On Thoughts

My favorite section of Forbes magazine is the Thoughts On the Business of Life, the last page, where they post several quotes on given theme. Here are some quotes from a past few issues. Here are some thoughts on history… Study men, not historians. — Harry Truman History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other. — […]

Thoughts on Baseball, Noise, Guilt

Thoughts on baseball… Being with a woman all night never hurt no professional baseball player. It’s staying up all night looking for a woman that does him in. — Casey Stengel I’ve come to the conclusion that the two most important things in life are good friends and a good bullpen. — Bob Lemon Hanging […]

Listening Thoughts

You can’t make war in the Middle East without Egypt and you can’t make peace without Syria. — Henry Kissinger What luck for rulers that men do not think. — Adolf Hitler Fear could never make virtue. — Voltaire Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them. — Albert Einstein The Gulf War was like teenage sex. […]

On Writers, Artists, and Bureaucrats

This post is part of my On Thoughts series. Here are some thoughts on writers. It is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. Hares have no time to read. – Anita Brookner He’s a writer for the ages – for the ages 4 to 8. – Dorothy Parker As a novelist, […]

How Will the Last Gallon of Oil Be Used?

In his book Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed Jared Diamond wrote about the collapse of Easter Island amongst other failed civilizations. Easter Island is one of the most remote places in the world. Located in the South Pacific, it’s nearest habitable neighbor is over 1000 miles away. It’s over 2000 miles west […]

Retweet April 2010

Here I am reblogging some retweets for the past month that broken down by subject matter. Some of these tweets also cover events that occurred in April 2010. If you like to follow along, befriend xwoop and lolprez and I’ll be sure to follow back. Got Gov? The business of democracy is big business. Stupidity […]

Social Media Top Links February 2010: Google Buzz Privacy Debacle

Here are the top links, articles, and news regarding social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google Buzz. The big news this month was the announcement and initial release of Google Buzz. Google Buzz generated a lot of buzz with users, mostly because of it’s thoughtless disregard for user’s privacy. Twitter Robots Are Doing […]

Four by Four

Four thoughts on four subjects. Four Types of Statistics: Those from statisticians, those from politician, those from pundits, and those from advertisers. Four Types of Managers: Some appreciate end results, others time/effort, a few reward problem solving, and those that value consultants. Four Types of People: Those that stop to smell the flowers, those that […]

On Cynicism, Phone, and Financing

Everybody has something to say about the current economic downturn. Wall Street is not a casino. The drinks are free in a casino. – Vahan Janjigian Finance is the art of passing currency from hand to hand until it finally disappears. – Robert Sarnoff Only Americans have mastered the art of being prosperous though broke. […]

The Essential Barack Obama Library

There are a lot of misconceptions and misunderstanding about the man that will be the next President of the United States of America, Barack Obama. Even still, a large number of Americans believe he is or was once a Muslim. There is a lot that people might not know, for example in high school he […]