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I popped over from Chris B's reference & see two posts to comment on :)

Ben Zander keynoted a Public Library Assoc conference & he was totally fascinating! I have an autographed copy of his book that I totally treasure. As you say, so much applies to the 'conversation'. And we need to avoid the downward spiral. That has a lot of meaning for me.

Thank you for reminding me of a great book! I need to reread it.

@Robyn - I so enjoy the part where he jumps with joy and exclaims: "how fascinating!" I need to remind myself of that triumphant moment; it's energizing and makes room for learning. Invention = a new use of an existing concept.

@Kate - you know that your musical and athletic talents also contribute to the plasticity of your mind and that of its alignment with body and spirit. There are so many ways of looking at a problem. I like the attitude that translates it into possibility.

@Linda - wow, thank you for the Digg. Many of the leaders I have learned from over the years came out of the pages of Fast Company magazine. In some cases, I've been lucky enough to meet them at their Real Time events.

@Mike - and the video is a little over 9 minutes, too ;-) Some books are keepers. When I like them too much, I buy more to give away, because I know I will be back to those pages again.

Great video! I'm going to re-read the book, albeit much slower this time.

Thanks for the inspiration. Stay contagious (No. 9)

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