Category: Excellence

David R. Loy: The Meaning of It All

“The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it also seems pointless.” —Steven Weinberg, Nobel laureate in physics The most important thing that humans create is meaning. Because of our distinctive ways of valuing and intending, it is with us (or, to express it less dualistically: in us, as […]

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 […]

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 […]