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For all the care you put into artistry, visual polish frequently doesn’t matter if you’re getting the story right.
   —  Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace
From their book: “Creativity Inc.
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On This Day In:
2014 Like Shells On The Shore
2013 More And Why
2012 How To Gain Effective Fire
2011 Patriot Act
The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent, but if we can come to terms with this indifference, then our existence as a species can have genuine meaning.  However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.
    ―  Stanley Kubrick
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On This Day In:
2014 The Omnipresent Teacher
2013 Don’t Waste
2012 Earning Thanks
2011 Fuzzy Vision
2010 Movies and Book

Little Understanding

Some day there is going to be a man sitting in my present chair who has not been raised in the military services and who will have little understanding of where slashes in their estimates can be made with little or no damage.  If that should happen while we still have the state of tension that now exists in the world, I shudder to think of what could happen in this country.
   ―  Dwight D. Eisenhower
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On This Day In:
2014 Open Early
2013 Movies And A Lifetime Of Lyrics
This Truth
2012 Cheaper To Hold
2011 Resistance Is Futile
One Great, One Enjoyable, One Terrible…
Unfortunately, No Approval Is Required

Hunger

No fear can stand up to hunger, no patience can wear it out, disgust simply does not exist where hunger is; and as to superstition, beliefs, and what you may call principles, they are less than chaff in a breeze.
  —  Joseph Conrad
From his novel “Heart of Darkness
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On This Day In:
2014 Outside Dependence
2013 Doing Right
2012 A Short Course In Human Relations
If Death Be My Future
Strive
Such A Fool
2011 I’m Working For A Living

One View Of Failure

The man who lives for himself is a failure.  Even if he gains much wealth, position or fortune, he is still a failure.
   —  Norman Vincent Peale
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On This Day In:
2014 We Speak For Earth
2013 Inward Urgency
2012 Delayed Reviews
Fulfilling My Duty
2011 Interference

Or You Don’t

You either believe people are fundamentally good or you don’t.  If you do believe they’re good, then as an entrepreneur, a team member, a team leader, a manager, or a CEO — or a government leader — you should act in a way consistent with your beliefs.  If people are good, then they should be free.  Too many organizations and managers operate as if, absent some enlightened diktat, people are too benighted to make sound decisions and innovate.
   —  Laszlo Bock
Google’s head of human resources, (senior vice president, people operations)
from his book: “Work Rules!
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On This Day In:
2014 If You Ever Fall…
2013 Glory Days (part 2)
2012 They Follow A Pattern – If You Know What I Mean
What I Live For (Precis)
2011 Giving
When an acquaintance goes by I often step back from my window, not so much to spare him the effort of acknowledging me as to spare myself the embarrassment of seeing that he has not done so.
    —  Georg C. Lichtenberg
[Sometimes I find humor in the strangest of settings…  I normally step forward and knock on the glass.  But then, I also wave at complete strangers just to see their reaction.  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2013 Glory Days (part 1)
2012 Feeling Old?
2011 Even When I Wish Really, Really Hard
Skeptical Fathers
Cha-cha-cha-changes
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