Monthly Archives: June 2013

Samurai Getting it from All Directions

I loved it when Daniel Coyle, author of The Little Book of Talent and The Talent Code, mentioned the skateboarders highlighted in the documentary Dogtown and Zboys.   These outsiders and misfits changed skateboarding forever.   Part of how Coyle explains how they … Continue reading

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Shave it Samurai!

I used to think that getting organized was for the anal retentive crowd, but more and more I realize that getting organized is about honoring time and honoring life.   Even though I can be organizationally challenged, I’ve realized that the … Continue reading

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“Weaponize” It

I’m trying to re-envision for work, for myself,  my audience and students.   I bought Zen and the Art of Making a Living, by Laurence G. Boldt, many years ago but was put off by its size and its tendency to … Continue reading

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Give Up Samurai: We are the Two to Five Percent!

So it is in any situation you find yourself, no matter how overwhelmed you feel, no matter how much you may feel you are at the mercy of things that are just beyond your control, some part of it is … Continue reading

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Ronin Samurai: Go for Nuggets

Yeah, well I don’t really know a lot about samurai despite the title of the blog.  But I do know that ronin samurai were masterless samurai, who lost their position through various events.  According to Wicker-pedia, in Japan “ronin” also … Continue reading

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Water and Fire Samurai

Mixed metaphors time kiddos.  Keep treading water.  Keep the fire burning. With three more weeks left of school, the demands on my time have ratcheted up to hyper levels.   Last minute student essays and administrative demands all put an extreme … Continue reading

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Shut the Samurai Up and Give Up!

“Practice with no hope of fruition.”  Terre Roche I’ve practiced more guitar lately because I have given up.  I’ve given up on becoming great.  I’ve given up on having to know everything instantly.  However, I know that I am not … Continue reading

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Samurai Addiction: Become A User

I’m reading on the cloud these days and loving it.  I bought a Kindle from a friend and am enjoying the fact that I can read a book “on the cloud.”  I can read on various computers, my ipad, and … Continue reading

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