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07 April, 2010

“You’ve just got to do what you want to do. It’s not about doing courses. Just do what you want to do. You want to go out and start something? Do it. You’re going to lose all your money? So what? If you are that sort of person, if you believe in it, you’ll make it.”

— Aussie expat Tim O’Connor, in The business of being… FunkySexyCool


07 April, 2010

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”

Groucho Marx


30 March, 2010

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”

— American author William Arthur Ward,quoted in Is optimism killing your business or career?


26 March, 2010

“A market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent.”

— ‪‪British economist John Maynard Keynes (via @shandsaker)


25 March, 2010

“We are what we do when it counts.”

— ‪‪Science fiction author John Steakley.


23 March, 2010

Screenager“. n. A teenager who is addicted to the internet and/or video gaming, causing impared development and social dysfunction.

— ‪‪Victorian era English novelist George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans).


19 March, 2010

“It is never too late to become what you might have been.”

— ‪‪Victorian era English novelist George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans).


18 March, 2010

“The way to succeed is to double your error rate.”

Thomas J. Watson. Founder, IBM.


16 March, 2010

“A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.”

— Irish writer and poet James Joyce


12 March, 2010

“Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.”

— Filmmaker, painter and Pop Art icon Andy Warhol


11 March, 2010

“The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.”

Albert Einstein


09 March, 2010

“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.”

— Writer and polymath Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


05 March, 2010

“Regrets, I’ve had a few
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do and saw it through without exemption
I planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway
And more, much more than this, I did it my way”

Ol’ blue eyes, as quoted in Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s formula for minimising entrepreneurial regrets.


04 March, 2010

“Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories you tell.”

— From the inspiration packed crome-dome of Seth Godin


02 March, 2010

“The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency.”

— Former US Democratic Senator from Minnesota, Eugene McCarthy

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