04.01.07

B-Schoolin’

6:09 am - Jason G. - Quotes, Technology

An entertaining quote from Mao Xian:

I should have taken the money spent on business school and leased a Bloomberg terminal and explored it for fourteen months instead. With the savings, I could have gone to night school at DeVry in New Brunswick and learned how to program instead. In other words, I could have done something useful and productive, instead of getting a stupid MBA. Live and learn.

…the MBA is just a union card, it’ll open doors in the corporate world, especially if you went to a Top 20 school, but who wants to be a suit?

03.29.07

Patriotism

8:45 am - Jason G. - Quotes

Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.

-George Jean Nathan

03.22.07

Persistence

6:27 am - Jason G. - Quotes

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.

-Calvin Coolidge

03.12.07

If something is worth doing…

8:14 am - Jason G. - Quotes

We all know the saying “if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing it right.”  Here comes a logical consequence…

“Anything not worth doing is worth not doing well. Think about it.”
-Elias Schwartz

01.16.07

Corruptible?

7:03 am - Jason G. - Quotes

“It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.”

– David Brin

A friend recently gave me a little poster that says, “Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Bit it rocks absolutely too.” I couldn’t agree more, but I don’t think I’ve come close to absolute power yet…

01.15.07

Genius

7:09 am - Jason G. - Quotes

“Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.”

-Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

11.16.06

Extraordinary

8:19 pm - Jason G. - Quotes

“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.”

-Elbert Hubbard

11.14.06

Rage and Loathing

1:10 pm - Jason G. - Quotes

“Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.”

-Kurt Vonnegut

10.07.06

May you live in interesting times…

7:32 am - Jason G. - Quotes

There’s an interesting question about where this phrase comes from:

May you live in interesting times.

– Ancient Chinese Curse (or Old Scottish Curse)

See what Wikipedia has to say on the topic

09.26.06

Absurdity

6:59 am - Jason G. - Politics, Quotes

In politics, absurdity is not a handicap.

-Napoleon Bonaparte

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