Crazy Wisdom From Ipanema


“When your feelin’ alright…”

Eureka moments call us to be present and concrete. A perfect strategy for the girl from Ipanema. What happens when she gently goes passing by?

Crazy wisdom. To embody crazy wisdom is audacious, but you understand there are no hidden agendas. Selflessness is seen as crazy wisdom. Now you might think that I am terribly idealistic. Go beyond the superficial of what you think is right. Crazy wisdom is waiting to be summoned:

For every action, there is an opposite and equal reaction.”

Leadership is not about profit or gain. It is about setting an example. This type of crazy wisdom is elusive as the wind. You cannot possess this. Yet having a vision puts you on track. It is open to any human being. All you need is an open heart. Crazy wisdom is free if your heart is pure.


“Soft and tender…”

The bible uses the metaphor, “You reap what you sow”.

In Asia, they have another term: karma.

John Lennon once sang:

Instant Karma is gonna get you, slap you right in the face
Better get yourself together brother, better join the human race

Why in earth are we here, laughing in the face of fear
Why on earth are you there
When we’re everywhere, you’re gonna get your share

And we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun

Crazy wisdom can wake up anyone. Sometimes the consequences are registered immediately. At other times, the fruit of the action takes time to mature. One thing is definitely certain. Crazy wisdom gets results. Setting your mind on non-attachment is great strategy. It does not mean you do not care. Quite the contrary. However, once crazy wisdom is engaged, you foster its growth until it bears fruit.

If you want your employees to be “loyal”, you must earn that loyalty. Loyalty is not given freely. Loyalty and mutual respect must be a shared exercise in crazy wisdom. The American consultant, Jim Ritscher, was quoted as saying, “inspired leadership creates up-liftment”. This statement demonstrates the power that true leadership can deliver crazy wisdom.

Now isn’t it time, you were feelin’ alright…

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Article Title: Crazy wisdom From Ipanema
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