Thursday, October 20, 2011 — —— — —— — —— — —— — —— — —— — — Fall Edition #188
Russell R. Shippee
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My wish for you is that you are one of the Crazy Ones.

Maybe your family already thinks you're crazy, a square peg in a round hole, sort-of way. Well if they're correct, then it's time to embrace it!

Yes, another outstanding video this week.

It's Steve Jobs and the Crazy Ones.

Watch, admire, and think about yourself, what you want to do, what you can do, what you'd try if you weren't afraid, and didn't care what others thought.

Then, just do it.

Saturday the winds were expected to be as high as 40 knots, so the Wickford Classic Boat Race was postponed until Sunday. The winds were still very strong, and a number of boats dropped out. Call us crazy, but the Golden Goose prepared and entered the race. She hit her highest speed ever. We had 7 crew and 1 photographer on board. It took 7 to tack (turn) the boat. It may have been crazy, but it sure was fun. We came in 2nd, a huge victory for us. How did we do it? Preparation and teamwork.

Our featured book this week is part of a launch for Gregg Braden's Deep Truths. I have all his books and have heard him speak in Sante Fe as well as Boston. He's powerful, and I think you may just enjoy him and what he has to say.

To update everyone on my progress regarding my upcoming book/workbook — Does Your Bucket List Leak — it continues to take shape. It's my crazy good project. Maybe my best yet!

What crazy thing do you have planned for this week?



"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes ... the ones who see things differently ... they're not fond of rules.... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things ... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who do."

Steve Jobs 1955-2011

In Deep Truths Gregg Braden ignites the memory of our origin, mystery, destiny and fate of our planet with the fundamental question . . . "Who are we?"

Challenges that we must now focus on in a narrow window of time, that potentially have the power to change our lives and our world, need us to address 4 important questions. Understanding the true nature of their answer will help us understand the true nature of ourselves.

This is a time unlike any other time. Get your copy of Deep Truths and rediscover your true nature.

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" Are you crazy? If you aren't, you should be."

Crazy gets it done, motivates and inspires you. You don’t have to listen to ‘them’ or to what society expects of you. You weren’t born to be average, to follow, or to lead a meaningless life.

Crazy is what gets it done. You can do it if no one tells you it can’t be done. If they do, don’t listen. Just do it.

Here is crazy:

"So we went to Atari and said, 'Hey, we've got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we'll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we'll come work for you.' And they said, 'No. 'So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, 'Hey, we don't need you. You haven't got through college yet.'" --Apple Computer Inc. founder Steve Jobs on attempts to get Atari and H-P interested in his and Steve Wozniak's personal computer.

"Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons." --Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949. "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." --Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943.
"I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and walked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won't last out the year." --The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957.
"But what ... is it good for?" --Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM 1968, commenting on the microchip.
"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." --Ken Olson, President, Chairman and Founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977.
"This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." --Western Union internal memo, 1876.
"The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?" -David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.
"The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C,' the idea must be feasible." --A Yale University management professor in response to Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service. (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)

"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?" --H.M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927.

"If I had thought about it, I wouldn't have done the experiment. The literature was full of examples that said you can't do this." --Spencer Silver on the work that led to the unique adhesives for 3-M "Post-It" Notepads.

If history repeats itself, then your crazy idea today may well be just the one the world is looking for. Do it, don’t quit your day job just yet, but start, take the first step. Do it NOW, today is all that you have. Be crazy. It’s fun, it’s exciting, it’s time to live.