A brand is a promise

A brand is a promise.
It creates expectations that the product has to deliver.

quote by Guillaume Van de Stighelen (Duval Guillaume)

Capitalism vs socialism

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

quote by Winston Churchill

That's funny...

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not, “Eureka!” (“I found it!”) but rather, “Hmm... that’s funny...”

quote by Isaac Asimov

Speed waiting

I took a course in speed waiting.
Now I can wait an hour in only ten minutes.

quote by Steven Wright


Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.

quote by W.C. Fields

as if the world were watching

Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.

quote by Thomas Jefferson

Warren Buffet on statistics and metrics

I don't need to know a lady's weight
to know if she is fat or not

quote by Warren Buffet


Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

quote by John Adams


Transparency is only a problem if you have something to hide


(came up in a meeting on corporate social media interaction)

Spend money

It is better to spend money like there's no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there's no money.

quote by P. J. O'Rourke

Definition of wealth

any income that is at least one hundred dollars more a year
than the income of one's wife's sister's husband.

quote by H. Mencken

Job security

Any organization that thinks it can guarantee job security is going a dead end.
Only satisfied customers can give people job security. Not companies.

quote by Jack Welch

Practice ?

Isn't it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do 'practice'?"

quote by George Carlin

Means and goals

Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem, in my opinion, to characterize our age

quote by Albert Einstein

Stop digging

When you're in a pit, the first thing to do is to stop digging.

quote by James Ellman, Seacliffe Capital

Bill Gates on the internet

The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.

quote by Bill Gates

Fool the people

You can fool some of the people some of the time,
and some of the people all of the time,
and that is sufficient.

Carreer in Washington

I remember when I first came to Washington. For the first six months you wonder how the hell you ever got here. For the next six months you wonder how the hell the rest of them ever got here.

Quote by Harry Truman

Big idea

There is no way to feel safe about a big idea.

quote by Guillaume Van der Stighelen (Duval Guillaume)

New Year

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.

quote by Bill Vaughn

More time to be depressed

If you didn't have to work so hard, you'd have more time to be depressed.

Judges and generosity

Judges, as a class, display, in the matter of arranging alimony, that reckless generosity which is found only in men who are giving away someone else's cash.

quote by P. G. Woodehouse