Chris Curnow: The Excellence Manifesto

Chris Curnow: The Excellence Manifesto

Creator: Chris Curnow, The Excellence Project

Purpose: A manifesto to capture our infinite capacity both individually and collectively. And, as the source of the Excellence Project to promote excellence.

The Excellence Manifesto

Excellence creates the future

Excellence is infinitely better than good

Excellence sees with fresh eyes

Excellence is courageous

Excellence is a worthy pursuit

Excellence is accountable

Excellence is self organising

Excellence is immeasurable

Excellence goes fast slowly



Dead Poet’s Society

Creator: Movie made in 1989 starring Robin Williams and directed by Peter Weir. Scriptwriter Tom Schulman won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Purpose: Challenge conformity and make the most of your opportunities and your life.


Carpe diem.

Seize the day, boys.

Make your lives extraordinary.




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Christopher Richards: The Slow Movement

Cup of Tea - Geoff McDonald

Creator: Christopher Richards
Purpose: As a counterpoint to the increasing pace of life, slow the world down…


There are those who urge us to speed.

We resist!

We shall not flag or fail.

We shall slow down in the office, and on the roads.

We  shall slow down with growing confidence when all those around us are in a shrill state of hyperactivity (signifying nothing).

We shall defend our state of calm, whatever the cost may be.

We shall slow down in the fields and in the streets, we shall slow down in the hills, we shall never surrender!?

If you can slow down when all around you are speeding up, then you’re one of us.

Be proud that you are one of us and not one of them.

For they are fast, and we are slow.

If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing slowly.

Some are born to slowness—others have it thrust upon them.

And still others know that lying in bed with a morning cup of tea is the supreme state for mankind.


The Slow Movement:

The Slow Manifesto:

Photo: Geoff McDonald

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