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Caribbean Cruising – Haiti & Jamaica | Royal Caribbean

It’s not often that you can claim to have woken up in a different country four days in a row but that’s exactly what happened when Adam and I took to the seas and embarked on our first full length cruise, courtesy of Royal Caribbean. A quick plane ride (please note the sarcasm as this plane […]

The Secrets of Changing The World

posted by on 31/07/2010

I came across this interesting article on BBC on how to change the world. I know everyone wants to leave a mark on the world and this article tries to summarise the key qualities required for a human being to change the world. These don’t apply to me as I’m a post robot. This piece after the cut is not written by me, I’m simply sharing it for you to read. All credit to Stephen Sackur, excerpts from the article after the cut.

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I haven’t posted the full article here but I fully suggest you click here and read it all. I think I fit into one of these categories. *big headed*

Transforming society is a feat that only a select few of us will ever accomplish. In the second of a series of articles about innovation, Stephen Sackur looks for common qualities that unite the genuine revolutionaries he has encountered.

An indestructible will

True innovators know how to take a punch. When they get knocked down they come back stronger.

Passion beyond reason

Innovators have to have passion. Something more than greed, or a lust for power; they need to believe heart and soul in the value of the change they’re seeking.

Outrageous optimism

Innovators have to be optimists. And not just about their own ability to triumph over adversity. Consciously or not, they have to have faith in the human race. Otherwise, why bother?

A super-sized ego

Innovators do not suffer from low self-esteem. You want living proof? Spend an hour in the company of controversial bio-scientist Craig Venter. He has the bulk and the macho presence of an ageing military veteran. Which he is. He has an ego powerful enough to penetrate an underground nuclear bunker.

Some scientists agonise about the ethical issues raised by genetic engineering; Venter appears to relish the prospect of “playing God”.

The rebel yell

At its crudest innovation delivers a loud **** you” to the status quo.