Nimble Thoughts

Micro thoughts and minor insights.

A collection of storytelling nibbles by:

© Cole Akins

GUIDing PrincipleS:


“No subject is terrible if the story is true, if the prose is clean and honest, and if it affirms courage and grace under pressure.”

- Ernest Hemingway

Gradatim Ferociter!

- Blue Origin [Jeff Bezos]

“We need to have a more enlightened view about the role of companies.”

- Marc Benioff


"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."

- Theodore Roosevelt

— Billy Wilder

"You will give the people of Earth an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you, they will stumble, they will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders."

- Jor-El

"Design is a function of empathy."

- Brené Brown

"The things you can't measure are often the things that give people the most success."

―Aaron Rodgers

“Pain or damage don’t end the world, or despair, or fuckin’ beatings. The world ends when you’re dead. Until then, you got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man — and give some back.”

- Al Swearengen, “Deadwood”