Thursday, December 22, 2005

ZaadzBlog Rocks

All future blog posts will go to my Zaadz Blog.

Woo

to the

Hoo!!!

And, here's WHY I'm so fired about peeps blogging via ZaadzBlogz!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Zaadz Blog Post #2

I hart my job.

Thoughts on our change-world-strategy.

Holy smokes, Batman! My first Zaadz Blog post!!

Woo hoo!!!

Here she is...

The very first blog post on Zaadz. The tool's simple at this stage...but OMIGOD...sweet.

Vanishing difficulties

"It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly."
~ Isaac Asimov, author


(Cross your fingers...if all goes well this will be one of my last blog posts here...ZaadzBlog is almost here! Woo hoo!! :)

Monday, December 19, 2005

Thanks, coolmel


Zaadz: It's Dutch for "seed"

Thanks for the shout out, sir coolmel. Check out his great blog. Funny shit.

(Apparently I'm "fluffier than fluff." Hah. Not entirely sure what that means, but we'll roll with it. :)

The Ass and His Purchaser

"A MAN wished to purchase an Ass, and agreed with its owner that he should try out the animal before he bought him. He took the Ass home and put him in the straw-yard with his other Asses, upon which the new animal left all the others and at once joined the one that was most idle and the greatest eater of them all. Seeing this, the man put a halter on him and led him back to his owner. On being asked how, in so short a time, he could have made a trial of him, he answered, I do not need a trial; I know that he will be just the same as the one he chose for his companion. A man is known by the company he keeps."
~Aesop~

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Bono Rocks. So do the Gateses


Updated: 12:38 p.m. ET Dec. 18, 2005
NEW YORK - The richest man in the world, Bill Gates, and his wife, Melinda, were named Time magazine’s “Persons of the Year” along with Irish rocker Bono for being “Good Samaritans” who made a difference in different ways.

“For being shrewd about doing good, for rewiring politics and re-engineering justice, for making mercy smarter and hope strategic and then daring the rest of us to follow, Bill and Melinda Gates and Bono are Time’s Persons of the Year,” the magazine said in its Dec. 19 issue, made public on Sunday.

Thanks, Vince!


Thanks for the shout out, Vince.

Very cool.

-bri

Mind Map of Spril Dynamics

Mind Map of Spril Dynamics

If you're looking for a cool intro to Spiral Dynamics mind-map style, there ya go!

(thanks for the tip, Ryan! Ryan (ryan.zaadz.com) 's one of our awesome new code poets at Zaadz, btw. And, say "hi" to Josh our other new addition while you're there! These guys rock. Gotta love conscious, vegan web developers who kick ass. :) )

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Vote for my buddy Kelly for entrepreneur of the year


So my friend Kelly Perdew is in a competition to win entrepreneur of the year.

Help him out by voting here!

He's a brilliant guy. If you happened to watch The Apprentice II then you saw some of his magic.

KP Worldwide (as he's affectionately known to me and our friends :) and I worked together when I was getting my first company, eteamz, off the ground. We hired him as our head of biz dev and he was my right hand guy doing all kinds of stuff for the company--and he was a huge part of our successful sale of my first business. Stud.

Fun fun fun.

Go KP!!!

Oh yah, here's a sneak peak at his new book: Take Command: 10 Leadership Principles I Learned in the Military and Put to Work for Donald Trump

and, check out his new profile on Zaadz at takecommand.zaadz.com!

Friday, December 16, 2005

Thinking and flames

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Art Quotes for December 16


Thinking gives off smoke to prove the existence of fire.
A mystic sits inside the burning.
::: Rumi - Mevlana :::


Develop an inner candle flame that won’t flicker even
when the worst goes before you.
::: Wayne Dyer :::

Real work...

"Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment, and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing."
~ Thomas Edison, inventor

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Zaadzster (Pre-)Beta version is live!

Check it out:

brian.zaadz.com

and

www.zaadz.com/people

We won't be rolling stuff out "officially" till early '06 but cruise on over and join the first wave!!! :)

Sunday, December 11, 2005

The Truth

A new friend of mine shared this thought with me today:

"Pursue the truth,
whatever the costs
wherever it leads."

(Thanks, Sam.)

