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  • “First off, internal is your biggest issue. Whatever you do, you’ve got to raise the I.Q. of your workforce. The key is, you train ‘em, you test ‘em, you keep trying to trick ‘em,” she said. “Second, you have to have a fast response team. Everyone will have a problem. Third, you have to protect your data. Don’t think of it as a home with alarms on all the windows. Assume bad things are inside.”

    Ginni Rometty, IBM’s CEO

    Tags: Ceo, Ginni Rometty, Ibm, Leadership

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  • "You can fail at what you don't want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love."

    Jim Carrey

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  • “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

    Mark Twain

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  • “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

    Chinese Proverb

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  • ... when it call comes down to it, nothing trumps execution. When Vine came out, I spent many hours between 11pm and 2am playing and understanding. At the end of the day, those hours were taken out of leisure time, sleep, and preparing for projects. I knew that and I still allocated that time. On paper, that seems very counter-intuitive, but I understand that value, and if you want to stay ahead, you should, too.

    Gary Vaynerchuck

    Tags: Determination, Difference Makers, Entrepreneurs, Innovation, Success, Value, Value Creation

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  • For his entire life, Golson’s had the raw ability to simply throw the ball, never using the laces of the football to guide his mechanics. Left alone by the Irish staff, Whitfield has gotten Golson to change a life-long habit by helping the young quarterback understand why using the laces is important.

    “I said, ‘Listen, I understand, it’s remarkable what you do without them, and you’re going to need that, because sometimes you’re going to need that when you’re under the gun.’” Whitfield explained. “Then, we sort of talked about why the strings are there, and they’re there to help us, and they are there to kind of easy things out, and they allow us to do X, Y and Z with the football.”

    Keith Arnold

    Tags: Football, Hard Work, Leadership, Redemption

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  • During a recent TED Talk, psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth said that while intelligence matters, a high IQ is not the greatest predictor of success. Rather, the key is to have grit, or determination — the willingness to push through even when the odds are against you.

    Angela Lee Duckworth

    Tags: Determination, Grit, Success, Unreasonable

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  • "To whom much has been given, much is expected." - Strake Jesuit HS quoted by Alexandra Pruner

    Alexandra Pruner

    Tags: Philanthropy

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    1. They're Unreasonable Because They Are Propelled by Emotion

    2. They're Unreasonable Because They Think They Know the Future

    3. They're Unreasonable Because They Seek Profit in Unprofitable Pursuits

    4. They're Unreasonable Because They Ignore the Evidence

    5. They're Unreasonable Because They Try to Measure the Unmeasurable

    6. They're Unreasonable Because They are Unqualified

    7. They're Unreasonable Because They Refuse to Be Made into Superheroes

    8. They're Unreasonable Because They Are, Well, Unreasonable

    - "The Power of Unreasonable People: How Social Entrepreneurs Create Markets That Change the World"

    John Elkington and Pamela Hartigan

    Tags: Business, Entrepreneurship

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  • Charles Morse: You know, I once read an interesting book which said that, uh, most people lost in the wilds, they, they die of shame.

    Stephen: What?

    Charles Morse: Yeah, see, they die of shame. "What did I do wrong? How could I have gotten myself into this?" And so they sit there and they... die. Because they didn't do the one thing that would save their lives.

    Robert Green: And what is that, Charles?

    Charles Morse: Thinking.

    The Edge

    Tags: Death, Life, Shame, Thinking

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  • "Why is the rabbit unafraid? Because he's smarter than the panther."

    - Charles Morse, The Edge

    The Edge

    Tags: Movies, Quotes, Success, The Edge, Thinking

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  • XML is like violence - if it doesn’t solve your problems, you are not using enough of it.


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  • "You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life."

    Jasper Johns

    Tags: Arts, Confusion, Contradiction, Life

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  • “As I've progressed in my career, I've come to appreciate -- and really value -- the other attributes that define a company's success beyond the P&L: great leadership, long-term financial strength, ethical business practices, evolving business strategies, sound governance, powerful brands, values-based decision-making.”

    Ursula Burns, Xerox Chairman and CEO

    Tags: Ceos, Leadership, Strength, Success, Ursula Burns, Xerox

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  • "We all need to be more impatient with the status quo. I believe we all need to shift the emphasis in our thinking .. from why we can't create more jobs to how we can create more jobs ... from why we can't compete to how we can compete ... from why hunger and poverty and injustice exist in the world to how they can be eliminated ... In other words, we all need to be a little more impatient."

    Ursula Burns, Chairman and Ceo, Xerox

    Tags: Ceos, Leadership, Strength, Success, Ursula Burns, Xerox

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  • You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something...

    Steve Jobs

    Tags: Future, Success, Trust

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  • "But knowing that things could be worse should not stop us from trying to make them better."

    Sheryl Sandberg

    Tags: Business, Women

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  • “Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.”

    Roger Caras

    Tags: American Dingo, Animals, Beautiful Creatures, Carolina Dogs, Dogs, Dogs Are Beautiful, Protection

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  • "Rebuilding our strength has to start with healing our economy. In that regard, it feels as if our budget drama has dragged on for so long that it has not only been drained of all emotional energy but nobody even remembers the plot anymore. It's worth recalling: What are we trying to do?

    We're trying to put America back on a sustainable growth track that will expand employment, strengthen our fiscal balance sheet to withstand future crises and generate resources to sustain the most needy and propel the next generation.

    That requires three things: We need to keep investing in the engines of our growth - infrastructure, government-financed research, education, immigration and regulations that incentivize risk-taking but prevent recklessness. We need to reform Social Security and Medicare so they can support all the baby boomers about to retire. And we need to raise more revenues, in the least painful way possible, because we can't just cut everything. As I've said, you can lose weight quickly by cutting off both thumbs, but that will be a problem at work."

    Thomas Friedman

    Tags: Economics, Economy, Growth, Jobs

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  • “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

    Albert Einstein

    Tags: Consciousness

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