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20/20: 20 Great Lists by 20 Outstanding Business Thinkers by Diana Renner, Steven D’Souza

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7.FLUIDITY

“To go along with nature effortlessly, as does a fish or a master artisan, is to swim with the current, to let one’s knife slip along with the grain. When nature is taken as a guide, a friend, living becomes almost effortless, tranquil, joyous even.”

Author John Blofeld

DIANA: Melbourne, 14 January 2014. It’s 44°C (111°F) outside, the last of four days over 40°C. I am reminded of a day, almost five years ago, that is imprinted in the minds of many Australians, known as Black Saturday. The date 7 February 2009 marks the most devastating fire in Australia’s history, with 173 people killed, 414 people injured, 2,100 homes destroyed, and 7,562 people displaced.108

On Black Saturday, temperatures reached 46°C with winds in excess of 100km ...

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