Dave Hitz on Why you Shouldn’t Trust the Newspapers

[…] Don’t plan your risk reduction strategy after reading the newspaper. It’s like going to the grocery store when you are hungry. In both cases, you will make bad decisions. The most important risks are…

Jeff Bezos on Making Smart and Fast Decisions

One common pitfall for large organizations – one that hurts speed and inventiveness – is “one-size-fits-all” decision making. Some decisions are consequential and irreversible or nearly irreversible – one-way doors – and these decisions must…

Paul Graham on Speed vs Reliability

[…] And paying attention is more important to reliability than moving slowly. Because he pays close attention, a Navy pilot can land a 40,000 lb. aircraft at 140 miles per hour on a pitching carrier…

Marcus Aurelius on Finding Motivation

At dawn, when you have trouble getting out of bed, tell yourself: “I have to go to work—as a human being. What do I have to complain of, if I’m going to do what I…