Archive for February, 2007

Ideas Are Worthless Unless Acted Upon
February 27, 2007


“Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison

Exciting, powerful, invigorating, innovative, stimulating, enthusiastic, spirited and full of passion…ideas are all of these.  Yes, but they’re also one other thing….they’re “a dime a dozen.” (more…)


The Latest and Greatest, 2.22.07
February 22, 2007


Food Forethought continues to present you, the reader, with some innovative, useful and just plain interesting startups/websites.  Let’s take a look at this week’s highlights.  While not a new website by any means, 10×10 is an interesting one nonetheless, that I thought I should point out.  It is an interactive exploration of the words and pictures that define the time. The result is an often moving, sometimes shocking, occasionally frivolous, but always fitting snapshot of our world. (more…)

“Follow me…I’m right behind you.”
February 20, 2007

People often try to lead but fail to live their own life as an example…it just doesn’t work unless you back up your words with actions.  I mean…who really wants a chef that doesn’t even eat his own cooking?  It’s simple…practice what you preach.

As the old saying goes, “He that thinketh he is leading and hath no one following him, is only taking a walk.” (more…)

Genius…born or become?
February 13, 2007


“If I had 8 hours to cut down a tree, I’d sharpen my axe for 6.” – Abraham Lincoln

We often hear about how a person was born a genius.  Are some people gifted with talents that others are not offered except by mere chance?  What about some of the greatest business opportunities ever to be accomplished?  Have these billion dollar blue chips been built on the backs of prodigies alone? (more…)

The Day I Made My 1,000th Mistake
February 8, 2007


It just happened…and oh what a glorious day it was…the day I made my 1,000th mistake.  Matter of fact, I’m already looking forward to the day that I make my next, the 1,001th!  Puzzled…well, don’t be.  Let me explain.

The path to success is traveled first by learning, then by gaining understanding and, finally, acquiring wisdom.  From there action is taken and results achieved.  The most common form of going from learning to wisdom is through personal experience.  But…there’s a much more efficient, intelligent and faster way…a sort of shortcut per se…yet it’s often less utilized. (more…)

The Latest and Greatest, Vol. 2
February 5, 2007

Last month I introduced a new series on FoodForethought, “The Latest and Greatest,” where I highlight some up and coming new startups on the web.  Feel free to chime in and suggest any others that you may find of interest. (more…)

The Reciprocity of Generosity
February 1, 2007


“Relationships are all there is.  Everything in the universe only exists because it is in relationship to everything else.  Nothing exists in isolation.  We have to stop pretending that we are individuals that can go it alone.”  – Margaret Wheatley

Light and Dark.  Gravity and Lift.  Cause and Effect. 

Science has provided man with a means to understand and quantify many of the laws that exist in nature.  But the buck doesn’t stop there….there are other laws too, ones that govern relationships and operate in the realm in which we cannot see.  If you put them in action, you’ll discover that they’re just as powerful, yet, unfortunately, they tend to lie dormant often being neglected in our everyday lives.