Innovation – Recognition – Ambition

The O.B.C. web site now has a link to Jade Mountains. This means Jade has joined the ranks of the officially recognized order temples and meditation groups listed within the International section of our website. It is the first weblog maintained by a monk of our Order to be recognized. Maybe it will be the first of many…

For an individual to have a personal website, not to mention a weblog, is a departure from the norm within my organization. So I’m especially grateful for the patience and the huge measures of tolerance extended towards my on-line efforts during the past five years.

Innovating within an organization is a testing business. A few months back I stumbled upon a great book called, The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything by Guy Kawasaki. You might think this book is all about how to start a for-profit company, not so. Innovating within for-profit and non profit organizations are equally addressed.

Guy Kawasaki has a blog, How to Change the World and Alltops a news feed site. Jade is listed in the Religion section.

And Zen Master Dogen has a lot to say about getting caught up in fame and gain, he also has a lot to say about giving expression and that need not be driven by ambition.

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5 thoughts on “Innovation – Recognition – Ambition”

  1. Congratulations on the recognition of the blog. You have done a fantastic job. As you say innovation is not always easy. Well done.

  2. My congratulations too. Thanks for the Kawasaki link. I used to read his magazine articles 15 years ago in another life. His book looks interesting indeed.


  3. Sitting here this morning, listening to the birds outside and the sounds of the house, I’m left pondering on your kinds words. All I can say is that it’s evident goodwill, kindness and love flows all-ways.

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