Non-financial: April - June 2014 articles archive home
When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice. - William James

The man who can make up his mind quick, makes up other people's minds for them. Decision is a sharp knife that cuts clear and straight and lays bare the fat and the lean; indecision, a dull one that hacks and tears and leaves ragged edges behind it.
Friday, June 27, 2014 ... more
Need to adapt
Some people think hard work is the key to success. Others think it's determination. Some are convinced its education ...
Friday, June 20, 2014 ... more
Picture the world …
… through the eyes of the jerk. The line of people in the post office is a mass of unimportant fools; the flight attendant couldn’t possibly have her own cares ...
Friday, June 13, 2014 ... more
Some men ...
... fail from knowing too little, but more fail from knowing too much, and still more from knowing it all.
Never ask a man what he knows, but what he can do.
Friday, June 6, 2014 ... more
What Sherlock didn’t know
Clearly there are some explanations which are worse than no explanations at all. Yet we don’t seem comfortable living with the unaccountable.
Friday, May 30, 2014 ... more
Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder, and stressors and love adventure, risk, and uncertainty.
Friday, May 23, 2014 ... more
Success – what it takes
When young, we’re anxious – understandably – to find out if we’ve got what it takes. Can we succeed? Can we build a viable life for ourselves?
Friday, May 16, 2014 ... more
From Kenneth Roman …
… adaptations of David Ogilvy’s views on leadership:

On corporate culture: "We abhor ruthlessness. We like people with gentle manners. We admire people who work hard. We despise and detest office politicians, toadies, bullies and pompous asses. The way up the ladder is open to everybody."
Friday, May 9, 2014 ... more
Why is it ...
… that if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. So why when we come across those ‘infomercials’ that promise to reveal “the secret cures ‘they’ don’t want you to know / how to get out of debt/make a fortune” we can still get sucked in?
Friday, May 2, 2014 ... more
And God said ...
... "Let Us make living creatures out of mud, so the mud can see what we have done." And God created every living creature, and one was man. Mud as man alone could speak. "What is the purpose of all this?" he asked politely.
Friday, April 25, 2014 ... more
You can't too soon make it a rule to invest only on your own know and never on somebody else's say so. You may lose some profits by this policy, but you're bound to miss a lot of losses.
Friday, April 11, 2014 ... more
Cultural legacies…
…are powerful forces. They have deep roots and long lives. They persist, generation after generation, virtually intact, even as the economic and social and demographic conditions that spawned them have vanished.
Friday, April 4, 2014 ... more
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