Quotes February 2016

Quotes February 2016

“If looking for a job, salesmanship is key because competence visibility is often asymmetric. You see you are good, but I need to see it.” – Carlos Miceli

“How did you go bankrupt?

“Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.”

-Ernest Hemingway

“Work can bring you a sense of fulfillment — but it pales in comparison to the enduring happiness you can find in intimate relationships.” – Ryan Stephens

“The only channel where information flows at the pace of change is people. Everything else is lagging behind.” – Carlos Miceli

“Curiosity is a luxury available to those with a long-term outlook of life.” – Carlos Miceli

“A life in the past cannot be shared with the present. Each person who gets stuck in time gets stuck alone.” – Alan Lightman

“Independent beliefs are earned. What you believe and WHY you believe it speaks the loudest about where you are and where you are going.” – Carlos Miceli

“The first non-founding employee at Instagram was neither an engineer nor a designer, nor even a marketer. The Instagram founders understood the importance of managing ecosystems and communities. Employee #1, Josh Riedel, was a community manager, tasked solely with managing the growing community of content creators on Instagram.” – Sangeet Paul Choudary

“Too many organizations—not just companies, but governments and nonprofits as well—still operate from assumptions about human potential and individual performance that are outdated, unexamined, and rooted more in folklore than in science. They continue to pursue practices such as short-term incentive plans and pay-for-performance schemes in the face of mounting evidence that such measures usually don’t work and often do harm. Worse, these practices have infiltrated our schools, where we ply our future workforce with iPods, cash, and pizza coupons to “incentivize” them to learn” – Dan Pink

“Part of what fueled social media’s rapid assent, I contend, is its ability to short-circuit this connection between the hard work of producing real value and the positive reward of having people pay attention to you. It has instead replaced this timeless capitalist exchange with a shallow collectivist alternative: I’ll pay attention to what you say if you pay attention to what I say—regardless of its value.” – Cal Newport

“The Craftsman Approach to Tool Selection: Identify the core factors that determine success and happiness in your professional and personal life. Adopt a tool only if its positive impacts on these factors substantially outweigh its negative impacts.” – Cal Newport

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