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Quotation of the day: Schumpeter on value

Nobody values bread according to the quantity of it which is to be found in his country or in the world, but everybody measures the utility of it according to the amount that he has himself… Schumpeter (1908)

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Quotation of the Day

To achieve greatness, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time Leonard Bernstein

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Quotation of the Day

Always tell the truth. It’s the easiest thing to remember David Mamet

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Warren Buffet, Success, Correlation and Causation

Warren Buffet once stated:  “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say no to almost everything.” I agree with with Buffet’s statement.  However, many self-help blogs have interpreted this as a causal statement. Gregg McKeown of Entrepreneur magazine comments on the Buffet quotation as follows: As I wrote in […]

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It’s Okay to Be a Coward about Cancer

That is the title of an interesting Time article from cancer surviver Josh Friedman. Friedman is a well-known screenwriter whose work includes credits for such franchises as Terminator, Avatar and War of the Worlds. The article was prompted in part by John McCain’s recent brain cancer diagnosis (glioblastoma to be specific). One excerpt is especially […]

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Quotation of the day: Health as capital

The thought that health is a form of capital goes way back to the 19th century.  Max von Pettenkofer compares health and economics and health states with capital in the following quotation: Just as the effort to obtain greater profits, an not merely fear of losses, is the driving force in economics, so too it […]

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Quotation of the Day

“In theory there is no difference between theory and practice; in practice there is.” Yogi Berra

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Quotation of the Day: Innovation

“Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.” Thomas Leavitt.

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Quotation of the Day

“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”  – Mark Twain

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Quotation of the Day

I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer. – Jim Carrey

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