Thursday, February 11, 2016

Words of Wisdom - "T" - Part 1

Tainted money – Only time it’s tainted is when it t’ain’t enough.

Take a stand and make enemies.

Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it. Ditto. (Jasper Johns)

Take big (calculated) risks that move the needle.

Take care or the dog will bark.
Take care to make things turn out well.  Some people scruple more over pointing things in the right direction than successfully reaching their goals.  The disgrace of failure outweighs the diligence they showed.  A winner is never asked for explanations.

Take it seriously; not personally

Take more money than you need.  Take it before you need it.  Don’t be a pig on valuation.

Take responsibility for your mistakes.

Take risks, but don’t gamble.

Take the money.  Take it all.  Take it now.

Takers may eat well, but givers sleep well.

Talent, felicity -/these things withdraw/And are succeeded by a dingier crop/That come to stop. (Philip Larkin)

Talent and hard work are no substitute for self-confidence.

Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.

Talent is always there, it never leaves you and it becomes a kind of crutch. You expect people to be as loyal to you as your talent is and when they're not, you’re devastated.

Talent is cheaper than table salt.  What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.

Talent develops itself in solitude, character in life’s stream.

Talent is only the starting point in this business.

Talk a dog off a meat wagon.

Talk about a dream, try to make it real.

Talk at me and you talk alone.  Talk about me and I'll listen for hours.

Talk is cheap until you talk to your lawyer.

Talk slow, but think quick.

Talking to Ted is like talking to a radio.

Talking to you is like playing violin to a water buffalo.

Talking with architects is like sending shirts to the laundry.  You know what you sent, but you aren’t sure what you are going to get back.

Talking without feeling anything is different from talking without knowing anything.

Tall trees experience strong winds.

Taste is his skill.

Taste is never a democratic process.

Teach concepts, not facts.

Teach us to care and not to care.

Teachers can change the face of a nation.

Teachers don’t teach subjects. They teach students.

Teaching depends on what other people think, not what you think.

Teaching is not the same as instruction.

Teamwork makes the dream work.

Teamwork overcomes adversity.

Technology. It almost works.

Technology-enabled architectures of collaboration

Technology is like bands. It rarely lasts forever.

Technology is not zero sum – we are building new industries and growing the pie.

Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it.

Technology money follows different assumptions than content money.

Technology should be clever, useful, cheap and available to all.

Technology should be pervasive, but not invasive.

Technology will make or break us.

Technology’s arc of seduction: from distrust to dependence; from duty to desire.

Teetering between confidence and blame.

Tell me.  I may forget.
Show me.  I may remember.
Involve me.  I will understand.

Tell me a story.

Tell me early, I’m your friend. Tell me late, I’m your critic.

Tell me if you can do it. Otherwise, I will find people who can.

Tell me less about how this product came to be, and tell me more about what’s in it for me.

Tell me what you pay attention to and I'll tell you who you are.

Tell me where I'm going to die, and I'll be sure not to go there.

Tell the story, take out the good lines and see if it still works.

Tell the truth and run.

Telling and selling.

Telling is selling (David Oglivie)

Temperament is more important than IQ.

Term Sheet:  Want to be confirming not exploring or discovering.

Terror and violence are midwives.  We bring nations into the world.

Tests of love always end badly.

Test is going away, but paper is. We need journalism, not newspapers.

Thank you for not whining.

That day she put our heads together/ fate had her imagination about her/ your head so much concerned with outer/ mine with inner, weather.

That depends a good deal on where you want to get.
That glimpse of truth for which you have forgotten to ask.
That man will be revolutionary who can revolutionize himself.

That place where you can’t remember and you can’t forget.

That pleasant mood of mind where gaiety and pensiveness intermingle (Hawthorne)

That was a stupid lie, easy to expose, not worthy of you.

That which makes us safe imprisons us.

That’s a trail nothing but a nose can follow.
That’s all right, that’s ok.  You will work for us some day.

That’s comparing leprosy to cancer.

That's men for you: hams of cool.

That’s not writing, it’s typing.

That's what happens when easy money gets hard.

That’s what hearts do. They beat and they break.

That’s what learning is.  You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way.

That’s why I quit school – I never liked recess.

The ability to get out of any situation all that there is in it.

The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.

The ability to make one person miserable for a moment rather than making 250 people miserable for a lifetime.

The ability to plan for what has not yet happened, for a future that has only been imagined.

The ability to succinctly express an idea is virtually as important as the idea itself.

The absence of alternatives clears the mind.

The absent are always at fault.

The act of diplomacy isn’t forcing people to do what you like.  It’s persuading people to do what they don’t like.

The act of measuring alters that which is being measured.

The adjacent possible

The amusements didn’t amuse me.

The answer is the product.

The anticipation of a problem is far worse than the problem itself.

The apple never falls far from the tree.

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

The art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.

The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and endure much.

The art of life is to show your hand.  There is no diplomacy like candor.  You may lose by it now and then, but it will be a loss well-earned if you do.  Nothing is tougher than keeping up a deception.

The art of losing isn’t hard to master. (David Broza)

The art of lying is the art of the practical. The important thing about a lie is not that it be interesting, fanciful, graceful or even pleasant but that it be believed.  Let it be blunt and forthright and so simple that you can repeat it in detail and under oath 10 years later.

The art of the expected.

The art of war is about legs, not arms.

The artist always transfers from people to product.

The artist’s audience is his peers.

The attitude of great poets is to cheer up slaves and horrify despots.

The author of freedom is not indifferent to the fate of freedom.

The bartered self.

The battle for capital is now a battle for attention and mindshare.

