Beyond the Rhetoric


Posts Tagged ‘memorable quotes’

Sunday Snippet: John Oliver

July 20th, 2014

“The reason a British person has to do that is that we’re raised in a rigid class system where we have all hope beaten out of us. And your [American] optimism is overwhelmingly positive, except when it leads you to act against your own best interests.” You are, at least in part, a product of […]

Sunday Snippet: Sir Richard Branson

July 6th, 2014

“If you are struggling to juggle your home life with your career commitments, both can suffer. Part of the solution may be to treat time with your family as a priority. When you’re facing an avalanche of appointments, book time to spend with your family — put it in your work diary. You will also […]

Sunday Snippet: L. Frank Baum (Wizard of Oz)

June 29th, 2014

“Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don’t you think?” Later on this evening, I’ll be heading to Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Downtown Vancouver to catch Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz. The Broadway musical explores some of the history for the magical land of Oz, both before the […]

Sunday Snippet: John C. Maxwell

June 22nd, 2014

“Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” What does it take to be a great leader? Some will say that great leaders are the ones with great vision. Others will say that leaders are well organized and they do a great job of delegating tasks to […]

Sunday Snippet: “Life Magazine”

June 15th, 2014

“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” To help pass the time on my flight over to Taipei a couple of weeks ago, I indulged in a little in-flight entertainment. One of the movies […]

Sunday Snippet: Eddie Huang, Fresh Off The Boat

June 8th, 2014

“Xiang wei is the character a good dish has when it’s robust, flavorful, and balanced but still maintains a certain light quality. That flavor comes, lingers on your tongue, stays long enough to make you crave it, but just when you think you have it figured out, it’s gone. Timing is everything. Soup dumplings, sitcoms, […]