Growing wiser on the wisdom (or stupidity) of others
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Monday, March 26, 2007

Requirements for Success

"Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you're not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were." -- David Rockefeller

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Personal Example

"If you can’t set a good example, you are just going to have to serve as a terrible warning." -- Author unknown

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Friday, March 23, 2007

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Thomas Edison on Problem-Solving

"That’s just where your trouble has been. You have tried only reasonable things. Reasonable things never work. Thank God you can’t think up any more reasonable things, so you’ll have to begin thinking up unreasonable things to try, and now you’ll hit the solution in no time." -- Thomas Edison, as quoted in Neil Baldwin's biography, in a retort to a young chemist in Edison’s employ who had tried ‘every reasonable’ approach to solving his problem

via Andrew Grumet's Weblog

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Monday, March 19, 2007

Do It With Excellence

"If I’m going to do something, I do it spectacularly or I don’t do it at all." -- Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud, via Elite Etiquette Tip of the Week - March 19th

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Monday, March 12, 2007

William Raspberry on Good English

"Good English, well spoken and well written will open more doors than a college degree... Bad English will slam doors you don’t even know exist." -- William Raspberry

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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Payola Doesn't Pay

"While no violations were found, we are pleased to announce that Clear Channel has agreed to settle this longstanding payola investigation with the F.C.C. We believe it is time to close the door on this ongoing inquiry and move forward." -- Andrew W. Levin, Clear Channel’s executive vice president and chief legal officer, responding to a proposed settlement with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to resolve claims that they accepted cash and other incentives in exchange for playing songs — a practice popularly known as payola

via March 6, 2007 article by Jeff Leeds in the New York Times, "Broadcasters Agree to Fine Over Payoffs" | related digg page

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

vuja de

"vuja de: The feeling that you've never, ever been in this situation before." -- iheartquotes, via Twitter

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Monday, March 05, 2007

William James on Thinking and Prejudice

"A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices." -- William James

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Work at your game

"Just remember that if you're not working at your game to the utmost of your ability, there will be someone out there somewhere with equal ability who is. And one day you'll play each other, and he'll have the advantage." -- "Easy" Ed Macauley

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True Leadership

"Leadership is action, not position." -- Donald H. McGannon

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