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Values For A New Millennium by Robert Humphrey
“If you try to change things constructively in the social sciences or try to reconcile conflicts, rather than take sides, you’ll be attacked through character assassination and every other means of skullduggery not excluding physical assault. It is inevitable and inescapable. It will disgust you to the point of befuddlement and, at times, rage. That beautiful beatitude in the Bible should be changed to read: Blessed are the peacemakers in heaven; because on Earth, they shall catch hell. Nonetheless, I’ll stress that the time is finally right, on our planet, for the expansive light of true civilization. Well-informed voices both prophesying and forcing that maturation, suddenly, are being heard everywhere.”
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“AND BOOKS OR MESSAGES THAT READ WELL, DON’T TEACH WELL. WHEREAS MATERIALS THAT TEACH WELL, DON’T READ FAST. RATHER, THEY FORCE YOU TO THINK. That takes time, not a favorite practice anymore for busy Americans.”
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Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“He was one of ourselves, a man of our blood and our bone, but one who has suffered and has seen so much more deeply than we have his insight impresses us as wisdom... that wisdom of the heart which we seek that we may learn from it how to live. All his other gifts came to him from nature, this he won for himself and through it he became great.”
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VISION AND MISSION by Mario Chinas
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Great guidelines

Great book with nicely defined definitions of mission, vision and values with examples from companies who have prove their worth with staying power. I have always been a big believer in these ideas in efforts to transform organization
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“A visionary is someone who sees what is possible, who sees the potential. A missionary is someone who carries out that work.”
Mario Chinas, VISION AND MISSION: Introduction to Vision and Mission for Business Students

“AND BOOKS OR MESSAGES THAT READ WELL, DON’T TEACH WELL. WHEREAS MATERIALS THAT TEACH WELL, DON’T READ FAST. RATHER, THEY FORCE YOU TO THINK. That takes time, not a favorite practice anymore for busy Americans.”
Robert Humphrey, Values For A New Millennium: Activating the Natural Law to: Reduce Violence, Revitalize Our Schools, and Promote Cross-Cultural Harmony

Thomas Asbridge
“But the concept of knighthood only began to emerge in the second half of the eleventh century and it remained in its infancy even as William Marshal arrived at Tancarville and grew towards manhood. William lived through the precise period in which the ideas, rituals and customs of knighthood coalesced. Indeed, his own celebrated career as one of Europe’s greatest knights helped to mould this warrior class.”
Thomas Asbridge, The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones

Thomas Asbridge
“The first surviving manuals of European swordsmanship date from the early fourteenth century, so it is impossible to know precisely how William trained and fought with this weapon, but it is clear that he honed his ability to wield his sword both while mounted and on foot. This must have required the daily repetition of practice sword strokes through his teenage years and beyond – so as to develop strength and acquire muscle memory – and regular sparring to refine coordination and agility. By the time he became a knight, Marshal was an effective swordsman, but so far as the History was concerned, his primary gift was not flashy technique, but the brutish physicality that enabled him to deliver crushing blows. With sword in hand, William was, in the words of his biographer, a man who ‘hammered like a blacksmith on iron’. Marshal probably also trained with a number of other mêlée weapons popular with twelfth-century knights, including the dagger, axe, mace and war-hammer, but much of his time would have been devoted to mastering the lance. By construction this was a fairly rudimentary weapon – often simply a ten- to twelve-foot-long straight spar of hewn wood, usually of ash – but it was fiendishly difficult to use from horseback. The lance would be held under the arm (or couched) during a charge, and directing its point towards a target with any accuracy required immense skill. Lances often broke after one or two uses, but a successful strike could cause devastating damage to an opponent. In the course of his career, William would witness the lethal potential of this weapon with his own eyes and he would also be called upon to charge down one of the greatest warriors of the age, Richard the Lionheart, with lance in hand.”
Thomas Asbridge, The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones

Thomas Asbridge
“His notion of knighthood, and that entertained by the society around him, was also profoundly shaped by the archetype of the preudhomme – the ideal warrior, literally the ‘best kind of a man’. By the mid-twelfth century, worthy knights were increasingly expected to display the ‘right stuff’, to conform to an evolving code of behaviour. An admirable and respected warrior – a preudhomme – was skilled in combat and courageous, faithful, wise and able to give good counsel, but also canny, even wily, in war when necessary. He was the exact opposite of the type of serpent-tongued deceivers (or losengiers) who had tried to persuade King Stephen to execute young William back in 1152 – men of dubious loyalty and questionable judgement. William arrived at Tancarville hoping to become a preudhomme. Indeed, in many respects his life served to define that archetype.”
Thomas Asbridge, The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones

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