"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."

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Here's the link to a great but belated article on 'The Idea Napkin' by business strategist Morry Patoka from Canada.

My takeaway is this:

It doesn’t really matter where great ideas come from, but it absolutely matters that you create the conditions for ideas to emerge. The napkin is just one small capturing device, & it can evolve in many other forms.

After that, you can also proceed to read his other interesting & also great article entitled 'Overcoming The 7 Choke Points of Strategy Implementation'. Just in case, here's the link.

My takeaways from the latter are these:

i) A great strategy unimplemented is as useless as having no strategy. Get this part right at the onset;

ii) People create your strategy; people execute your strategy; in the end, as in the beginning, strategy is all about people;

iii) If your strategy is not being effectively implemented it’s because your people either…

1.Don’t know it.
2.Don’t understand it.
3.Don’t agree with it.
4.Don’t feel attached to it.
5.Don’t have a process to improve it.
6.Don’t have a framework to bring it down to a tactical level.
7.Don’t have benchmarks to navigate it.

Don't forget to view his 'Business Quickies'.

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