"The real problem of humanity is the following: We have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions and godlike technology." - Edward O. Wilson
"Deep thought is usually the first thing to go in any high-pressure, high-stakes organizational culture. We rush from fire to fire, decision to decision; any downtime is wasted time. But those who do make time to reflect—Albert Einstein, Satya Nadella, Indra Nooyi and Jeff Weiner among them—know firsthand that reflection is crucial to the emotional reliability, motivation, and commitment vital for leading others. And that’s before we even get to the clarity and insight it brings to strategic thinking, innovation, and other business-critical needs.
It’s a similar story for energy. Defined in physics as the capacity to work, we also think of it as being tightly tied to our ability to respond to challenges. By becoming more aware and intentional, energy can be systematically expanded, maintained, and renewed—a generative loop that helps us remain more resilient to change and challenge." - NOBL Newsletter
“In a wide variety of human activity, achievement is not possible without discomfort.” ― Alex Hutchinson
“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.”
― Gustave Flaubert, 1867
“refuse what you do not need; reduce what you do need; reuse what you consume; recycle what you cannot refuse, reduce, or reuse; and rot (compost) the rest.” - Bea Johnson