Brian Allain

priorities, balancing plans with opportunities, and allocating your resources

From “How Will You Measure Your Life?” by Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth, and Karen Dillon The final element is execution. The only way a strategy can get implemented is if we dedicate resources to it.  Good intentions are not enough – you’re not implementing the strategy that you intend if you don’t spend your

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Engines of Desire

From “Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life” by Luke Burgis Advertising gurus know that we scrunch our noses when we’re being sold something too hard. They know that they can no longer capture us by simply showing us a beautiful and happy-looking person drinking a particular brand of soda. For the past

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Listen to Your Life

From “Listening to Your Life: Daily Meditations with Frederick Buechner” by Frederick Buechner Listen to your life. All moments are key moments. I DISCOVERED THAT IF you really keep your eye peeled to it and your ears open, if you really pay attention to it, even such a limited and limiting life as the one

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