Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A Big Quote

“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. – J Robert Oppenheimer.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Not a Failure

"I have not failed, I've just found 10,000 ways that don't work." - Thomas Edison

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A Very Short Quote

A great idea can only achieve greatness if people actually know about it. - Peter Himler

Friday, May 20, 2016

Moderate vs Radical (quote)

"I choose that word “radical” intentional.  Because only radicals change the world.  Everything great done in this world is done by passionate people.  Moderate people get moderately nothing done.  -  Rick Warren - Easter Sunday, 2005

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

One of the Best Alltime Quotes Ever!

"The love of theory is the root of all evil"
- W. M. Briggs

This one quote says volumes.  It speaks of all the lies and misconceptions that have perpetuated since the very beginning.  From the Garden and throughout history, the main tool of thought to lead humanity to failure, destruction, decay, misery, and defeat, has been this thing we call, "Theory".  

Monday, April 25, 2016

Any Big Idea is Going to Take a While...

“Any big idea is going to take a while to get there. By definition, if it’s big, and no one has done it before, it’s not going to be 1-2-3, ‘We got it!’ There is going to be a dark period in there, because you don’t know what the key to getting there is. You have to be willing to be in some murky territory, and be prepared to invest, if you really want to do something different.”

- Evan Williams

Begin With the End

“To begin with the end in mind means to start with a clear understanding of your destination. It means to know where you’re going so that you better understand where you are now so that the steps you take are always in the right direction.”
– Stephen R. Covey

Sunday, April 3, 2016

A Ben Franklin Quote

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
- Ben Franklin

Thursday, March 10, 2016

This is Me

A few years ago, I took the Strength Finder 2.0 test.  I discovered that my top five strengths are;

Strategic -
People who are especially talented in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues

Context -
People who are especially talented in the Context theme enjoy thinking about the past. They understand the present by researching its history.

Ideation -
People who are especially talented in the Ideation theme are fascinated by ideas. They are able to find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena.

Input -
People who are especially talented in the Input theme have a craving to know more. Often they like to collect and archive all kinds of inform

Intellection -
People who are especially talented in the Intellection theme are characterized by their intellectual activity. They are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions.

It is not so much that I am a smart or talented person, what it really about is the combination of my best traits make me one of those people who is ideal to have in certain situations.  Such as a start-up, an advisory role, or as a business or political consultant.  I have many answers to many things.  If you have the questions.

Please feel free to contact me. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Three Rules

Over ten years ago, I came up with what I like to call, "The Three Rules":

They were,

1. Avoid trouble
2. Do the right thing
3. Refrain from...  [fill in the blank]

The first two are quite obvious.  Stay out of trouble.  After all, what good are you if your in the doghouse (principal's office, jail, detention center, traffic court, etc.).  Doing the right thing shows what your really made of.  Or what kind of person you really are.  Whenever you do the right thing, your conscience is clear.

The the third may need some explanation:  One of the primary reasons for failure is, having a bad habit, wrong attitude, or acting or speaking first without thinking.  I used to say to myself, "Refrain from stupidity."  Or, "Refrain from doing the same exact thing all the time."

Every time when something goes wrong, I ask myself, "Did I follow the Three Rules?"  Did I stay out of trouble?  Did I do the right thing?  Did I refrain from saying or doing something really stupid?  Or fall into an old bad habit that does more harm than good?

The reason I kept this list down to just three items is, I to wanted to keep it simple and easy to remember. 

Friday, February 19, 2016

A Great Quote

“The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.”

- Saint Augustine