Monday, May 03, 2010

Worthwhile Sentences on Success

From Alan Reynolds: "Successful people are not docile sheep just waiting to be shorn."

From Dan Pink: "Most people are more frightened of failure than of mediocrity. It should be the reverse."

From David Brooks: "Every move is a partial failure, to be corrected by the next one."

From the Economic Logician: "But not everyone is a good entrepreneur, and encouraging this too much leads some people to become entrepreneurs while they would have been more productive as employees."

From Tracy Morgan: "I like a strong woman, but weak enough to need me."

From previous worthwhile sentences.

1 comment:

  1. Nice post. I disagree with the Economic Logician's sentiment that the free-market delivers the optimal level of entrepreneurship, partially because an irrational aversion to risk leads to a sub-optimal level of risk-taking, but also because, when you think about it, we are all entrepreneurs, and some of us just opt to sell our services in a rather predictable and low value-added way.


You are the reason why I do not write privately. I would love to hear your thoughts, whether you agree or not.