A Quote by Steve Case on people, team, and vision

If you're doing something new you've got to have a vision. You've got to have a perspective. You've got to have some north star you're aiming for, and you just believe somehow you'll get there, which kind of gets to the passion point. You've got to be able to take a step back and not be so caught up in the day-to-day that you don't have a sense of the broader tectonic shifts, and maybe you have to make some adjustment, which is why the perspective part is important. You've got to stick with it, because these things are not overnight successes in almost all cases. I think one of the problems I think we had more recently with the Internet boom is that they tended to be overnight successes, and people didn't really have the time to be tested in a time. They're going to go through ups and downs, and so as a result I think people lost some of that perspective. But ultimately, even though all those different factors are important, I'd say people are the most important, and if you really got the right people, and you've got them working together as a team, whether it's in business, whether it's in science, whether it's in politics, you can make a big difference. If you don't have the right people, no matter how smart you are, no matter how good your idea is, you're not going to get very far.

Steve Case

Source: Academy of Achievement: Steve Case Interview:

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A Quote by Steve Case on vision, customers, people, and computers

I think one of the things that was useful to me was not really college, but just reading books and studying how major consumer innovations took place. If you look back at the history of the telephone a century earlier, it took decades before it was common. Initially people said, "Why would I ever need a phone? If I want to talk to somebody I'll just go next door and talk to them." You couldn't imagine that people would have phones. So eventually, after many years, maybe there was a phone in the bar in town. If you had to make a call to somebody, you'd go to that one phone and enter a party line, a shared line, and so forth. Eventually, it got to the point where people did say, "You know, you do need a phone in your home!" By the time I was growing up everybody had a phone in their home. Today they have multiple phones in their homes and cell phones and computer access with instant messaging.

Steve Case

Source: Academy of Achievement: Steve Case Interview:

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A Quote by Steve Case on talent, skill, recruiting, people, and team

You're only as strong as your team, and people typically don't spend enough time recruiting. One of my challenges was always being like a professional recruiter, always looking at people as free agents and figuring, "Okay. They may be doing this now over there, but they seem like they have the perspective and skills that could be helpful here. How do we figure out a way of bringing them into our fold?" Constantly being on the lookout for talent is a critical variable, I think, particularly in these emerging markets.

Steve Case

Source: Academy of Achievement: Steve Case Interview:

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A Quote by Steve Case on business, community, commerce, content, context, connectivity, perseverance, perspective, people, management, and leadership

When I was trying to popularize the concept of the Internet -- ten or 15 years ago -- I came up with this concept of "the 5 Cs." Services needed to have content, context, community, commerce, and connectivity. After that, when I was trying to think of what the key management principles were to build into the culture, I started talking about the Ps. The P's were things like passion, perseverance, perspective and people. I think the people aspect is really the most important one.

Steve Case

Source: Academy of Achievement: Steve Case Interview:

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A Quote by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee on llewellyn vaughan-lee, oneness, spirituality, people, wisdom, truth, sufism, work, consciousness, feminine, and divine feminine

As this era of masculine dominance comes to an end and a feminine understanding of life’s wholeness is included, we are beginning to experience a different world in which physical, mental, and spiritual well-being are interdependent. We see the signs of this in the new age movement. But the new age movement is often limited by its focus on individual well-being. Our real concern is the well-being of the planet and the whole of humanity. Central to this is the understanding that the physical world cannot be healed from a solely physical perspective, but requires a shift to an attitude that contains a multi-dimensional approach.

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Source: Light of Oneness, Pages: 156

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A Quote by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee on llewellyn vaughan-lee, oneness, spirituality, people, wisdom, truth, sufism, and work

Oneness is very simple: everything is included and allowed to live according to its true nature. This is the secret that is being revealed, the opportunity that is offered. How we make use of this opportunity depends upon the degree of our participation, how much we are prepared to give ourselves to the work that needs to be done, to the freedom that needs to be lived.

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Source: Working with Oneness

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on people


Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

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A Quote by Brian on god, wayne dyer, power of intention, intention, kindness, power, people, and serotonin

Have you ever heard about the effects of kindness on your brain? Wayne Dyer shares the amazing science of kindness in his book “Power of Intention.” It goes something like this:

Serotonin is the drug that makes you feel good. It’s what all the pharmaceutical companies pump into those wonderful little anti-depressants. It’s also a little drug God decided to pump through our brains when we do things he/she/it likes. It’s kinda like a little reward for good behavior, you know?

Anyway, get this: when you do something kind for someone else, the person you’re helping has serotonin released in her brain—she feels happier.

And so do you.

Good news! Two more serotonin-induced happier people in the world! Woo hoo!

But the most amazing thing is this: not only do you and the person you helped feel better, so does some random person who happened to watch your act of kindness.

Let’s be nice.

Brian Johnson


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A Quote by Irish Proverb on shelter and people

"It is in the shelter of each other that the people live."

Irish Proverb

Source: Irish Proverb

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A Quote by unknown on people, feel good, and reason

"Go out and make people feel good for no good reason."


Contributed by: Gene III

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