Monday, February 15, 2016

Words of Wisdom - "U" & "V"

Ugly babies rarely become movie stars.

Ultimate success comes from opportunities, bold moves which, by definition, cannot be planned.

Ultimately, human behavior dictates where business goes – not vice versa.

Unapologetically self-interested, dismissing all needless emotion and creating his own moral worth through productive endeavor.

Under promise-over deliver.

Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.

Understanding is the ability to look at life through someone else's eyes.

Unhappiness is a communicable disease.

Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.  (Philosophy)

United we stand, divided we fall.

Unless silence makes you an accomplice, never betray a man's secret.

Unless you're here, you're not here.

Unless you’re the lead dog in the sled, the view never changes.

Until I got to know myself, I never knew what narcissism meant.

Until now I have felt that the only persons I could know in depth, or really love, were duplicates or versions of my own wretched self.

Until you have a position, all you have is an opinion. (Investment advisor)

Unused power slips imperceptibility into the hands of another.

Upstanders, not bystanders.

Urgency is not an excuse for stupidity or brutality.

Use A/B testing for optimization and fine-tuning, not for generating your big ideas

Use all the force necessary and do not apologize for going in big if that’s what it takes.

Use them, but don’t make them smarter.

User needs change in response to what you build for them.  (Observing changes what’s being observed)

Using words to describe magic is like using a screwdriver to cut roast beef.

Validate: a word used most often in educational theory and in parking lots.

Value friendship for what there is in it, not for what can be gotten out of it.

Vampires and artists cannot live alone.

Variable rates of ascendancy: greatest risk to peers in careers.

Venture capital is like vitamins - most of it gets pissed away.

Venture doesn’t scale.

Very few of us are tough enough to be soft.

Victory favors the team making the fewest mistakes.

Victory is in the race, not the finish.

Vision is everything.

Vision is not the same as depth perception.

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

Violence is the way stupid people try to level the playing field.

Vision is the number one quality that people want in their leaders.

Vision that is not rooted in detail is worthless.

Vision without execution is hallucination. (Edison)

Vital, relaxed play contained within a struggle for achievement.

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist, but the ability to start over.

Vulnerability is often the price of growth.

Vultures:  Patience, my ass.  Let's kill something.

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