It is time for some place BIGGER, so Ken and I are excited to be moving to Las Vegas at the end of July.It’s been a fun 15 years North Carolina, but you can count me among the experienced educators who are outta here!!
Aristotle talked about three kinds of work: theoretical, practical, and poetical. The first searches for truth. The second is practical with an objective around action. The third, however, is lost in our modern culture. The philosopher Martin Heidegger called this “bringing-forth.”
In his book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, Greg McKeown describes this as an essentialist trait.
This is how the essentialist approaches execution: “An Essentialist produces more—brings forth more— by removing more instead of doing more.”
We rarely have the time to think through what we’re doing. And there is a lot of organizational pressure to be seen as doing something new.
The problem is that we think of execution in terms of addition rather than subtraction. The way to increase the production speed is to add more people. The way to get more sales is to add more salespeople. The way to do more, you need…
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Lisa Brawn, “Bluebird”
Lisa Brawnis a Calgary-based artist who painstakingly creates exquisitely vibrant woodcuts. Her subject matter ranges from wild animals to celebrities to pop culture icons. Shown here are some of her amazing images of wild birds, each with an abstract background carving that nicely complements the main subject. Brawn’s annual “Wild Bird Woodcuts”wall calendar is gorgeous and is a hot collector’s item, having quickly sold out its 2014 and 2015 print runs. More of her fabulous art can be seen at her website here.
Lisa Brawn, “Blue Jay”
Lisa Brawn, “Vermillion Flycatcher”
Lisa Brawn, “Puffin”
Lisa Brawn, “Gray Jay”
Lisa Brawn, “Geese”
Image Credits: Lisa Brawn
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