Category Quotes I like

Stick to simple rules

Over the past few months at work, I’ve been helping a senior financial adviser market his business. This is one of his favorite quotes: People don’t need extraordinary insight or intelligence. What they need most is character to adopt simple rules and stick to them. — Benjamin Graham Graham was an economist and professional investor […]

Secrets to Success: Wear the same thing everyday

If I were lucky enough to be Priscilla Chan, I would have no problem with my husband wearing the same outfit everyday of the year. In fact, I would have preferred the same T-shirt, hoodie and jeans combo on our wedding day if it meant a bigger and better engagement ring, but I digress. Men like Mark […]

Happiness — What we really want is for things to remain the same but get better

Saw this on my way home from work one night. Was on a street I don’t take normally. If only happiness was always this easy to find. “Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.” […]

“The best innovations come out of real problems and real pain.” — Jack Dorsey

“The best innovations come out of real problems and real pain.” — Jack Dorsey Jack Dorsey is the founder of Square, an app that allows anyone with a smartphone or tablet to accept credit card purchases by plugging in the app’s accompanying device into a headphone jack. Square has revolutionized the way small entrepreneurs conduct […]

“No man is greatly jealous who is not in some measure guilty.”

— Benjamin Whichcote #truth

Growing up in this “horrible, beautiful time”

I’ve been too tired to go to the gym or yoga lately. Tuesday’s especially seem to stand for Tired-day’s. Instead, as I did tonight, I opt to eat dinner early (at the office) and walk home and do light calisthenics at home as exercise. While I work out, in lieu of music or TV, I’ve started playing […]

“Education,” Mark Twain once said, “is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.”

From the Wired story, “The Stanford Education Experiment Could Change Higher Learning Forever” by Steven Leckart.  “We made a lot of mistakes,” Thrun says. “In the beginning I made each problem available only once. I got a flaming email from a student saying, ‘Look, you’re behaving like one of these arrogant Stanford professors looking to weed […]