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@daverendallWhat makes us weirdalso makes us wonderful.

What makes us weakalso makes us strong.

Deviance will always generate external pressures to conform.

If you perform beyond the norms, the systems will adjust and try to make you normal.

Robert Quinn, Deep ChangeAWAKENINGeverything weve learned about weakness iswrongExcellence is a form of deviance.

The way to achieve and maintainexcellence is to deviate from the norm.

You become excellent because you are doing things that normal people do not want to do.

Robert Quinn, Deep ChangeWhat makes us weirdalso makes us wonderful.

What makes us weakalso makes us strong.

Eleventh biggest US city Third fastest growing US city Best city for jobs Best city for growing businesses #3 travel hotspot in 2014

Top ten best places to retire Second greenest city in the world Most bike-friendly city in the US Second most liked city in the US

New Freak Capital of the US Top ten places to reinvent your life Top ten most beautiful places in the US Top 25 best places for business & careersWhat makes places weirdalso makes them wonderful.

AWARENESSweaknesses are clues to our strengths

Canada Maple Syrup & Asteroid Impacts Australia Deadly Animals & MelanomaChina CO2 Emissions & Renewable EnergyGreenland Personal SpaceRussia Raspberries and Nuclear WarheadsNetherlands Tall PeopleNew Zealand Sheep & RugbyUSA Lawnmower Deaths & Nobel Laureates

18We are led to truth by our weaknesses as well as our strengths.

PARKER PALMER, Let Your Life SpeakACCEPTANCEweaknesses are strengths in disguiseEasy Going. . . . IrresponsibleAdventurous. . . . DangerousSpontaneous. . . . Impulsive

Structured. . . . InflexibleResponsible. . . . ControllingCautious. . . . Fearful

strength AND weakness

Strong people always have strong weaknesses too. Where there are peaks, there are valleys.

Peter DruckerHurricanesTornadoesFloodsMudslidesBlizzardsAvalanchesDroughtMonsoonsDust StormsWildfiresAPPRECIATIONwe succeed because of our weaknessesnot in spite of themEvery limit is a beginning as well as an ending.

George EliotStrangely, I think my dyslexia has helped.

Richard BransonAMPLIFICATIONexaggerate weaknessesinstead of eliminating themThere is no great genius without a touch of madness.

SenecaIf you cant fix it, feature it.

Gerald Weinberg, Secrets of Consulting

how could you AMPLIFY your weaknesses?

ALIGNMENTdont try to fit infind the right fithow could you FIND THE RIGHT FIT?

AVOIDANCEto be the best (at some things)we have to be the worst (at other things)what should you STOP DOING?

AFFILIATIONpartner with people who are strong where you are weakwho is STRONG where you are WEAK?

What makes places weirdalso makes them wonderful.

What makes places weakalso makes them strong.

- The best place to live in Canada (2013) 5th best place to live in the world Worlds cleanest city 9th of the top 10 travel hotspots in 2014 Extremely low unemployment (Alberta) 10th best Canadian city for zombie apocalypse

8th best place to live in Canada St. Albert is the best place to live in Canada- One of Canadas sunniest cities Largest living history museum in Canada Biggest mall in North America 3rd best Canadian city for zombie apocalypse

16th worst traffic in North America (Calgary) 23rd worst traffic in North America (Edmonton) Higher than average violent crime (Edmonton) Labor shortages (Alberta) Dependence on oil & gas (Alberta)Peaceful. . . . BoringLively. . . . ChaoticOpen. . . . SprawlDense. . . .CrowdedHistoric. . . .OutdatedCutting-Edge. . . .Unproven

Because of its inclination . . .

the tower has been the object of very special attention.

It is important to keep the current tilt, due to the vital role that this element played in promoting the tourism industry of Pisa.

Dav!d Rendall drendall.com