What’s your competitive advantage

Two CEOs had gone on a little fishing trip. After they caught a fish, they lit a small fire using dried driftwood to barbecue it. The smell of the grilled fish attracted a giant grizzly bear. 

One of the CEOs panicked and screamed, ‘What are we going to do?’ The other CEO calmly opened his backpack and took out his running shoes. His fishing partner looked at him and asked with a lot of sarcasm, ‘Do you seriously think you can outrun a grizzly?’ 

The other CEO replied, ‘I don’t have to outrun the bear. I just have to outrun you.’ The shoes were his competitive advantage.

If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete.

How many kidneys do we have ?

Teacher addresses a student and asks: “How many kidneys do we have?”
“Four!”, The student responds.
“Four? Haha,” The teacher was one of those who took pleasure in picking on his students’ mistakes and demoralizing them.
“Bring a bundle of grass, because we have an ass in the room,” the teacher orders a front bencher.
“And for me a coffee!”, the student added.
The teacher was furious and expelled the student from the room.
The student was, by the way, the Brazilian humorist Aparicio Torelly Aporelly (1895-1971), better known as the “Baron de Itararé”.
On his way out of the classroom, the student still had the audacity to correct the furious teacher:
“You asked me how many kidneys‘ we have. ” ‘We have four: two of mine and two of yours. ‘We have’ is an expression used for the plural. Enjoy the grass”.


Life demands much more understanding than knowledge. Sometimes people, because they have a little more knowledge or ‘believe’ that they have it, feel they have the right to underestimate others..

Apparício Fernando de Brinkerhoff Torelly

(Barão de Itararé)

(Brazilian journalist)


He wrote for several newspapers, such as O Globo and A Manhã; there, he published humorous pieces, poking fun at politicians of the time.

They were wrong

“And if you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself;
get a better mirror,
look a little closer,
stare a little longer.
because there’s something inside you
that made you keep trying
despite everyone who told you to quit.
you built a cast around your broken heart,
and signed it yourself
you signed it :
“they were wrong”

― Shane Koyczan

Shane L. Koyczan is a Canadian spoken word poet, writer, and member of the group Tons of Fun University. He is known for writing about issues like bullying, cancer, death, and eating disorders. He is most famous for the anti-bullying poem “To This Day” which has over 24 million views on YouTube.

Train to the Edge of the Moon

“All these bad experiences that we go through, they don’t just disappear. We carry them our whole life trying to forget, escaping in habits, addictions, hate, toxic relationships. But what we don’t know is that by doing so we let them stay alive. We water them like withered flowers and we hang onto them to justify our mistakes and failures.”

– Asper Blurry

She is a writer, poet, thinker, seeker, traveler and much more. She often finds herself in places of different dimensions and cruel whispers, far from the dreamland. Do visit her Web site https://asperblurry.wordpress.com/

Positive Vibes

The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.

– Bob Marley

 (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, and musician. Considered one of the pioneers of reggae.