June 28, 2006

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A reader forwards a quote encountered in Keith Ferrazzi’s book, “Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets To Success, One Relationship At A Time.” The words are those of author and English historian George Burton Adams:

“There is no such thing as a ‘self-made’ man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.”

Why would a tinsquo enthusiast be sending this to me? Well, beyond its own intrinsic worth, it’s hard to imagine a more perfect description of the philosophic underpinnings to The Thank You Project. Thanks for making the connections out there.

Posted by mark at June 28, 2006 06:03 PM