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ThOUGHTS that make you go Hmm

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

You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. – James Clear

Many a false step was made by standing still.  – fortune cookie

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.

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action – Benjamin Disraeli, former British Prime Minister

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