Understanding a problem is still not the same as living with a problem.
If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything creative. – Sir Ken Robinson
The things that get you fired when you’re young are what get you lifetime achievement awards when you’re old. — Francis Ford Coppola
To be a scientist is to be a skeptic. — Dr. Ming Kuo
Nobody who is truly interesting, is universally liked.
If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ~ African proverb
When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real jobs is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. ~ Toni Morrison
Fish don’t try to turn sharks into vegetarians. Living immersed in a world of constant risk forces the fish to develop multiple ways of living with risk rather than trying to eliminate it. ~ Learning from the Octupus, Rafe Sagarin.
Power is gained by sharing knowledge, not hoarding it.
Everyone can have a voice — not everyone gets a vote.
Sell to customers you expect to delight. (be comfortable saying “no” to others)
The best people want direction on where they are going, not micro-directions on how to get there. ~ Simon Sinek
Like software, organizations should be frequently refactored.
(refactored: changing the internal structure without changing the external behavior)
Pursue something so important that even if you fail, the world will be better for you having tried. ~ Tim O Reilly
If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid. ~ Epictetus
Think about business from first principles instead of formulas. ~ Matt Mullenweg, CEO Automattic, founder and developer of WordPress
Trying to get everyone to like you is a sign of mediocrity. You’ll avoid the tough decisions, and you’ll avoid confronting the people who need to be confronted. ~ Colin Powell
Discovery is the process of exposing secrets – Peter Thiel
Remember, that sometimes, not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck. ~ Dalai Lama