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Social Media Lesson from Zen #4: Obedience

Like yesterday’s post, I have extracted only a portion of the whole story. 4. Obedience The master Bankei’s talks were attended not only by Zen students but by persons of all ranks and sects. He never quoted sutras nor indulged in scholastic dissertations. Instead, his words were spoken directly from his heart to the hearts … Continue reading

Social Media Lesson from Zen #3: Is That So?

Like yesterday’s post, this passage is a bit long so I have cut it down. 3. Is That So? A beautiful Japanese girl whose parents owned a food store lived near [Hakuin, Zen master]. Suddenly, without any warning, her parents discovered she was with child. This made her parents angry. She would not confess who … Continue reading

Social Media Lesson from Zen #2: Finding a Diamond on a Muddy Road

Due to the length of this story I have only included a section below. 2. Finding a Diamond on a Muddy Road   Gudo smiled. “Everything in this life is impermanent,” he explained. “Life is very brief. If you keep on gambling and drinking, you will have no time left to accomplish anything else, and … Continue reading

Social Media Lesson from Zen #1: A Cup of Tea

I recently read the book Zen Flesh Zen Bones. I was put on to it by @mattshadetek in this blog post he wrote. As I was reading it I began seeing some parallels between the writings and the use of social media. Below is the first writing in the book and my interpretation of it … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Zen: Peter F. Drucker

The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer. -Peter F. Drucker  

Sunday Morning Zen: Picasso

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” Pablo Picasso

Sunday Morning Zen: Pablo Picasso

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working. -Pablo Picasso

Sunday Afternoon Zen: Dieter Rams

“Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.” -Dieter Rams

Sunday Morning Zen: Andy Warhol

“Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.” Andy Warhol