"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Futurist & scenario planning guru Peter Schwartz, who has been a regular visitor to Singapore since the late sixties, & writing in his now classic book, 'The Art of the Long View', which I had read during the early nineties, makes a point of stating that "if you want to to know what the next trend will be then you will need to expand your reading list".

Interestingly, in his now classic book, 'Paradigms: Business of Discovering the Future', which I had also read during the late eighties, corporate strategist/futurist Joel Arthur Barker shares the following observation:

"The cheapest most powerful way to stretch your paradigms & improve your strategic exploration skills is to read."

Great minds certainly think alike.

But, I reckon, more importantly, are you reading widely?

Have you expanded your reading list?

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