Golden Circle and the Question of Why is at the Core of the Apple

If you have ever pondered what makes some ideas reach the tipping point and why, there may be some clues for you in this video…

Video is 18:35 mins and has 451,682 views at time of posting

Uploaded by TEDtalks Director on May 4, 2010

Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers — and as a counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock price) appeared to be struggling.

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Fibonacci Flower - Golden Mean (this is not a video link -- just a picture from a video!)

Hat/Tip to orenbus & TruckinMike on Ron Paul Forums for the video lead with this comment #16 on thread:
Oh I have a video for you, you may have already seen it that explains some of this behavior regarding the Law of Diffusion of Innovations:
2 1/2% = innovators
13 1/2 % = early adopters
34% = early majority
34% = late majority
16% = laggards
Example begins at the 11:00 minute mark:
Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Sitting in a tree and hacking at your roots . . .

Sandra Crosnoe - Finding Gems & Sharing Them

I marvel at some people in leadership of all kinds that in order to attempt to retain power engage themselves in destroying the very base they are sitting on.  It is a lot like sitting in a tree and hacking at your roots . . .

Why would anyone do that you must be asking?  Yes why indeed, and yet we see it all around us.

Consider some prime examples:

  • Bailout money being sent to the ones who created the mess in the first place to the destruction of the ones who send in the tax dollars.
  • Republican groups who want to pick and choose which Republicans can attend meetings and participate.  Not like Republicans won big lately.  Looks to me like all are needed and then some.
  • Corporate executives who take the money and run to the destruction of the company.

You add your bullet point by leaving a comment below!  I am sure I have only scratched the surface here . . .

Gotta run for now, but you can help me build this list by leaving a comment below and I’ll finish the post and add a graphic later.

To be continued with your input!



better yet – send me a tweet @scrosnoe

[edited to remove ps reference to TCOT 052809/sc]

Leadership through Service – attend your precinct meeting on or about January 27th

Sandra Crosnoe - Finding Gems & Sharing Them

This information is specifically for Oklahoma friends and neighbors who are Republicans:

Just a quick note to prepare now for your precinct meetings in Oklahoma. They will most likely be on January 27th some where near where you live. Call your GOP county chair to find out the exact time and location of the meeting and volunteer to serve on a committee when you call. If you don’t know who your county chairman is, shame on you, you should and all the more reason to call and introduce yourself. You must be registered as a Republican to participate in the precinct meetings – duh?!? I love this rule, seems like Republicans should make the rules for the Republican party don’t you think!

There is a flier with some suggestions and some additional information posted on R3publicans website. If you have sample resolutions that you would like to share with others, send them to me and I’ll try to figure out a good way to post them for all to see and share. Be prepared to serve in a leadership role in your precinct, because all are needed to restore the republic! We must reenergize and reinvigorate our party and get back to our core beliefs of limited government and protecting the rights of all!

Be a servant leader in your community and for our party in 2009 and beyond!


Note:  I met the most wonderful lady at our meeting in OKC recently who is a Senator (D) opposing the Real ‘dangerous’ ID legislation.  If you are a Democrat, please consider linking up with Sen Constance Johnson and visiting about what needs to be done on the other side of the aisle.  I am told that their precinct meetings are sometime in March.  At the end of the day it is about people of principle doing the right thing and treating each other fairly isn’t it!?

Talking Points & Thoughts for Day One–RNC St Paul MN

Leadership through Service

and the sacrifice of our time to promote Real Leaders

In American politics today there is a lot of arrogance. One of the things that we must all be cognizant of is the value of our time. Our gift to others is through both the sacrifice of time and money. Real leadership comes through service. As we look at potential leaders we need to make sure that they understand the basic principles of limited government and God given rights in order promote them.

The constitutional, conservative, libertarian, wing of our party has been central to Republican efforts since the inception of the party. It predates the party in our founding fathers. Limited government ripples through our constitution and all of our decisions should be bottom up and decentralized with respect for core values.

The birth of the Ron Paul Movement exemplifies grassroots politics coming to the fore with new energy and life surrounding age old ideals. Our champion has gone from one man with a message to a groundswell of people running for office and taking back our country. Oklahoma State Rep Charles Key says, “Our rights come from God not from men. We will constrain government at all levels from overreaching and taking powers not granted by the Constitution. We will embrace the freedoms that have made America great once again.”

For more information txt/call Rep Charles Key 405.397.7082 or call Mr. Brady Wright 405.650.1756 ============================================================================ TO MY FRIENDS IN MN TO SHARE WITH OTHERS AS APPROPRIATE DURING THE RNC CONVENTION

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