Market Curiosity: Exploring Markets And Systems

April 2, 2011

Snippets and quotes from March 2011

Filed under: Snippets — Jeff Fitzmyers @ 7:40 pm

Mastery lends itself toward simplicity. — Bruce Lee

… the most important primary ‘how-to’ skill, is how to process information with Pareto’s Law… We must learn how to actively seek out the smallest changes that produce the largest results… — David H

E=MC2 really means that Energy = number of people and the square of people’s consciousness. — Dr Masaru Emoto

All is well. It’s all good. Love is here. Peace is ours. I am fine. This alone is real. All is divine. Celebrate everything. — Dr Will Joel Friedman

What is not possible is not to choose. — Jean-Paul Sartre

Of all the wild, crackpot and idiotic schemes, this is the most foolish. — British Postmaster General Lord Lichfield, shown a new idea called a ‘ stamp ‘ by Rowland Hill circa 1839.

I think that there may be a world market for possibly five computers. — Thomas Watson, Chief IBM executive, 1958

Radio, pah! it has no future. — Lord Kelvin in 1904.

“So we decided to go to Atari and said, ‘Hey, we’ve got this amazing thing!, even built it with some of your parts, what do you think about funding us? Or we’ll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we’ll come work for you.’ And they said, ” No.”, So we then went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, “Hey, we don’t need you. You haven’t even got through college yet.”– Steve Jobs on attempts to get Atari and H-P interested in his and Steve Wozniak’s Personal Computer.

I do not believe that there will be a woman Prime Minister in my time. — Education Minister Margaret Thatcher, 1973, who became Prime Minister in 1979.

No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris. — Orville Wright, shortly after he and his brother Wilbur accomplished the first manpowered flight.

This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us. — Western Union internal memo, 1876.

The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn a grade better than ‘C-‘, the idea must be feasible. — A Yale University Management Professor in response to Frederick Smith’s proposal for a reliable overnight delivery service. (Smith Successfully went on to found the Federal Express Corp.)

Everything that can be invented has been invented. — Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, making an adamant statement, 1899.

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