Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.
Start calling yourself healed, happy, whole, blessed, and prosperous. Stop talking to God about how big your mountains are, and start talking to your mountains about how big your God is!
Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
It’s not where you start or even what happens to you along the way that’s important. What is important is that you persevere and never give up on yourself.
THE MOST CONTENTIOUS question in business is whether success comes from luck or skill.
We are seeing the beginning of things. Web 2.0 is broadband. Web 3.0 is 10 gigabits a second.
Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult.
The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.
To be a superstar, you must do something exceptional. Not just survive the Dip, but use the Dip as an opportunity to create something so extraordinary that people can’t help but talk about it, recommend it, and, yes, choose it.
Creating ideas that spread and connecting the disconnected are the two pillars of our new society, and both of them require the posture of the artist.
Even if you do something that others might consider wrong, you should at least be willing to talk about it and tell your parents what you’re doing because you believe it’s right.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.
I find that I have about six bloggable ideas a day. I also find that writing twice as long a post doesn’t increase communication, it usually decreases it. And finally, I found that people get antsy if there are unread posts in their queue.
I bought a company in the mid-’90s called Dexter Shoe and paid $400 million for it. And it went to zero. And I gave about $400 million worth of Berkshire stock, which is probably now worth $400 billion. But I’ve made lots of dumb decisions. That’s part of the game.
Like my friend Warren Buffett, I feel particularly lucky to do something every day that I love to do. He calls it ‘tap-dancing to work.
I just want to do God’s will. And he’s allowed me to go to the mountain. And I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the promised land! I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land.
Money isn’t everything… but it ranks right up there with oxygen.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
If that doesn’t seem dominant enough, consider the fact that the word “google” is now an official entry in the Oxford English Dictionary—as a verb.
The conquest was not achieved without one frightful convulsion of revolt. “In this year A.D. 61”, according to Tacitus, “a severe disaster was sustained in Britain.” Suetonius, the new governor, had engaged himself deeply in the West. He transferred the operational base of the Roman army to Chester. Because it was the centre of Druid resistance he prepared to attack “the populous island of Mona [Anglesey], which had become a refuge for fugitives, and he built a fleet of flat-bottomed vessels suitable for those shallow and shifting seas. The infantry crossed in the boats, the cavalry went over by fords: where the water was too deep the men swam alongside of their horses. The enemy lined the shore, a dense host of armed men, interspersed with women clad in black like the Furies, with their hair hanging down and holding torches in their hands. Round this were Druids.
We’ll continue to expand our footprint… Oracle’s Fusion cloud applications for HCM, CRM and ERP all have a new simplified user interface and an integrated social network that makes our enterprise applications as easy-to-use and familiar as Facebook, while enabling better collaboration and teamwork among your employees and your customers.
Mentorship is a pain free way to learn.
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Rap helps me connect emotionally.
When Sam feels a certain way, he is relentless. He will just wear you out. He will bring up an idea, and we’ll discuss it and then decide maybe that it’s not something we should be doing right now or ever. Fine. Case closed. But as long as he is convinced that it is the right thing, it just keep coming up week after week – until finally everybody capitulates and says, well it’s easier to do it than to keep fighting this fight. I guess it could be called management by wearing you down.
How about we agree upon what our common American values are, which is let’s make this a true land of opportunity.
Let the good work go on. We must ever remember we are refining oil for the poor man and he must have it cheap and good
Without a sense of fairness and justice, no leader can command and retain the respect of his followers.
In Hong Kong, the property business has always been very competitive, so we have to think of ways to get an edge over our competitors.
We, too, need to be patient, especially when it comes to reaching new goals.
At the end of the day, I guess my feeling is that it was sort of a failure to communicate.
Here lies the body of William Jay, Who died maintaining his right of way – He was right, dead right, as he sped along, But he’s just as dead as if he were wrong.
I believe Success is achieved by ordinary people with Extraordinary Determination.
Everyone deserves at least a chance to make things better. And besides people can surprise you.
The human brain is an incredible pattern-matching machine.
My son likes to go see mines and electric plants, or the Large Hadron Collider, and we’ve had a chance to see a lot of interesting stuff.
People hardly ever make use of the freedom they have, for example, freedom of thought; instead they demand freedom of speech as compensation.
We are a country of artisans and a country of manufacturing. I think Japanese textile technology is the best in the world.
THE HABIT OF DOING MORE THAN PAID FOR – One of the penalties of leadership is the necessity of willingness, upon the part of the leader, to do more than he requires of his followers.
If the United States has to accept the U.N. resolutions, we have to generalize it across the board. We can’t just pick and choose where we impose and accept the U.N. resolution and don’t accept them. U.N. Resolution 242 is very clear and states very clearly that Israel has to go back to the borders of the pre-war of 1967.
When you reach out to hurting people, that’s when God is going to make sure your needs are supplied. When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.”
It’s about stories. If I can tell the story to America, whether it’s Riesling or a boxer from Harlem, it will sell. I know on my gravestone it’s going to be, ‘Storyteller.’
We’re all obsessed with ideas because ideas, not products, are the engine of our new economy.
I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying that both the army and the Government needed a dictator. Of course, it was not for this, but in spite of it, that I have given you command. Only those generals who gain successes can set up as dictators. What I now ask of you is military success and I will risk the dictatorship.
If you ask me what I worry about every morning when I wake up, it’s that I don’t understand future mainstream Internet users’ habits.
I couldn’t figure out what to wear under my clothes. The body shapers were too thick at the time.
I just want to retire before I go senile because if I don’t retire before I go senile, then I’ll do more damage than good at that point.
