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Treat Your Vendors Like Your Clients

The wise prince, therefore, has always avoided these arms and turned to his own; and has been willing rather to lose with them than to conquer with others, not deeming that a real victory which is gained with the arms of others. --Niccolo Machiavelli   In the thirteenth chapter of The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli roundly discourages leaders...

Treat Your Vendors Like Your Clientsajleon

When We Have Dreamed Too Little

Sir Francis Drake, the great explorer, uttered this prayer on a cold day in 1577 … I think it’s applicable to you and I, right here, right now. “Disturb us, Lord, When we are too well pleased with ourselves, When our dreams have come true because we have dreamed too little, When we arrived safely Because we sailed too...

When We Have Dreamed Too Littleajleon

The Value of Adventure

People often ask me why I travel so damn much. The truth is, there are a variety of reasons why I travel. Sometimes I travel for projects. Sometimes I travel for clients. Sometimes I travel for speaking gigs or workshops. But most of the time, I travel for me. I travel because I learn...

The Value of Adventureajleon

Define Your Moments or They Will Define You

Memories are Made. Not borrowed. Not a lucky break. (most of the time) Not the product of circumstance. They are deliberate and hand-crafted works of human and kinetic art. A few days before I launched this website and left on a journey to travel around the world, I was discussing my work and philosophy over a coffee in Stratford-on-Avon with my dear...

Define Your Moments or They Will Define Youajleon

The Deep Breath In Between

As we begin to follow the Destiny of our own choosing, and start making things that actually matter - launching new writing projects, crafting new wild eyed campaigns, taking our art seriously - something very interesting begins to take shape. Our demeanor evolves. We do less talking than we used to, and much more quiet building. We seek any opportunity,...

The Deep Breath In Betweenajleon

Like the World Depends On It

We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep. ― Prospero Today will never happen again. Think about it. When you truly consider it, it's a sobering thought. Each and every day is a fleeting moment. Never to be replicated. Never to be emulated. Never to be heard from...

Like the World Depends On Itajleon

We Don’t Care About What You Know

We care about what you do with what you know. The great (and possibly only) problem with the Information Revolution is that the act of Consumption has become ever so sexy that it is at times elevated to a flattering stature that it simply does not deserve. We can quite literally spend an entire day answering...

We Don’t Care About What You Knowajleon

Bona Fide Misfit

Definition of a Misfit (Mirriam-Webster) 1 : something that fits badly 2: a person who is poorly adapted to a situation or environment <social misfits]]> Definition of a Misfit (Urban Dictionary) Basically, an individual.  __ It was a very cold day in January. The first day of the 2008 new year actually. 9:45am. I was seated on a gritty olive bench in the midst of two old men...

Bona Fide Misfitajleon

The Anatomy of Average

“Men at some time are masters of their fates: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves” -  Cassius to Brutus The business of average is thriving.  It always has and it always will.  There is enough Vanilla out there, enough homogeneous products and services and businesses and charities and life plans to...

The Anatomy of Averageajleon

Every Artist is a Thief

Somewhere around AD 8 a pretty bright dude named Ovid completed a 15 volume epic poem depicting the history of the world from the moment of Creation through to the deification of Julius Caesar. He called this prodigious piece of work Metamorphoses. In it, there are a litany of stories of different types and from different epochs,...

Every Artist is a Thiefajleon

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