Titles Only

“Nothing is impossible; the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”

Pay the rent, put food on the table, educate your kids; then proceed into the jungle

Will taking more risk make your life better? Or will more stability improve things?

Don’t let your kids do anything that would cause you to not like them

Does this person want to be happy or escape anxiety?

Anything that sounds obviously good probably isn’t

How to Get Rich: One of the World’s Greatest Entrepreneurs Shares His Secrets

What is robbing a bank compared with founding a bank?

“Why doth treason never prosper? For shouldst thou fail, thou must hang. And if it doth succeed, why, ’twas never treason!”

Better to labor as a wage slave than as a beast of burden to a loan shark.

“A committee is a group of the unwilling, chosen from the unfit to do the unnecessary.”

A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and quietly strangled

A poem on business

Not Fade Away

wealth is a great deal more enjoyable if you’ve already taught yourself you can have a good time without it.

While pain may be unavoidable, suffering is largely optional

money comes way after health, and after family, and after friends. In fact, maybe the single best thing about having money is that it makes money seem a great deal less important.

A goal without a system is a dream

Avoid boring people (double entendre)

Only appeal to people’s self interest, never to pity or sympathy

We need a Manhattan project for carbon capture and sequestration

“When youth departs, may wisdom prove enough”

The present is the only thing of which a man can be deprived

Sometimes, it just needs more salsa.

The most important metric to track is your personal energy.

Sprezzatura is the signal trait of successful people.

Treat listening as a gathering exercise not an agreeing exercise

No one ever got poor by listening too much

When you can, don’t half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing.

Find a demand function. Push tools into it.

Dream big. Act small

“Is what I’m suggesting unreasonable” or “Do you think they are doing this to sabotage us?