The best solution is to use both together: Identify the few critical tasks that contribute most to income and schedule them with very short and clear deadlines.
Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners.
It’s the poorer people in tropical zones who will get really hit by climate change – as well as some ecosystems, which nobody wants to see disappear.
The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life.
The nuclear approach I’m involved in is called a traveling-wave reactor, which uses waste uranium for fuel. There’s a lot of things that have to go right for that dream to come true – many decades of building demo plants, proving the economics are right. But if it does, you could have cheaper energy with no CO2 emissions.
When I hear a man say that his childhood was the happiest time of his life, I think (puff) my friend, you have had a pretty poor life.
At the margin, they’ll be biased to claim value in the near term, not help you create more in the future. That’s why hiring consultants doesn’t work. Part-time employees don’t work. Even working remotely should be avoided,
Don’t think small when you pray. God has a way to bring your dreams to pass if you’ll dare to be bold enough to ask.
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.
Action springs out of what we fundamentally desire.
Think of social media as the Internet. I can’t think of anyone betting against the Internet in 2012.
If you don’t change the direction you are going, then you’re likely to end up where you’re heading…
In order to become rich, you need to learn to build systems that can work without you. .
If you want to earn more, learn more.
Being financially rich and having the ability to live like a millionaire are fundamentally two very different things.
We cannot continue. Our pension costs and health care costs for our employees are going to bankrupt this city.
For many people, extended reading sessions on an LCD display cause eyestrain.
Did you know that nearly one in three children live apart from their biological dads? Those kids are two to three times more likely to grow up in poverty, to suffer in school, and to have health and behavioral problems.
Pure hell forces action, but anything less can be endured with enough clever rationalization.
In all the difficult decisions that I made through the course of running Loudcloud and Opsware, I never once felt brave. In fact, I often felt scared to death. I never lost those feelings, but after much practice, I learned to ignore them. That learning process might also be called the courage development process.
The protestor I think will speak up for the world’s poorest.
If you’re going to buy a real book, a paper book, there better be a good reason. Perhaps scarcity is one of those reasons.
You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events.
To do anything truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can.
Soon will I rest, yes, forever sleep. Earned it I have. Twilight is upon me, soon night must fall.
We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.
Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.
In order for us to have a future that’s exciting and inspiring, it has to be one where we’re a space-bearing civilization.
This the real world, homie, school finished They done stole your dreams, you dunno who did it.
What chance does a five-foot-seven billionaire Jew who’s divorced really have of becoming president?
Pick a movement. Pick a revolution. And join it.
I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.
It’s almost unfathomable how much I still have to learn. Learning never ends…I always have another mountain to climb is what keeps you going.
It’s better to think of distribution as something essential to the design of your product. If you’ve invented something new but you haven’t invented an effective way to sell it, you have a bad business—no matter how good the product.
The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law and particularly to deny him the judgement of his peers is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist.
My strength is programming. I also think my biggest strength is simplification. That’s what I love doing.
Hitler is a monster of wickedness, insatiable in his lust for blood and plunder. Not content with having all Europe under his heel, or else terrorized into various forms of abject submission, he must now carry his work of butchery and desolation among the vast multitudes of Russia and of Asia. The terrible military machine, which we and the rest of the civilized world so foolishly, so supinely, so insensately allowed the Nazi gangsters to build up year by year from almost nothing, cannot stand idle lest it rust or fall to pieces. It must be in continual motion, grinding up human lives and trampling down the homes and the rights of hundreds of millions of men. Moreover it must be fed, not only with flesh but with oil.
Foreign politicians don’t have resources – or limited resources. It’s useless dealing with them.
Not every Apple product makes a big enough difference to me to get instantly, although many do.
No matter how many times people say it – ‘Oh, I’m just writing this for myself’ ‘Oh, I’m just doing this for myself’ – nobody’s doing it for themselves! You’re doing it for an audience. So whether I’m performing or writing a book or playing music, it’s definitely to be put out there and to be received in some way, definitely.
Keep Calm and Carry On.
[On exporting sports shoes from Japan to the US]The best hope for exports lay with Onitsuka Company. So I made a cold call on them.
Americans move more than 10 times over the course of a lifetime.
Microsoft has had clear competitors in the past. It’s a good thing we have museums to document that.
Secret, shall I tell you? Grand Master of Jedi Order am I. Won this job in a raffle I did, think you? “How did you know, how did you know, Master Yoda?” Master Yoda knows these things. His job it is.
Speak the truth. Transparency breeds legitimacy.
If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
Great foresight is required to run a multinational corporation. A magnificent blueprint, a loyal team and a well-coordinated organization are the three indispensable factors, and the same applies from ruling a country to maintaining a family.
Of course I needed somebody to run my new store, and I didn’t have much money, so I did something that I would do for the rest of my run in the retail business without any shame or embarrassment whatsoever: nose around other people’s stores searching for good talent. That’s when I made my first real hire, the first manager, Willard Walker.
The first rule is not to lose. The second rule is not to forget the first rule.
Kaczynski argued that modern people are depressed because all the world’s hard problems have already been solved. What’s left to do is either easy or impossible, and pursuing those tasks is deeply unsatisfying. What you can do, even a child can do; what you can’t do, even Einstein couldn’t have done.
Letting the wrong people hang around is unfair to all the right people, as they inevitably find themselves compensating for the inadequacies of the wrong people. Worse, it can drive away the best people. Strong performers are intrinsically motivated by performance, and when they see their efforts impeded by carrying extra weight, they eventually become frustrated.
We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work.