John Freedom: We ARE the Meaning of Life

Excellence Reporter: John, what is the meaning of life? John Freedom: There is obviously no single answer to this question. There are as many ‘Meanings of Life” as there are people; and each person will answer this question differently. One reason why some people feel depressed is because they may think/feel […]

The Meaning of Life? – Sestina

And I would not disturb the meaning of life nor infiltrate the order in which for seeking out, that nothing existed before I were born. What from the past can such godly create? An awareness for all suffering would suffice, to say, kindly nature would turn to change us. Give to life what is rightly won, then take us, bring upon temptation like nature does in life, surviving on replenish, and should we suffice, […]

Nirmala: What is Life Itself?

“What is the meaning of life?” is a wonderful question because it has no final or fixed answer. Meaning is a purely mental or conceptual experience, and so it is always changing and evolving. This can mean that the question unfolds in new and ever-changing ways. It also […]

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 […]

When a woman…

When a woman smiles, cherish her, be grateful and delight in the light of her eyes embosom her, for feeling happy and lucky. When a woman smiles, it means you caressed her soul, you made her fly through small gestures you reached into her soul When a woman […]

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, […]