A shark tale

“Back in the days when storytelling was the main form of entertainment, tales of mythical creatures abounded. Today we seem to indulge in the mere scraps of what was once an epic feast of legend.”

In this modern age, there appears another mythical creature, the shark, a protean-like coiling in the grass type of snake, ready to turn your business proceedings and agreements into dust with swift smooth-tongued, loaded Questions…

As an entrepreneur I have started small. I am still small fish and I deal with sharks, corporate companies. I have created my ‘corporate’ culture from scratch, and I have developed my business solely through growth hacking.
What I have learned when trying to impose my imaginative but new small company culture to the sophisticated corporates is to strike gold, provided you know who you are and consequently, the “protocol” to offer and create huge amounts of Value and solve problems.The more problems you solve the better you speak the shark tongue.

Tim Ferriss once said, “A person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.”

Sharks’ words are never comfortable as they know no mercy and smell fear and disorder from afar. Whomever has never been told that his/her products or services are useless doesn’t know how to shine a carefully chosen smile in the face of the creature with disposable teeth, and sink into the right order of things. Which is, there are other sharks. But when a big shark says to you, you are no good, then you are (good), because you are there sharing the same table, conference room and presentation…On this gleeful occasion I am thanking all the sharks in my life, the ones who have taught me to smile at the glint of rejection, and the ones who have taught me that

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” – Jack Canfield

Besides trading my help for their help, I will thank them all in a more personalized manner.

 

 

Art by Michael Sowa.

 

 

 

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Depleted

If I feel depleted
Why should I breathe a name
That carves chunks of my heart
At night
And pending mornings
Sticks them
With meager liquid
That flows
In the deep
Of the dark
side of your
Quivering moon…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art – Midsummer Night near Vejle Fjord by Harald Slott-Møller.

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Engleza de joi/ Chortle

Chortle = laugh in a noisy, gleeful way.

“Books feed and cure and chortle and collide.”
Gwendolyn Brooks (June 7, 1917 – December 2, 2000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art by Boris Diodorov (cover for The Little Mermaid).

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Lovely

“Man naturally desires, not only to be loved, but to be lovely; or to be that thing which is the natural and proper object of love.”
Adam Smith (June 16, 1723 – July 17, 1790)

 

 

Art by Vincent van Gogh.

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Spoils of the evening

When I’m not in the right place
I take a step
look into the heart
of a stone
cloud
moonbeam
memory
and get drunk
with the shades
of night’s wish
to light the world…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art by Hans Dieter.

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Engleza de joi/ Womb

Womb = uterus; a place where something is generated.

“You look at trees and called them “trees,” and probably you do not think twice about the word. You call a star a “star,” and think nothing more of it. But you must remember that these words, “tree,” “star,” were (in their original forms) names given to these objects by people with very different views from yours. To you, a tree is simply a vegetable organism, and a star simply a ball of inanimate matter moving along a mathematical course. But the first men to talk of “trees” and “stars” saw things very differently. To them, the world was alive with mythological beings. They saw the stars as living silver, bursting into flame in answer to the eternal music. They saw the sky as a jeweled tent, and the earth as the womb whence all living things have come. To them, the whole of creation was “myth-woven and elf patterned.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

 

 

Art by Ian Miller.

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Essential

“What is essential is invisible to the eye.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art by Chelsea Cardinal.

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Vanlifer of the heart

The heart has a puzzling shape
The moment you thought it broke
Becomes twofold.

The moment in a relinquishing evening
You thought it whole
It breaks
Until the morning
When the shape is restored
And your feelings pour like early April rain
Over thirsty lilacs…

“The heart is an organ of fire” –Michael Ondaatje

It flickers and lights the embers of any glib desire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art by Georg Janny.

 

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Engleza de joi/ Heartbeat

Heartbeat = one complete pulsation of the heart.

“A poem is when you hear the heartbeat of a stone.”
Jean-Pierre Simeón, This is a Poem That Heals Fish

 

 

 

Art by Paul Gauguin (7 June 1848 – 8 May 1903).

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Love

“Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.”
Ray Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art by David Wyatt.

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