“If one does not know to what port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.” – Socrates
“Gratitude is a lens through which you view the past. Through this lens, you can choose to see all the events in your life as crucial for becoming the person you are, and the person you will be.” – Michael Ellsberg
“When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” Remember this quote whenever you are debugging software.
“Whenever there is a hard job to be done I assign it to a lazy man; he is sure to find an easy way of doing it.” -Walter Chrysler
“Programming languages are like girlfriends: the new one is better because *you* are better” – Derek Silvers Found that one in a blog post, from the owner of CD Baby, on why he dumped the Ruby Rails framework and went back to plain old PHP.
“Creativity in business is often nothing more than making connections that everyone else has almost thought of. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel, just attach it to a new wagon.” Mark McCormak – What They Don’t Teach you at Harvard Business School
“We’ve heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true.”
“Most business mistakes are irreversible setbacks, but you get another chance. There are two things in life that you don’t get another chance at – marrying the wrong person and what you do with your children.”
“When an industry’s underlying economics are crumbling, talented management may slow the rate of decline. Eventually, though, eroding fundamentals will overwhelm managerial brilliance. ‘If you want a reputation of being a good businessman, get into a good business’”
“I’m just lucky to have been in the right place at the right time. Another place, another time, I wouldn’t have been as successful. Society enabled me to make my money and my money should go to society.”