Are You An Independent Thinker?

I’m a colleague of Nan’s. She just finished writing her new book, Trust, Inc.: How to Create a Business Culture that Will Ignite Passion, Engagement, and Innovation; so I offered to write a blog post so she could relax a bit.

In a few days Americans will be celebrating, Independence Day on July 4th. Grunge American flagThere will be parades, picnics, fireworks and baseball games in campgrounds, neighborhoods, small towns and big cities. I thought it was a perfect time to consider the words of some independent thinkers.

  • “Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson
  • “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” – Benjamin Franklin
  • “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”– Albert Einstein
  • “The best thing about the futureis that it comes one day at a time.” – Abraham Lincoln
  • “I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful.” – Bob Hope
  • “Each person must live their life as a model for others.” – Rosa Parks
  • “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do.” – Steve Jobs

Enjoy your celebration whatever it is