The risk of failure

If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure.

quote by George W. Bush

Don't loose your head

Don't lose your head
To gain a minute
You need your head
Your brains are in it.

Burma Shave

Human resources

Human resources are human first, and resources second.

quote by J. Garbers


Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.

quote by Plato


Fix your eyes forward on what you can do,
not back on what you cannot change.

quote by Tom Clancy, Author

Effort, not ability

Effort, not ability, makes the biggest difference in achievement.

quote by Bill Clinton


Well George, we knocked the bastard off.

spoken by Sir Edmund Hilary after he and Sherpa Tenzing had conquered mount Everest.

Hiring and training

Hire character.
Train skill.

quote by Peter Schutz

Predicting the economic downturn

These economic downturns are very difficult to predict,
but sophisticated econometric modeling houses like Data Resources and Chase Econometrics have successfully predicted 14 of the last 3 recessions

Capital punishment

Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime
as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.

quote by Henry Ford


I've never had a problem with drugs.
I've had problems with the police.

quote by Keith Richards

Getting information off the internet

Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.

quote by Mitch Kapor

Definition of a diplomat

Diplomat: A person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.

quote by Caskie Stinett


There cannot be a crisis today; my schedule is already full

quote by Henry Kissinger

In court

You don't know anything about a woman until you meet her in court.

quote by Norman Mailer

The average

Statistics always remind me of the fellow who drowned in a river whose average depth was three feet.

quote by Woody Hayes, Ohio State football coach


Diplomacy is the art of saying, “Nice doggie,” until you can find a rock.

quote by Will Rogers


Experience is not what happens to a man;
it is what a man does with what happens to him.

quote by Aldous Huxley

The power of statistics

Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that people who have the most birthdays live the longest.

quote by Larry Lorenzoni

Pierced ear

I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage.
They’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry.

quote by Rita Rudner


We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.

quote by Winston Churchill

A lesson in PR

Every person who leaves goes on to represent your company.
They can either bad-mouth or praise.

quote by Jack Welch

Do what other say you cannot do

Do just once what others say you cannot do
and you will never pay attention
to their limitations again.

quote by James Cook


Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities
because it is the quality which guarantees all others.

Quote by Winston Churchill


Conversation means being able to disagree
and still continue the discussion.

Quote by Dwight MacDonald

The tree and the shadow

Character is like a tree,
and reputation is like a shadow.
The shadow is what we think of it;
the tree is the real thing.

Quote by Abraham Lincoln