A picture is worth a thousand words. But some quotes, just a dozen words, well chosen, in the right order and well considered, have the same impact as a powerful image. They help us understand, inspire and motivate.
Shoot for the moon, if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Don’t ask, don’t get. All powerful wisdom, written down or spoken by the most intelligent people in our history.
But where these wisdoms are powerful, straightforward and black and white, everyday reality is nuanced, confusing and grey. The reality is often more complex than what you see at first sight.
Former US President Barack Obama cited in an interview this quote from senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan:
“You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts.”
In these times of fake news and alternative facts, it’s important to stimulate reflection and critical thinking.
“A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool”
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Ondernemers zonder Grenzen / Entrepreneurs without Frontiers is a Belgian organization committed to the reforestation of a number of areas in the Sahel.
Since 10 years, the organization make agreements with the local population in Burkina Faso and Senegal. Together with the local community trees are planted to stop the desertification.
Planting trees make a big difference: Biodiversity increases, both in flora and fauna. The ground water level increases, allowing better wells, The crops are used for food, both for own needs as well as for sale. There is a excess of grasses, allowing cattle to graze as much as they like. Grasses are also processed into baskets, mats and brushes; honey is collected, gum production can start up; etcera… In short: a young economy is created.
Inspired? Do you want to know more: check their website
If you want your people to be convinced of the importance of acting in a customer-oriented way and to learn how to do this in practice, then you need to bring Rudy in. With unprecedented creativity and enthusiasm, he takes the participants on a fascinating learning journey. He always leaves the participants with regrets…regrets that they did not have this learning experience earlier.
In short, he is a passionate giver of enthusiasm!
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