July 26, 2008

Clichés and Caddies

It’s Saturday and the coffee is perfect. I think the calmness of (most) Saturday mornings to (most of us) seems to be a good place to gather all those little scraps of half-thoughts, events that happened yet to be digested properly, and I certainly can’t speak for you but ideas begin to flow better …again.

First, the man who taught us that we will not regret the things we did in life, we will regret the things we didn’t do. Randy Pausch lost his courageous battle with pancreatic cancer yesterday. Over 8 million of us have watched his Last Lecture which was originally intended for his children. We need purpose, we need to belong and Randy changed more lives than can be measured.

I send a shout out to one of my partner’s wife who has not left her husband by the side of some road in Palermo where they are celebrating their 15th anniversary. He answers emails and calls me at all hours. A lesson from Randy – turn the BB off, spend time with your wife, you’re in frickin’ Italy! In a hundred years, the emergency won't matter.

Enjoy your Saturday – whatever you are doing – I am going golfing.

Cheers :-)


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