Cynthia Montgomery



Nicolas Salvador Sanchohas quoted2 years ago
There’s another boat story, an ancient Greek paradox that provides a powerful metaphor for this process. After slaying the Minotaur in Crete, the hero Theseus sailed back to Athens in a well-worn ship. As each plank decayed, it was replaced by new and stronger timber, until every plank in the ship had been changed. Was it then still the same ship? And if not, then at what point—with which plank—did the ship’s identity shift? It’s a paradox that Plutarch called “the logical question of things that grow.”
Nicolas Salvador Sanchohas quoted2 years ago
What does my organization bring to the world?
Does that difference matter?
Is something about it scarce and difficult to imitate?
Are we doing today what we need to do in order to matter tomorrow?
Nicolas Salvador Sanchohas quoted2 years ago
A powerful and self-assured man goes to a Zen master and asks to be taught about enlightenment. After sizing up the guest in an initial conversation, the Zen master invites him to have tea. The master pours. He goes on pouring even though the tea is flowing over the brim of the cup.
“Stop!” the visitor calls out. “Can’t you see that the cup is overflowing?”
“Yes,” the Zen master replies. “But a cup that is already full cannot take in anything else.” If one’s mind is already filled to the brim, there is no place for new ideas


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