What Products are about

At the moment, I am reading Ram Charan & Larry Bossidy's 'Confronting Reality', and re-reading Gavin de Becker's 'The Gift of Fear' and Scott Peck's 'Further along the road less travelled'. I can only marvel at the genius behind these books. I am glad they wrote these books, so I could buy them and have such a wonderful Sunday afternoon.

Brings to me what I want to say. The real geniuses out there are ones who write, make, do whatever it is, so consumers like me have products and services we can buy. The act of 'creating' a product or service is an act of genius. Surely, I may reject some of what's been 'made', choosing to buy others. But the act of 'making' is a glorified one.

Reminds me of this scene in the epic movie about greed, 'Wall Street', where Bud Fox's (character played by Charlie Sheen) dad (played by his real life dad, Martin Sheen) consoles him when he knows Bud's going to jail by saying, 'Maybe that's the price, Bud, maybe so. It's gonna be rough on you but maybe in some screwed up way, that's the best thing that can happen to you...stop trading for the quick buck and go produce something with your life, create, don't live off the buying and selling of others...'

Yeah, Go create! And, bless you.


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