Market Curiosity: Exploring Markets And Systems

May 4, 2014

April snippets

Filed under: Just Watching — Jeff Fitzmyers @ 12:36 pm

The  best way to manage anything is by making use of its own nature. — Lao Tzu

You always learn more by studying when something doesn’t work. — Porter Stansberry

From Strenghts Finder 2.0 Amazon review, “We found that if your manager focuses on your strengths, your chances of being actively disengaged go down to one in one hundred. However, if your manager primarily focuses on your weaknesses, your chances of being actively disengaged are 22%, and if your manager ignores you, that percentage rises to 40%… It basically mirrors the psychology of raising kids — being completely ignored is the worst possible psychological state. You would actually feel better if your manager went from ignoring you to focusing on what you do wrong all the time, because then at least she’s paying attention to you.

The biggest threat to your wealth is not the government, the banks or market manipulators, says Rick Rule. It is almost always your own lack of conviction, courage, or knowledge… So don’t fear manipulation. Fear your own mistakes due to emotional decision-making and prejudices set by your experience in the immediate past.

“I have no contract with the United States government,” Bundy said. “I was paying grazing fees for management and that’s what BLM was supposed to be, land managers and they were managing my ranch out of business, so I refused to pay.” — ABC news (Awesome!! contracts, vs law, and contracts peacefully won for the first time in a long time. If the “law” “implies” that Mr. Bundy pays rent, then it also implies that the BLM manages well. That is all indirect communication and a management mess. Much better to use contracts that specify the responsibilities of each party, and the amends if not fulfilled.

Value converts everything into a social hieroglyphic … Obstacles in the path are not obstacles; they are the path … You were born an original, don’t die a copy. — ???

Wait for the wisest of all counselors, time. — Pericles

Good intelligence is 0.9 of any battle. — Napoleon

Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject. — Thomas Mann

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth. — Ludwig Borne

I’d rather see folks doubt what’s true than accept what isn’t. — Frank A.  Clark

It is not who is right, but what is right, that is important. — Thomas Huxley

The  best way to manage anything is by making use of its own nature. — Lao Tzu

Managers are people who do things right, and leaders are people who do the right thing. — Warren G. Bennis

It’s gotta come from the heart, if you want it to work. — Susannah Clark

A champion is someone who gets up, even when they can’t. — Unknown

Try not to become a person of success but a person of value. — Albert Einstein

The richest person is not who has the most, but who needs the least. -— Unknown Author

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought. -— Basho

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. -— Ellen Parr

Today I caught myself smiling for no reason… then I realized I was thinking about you. — Unknown

Look up: “…smart phones and dumb people…”

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