“There is no one torturing you except yourself. There is nobody except yourself; your whole life is your work - your creation. Once you grasp this, things start changing … transforming. You can play at changing your hell into heaven, or, if you are in love with misery, create as much as you wish.”—Osho (via tiedyedlove)
I want to be the only wave that fills every hole in your bones. I want to be better than anyone you’ve ever know. I want you to look back on our exploits often and think how special they were and know we are going keep exploiting this world together until we are frail and have collapsed to the ground. I want to be the only one you are intimate with and the only one you say those words to. I know you say actions speak louder, but i am made from words. I am only beginning to see truth in flesh. I don’t need to read kerouac, for i know i am one of the mad ones. What i say, what i do, is completely and utterly mad and insane. And i burn my yellow embers and i can tell you’ve never seen one so bright . Don’t you understand it already? If i am a wave then i will crash over you and overwhelm you. If i am mad i will say and do things that you won’t understand. And if i burn hot embers i ask that you don’t douse my fire but tend to my flame. That is all. Goodmorning.
“The first step — especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money — the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.”—Chuck Palahniuk (via aviruswithshoes)
An article by Matthew Stewart on the merits of scientific management. One of the most original articles I have read in a long time. Stewart essentially states that management is a pseudo-science at best and management consultants in particular are charlatans of the corporate world. He traces the origins of the “scientific management” premise to Taylor and Mayo and states that little has changed in management thinking since these figures. Lastly, he states that students of management may be better off reading philosophers rather than the darlings of management, such as Porter and Drucker.
An insightful read backed up with some very apt anecdotes from Stewards own experience as the founder of a successful management consultancy.