHAN MYHRVOLD, MYTH BUSTER

Highlighting the excellence from: The Economist: intelligent life, Alex Renton He was the physicist who went to Microsoft and made his fortune. These days he’s a tycoon, philanthropist, dino-hunter, bestselling author and barbecue champion, who has discovered the most scientific way to enjoy claret. Alex Renton profiles him EVERY […]