Pondering Risk

5:46 pm - Jason G. - Books, Quotes

The late, great Peter Drucker once said this:

Every decision is risky: It’s a commitment of present resources to an uncertain and unknown future. Risks can be minimized if you know when a decision is necessary, how to clearly define a problem and tackle it directly, and that you’ll have to make compromises in the end. You haven’t made a decision until you’ve found a way to implement it.

I’ve been thinking a bit lately about the nature of risk and what we really mean. I think this one quote helps solidify my thinking more than anything else I’ve come across while pondering the topic.

Note to self – go back and finish reading Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk by Peter Bernstein.

Be Prepared!

5:44 pm - Jason G. - Commentary

I was reminded of one of my favorite quotes today:

To every man there comes a time in his lifetime that special moment when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered a chance to do a very special thing, unique to him and fitted to his talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared or unqualified for the work which would be his finest hour.

-Winston Churchill

Ask a Ninja

4:23 pm - Jason G. - Commentary

Go see Ask a Ninja if you haven’t seen it yet… hilarious!

The Matrix Revolutions

10:53 am - Jason G. - Commentary

I recently read this commentary about what the heck is going on in the Matrix trilogy. My favorite quote from the articles:

Don’t read metaphors as facts. It’s bad for you.


Running – Second Empire Grand Prix

8:36 pm - Jason G. - Commentary

Be sure to check out the Second Empire 5k Fun Run as well as the entire Second Empire Grand Prix race series. They give out cash to the top finishers, and it can be very competetive if you want a good race. They also make it fun for those of us who aren’t running at a competetive pace…

I volunteered last year as one of the race administrators, and it’s a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon in downtown Raleigh.

Selling Back to the Grid

8:32 pm - Jason G. - Commentary

Forbes has a nice article on selling back to the grid (the power grid, that is).

Whither Blogdex?

6:56 pm - Jason G. - Commentary

Blogdex used to be one of my favorite websites… but it went away a while ago, and now I’m sad.

Instead, I have to entertain myself with some of these websites instead:

Welcome to the New Site

6:34 pm - Jason G. - Commentary

This is the new site… I decided to switch over to WordPress and join the world of random commentators…

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