Incrementalism is innovation’s worst enemy.

quote by Nicholas Negroponte, MIT Media Lab

300 ! Celebrate !

Celebrate what you want to see more of.

quote by Thomas J. Peters

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Prosperity / recession

Prosperity is when people buy things they can't afford; recession is when they stop doing it.

quote by H. Martz

Recession wisdom - 1933

Surely the ability to get laughter out of trivial things, under miserable conditions, is not an entirely worthless result of the depression.
I have little hope of getting started again in my former business,
so I can have the thrill of planning my future all over again.

Quote by Gordon Byron, December 1933

The art of war

The clever combatant imposes his will on the enemy, but does not allow the enemy's will to be imposed on him.

quote by Sun Tzu


If you're not part of the solution
there is good money to be made in prolonging the problem

Clarke on innovation

When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.

quote by Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future


The secret of the demagogue is to make herself as stupid as her audience so that they believe they are as clever as she is.

Seen in NY, 5th Avenue

Barrier to success

The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.

quote by Sven Goran Eriksson


A good design is not a democratic consensus.

quote by Edward de Bono


Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

quote by Seneca, Roman Philosopher

Mediocre work

The quickest way to kill the human spirit is to ask someone to do mediocre work.

quote by Ayn Rand

The art of war

To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence;
supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.

quote by Sun Tzu, the Art of War

The artist

The artist is nothing without gift, but gift is nothing without work.

quote by Emile Zola

Internet = anarchy experiment

The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand,
the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.

quote by Eric Schmidt

Simplicity in measurement

Simplicity applies to measurement also. Too often we measure everything and understand nothing.

quote by Jack Welch