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    "If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples, then you and I will still each have one apple," George Bernard Shaw once said. "But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas." Along those lines, last month, over the course of a one-week workshop, a bunch of young artist-researchers from Fabrica, Benetton's communication research center, designed and built 15 pieces of furniture inspired by the favorite objects selected by the staff of Grand-Hornu Images, in Belgium.

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  • "If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples, then you and I will still each have one apple," George Bernard Shaw once said. "But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas." Along those lines, last month, over the course of a one-week workshop, a bunch of young artist-researchers from Fabrica, Benetton’s communication research center, designed and built 15 pieces of furniture inspired by the favorite objects selected by the staff of Grand-Hornu Images, in Belgium.

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  • "We don't stop playing because we grow old; We grow old because we stop playing." — George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish playwright and essayist

    A friend of mine is a corporate attorney who is married with 3 kids. About two years ago he recognized that his work was putting a tremendous amount of stress on his family and marriage. He (and his wife) didn't like who he was becoming. And they set out to make some changes. "Aside from carving out daily time to spend together, one of the greatest things we did was create Play Day," he told me.

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  • "The American Constitution, one of the few modern political documents drawn up by men who were forced by the sternest circumstances to think out what they really had to face, instead of chopping logic in a university classroom." — George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish playwright and essayist

    It's amazing what you can do when failure isn't an option. You get creative and find a way to succeed. While no one likes their back against the wall, the truth is that it's good for you every now and then.

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  • "The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred." — George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish playwright and essayist

    Last week I visited with a client who was fuming about mistake a staff member had made. She claimed the staff member didn't listen to her directions. I asked her how she was so sure it wasn't her fault for not communicating them clearly? She cracked a smile and said, "just trust me it wasn't."

    Something to consider:

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