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

ZEN - FOR THOSE WHO TAKE LIFE SERIOUSLY

Funny enough to share:

ZEN - FOR THOSE WHO TAKE LIFE SERIOUSLY

1. SAVE THE WHALES. COLLECT THE WHOLE SET.
2. A DAY WITHOUT SUNSHINE IS LIKE, NIGHT.
3. ON THE OTHER HAND, YOU HAVE DIFFERENT FINGERS.
4. I JUST GOT LOST IN THOUGHT. IT WASN'T FAMILIAR TERRITORY.
5. 42.7 PERCENT OF ALL STATISTICS ARE MADE UP ON THE SPOT.
6. I FEEL LIKE I\'M DIAGONALLY PARKED IN A PARALLEL UNIVERSE.
7. HONK IF YOU LOVE PEACE AND QUIET.
8. REMEMBER, HALF THE PEOPLE YOU KNOW ARE BELOW AVERAGE.
9. HE WHO LAUGHS LAST, THINKS SLOWEST.
10. DEPRESSION IS MERELY ANGER WITHOUT ENTHUSIASM.
11. THE EARLY BIRD MAY GET THE WORM, BUT THE SECOND MOUSE GETS THE CHEESE.
12. I DRIVE WAY TOO FAST TO WORRY ABOUT CHOLESTEROL.
13. SUPPORT BACTERIA. THEY'RE THE ONLY CULTURE SOME PEOPLE HAVE.
14. MONDAY IS AN AWFUL WAY TO SPEND 1/7 OF YOUR WEEK.
15. A CLEAR CONSCIENCE IS USUALLY THE SIGN OF A BAD MEMORY.
16. CHANGE IS INEVITABLE, EXCEPT FROM VENDING MACHINES.
17. GET A NEW CAR FOR YOUR SPOUSE. IT'LL BE A GREAT TRADE!
18. PLAN TO BE SPONTANEOUS TOMORROW.
19. ALWAYS TRY TO BE MODEST, AND BE PROUD OF IT!
20. IF YOU THINK NOBODY CARES, TRY MISSING A COUPLE OF PAYMENTS.
21. HOW MANY OF YOU BELIEVE IN PSYCHO-KINESIS? RAISE MY HAND.
22. OK, SO WHAT'S THE SPEED OF DARK?
23. HOW DO YOU TELL WHEN YOU'RE OUT OF INVISIBLE INK?
24. IF EVERYTHING SEEMS TO BE GOING WELL, YOU HAVE OBVIOUSLY OVERLOOKED SOMETHING.
25. WHEN EVERYTHING IS COMING YOUR WAY, YOU'RE IN THE WRONG LANE.
26. HARD WORK PAYS OFF IN THE FUTURE. LAZINESS PAYS OFF NOW.
27. EVERYONE HAS A PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY. SOME JUST DO NOT HAVE FILM.
28. IF BARBIE IS SO POPULAR, WHY DO YOU HAVE TO BUY HER FRIENDS?
29. HOW MUCH DEEPER WOULD THE OCEAN BE WITHOUT SPONGES?
30. EAGLES MAY SOAR, BUT WEASELS DO NOT GET SUCKED INTO JET ENGINES.
31. WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU GET SCARED HALF TO DEATH TWICE?
32. I USED TO HAVE AN OPEN MIND BUT MY BRAINS KEPT FALLING OUT.
33. I COULDN'T REPAIR YOUR BRAKES, SO I MADE YOUR HORN LOUDER.
34. WHY DO PSYCHICS HAVE TO ASK YOU FOR YOUR NAME?
35. INSIDE EVERY OLDER PERSON IS A YOUNGER PERSON WONDERING WHAT HAPPENED.
36. JUST REMEMBER, IF THE WORLD DID NOT SUCK, WE WOULD ALL FALL OFF.
37. LIGHT TRAVELS FASTER THAN SOUND, WHICH IS WHY SOME PEOPLE APPEAR BRIGHT...UNTIL YOU HEAR THEM SPEAK.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Zaadz Daily Wisdom Podcast!

It's official. From LearnOutLoud's blog:

Zaadz Daily Wisdom Podcast Launches - OK, one internal item of news. :) Today we started sending out the Zaadz Daily Wisdom Podcast, a daily podcast of inspirational quotes and teaches. Check it out when you get a chance. We think you'll dig it. To subscribe go to http://www.learnoutloud.com/wisdom or search the iTunes directory for "zaadz".

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Woo hoo!

Hope you enjoy.