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gm66

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #270 on: April 07, 2019, 03:40:01 PM »
"let slip today after i burnt my porridge while spreadsheeting"

One of us ;)

Sounds like a dickhead ;+}
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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #271 on: April 08, 2019, 07:53:27 PM »
If You Lose, Donít Lose The Lesson
- The Dali Lama (maybe)

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #272 on: April 29, 2019, 09:28:22 PM »
"Being early is the same as being wrong."
-unknown source, probably someone who said it too early.

gm66

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #273 on: April 29, 2019, 10:33:38 PM »
"Being early is the same as being wrong."
-unknown source, probably someone who said it too early.

Agreed, i was 24 hours early for a job interview once, i didn't get it.
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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #274 on: April 29, 2019, 11:56:36 PM »
Ha!

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #275 on: May 02, 2019, 02:12:36 PM »
Ha ha. Being early is a prediction error based on pessimism. Being late is a prediction error based on optimism

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #276 on: May 02, 2019, 02:48:19 PM »
lol erg :)
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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #277 on: May 03, 2019, 06:39:19 AM »
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Culture eats strategy for breakfast.

- Peter Drucker

I hadn't heard of this one before, but it was was mentioned by Avisash Kaushik in a recent analytics newsletter. He drilled down in to the meaning of culture, with quotes like:

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Culture us the way we do things around here.

which gets trumped by:

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Culture is how your employees behave when no one is watching.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2019, 08:18:43 AM by jetboy »

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #278 on: May 05, 2019, 11:27:31 PM »
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It's easy to confuse what is with what ought to be, especially when what is has worked out in your favor.

The fictional Tyrion Lannister

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #279 on: May 18, 2019, 01:37:47 AM »
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I would estimate the chances are about 49 percent that the world as we know it will collapse by about 2050.

Jared Diamond in NY Mag - http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/05/jared-diamond-on-his-new-book-upheaval.html

One interesting thing about this - the models have gotten better, many assumptions have been overturned or massively retuned, but it's still the same date that the Club of Rome chose in The Limits of Growth in 1972.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #280 on: May 18, 2019, 06:11:51 PM »
As a father of four I do not like those odds.

ergophobe

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #281 on: May 18, 2019, 09:20:56 PM »
As a father of four I do not like those odds.

Did you read the continuation? He says:
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Iíll be dead by then but my kids will be, what? Sixty-three years old in 2050. So this is a subject of much practical interest to me.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #282 on: May 19, 2019, 12:53:23 AM »
>Did you read the continuation?

No, I've been sort of avoiding bad news the last few days.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #283 on: May 22, 2019, 10:52:33 PM »
Be careful of the toes you step on today, they maybe connected to the a## you have to kiss tomorrow.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #284 on: June 13, 2019, 02:21:43 PM »
"They say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing all the time."

  -- Winnie the Pooh (in the trailer to the Christopher Robin movie)