Jun 28, 2017

Nassim Taleb and Mary Blythe on suppressing volatility

Complex systems that have artificially suppressed volatility tend to become extremely fragile, while at the same time exhibiting no visible risks.

~ Nassim Taleb and Mary Blythe

Jun 26, 2017

Lao Tzu on leadership

A leader is best when people barely know that he exists; not so good when people obey and acclaim him; worst when they despise him.

~ Lao Tzu

Jun 24, 2017

Brooke Lorimer on empathy and kindness

Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.  Be kind.  Always.

~ Brooke Lorimer, Guideposts reader, Boulder, Co

Tony Robbins on change

If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.

~ Tony Robbins, motivational speaker

Jun 23, 2017

Steve Ballmer on the importance of good ideas

A great team, great energy, and great hard work will never make up for a bad idea.

~ Steve Ballmer, 2014 commencement speech, USC's Marshall School of Business

Peyton Manning on the value of experts

When you are chided for your naivete - and you will be - remind your critics that an amateur built the ark and experts built the Titanic.

~ Peyton Manning, 2014 commencement speech, University of Virginia

Tony Dwyer thinks "fear dominates market activity" (2000)

The history of the market has shown us that, when fear dominates market activity, it's an opportunity to buy stocks at a better price.

~ Anthony Dwyer, chief market strategist, Kirlin Holdings, as quoted in The Wall Street Journal, February 3, 2000