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Savvy Saturday May 20, 2017

Inspired by a HBS course I am taking, here is Clayton Christensen talking about deciding what you stand for and stand for is 100% of the time! Enjoy today’s Savvy Saturday! – EMC

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“You can talk all you want about having a clear purpose and strategy for your life, but ultimately this means nothing if you are not investing the resources you have in a way that is consistent with your strategy. In the end, a strategy is nothing but good intentions
“resisting the temptation whose logic was “In this extenuating circumstance, just this once, it’s OK” has proven to be one of the most important decisions of my life. Why? My life has been one unending stream of extenuating circumstances. Had I crossed the line that one time, I would have done it over and over in the years that followed.

The lesson I learned from this is that it’s easier to hold to your principles 100% of the time than it is to hold to them 98% of the time. If you give in to “just this once,” based on a marginal cost analysis, as some of my former classmates have done, you’ll regret where you end up. You’ve got to define for yourself what you stand for and draw the line in a safe place.”

C. Christensen How Will You Measure Your Life?
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Savvy Saturday August 8, 2015

Today’s quote is inspired by my Uncle Paul; a man whose adventurous spirit never failed to delight and inspire those around him. – EMC

Paul Clark

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

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Savvy Saturday June 6, 2015

“Human beings have an innate inner drive to be autonomous, self-determined, and connected to one another. And when that drive is liberated, people achieve more and live richer lives.”

— Daniel H. Pink, Drive

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Savvy Saturday November 22, 2014

“The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.”

— William Gibson

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Savvy Saturday June 28th, 2014

You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give. — Winston Churchill

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