The bear knows 40 stories, but all of them are about pears.

The beginning is always today.

The beginning of the war will be secret.

The beginning point in any enterprise is to discuss the best that ought to be.

The best a man can give is his living spirit to a service that is not easy.

The best always succeeds.

The best answer to anger is silence.

The best armor is to keep out of range.

The best fiction is far more true than any kind of journalism.

The best fights are the ones you don’t have.

The best kind of heroism is to be found in the relentless practice of one’s profession.

The best lack all conviction / While the worst are full of passionate intensity.

The best leaders…almost without exception and at every level, are master users of stories and symbols.

The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.

The best mirror is a friend’s eye.

The best new clients are old clients buying new and additional things.

The best person you interview isn’t necessarily the best person for the job.

The best predictor of success is how people explain their failures.

The best programmers are ten times more productive than the worst ones.

The best qualification of a prophet is to have a good memory.

The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

The best religions have great hats.

The best stories are both inevitable and surprising.

The best things in life aren’t things.

The best way out is through.

The best way to deceive someone is first to deceive yourself.

The best way to get approval is not to need it.

The best way to make history is to write it.

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

The best we can hope for from each other is mercy.

The bleeding always stops – one way or the other.

The big labels are just trying to make a little music in the money business.

The bigger the elephant, the better the monkey's odds.

The bigger the empire, the more beholden the center becomes to the periphery.

The bigger the stakes for your opponent, the easier they are to bluff.

The biggest change brought about by the Internet is not its immediacy or its low cost, but its massive improvements in measurability and accountability.

The biggest money is in the smallest sales.

The biggest room in our company is the room for improvement.

The biggest wounds in life are self-inflicted. (Bill Clinton)

"The Bleeding Edge of Technology"

The body of a child lies like a broken doll in the street.

The boss at an office party:  with that curious brand of informality which never relinquishes authority.

The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it's the competition.

The Buddha of the befuddled.

The business of education is the most important business there is.

The careful application of terror is also a form of communication.

The certainty of misery is better than the misery of uncertainty.

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.

The challenge ahead of you is never greater than the force behind you.

The child is father of the man.

The choice not to do something is almost always more interesting than the choice to do something.

The clearer the vision… the fewer the choices… the quicker decisions.

The closer you sit, the more you learn.

The collapse of time and space between partners.

The color of television

The community is too heavy for anyone to carry alone.

The company is really run after 5:00 pm.

The competition can’t hold a candle to Kendall.

The complete encapsulation of a single person's fantasy.

The consequences of our actions take hold of us, quite indifferent to the fact that meanwhile we may have improved.

The consumer isn't a moron.  She's your wife.

The conversation always turns to living long enough to have fun.

The conventional army loses if it does not win.  The guerrilla wins if he does not lose.

The course of a man's life is not bounded by its origins.

The creation of new ideas requires a willingness to defend assertions that others do not yet believe, to be vulnerable, to accept criticism, and to be resilient.

The crisis of yesterday is the joke of tomorrow.

The critic gets as close to the creative process as the crab louse does to the process of making love.

The cruelest acts are the unintentional ones.

The cruelest disappointment is when you let yourself down.

The cure for boredom is curiosity.  There is no cure for curiosity.

The curse of pure talent.

The customers always write.

The cynic sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.

The damage was minute, subtle and utterly effective.

The dance of democracy.

The danger comes once you feel you've arrived.

The danger in realizing our limitations is that, all too often, we limit our realizations.

The danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.

The daughters of lions are lions, too.

The daunting power of the status quo

The day is not going to take care of itself.

The days are long, but the years are short.

The deal is the sex while the movie is just the cigarette.

The deed is everything, the glory nothing.

The destruction that wasteth at noonday.

The devil can quote scripture for his purpose.

The devil is in the details.

The devil writes the biggest check.

The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.

The difference between a car salesman and a computer salesman is that the car salesman knows when he is lying.

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

The difference between an average horse and a champion is that a champion always has something left when it comes around the last turn.

The dog is a lion in his own house.

The dog returns to its vomit.

The dog that caught the car.

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present.  The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise to the occasion.  (Abe Lincoln)

The dogs may bark, but the caravan moves on.

The easier the deal is to get done, the harder it will be to implement.

The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people.  The hardest is with one.

The easy decisions never make it to my desk, only the hard ones.

The efforts which we make to escape from our destiny only serve to lead us into it.

The elation you feel is directly proportional to the sacrifices you make.

The elimination of the insignificant.

The end is nothing, the road is all.

The enemy of the better is the best.

The enemy’s diversion that you are ignoring is the main attack.

The entire world is a narrow bridge, but the main thing is not to fear.

The epochs are discerned by the types of people who lead them.

The errors of great men are venerable because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men.

The essence of film is showing people what they want to see.
The evolution of a central idea through continually changing circumstances.
The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.

The excitement wasn’t worth the uncertainty.

The expert in anything was once a beginner.

The expert is the one who says it takes the longest and costs the most.

The eye must travel.

The eyes of someone who had been insulted in ways no one could understand.

The facts, although interesting, are usually irrelevant.

The facts can have diverse interpretations, but there cannot be diverse facts.

The faintest ink is clearer than the sharpest memory.

The fame-making apparatus confers celebrity on an individual in a conflagration so intense that he or she can’t possibly survive.  The quick and pitiless end of such a person’s career is inherent in the first gathering glimmers of fame.  This is how time is collapsed.

The family is living on borrowed time.

The family lived at the end of their nerves and at the top of their lungs.

The farther away the future is, the better it looks.

The faster we run, the further away the dreams that we chase become.

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