na-gets -- nuggets of "aha's"

Monday, December 27, 2004

Not a Reason

Here's the tail-end of a long winding conversation between 5-yr old Cali with her persistent questions and Tita Maiskee who's running out of answers...

Cali: But why?
Tita Maiskee: Because.
Cali: "Because" is not a reason!

Oo nga naman! Ü

- Edwin
Baguio, Christmas 2004

Monday, December 20, 2004

Live and Learn

Live as if it is the last day of your life. Learn as if you will live forever.
- Mahatma Gandhi

From Wilson Ng's

Friday, December 17, 2004


Never stop learning and never cease to change as you learn.

There is inherently no use in learning if you cannot change.

- From Wilson Ng's

Thursday, December 16, 2004


If you could not agree on what the problem is, you will never agree with the solution.

-- from Bong's group presentation on Failed Leadership

Tuesday, December 14, 2004


I don't have an attitude problem...
You have a perception problem!

- seen on somebody's shirt

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Throw away old bills.
Keep love letters

Friday, December 10, 2004

...In Action?

Leadership In Action?


Leadership In-action?


If you could not agree on what the problem is, you will never agree with the solution.

Team Leadership

You cannot create a team if you cannot elevate aspirations.


Failure is just a step - a delayed success.

Everything is possible!
The impossible just takes a little more time.

The right thing

Managers are people who do things right.
Leaders are people who do the right thing.

- W. Bennies

Wednesday, December 08, 2004


We may be dying, but we're not dead yet!

- Bong
in a class discussion on how to cope with our tons of schoolwork

Having and Happiness

There are two ways to be rich. One is to have more, the other is to want less.

Hapiness does not consist in having what you want, but in wanting what you have.


The virtue of leadership is its capacity to replicate itself.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, not so good when people acclaim him, worse when they despise him...

But of a good leader who talks little, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they
will say: "We did it ourselves!"

- Lao Tzu