Tuesday, January 31, 2017


"I read 5-6 hour per day."
- Warren Buffet, who doesn't use a calculator or computer


Ghost writers command 30% of all future revenues.


"The time for honouring yourself is almost at an end."
- Maximus

the upside of failure

"Sometimes it's good to find out what the floor feels like, so you can reach for the ceiling."
- Seth Meyers

Monday, January 30, 2017

Michelin 3 Stars

"Things have worked out, so it's good Karma from a previous life."
- Eric Ripert 


"Greeks don't fight like heroes; heroes fight like Greeks."
- Winston Churchill


"The first casualty when war comes is truth."
- Hiram W Johnson


"One can only be angry with those he respects."
- Richard Nixon

Sunday, January 29, 2017


"A man who can never spend time with his family is not a man."
- Vito Corleone 

flooring it

"If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough."
- Mario Andretti


"You shouldn't think in the box or out of the box. You should think without a box."
- Lynn Wells, Systems Analyst


"If I walked on the Potomac River, the press would say that I can't swim."

Saturday, January 28, 2017


"It would be hard to be a friend with someone I don't learn anything from."
- Warren Buffett

don't waste time

"Never be bashful about ending the meeting early."
- Chris Sacca

Friday, January 27, 2017


"Toronto is a kind of New York operated by the Swiss."

New York

The current monthly rent on Will's and Grace's 2 bedroom apartment is estimated to be $6,500.


“Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self Reliance

Thursday, January 26, 2017

continuos improvement

"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."
–Winston Churchill

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

"Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?"

"You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you."
- Mary Tyler Moore

how to create a blog

on anxiety

Hi Richard

I'm following up on your discussion with Michiel, MD, PhD, CEO of Open Forest. I agree that the article mentioned is quite gripping and, in an important sense, endearing. Science still doesn't fully understand the causes of anxiety; it is likely due to biological predisposition and environmental circumstances that are individual and unique in each case, which renders standardized approaches ineffective in many cases. For most, though, there are efficient solutions, if selected and applied expertly with each individual's needs and preferences in mind.

Thanks and best regards,


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

primary colours

"When I'm driving my Lamborghini with my wife on date night, I forget about everything else."
- Successful house painter

beam me up, scotty

"Funny is money."
- William Shatner, who has an estimated wealth of $200 million

Monday, January 23, 2017

on racing

"I can't think of anything else other than the steering wheel and the machine that I'm in control of."
- Welcome To Sweetie Pie's Tim Norman

Sunday, January 22, 2017

happy days

"The appeal of fishing is that you can't concentrate on anything else."
- HenryWinkler

you speak I speak

"We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another - until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our voices."

or both

"Any man who wants to be president is either an egomaniac or crazy."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Friday, January 20, 2017

on Ike

“He’ll sit here, and he’ll say, ‘Do this! Do that!’ And nothing will happen. Poor Ike—it won’t be a bit like the Army. He’ll find it very frustrating.”
- Harry Truman

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


"A buyer doesn't know what they want until you show it to them."
- Steve Jobs


"I took Jenny McCarthy's advice not to vaccinate my children. The good news is that they don't have autism. The bad news is that they have polio."
- Gilbert Gottfried

Monday, January 16, 2017

on championships

"Players win them, coaches lose them."
- Bill Belichick


"If there's an actor on stage and a cat on stage, who are you going to watch? The cat, because the cat is just being a cat."
- David Mamet

Saturday, January 14, 2017

kraft dinner

"I miss the hungry years."
- Neil Sedaka

Friday, January 13, 2017

on adversity

"It either breaks you, or makes you tough as nails."
- Manjit Minhas, who spent time living in her car

Thursday, January 12, 2017


"Cops love donuts because they look like they've been shot."
- Jeff Ross

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


"You better dig what you got now as you ain't going to have it forever."
- Fonzie

Monday, January 9, 2017

8 Million Gods

Shintoism believes that everything from humans to trees have gods and is in congruence with Buddhism.

Sunday, January 8, 2017


"I work 90 days a year. The rest of the time I hunt, fish, travel."
- Bing Crosby

Saturday, January 7, 2017


This Ottawa alcohol treatment program allows each patient 3 bottles of wine daily or an equal amount of beer. No spirits are offered, currently.


It took Howard Schultz 242 attempts to get a venture capital deal to start Starbucks.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Prince of Darkness

"I've got more piss than spit."
- Ozzy Osbourne

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

rich with learning opportunities

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
- Winston Churchill

trial and error

"If you make no mistakes, you're not on the frontier."
- Neil deGrasse Tyson

Sunday, January 1, 2017


"Everyone needs beauty and bread."
- John Muir