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  • The power of encouragement

    Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the famous 19th-century poet and artist, was once approached by an elderly man. The old fellow had some sketches and drawings that he wanted Rossetti to look at and…

  • Cod-liver oil for the dog

    A man began to give large doses of cod-liver oil to his Doberman because he had been told that the stuff was good for dogs. Each day he would hold the head…

  • Who is the real menace?

    The Ministry of Agriculture decreed that sparrows were a menace to crops and should be exterminated. When this was done, hoards of insects that the sparrows would have eaten descended on the…

  • A meeting of minds

    Martin was returning to work in his London office after spending two weeks with his brother over in New York. He was coming back with a heavy heart. It was not just…

  • Rafting

    By good fortune, I was able to raft down the Motu River in New Zealand twice during the last year. The magnificent four-day journey traverses one of the last wilderness areas in…

  • The other side of the wall

    There was a young woman who took great pride in the growth and care of the flowers in her flower garden. She had been raised by her grandmother who taught her to…

  • Carnegie’s wisdom on mining for gold

    If you looking for that one gem to help take your team to the next level, read this advice from Andrew Carnegie. In today’s environment of high-velocity change, a business’s technology, product…

  • Office boy

    A jobless man applied for the position of an office boy at a very big firm. The employer interviewed him, following it up with a test. “You are hired,” he said.“Give me your…

  • Where is the power?

    Once, in Heaven, there was a discussion among the gods to decide where the miraculous secret power, the power by which man can achieve anything in this world, was to be kept…