Wednesday Words

To Go Where Your VisionPoints, a few inspiration points for you and your business.

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.
—Adam Rifkin, What are you most excited about in the tech space in 2011? on

A self-described “non-charismatic” man, Adam Rifkin seems a bit touchy-feely-charismatic in this snippet from his wonderful discussion of new horizons for tech in 2011. I’d originally been searching my database of collected quotations for something related to the downside of losing your grip on sincerity when your business gets big (one of my all-time faves is Wilson Mizner’s “Be kind to people on the way up—you’ll meet them again on your way down”), when I fooled around on one of my new favorite websites did some research, and came across Adam Rifkin’s quote—quite by accident.

He goes on to say, “Public conversations will save the web.” This is a guy who’s been “small” biz and been at the top of pretty darned “big” biz as well, and still believes in reaching out with delightful frequency to enrich his own days and to transform the www. Most sincerely.

If Adam Rifkin can do it, maybe there’s hope for dudes who write books with orange covers, and silly 13-year-olds. I’ll light a candle for that.


Grow and be well,

Kelly Erickson


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