Posts Tagged: self-awareness

Assholes I Have Known

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 | By: Mike Donahue

It’s been a while since I’ve heard from my friend No Sweat Kosinski, but he found a reason to write. No Sweat asked an interesting question about people who, in his opinion, deserve to be called assholes. Here’s a slice of his latest email. Mikey, A friend of mine who knew McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc claims Ray used to say, “There are twice as many assholes in this world as…

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Your Time in the Wilderness

Monday, April 6th, 2015 | By: Mike Donahue

I’m reading the recently released biography, “Becoming Steve Jobs.” I got only as far of page 12 of the Prologue when something caught my attention and triggered the idea for this blog. The authors mentioned the period between 1985, when he was forced out by Apple’s board of directors after a power struggle and his return as CEO in 1997. Here’s what they said about that period in Steve Jobs’…

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Events and Experiences That Mold Us

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 | By: Mike Donahue

I just watched an episode of a favorite online video show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. In it, Jerry Seinfeld interviewed comedian, Kevin Hart. Here’s what Mr. Hart says about growing to manhood: “You know what made me a man? Public transportation.” “You wanna toughen a kid up? Throw him on a bus with the most random group of people he’ll ever see in his life.” I had to agree…

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