Quotes December 2015

“For example, I don’t care if anyone reads what I write here. I’m writing to satisfy myself first and foremost. If others read it and benefit from it, fantastic — that’s a welcome side effect. If I worry about who is reading, why they’re reading, or if anyone is even reading at all, I’d be too paralyzed to write! That’d be the least productive outcome of all.” -Jeff Atwood

“Listen to authority figures because of their position, but only believe them if they can explain why.” -Tucker Max

Doing is better than perfect.” -Facebook company motto

It’s only through effort that we learn what an idea actually is, and if our passion for it will last or fade. There is no shame in failure – all makers fail. But it’s hard to respect someone who never tries, even once, to do something good that’s always on their mind. If you’re worried about how good your idea is, you’re worrying about the wrong thing.” -Scott Berkun

“Being a boss is much like being a high status primate in any group: The creatures beneath you in the pecking order watch every move you make – and so they know a lot more about you than you know about them.” -Bob Sutton

“The reason I don’t have a plan is because if I have a plan I’m limited to today’s options.” -Sheryl Sandberg

“In looking for someone to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. But the most important is integrity, because if they don’t have that, the other two qualities, intelligence and energy, are going to kill you.” -Warren Buffett

Time is a non-renewable resource, while money can be recouped. Think hard, work smart, and play often. Assume this life is your only chance at bat, so schedule the fun stuff. -Tim Ferriss

The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it. Marcus Aurelius

No one can give you better advice than yourself. -Cicero

Genius is actually the eventual public recognition of dozens (or hundreds) of failed attempts at solving a problem. Sometimes we fail in public, often we fail in private, but people who are doing creative work are constantly failing. -Seth Godin

“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” -Marcus Aurelius

Benjamin Franklin
- People are more likely to admire your work if you're able to keep them from feeling jealous of you.
-slow and steady diligence is the true way to wealth.
-return not evil for evil but repay evil with good.
-accept that he is a man not an angel.
-the good men may do separately is small compared with what they may do collectively.
-among the felicities of my life I reckon your friendship.

You give enough money to do something with life not enough to do nothing in life. -George Clooney The Descendants

Signaling that work is being done may become more important than actually doing work -Peter Thiel/CS181 Stanford

All happy families are alike, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Business is opposite. All happy companies are different each one earns a monopoly by solving s unique problem. -Anna Karenina

Education is what ppl do to you and learning is what you do to yourself. -Joi Ito

It is amazing how much you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit. Harry Truman

Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny. - Mahatma Ghandi

The best gift to your kids is to give them experiences.