Wandering Into Wisdom

This blog chronicles the knowledge, insight and wisdom I encounter every day as a leadership consultant, executive coach, educator, father, friend and citizen. This site is dedicated to my father, Louis (Jack) Laughlin, who passed on to me an appreciation for wisdom. A special thanks to my wife for her feedback on each post and my friend Isaac Cheifetz, a businessman and journalist, who helped me understand the value of blogs and encouraged me to write one.

Don't Over React

It is unwise to pour gasoline over yourself and light a match because you are cold.

Justice

Ignorance allied with power is the most ferocious enemy justice can have."
James Baldwin

Not Ignorant

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin

Afflicted

"The job of a newspaper is the comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable."
 Finley Peter Dunne

Forward

Hurry don't rush
Push don't shove
Jump don't leap

Artificial gods

"Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy."
 - Joseph Campbell

Advice

We should never confuse knowing the right thing with doing the difficult thing.  It's the difference between advice and encouragement.

Drive

The difference between drive and impatience is planning.

Suffering

"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars."
 - Khalil Gibran

New Decade's Resolution

"Most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year and underestimate what they can accomplish in a decade."
 - Tony Robbins

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