Friday, May 29, 2009

Your first idea...

Your first idea is rarely your best. Don't be afraid to nuke your first idea and run with your second--or third, forth or fifth.

- Jason Calacanis

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The future...

If you plan for a decade, plant trees. If you plan for a century, teach the children.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Focus on your work and personal progress...

Fortunes are built during the down market and collected in the up market. Now's the time to build, so turn off CNBC and forget the Dow. It's meaningless to you now. All that matters is your work and your personal progress.

- Jason Calacanis

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Being content....

To be content with what one has is the greatest and truest of riches. - Cicero

Monday, May 25, 2009

Never blame yourself...

"I never blame myself when I'm not hitting. I just blame the bat, and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn't my fault that I'm not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?" -- Yogi Berra.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Financial education in high school...

The number of states that require financial education in high school: 3.
Percentage of survey respondents who say financial basics should be taught in high school: 95%.

So why aren't we?

Thursday, May 21, 2009


"It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect it's successful outcome." - William James

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. ~ Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Opportunity is missed by most people because it is
dressed in overalls and looks like work.

- Thomas Edison (1847-1931)
American Inventor

Monday, May 18, 2009


Happiness is the only thing you can give without having.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Laughing and exercise...

Laughing 100 times burns the equivalent of 15 minutes on an exercise bike. Laugh! It's good for you.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


No one has ever been sorry they got it in writing.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Eight common business assumptions

Here's a good list of common beliefs and assumptions that businesses make and what we can learn from them.

Read the full article here

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

World's Happiest Places

Where in the world do people feel most content with their lives?

According to a new report released by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, a Paris-based group of 30 countries with democratic governments that provides economic and social statistics and data, happiness levels are highest in northern European countries.

In Depth: See All 10 of the World's Happiest Places

Denmark, Finland and the Netherlands rated at the top of the list, ranking first, second and third, respectively. Outside Europe, New Zealand and Canada landed at Nos. 8 and 6, respectively. The United States did not crack the top 10. Switzerland placed seventh and Belgium placed tenth.

Read more

Monday, May 11, 2009


If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.

– Woody Allen

Friday, May 8, 2009

Best E-mail Practice...

Look at your e-mail one time. Act on it - or delete it.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Oh yeah, Chocolate!

Did you know?

  • Preliminary studies show that the consumption of chocolate has a positive impact on cardiovascular health (Univ. of CA-Davis)

  • Chocolate increases the absorption of some procyanidins and blood's antioxidant capacity (slows heart disease) - Univ. of Buenos Aires

  • Dark chocolate can improve blood pressure and resistance to insulin & reduces LDL (bad) cholesterol (Univ. of L'Aquila, Italy)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Your Dream...

Don't let weeds grow around your dreams.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Artists make us see the world that is always there, but which we were unaware of until they open our eyes.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Social media...

Social media is about dialogue, not broadcasting.