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Talent can get lost...even young Mozart was too busy playing notes to focus his mind on quality music.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 31, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Apparently, even the greatest, including the child-prodigy composers, could get all wrapped up in their instruments and their talents at the expense of gaining the specialized knowledge required to excel. [Fortunately, they had mentors.]

Strengths = Talent + Opportunity +Specialized Knowledge + Practised Skills.

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Solutions & Opportunities | STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

Problems are like icebergs: the biggest parts of them are below the surface.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 23, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We human beings have a curious habit. We tend to express problems in ways that conceal the real sources of our 'pain'. I suppose our egos make us play word and mind games...prettying up our real problems with make-up so other people will view us in [what our egos hope will be] a better light.

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Habits: Good Habits, Bad Habits, & New Things | Solutions & Opportunities | Thought Tweets

Problems can be like icebergs, with their most-troublesome parts hiding below the surface.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 5, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We human beings have a curious habit. We tend to express problems in ways that conceal the real sources of our 'pain'. I suppose our egos make us play word and mind games...prettying up our real problems with make-up so other people will view us in [what our egos hope will be] a better light.

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Solutions & Opportunities | Thought Tweets

The 3 Prongs of Innovation: Invention, Discovery and Stumbling Upon.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 1, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

P=2S+O...for every Problem [P], think of at least 2 Solutions [2S] and keep your eyes peeled for Opportunities [O].

Taking a P=2S+O approach to problems: that's a proven way to invent, discover, and stumble upon innovation.

And - Curiosity is the root of Innovation.

Don't shoot the messenger until you've at least had a chance to see the opportunity.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 11, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Too often we close our ears and our minds to those who express objections.

Too often we close our eyes and our minds to opportunities.

Discontent, regardless of how it is packaged, just may be the best vehicle for positive change.

Problems are both the beast and the beauty of business.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 7, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Remember...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

And beasts are also in the eye of the beholder.

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"A beast does not know that he is a beast, and the nearer a man gets to being a beast, the less he knows it."

 George MacDonald, Scottish author, (1824-1905)

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