“I personally admire Steve not most for what he did, or what he said, but for what he stood for. The largest lesson I learned from Steve was that the joy in life is in the journey, and I saw him live this every day.”
[Tim Cook @Memorial for Steve Jobs, October 23, 2011]
My today favorite quote is from Muhammad Younus, who said:
“All humans were born entrepreneurs. In the caves, we were all self-employed.”
It seems that an impatient Angela Merkel is sending fleets of tax collectors in Greece.
Send them here in Italy too Angela!!!
Every company should invest in comedy to be successful in its business!
Nothing is better than a little humor to help your business.
And the guy in the picture is the greatest, Andy Kaufamn.
That’s one of the most famous quote by John Ford; but the best part is what he said after that.
Was a dark time; U.S. were in full McCartyism mode, and the night Ford said that famous quote he was attending a meeting of the Directors Guild of America, the meeting was held as consequence of a whispering campaign conducted against Joseph L. Mankiewicz, then President of the Guild. Alleging Mankiewicz had communist sympathies a faction of the Guild led by Cecil B. DeMille had tried to make it mandatory for every member, at the close of every film he directed, to file with the Guild a report on whatever he had been able to find out about the political convictions of everyone connected with the film, particularly writers and actors. These reports would have been available at the Guild for all directors to be able to check the “loyalty” of those who wanted jobs.
DeMille’s faction spoke for four hours until Ford spoke against DeMille and proposed a vote of confidence in Mankiewicz, which was passed. Ford words were recorded by a court stenographer:
“My name’s John Ford. I make Westerns. I don’t think there’s anyone in this room who knows more about what the American public wants than Cecil B. DeMille — and he certainly knows how to give it to them…. [looking at DeMille] But I don’t like you, C.B. I don’t like what you stand for and I don’t like what you’ve been saying here tonight.”
I am watching the fantastic documentary “Directed by John Ford”, and I suggest anyone who loves movies to watch it too.
“The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.”
(Marc Benioff, co-founder of Salesforce)
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
“Don’t be cocky. Don’t be flashy. There’s always someone better than you.”
(Tony Hsieh, co-founder of Zappos)
“Not having a clear goal leads to death by a thousand compromises.”
(Mark Pincus, founder of Zynga)