Archive for July, 2017

All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe that we are away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near. Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder and crush him.


—Sun Tzu, 544 BC – 496 BC

If you don’t use this advice yourself, at least be cognizant of when it is being used against you.


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Fields Friday

There comes a time in the affairs of man when he must take the bull by the tail and face the situation.

Fields, WC

—W.C. Fields

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First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.


—Epictetus, 55AD-135AD

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Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember, that’s where you will find success.

Watson, Thomas J Think-1935

—Thomas J. Watson, IBM Chairman/CEO, 1914-1956

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Humor Friday

I’ll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.

West, Mae

—Mae West

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Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.

Gibran, Khalil

—Khalil Gibran

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Man is made or unmade by himself; in the armory of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself.  He also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace.

Allen_James as a Man Thinketh

—James Allen

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Quickness is the essence of the war.


—Sun Tzu

And business, dare we say. How many of us have had wonderful ideas, only to see someone with a lesser idea—but actual implementation—come along and make a fortune while we formulate. Create your strategy and then implement a tactic—any tactic—immediately. The rest will come as you move forward down the path.


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It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

Melville, Herman

—Herman Melville

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Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead.

von Clausewitz, Carl

—Carl von Clausewitz

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