Thursday, January 06, 2005

More about Make Meaning

If you do a Google search, you get 79,500 for Make Meaning in just 0.25 seconds.
  • Google returned a site that really wasn't pertinent, but nevertheless, it's a cool site to check out for definitions: Think Exist.

  • "Purposeful Leaders Make Meaning." --Jim Clemmer.

  • "Making meaning, understanding the world, gives us control over our lives and empowers us to make good decisions, to be the kind of people we would like to be. Understanding is always good. Meaning, by definition, is useful." --*life/WritingProcess/meacom.html.

  • “Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.” —GuyKawasaki.

  • "Guy, you have a Top Five list of things an entrepreneur must accomplish. At the top of that list is Make Meaning. What does that mean, and why is it so important? Kawasaki: It means that if you start a company to "make money" then you'll probably fail. Great companies start because the founders want to change the world ... not make a fast buck. Call me a romantic, but I think entrepreneurs should try to change the world. This comes from working at Apple ... old habits die hard ... However, if you make meaning, you'll probably make money. If you make money, you might not make meaning. At the end of one's life, hopefully you've done more than simply make money." Forbes Q&A with Guy Kawasaki.

  • "The most important thing in creating any venture is to make meaning. Have you ever fallen in love with someone without sharing a meaningful experience with that person? Of course not. It just doesn't happen. Kawasaki says by making meaning, entrepreneurs will be inspired by what they're creating as they're creating it, virtually falling in love with it, ensuring the venture's success."

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