Since I’m moving my blog to WordPress, I’m moving the quotes I posted earlier on another blogging platform.
Originally posted on September 11, 2006:
In the process of remembering someone who perished 5 years ago in the World Trade Center, I came across these words of wisdoms. I’m listing them here to pass them on. I’ll also be working on some of these starting right now.
Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
Follow the three “R’s”: Respect for self, respect for others, responsibility for all your actions.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Learn the rules, so you know how to break them properly.
Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
Spend some time alone every day.
Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.
A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.
Be gentle with the Earth.
Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
Concern yourself only with the things you can change, and remember that you can always change how you perceive any difficulties.
Originally posted on June 14, 2006 regarding User Interface:
“Intuitive UI – Mostly it means that people can quickly understand the UI, or that they get the feeling the UI disappears in their work. In psychological terms, the interface has great “positive transfer” from other skills or it has a great “flow” character. “
Originally posted on May 12, 2006:
“I’ve always believed that of all the seven deadly sin, envy is the silliest. When you’re envious, you’re making yourself miserable. At least with the other deadly sins, you’re enjoying yourself. Some of the best times I’ve ever had have come during sustained rounds of gluttony. And I won’t even get into lust. But when you’re envious, you feel miserable.”
— Warren Buffet
Originally posted on February 27, 2006:
“A “business model” describes the core logic re how a company creates scarcity.”
“Chose what you want to excel at and find great partners for the rest.” Michael Dell
But add to what Dell says: never get yourself into a situation where you have only one or two suppliers for a critical input in your business. – Tren Griffin
Originally posted on February 21, 2006:
“Where you have the advantage keep things proprietary, and where you are way behind, go non-proprietary.”
Originally posted on February 18, 2006:
“The most important thing in strategy is what you do not do. And what you do differently than competitors”
Five Tests of a Good Strategy
- A unique value proposition compared to competitors
- A different, tailored value chain
- Clear tradeoffs, and choosing what not to do
- Activities that fit together and reinforce each other
- Continuity of strategy with continual improvement in realization