sometimes I do what I got to do.

sometimes I do what I want to do.
sometimes when I got to do what I want to do – it’s the same damn thing.

Saturday, December 11, 2010


(Not referring to to the computer system - but the actual concept that it derives from. But - they have a cool logo.)


This past year has been an exercise in stepping out of my comfort zone and as a result I have had the most incredible experiences and opportunities. (Some of which I could have never even imagined.)

One thing that has really resonated with me - is the fact that you can not accomplish everything on your own AND in order to become what you want to be (if you even know what that is...) you need to circle back to the simple concept of human connections.

Ubuntu (oo-BOON-too) is an ethical concept of African origin that focuses primarily on our relationships with each other. It teaches us that teamwork and collaboration has the power to reshape our workplaces and our relationships with our co-workers.

I plan on making Ubuntu infectious in 2011.

"In Africa there is a concept known as Ubuntu - the profound sense that we are human only through the humanity of others; that if we are to accomplish anything in this world, it will in equal measure be due to the work and achievements of others."

- Nelson Mandela

1 comment:

  1. Once again, proof that we are kindred spirits. I have the book "I Am Because We Are" by Fred Lee Hord. If you haven't read it, I'd be happy to loan it to you. It's a collection of Black philosophy that dates back as far as 2400 B.C.E with the teachings of Ptahhotep to Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, W.E.B DuBois and MLK. Very dense, very profound, but all having the common thread of how to best affect individual and community relationships. Love your Blog my friend!