Happy Soul Food Friday for Jan 24th 2014

Happy Soul Food Friday!

This week:

Good listening, decoding in a world of “coders”, putting it all on the line, the power of practice and persistence and timing is everything…

Did anyone tell you how important you are in their lives today?

Well I just did!

Know Thy Audience!

A disappointed salesman of Coca-Cola returned from his assignment to Saudi Arabia.
A friend asked, “Why weren’t you successful with the Saudis?”
The salesman explained, “When I got posted, I was very confident I would make a good sales pitch. But I had a problem. I didn’t know how to speak Arabic. So I planned to convey the message through three posters.

First poster: A man lying in the hot desert sand totally exhausted and fainting.
Second poster: The man is drinking Coca-Cola.
Third poster: Our man is now totally refreshed. 

right to left

And then these posters were posted all over the place.

“Terrific! That should have worked” said the friend.
“The he** it should have!” said the salesman. “No one told me they read from right to left.”

40 Amazing Maps:

In a world of Coders, good communicators are De-Coders.

These remarkable info-graphics help us make sense of our world in a whole new way

Which one was the most interesting for you? (visualizing population density, highest paid public employees by state, earthquakes since 1898, different writing systems, economic center of gravity since 1AD, reversed map of Southern Hemisphere at top because North is arbitrary?)


Putting it ALL on the Line:

PARDOS PUSH – This is what radical collaboration is ALL about!

All gave some, some gave all…

Nothing in Life is Permanent:

Practice makes permanent. Perfect practice makes Perfect

What 1 Man did over 4 years with this Tree Trunk will Blow you Mind!

One tree, four years of work and an indescribable amount of talent: that’s what it took to create this incredible masterpiece.

A famous Chinese wood carver chopped down a single tree and tirelessly worked on it for over four years to make this piece.

Your jaw will hit the floor when you see what he created.

It all started out with a simple tree trunk…


Then Zheng Chunhui, a famous wood carver, spent over four years creating this masterpiece.


The carving is based on the famous Chinese painting “Along the River During the Qingming Festival.” The original artwork was created over 1,000 years ago.


The piece won the Guinness World Record for the longest wooden carving and measures over 40ft (specifically, it is 12.286 meters long, is 3.075 meters tall at it highest point, and is also 2.401 meters wide).


The intricate carvings of daily life in ancient China are so detailed and perfect, they could drop your jaw.


It’s no surprise that this incredible work of art is drawing so much attention. It’s amazing, but not just because it’s so big, but also because it’s so incredibly detailed.


That was 8,760 hours well spent. Share this awesome work with others.



Thanks this week go to Popeh Z, Scott B-L, Larry H and Ron M.

Love and Happiness!

“Logic will get you from A to B.
Imagination will take you everywhere.”
— Albert Einstein

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s