It’s different yet the same

It’s different yet the same.

Everything in Kuwait is different, yet everything is the same.

The more i travel internationally, the more obvious it becomes (to me) that people are the same everywhere.

It has never been more pronounced than on this current trip.

It’s inspiring.

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Insane is as insane does

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Branded photo? Of course. When you Google “World record for most blog posts by a single author”, you will hopefully see this photo.

Insane is as insane does.

Not sure if there’s any point in starting an 11th year of daily prolific blog writing.

Two mornings from now, that will be one of two options. The other option is to stop writing five daily, differently-themed blog posts.

What’s the point of continuing?

The cumulative effort from a decade of five-a-day blogging (minimum) has resulted in having written over 2,000 more blog posts than the current posted world record for the number of blog posts written by a single (professional) author.

The posted Guinness world record is 17, 212 posts.

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Bill Gates and jeff noel?


Not to contradict Bill Gates, i say more important than innovation is this insidiously under-focused on thing called vision – your picture of the future that is better than now, much better.

There are four objectives Bill Gates thinks we should prioritize. He sees the future looking much better than now, if we do these:

  1. Provide everyone on earth with affordable energy without contributing to climate change.
  2. Develop a vaccine for HIV and a cure for neurodegenerative diseases.
  3. Protect the world from future health epidemics, which might be more infectious than Ebola and more deadly than Zika.
  4. Give every student and teacher new tools so all students get a world-class education.

Dream big. Get there. Stay there. Repeat.


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The Disney Way is world famous

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World Famous.


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The Disney Way is compromised of over-focusing on the same things others under-focus on or ignore.


Struggling is a big part of life. You know, the personal struggles we all face.

But what about in business?

Do entire companies need to struggle with a culture that isn’t intentional?


All that needs to be done is to over-focus on the very same things everyone else either under-focuses on or ignores.

My days are spent talking with executive leaders who don’t know how to initiate a culture like this.

It’s what i’ve grown up on, spent a lifetime doing, and now teach others how to do it themselves.

And it all started on January 25, 1982, when i began my Disney career as a front-line Cast Member,  jungle jeff.

PS. Sometimes i end a post just like this one. No moral, no punchline, no call to action. It just ends. Why? Because i figure what happens next it up to the reader.




On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

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Usian Bolt and personal Leadership lessons

2015 World Championships 100m final
Justin Gatlin leading at 50 meters


2015 World Championships 100m final
So close at the finish.


2015 World Championships 100m final
One one-hundredth of a second between gold and silver


While there where four Americans in yesterday’s 2015 World Championships 100 meter final, i was rooting for a Jamaican.

It doesn’t make me unpatriotic.

It makes me human.

Maybe that’s part of our challenge, we worry about how things have been done in the past.

What if sports were more about what’s possible (in this case winning three consecutive world championship titles) than what country we root for?

The thing about Usain Bolt is that he’s a great human being.

It’s easy for me to forget he’s a Jamaican. In fact, where he’s from doesn’t interest me.

His ability to become a category of one is the real story.

It inspires entrepreneurs and startups to believe that there is hope.

Hope is key.

One world.

One color.

One goal.


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