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Johnnie Moore

I’m Johnnie Moore, and I help people work better together

These came to be via Tony Quinlan from Terry Tillman at 227company.

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” – Plato

“Anything on earth you want to do is play. Anything on earth you have to do is work. Play will never kill you work will. I never worked a day in my life.” – Dr. Leila Denmark, 100, USA’s oldest practicing physician.

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Christmas presence

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Yes, and…

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Skype!

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When not to give people the answer

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Personal authority

Andrew Sullivan quotes Simone Weil … those to whom destiny lends might perish for having relied too much upon it. It is impossible that they should not perish. For they