Halftime and Independence

As the United States celebrates Independence Day (242nd) over an extended holiday for many hopefully, yesterday’s food and festivities didn’t satiate reflecting from whence we came and where we’re headed. These five videos might provide a useful context for you to shape your own thoughts and agendas.

July 4th 2018 MontageJohn Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Kennedy, and Kate Raworth
John Adams – A Case for Independence
The Declaration of Independence
John F. Kennedy’s “City Upon a Hill” speech 1961
JFK’S Speech at Yale University (June 11, 1962)
Thriving versus Growth – Kate Raworth’s Ted Talk 2018

This time also marks the mid-point in the year. Its a good time for us to reflect on our own direction and purpose, what we’ve accomplished in the first half, and what’s next.
My new friends in Morelia, Mexico have added wonderful dimension and perspective to all of this!

Como los Estados Unidos celebran el Día de la Independencia (242) durante un feriado prolongado para muchos, con suerte, la comida y las festividades de ayer no sirvieron para reflejar desde dónde venimos y hacia dónde nos dirigimos. Estos cinco videos pueden proporcionar un contexto útil para que usted pueda dar forma a sus propios pensamientos y agendas.
John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Kennedy y Kate Raworth
John Adams: un caso de independencia
La declaración de independencia
El discurso de John F. Kennedy “City Upon a Hill” 1961
Speech de JFK en la Universidad de Yale (11 de junio de 1962)
Próspero versus crecimiento: Ted Talk 2018 de Kate Raworth
Esta vez también marca el punto medio en el año. Es un buen momento para que reflexionemos sobre nuestra propia dirección y propósito, lo que hemos logrado en la primera mitad y lo que viene después.
¡Mis nuevos amigos en Morelia, México, han agregado una dimensión y una perspectiva maravillosas a todo esto!

About David Mills

David is the Founder, Catalyst, and Co-creator of Workplace Hidden Opportunities. Workplace Hidden Opportunities is an information management Specialized Knowledge Platform™ (SKP™) focused exclusively on the workplace and corporate real estate. Together with the W100 a book by the same title is in progress.
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3 Responses to Halftime and Independence

  1. David Mills says:

    While a census of the nation was not completed until 1790, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that there were about 2.5 million people living in the United States’ original 13 States in 1776.
    In January 1776, Thomas Paine published “Common Sense,” an influential political pamphlet that convincingly argued for American independence and sold more than 500,000 copies in a few months. In the spring of 1776, support for independence swept the colonies, the Continental Congress called for states to form their own governments, and a five-man committee was assigned to draft a declaration.
    Since then the nation has grown to more than 300,000,000 people in 50 states.


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