“Avoid sugar. Especially soda and juice. All other diet advice is noise.” -Bram Cohen (Inventor of BitTorrent)
“I love this experience because it led me to develop a deeper understanding of the people involved in an organization before making a decision about mutual commitment. Know before you go.” (p.414)
The importance of a true partnership and how important it is to understand the people that are you entering an agreement with. Politics is important in a business setting.
“Everyday is an opportunity to create a living masterpiece. We have far more control in our lives than many embrace. We create or co-create our experiences in life, and each day is a new opportunity to be fully engaged in the present moment. It’s the present moment where glimpses of our potential are revealed and expressed. A living masterpiece is not drawn on a canvas or etched in stone or inked by pen. It’s the pursuit and expression of applied insight and wisdom.” -Dr. Michael Gervais.
“A big failure of one of my projects taught me that the root causes of problems have to be addressed.
What I have learned from this design disaster was that I had attempted to treat the symptom of a problem instead of its cause. From that point forward in my career, I was careful to differentiate between problems that can be fixed with new equipment and problems that should be fixed by other means. Later in my career, I have observed that people want the magic new thing more than they want improved management to fix problems. Managers need to carefully determine the areas in their business where new technology is the right choice and other areas where a back-to-basics management approach may be more effective.” (p.417) -Temple Grandin