This is what we talked about on The Invisible Mentor Blog this week: George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, Alexander Mackenzie, Scottish Explorer & Businessman, and Drew Dudley, Founder and Chief Catalyst.
Adventures in Learning
In computer programming, they have a concept called Garbage In, Garbage Out. The concept is appropriate for reading as well. What you read (your input), will impact the quality of your ideas and solutions (output). And when you read, never do it in a vacuum. Connect the new information with what you already know. Innovation occurs when an old idea intersects with a new one.
Booked for Mentoring
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) is a play which was published in 1912. In Greek Mythology, Pygmalion is the name of a gifted sculptor who falls in love with one of his masterpieces, which he names Galatea. The interesting thing about this myth, is that for some reason, Pygmalion despised women, and vowed that he would never marry. He placed all his time and effort into his craft.
Wisdom of Life Profile
Alexander Mackenzie was born near Stornoway on Lewis Island to a prominent military family. Upon the death of his mother, his father took him to New York in 1774 when he was 12 years old. During the American Revolution, his father, a loyalist, joined forces loyal to the King of England and died during the revolution. As the Americans gained strength and the war turned against England, the Mackenzie family moved to Montreal, Canada in 1776.
Interviews for Mentoring
This week we featured Drew Dudley, Founder & Chief Catalyst, Nuance Leadership Development Services, Inc. Dudley is a thought leader and has much wisdom to share. He candidly speaks about his bipolar disorder. Here are Part I and Part II of Joann Lim’s interview.
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