Lyn Hunt claims in her book Inventing Human Rights: A History that what made human rights a reality in Europe was not only politics and law but also reading novels. The concept of human rights depends on empathic identification with individuals, something that only started appearing between 1750 and 1776 due to the popularity of novels in Europe. Of course there were other factors, but novels made the point that we all feel the same regardless of our race, gender and class.
We know it. The hardest part in the morning is switching off the alarm clock and starting to move your body to get out of bed. Once you make the first move, it gets better. Do you remember the first time you went to a networking event with your brand-new business cards? The first time you dropped your son off at the nursery? We know that the first times are the hardest, but this knowledge doesn’t help. What makes a difference is holding the space for yourself and your son no
We’re testing all the time, not because we don’t know, not because we don’t care, not because we’re not comm itted, not because we don’t bother, not because we don’t know the basics about planning, executing and productivity, but because we’re so committed to our vision that we’re not attached to goals, projects or formats. You’re testing, not because you want to move faster but because you know that you don’t have the only right answer to how to make the impact that you want