Take a look at this video by Google’s own Chade-Meng Tan who does a great job at presenting how compassion can be practiced in a business environment:
This must be one of my favorite holidays, one that I look forward to every year for a number of reasons. From foolishly riding my bicycle for over 6 hours to my friend’s grandma’s cottage one year – I timed it perfectly, I go there as the dark meat was being served! – to being the host of it in a country where it’s not celebrated – Turkey and Paella complemented each other well in Spain – I remember every single one as if it was just yesterday that I was sitting at each table, passing the turkey, the gravy and the cranberry around.
But out of all the reasons why I love Thanksgiving, the biggest one is seeing people taking the time to express gratitude towards someone or something that they are thankful for in their lives. I only wish Thanksgiving happened more often.
Happy Thanksgiving to you. And thank you so much for reading,
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants.” ~Kevin James
Whether you’re a Mac or a PC, or an iPhone or a Blackberry, there’s no arguing Steve Jobs was one of the greatest minds of the modern age. A fearless leader. A visionary and an inspiring figure. A man bold enough to think differently, and talented enough to redefine entire industries and change the world.
I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” -Steve Jobs
We was not afraid to die. In fact, that was his motivation for living a fuller life.
Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life,” Jobs said. “Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.” -Steve Jobs
Thank you for your legacy Steve. You were one of the Crazy Ones.
Sometime the best business lessons come from the unexpected.
Just walked into the Starbucks at 40 Front St E, in downtown Toronto, to work for a couple of hours. Ordered a cup of coffee and some VIA for the office. Barista told me they were out of the VIA coffee I was looking for, and before I even blinked in disappointment, he told me my cup of coffee was on the house, and apologies for the inconvenience.
That’s incredible customer service. If a big corporation like Starbucks can do it, can’t we all?
Make the world slightly better today. It starts with the unexpected…
This past New Year’s eve I had the pleasure to witness my good friends Laura and Troy say “I do” to each other in front of family and friends from all over the world.
I had the opportunity to film both the ceremony and the reception/New Year’s party that ensued. It was a fantastic time to celebrate and a great way to start the New Year.
You can watch the video in HD here.
Thanks to Laura and Troy for putting together such a memorable occasion!
Pretty excited to announce a collaboration with Cinema Vertige on the making of the documentary film: The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus, set to be released this year.
This film covers how this octopus’ unmatched string of correct predictions forever impacted our popular culture. A documentary about the nature, significance and consequences of viral fame in the Digital age. It features clips from our “Thank you Spain! – World Cup Win Celebration” video filmed in Spain the night of the World Cup final.