From David Brooks in NY Times: Beauty is a big, transformational thing, the proper goal of art and maybe civilization itself. This humanistic worldview holds that beauty conquers the deadening aspects of routine; it educates the emotions and connects us to the eternal.
"As far as inner transformation is concerned, there is nothing you can do about it. You cannot transform yourself, and you cannot transform your partner or anybody else. All you can do is create a space for transformation to happen, for grace and love to enter.” — Eckhart Tolle
From Lawrence Rifkin: Can transcendence be expressed and understood in a way that is humanistic, rather than supernatural?
From Gretchen Rubin at The Happiness Project. Her list includes: Christopher Alexander's A Pattern Language; Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics; Virginia Woolf's The Waves; Edward Tufte's The Visual Display of Quantitative Information; Wayne Koestenbaum's Jackie Under My Skin: Interpreting an Icon; Mark Kurlansky's Cod: A biography of the fish that changed the world; and J.M. Barrie's The Boy Castaways of Black Lake Island.
From 99%: Hillman Curtis is built like an elite endurance athlete – sinewy and towering. He speaks in a gentle voice with an undercurrent of hard-won confidence. This makeup serves him well, as he can perhaps be best described as a decathlete of creative pursuits. Whatever the event — be it design, web, writing or film — he has shape-shifted and doggedly worked his way to the top over and over again.
From strategy+business: Five factors make the greatest difference in fostering the new behaviors needed for a transformation. All of them reflect the basic importance of people in implementing and embedding change.
Created by Karl Fisch and modified by Scott McLeod. Globalization and the information age