Category Archives: strategy

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.


There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure. – Colin Powell What does that mean? Well, this one pretty much says it on the level. People are always looking for the magic bullet, … Continue reading

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That is never too often repeated, which is never sufficiently learned.


That is never too often repeated, which is never sufficiently learned. – Seneca What does that mean? Let’s start by unwinding the negatives and reversing the halves. That brings us to “That which hasn’t been learned, hasn’t been repeated often … Continue reading

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Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.


Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. – Robert Frost What does that mean? Well, irresistible is defined as “Impossible to resist.” or “Having an overpowering appeal” and desire is defined as “A wish or longing.”, “The object of … Continue reading

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When I wake in the morning, I make a wish to be useful to others.


When I wake in the morning, I make a wish to be useful to others. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? To me, this is a desire to be helpful, to assist others. I don’t think it means to be at … Continue reading

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Who asks whether the enemy was defeated by strategy or valor?


Who asks whether the enemy was defeated by strategy or valor? – Virgil What does that mean? I have seen this quote translated a number of different ways, but basic thrust is the same. They all ask the same question … Continue reading

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Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.


Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason. – Samuel Adams What does that mean? This quote is from the guy that the beer is named after. This quote is interesting to me, as an engineer, because it reminds … Continue reading

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The victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won.


The victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won. – Sun Tzu What does that mean? This is another Twitter friendly quote, which at full length is as follows: “Thus it is that in war the victorious … Continue reading

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