from my Father: “If you want to see a TRUE professional in action, try to emulate a street sweeper or a ditch digger.”
from Rabbi Akiba: When asked to summarize the Bible [Torah and Talmud, combined, while standing on one foot]: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you … all the rest is commentary.
from Helen Keller (paraphrase)r: It is MUCH better to be blind and deaf, then to LACK VISION…
from Professor Mark Alpert, Graduate School of Business, UT Austin: The quintessential Marketer is the drug pusher, because the “first fix” is always free.
from Robert Mathis, J.D. (considered by the deaf community worldwide as the Thomas Jefferson of the deaf and civil rights community) (paraphase): I am a mere ripple in the water… in all of my efforts to effect constructive change and understanding … for the deaf community and for the world at large.
from Professor Theodore Leavitt, HBS [considered the founder of modern day marketing theory and analysis] (paraphrase of the term he coined- marketing myopia): don’t overlook the small fish — that target is more profitable and socially conscious than going after the whales…
from Professor Rohit Desphande, Phd while he ws my mentor and “guru” in Consumer Behaviorial Theory — currently Chair Emeritus, HBS (paraphrase): learn to distinguish between high involvement and low involvement goods.
also, “Rick, Rick, you must have a schtick!!!”
from the late Rabbi Sidney Steinman (who bar mitzvahed me at Congregation Beth El Zedeck, Indianapolis) paraphrase: Zedakah is an daily obligagtion.” — http://www.facebook.com/rick.passo#!/rick.passo?sk=info
Rick PassoDecember 10 at 5:26am Kara,
I rarely use my Tumblr blog, but your CSI/Organika posting on yours today “inspired” me to repost … and to update this blog a little bit. Now, you might have a little more insight as to why the work Organika is does and will do is so admired by me… especially when it is likely to expand its agricultural cooperatives into Mindanao, as well as throughout the Philippines.
As several of my Facebook notes will attest, I am most impressed about GK is a “generator” for PEACE in Mindanao .. as well as for prosperity. Of course, without Peace, then cannot really be prosperity.
Peace is the goal of the Peace Corps and it is essentially the “Third Goal” of Returned US Peace Corps Volunteers.
And, Peace in Mindanao remains the “essence” of my Personal Third Goal.
Mabuhay and Salamat,
cc: Organika and GK CSI
see also http://ricktandagvegas.blogspot.com/ Peace in Mindanao means Peace everywhere
“Dream of Mindanao of being independent economically will remain an elusive dream if present Mindanao leaders will always forget to empower the poorest of the poor in Mindanao.”