26 November, 2009
“After all my agonising over the correct formula to apply, it was pointed out to me that ultimately the value I put on the company is irrelevant because all that matters is what the market is willing to pay.”
— Oodles founder Steve Sherlock, Diary of an entrepreneur raising capital: The dark art of valuations.
24 November, 2009
Man: “… Everyone was laughing. It was one of the worst moments of my life.”
Friend: “Yeah, but put it in perspective. There’s no way that makes your Wikipedia page.”
— Overheard on a Melbourne train. We’re unsure whether the man actually has a Wikipedia page or whether this is a new turn of phrase.
20 November, 2009
“You aren’t a failure until you start blaming others for your problems.”
17 November, 2009
“Your formal skills should be a starting point in business, not what you end up doing.”
10 November, 2009
— Pop artist Andy Warhol on the democracy of capitalism, in The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: (From A to B and Back Again), 1975.
6 November, 2009
“When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened.”
— American political scientist John M. Richardson, Jr.
5 November, 2009
“Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I might remember. Involve me and I will understand.”
— Chinese proverb