Thursday, August 17, 2017

raw


"Try not giving a fuck - it's empowering."
- Mark Maron

on MBAs


Without a net worth of at least $100 million, you have no business teaching business. Exposure to/awareness of mental illness, the disabled, poverty, immigrants, refugees is equally important.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

money in politics

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Patron Saint of Bankers


"What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?"
- Matthew 16:26

Friday, August 11, 2017

unpresidented

25th Amendment

Section 4.

Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

Source here.

"Why Buddhism is True"


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) incorporates a lot of Buddhist principles.

Monday, August 7, 2017

how Amazon works

Sunday, August 6, 2017

optimist


"It always seems impossible until it's done."
- Nelson Mandela

Friday, August 4, 2017

The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive

on alcoholism


"It's true you have a disease, but I think you got the best one."
- Norm Macdonald

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

on change


"Things take longer to happen than one thinks they will, but then change happens much faster than one conceived."
- Rudi Dornbusch

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

find the right fit


“Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.”
- Albert Einstein

Sunday, July 30, 2017

energy


"I have energy somehow that people want to be with and I feel lucky about that. I think when you strip it all away either people want to hang with you or they don't."

Saturday, July 29, 2017

adagio


"You need to waste time to restore your body and mind."
- Ancient Chinese proverb

Thursday, July 27, 2017

on Ireland



Q: Why is the population so big?

A: Because it's Dublin.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

proverb


"The will to prepare to win is more important than the will to win."
- Arlene Dickinson

Sunday, July 23, 2017

on market research


"If I asked the public what they wanted, they would have said faster horses."
- Henry Ford

Saturday, July 22, 2017

ahoy


In summer, 70% of the world's super yachts are in the Côte d'Azur.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017

how to make money


"Buy fear, sell greed."
- Michael Wekerle 

Sunday, July 2, 2017

motto


"Confidence in the face of uncertainty."
- Graduate School Air Force Academy

Saturday, July 1, 2017

cognitive dissonance


"Never tell me the odds."
- Han Solo, Star Wars, Episode 5

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A curse against those who wish you harm


"Evil to him who thinks evil."
- Edward III (1312-1377)

Sunday, June 25, 2017

perspective


"As long as you know rejection is coming, it doesn't impact you as much."
-  John Paul DeJoria, whose tequila company is valued at $10 billion

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

drip drip drip


"The truth comes out over time."
- Ben Bradlee

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

happy dejection


"It's much better to be miserable with money than without."
- Bette Midler

Monday, June 19, 2017

burned


Notice no asterisk*. I was billed for a reasonable clearly stated $20 delivery charge online, but which ballooned to $80 when FedEx arrived at the door. I did not select express shipping. When I politely asked for a rebate, I was lectured as though I was dim for not reading the very fine print, Who does? The online interface needs to be more like Amazon, which is crystal clear and so far fail proof.

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Update: Went to the top and issue resolved amicably. The product is great, just order fulfillment needs to be fixed. Until then we will buy in retail outlets.


Friday, June 16, 2017

plus naps


Einstein reportedly slept for at least 10 hours per day – nearly one and a half times as much as the average American today (6.8 hours).

Thursday, June 15, 2017

I am ...


"No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy."
- Roman General Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix (c. 138 BC – 78 BC)

get hammered


“Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the Romance of the unusual.”
- Ernest Hemingway

on stamina


"You don't get tired when you do what you love doing."
- Trevor Noah on fitting in Stand Up with a full time tv job.

Monday, June 12, 2017

wilderness


"The first great thing is to find yourself and for that you need solitude and contemplation - at least sometimes. I can tell you deliverance will not come from the rushing noisy centers of civilization. It will come from the lonely places."
- Fridtjof Nansen

adversity virtues


"If you don't go through all of that shit, you don't have nothing to talk about when you make it."
- Kevin Hart

Sunday, June 11, 2017

In memory of Adam West



A prior posting here.

0.01%


"One million people control Seven billion."
- Vivienne Westwood on the world

Monday, June 5, 2017

know your market


"95% of the fish are in 5% of the water."

Sunday, June 4, 2017

"Captain of Cool"


"I read history. I write history. I intend to make history."
- Attributed to JFK

Saturday, June 3, 2017

which is probably what she wanted


"You don't marry the sexiest woman alive to take her home to make meatballs."
-  Joe DiMaggio on Marilyn Monroe 

shining brow



"The most important building of the last 150 years."

Friday, June 2, 2017

vocational advice


"Don't be a comedian unless you have to be."
- Dana Carvey

on privilege


"You were born on third base and think you hit a triple"

an Ottawa treatment program



Patients can receive up to three bottles of wine or the equivalent amount of beer daily.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

on being Royal


"You live with the rough, you live with the smooth."
- HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York

Monday, May 29, 2017

Hero


"... somebody who survives the whole experience, but is not ruined by it."
- Paul Fussell, WWII U.S.A. Infantry

Sunday, May 28, 2017

on comedy


"Everyone wants it. Everyone needs it."
- Kevin Hart, who earned almost $90 million last year

larceny


Stealing goes hand in hand with falsehood, because thieves must lie and deceive in order not to get caught. It stems from laziness and additional factors, including:
  • There’s no chance of getting caught; 
  • It’s something really needed and can be used.

Full article here.

failuretunity


"Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again."
- Richard Branson

Saturday, May 27, 2017

autodidactic


"Cooking is the purest form of love as you give to others."
- Alice Waters

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

ferret face


"I wouldn't mind being a doctor if I didn't have to be around sick people."
- Major Frank Burns, MD

paradigm


"In Asia, mental illnesses are less likely to be treated as medical conditions, according to Mariko Kahn, the executive director of Pacific Asian Counseling Services. Many Asian languages have no words to describe mental illness, except words with negative connotations."

Full Los Angeles Times article here.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

the emperor has no clothes


Question:
Why not create original art?

Andy Warhol:
Because it's easier to do.

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Andy Warhol's portrait of Elvis sold for $81.9 million

Friday, May 19, 2017

how to be cool


Order your copy on Amazon.com.

on hiring


"Do they add stress? Or reduce stress?"
- Mark Cuban