Friday, July 31, 2009

Howard Hughes once said:

"I intend to be the greatest golfer in the world, the finest film producer in Hollywood, the greatest pilot in the world, and the richest man in the world. But not in that order,"
was Howard Hughes' response when a close business associate asked him what he wanted to do with his life...

3 types of people...

There are 3 kinds of people: People who make things happen, people who watch things happen & people who don't know what's happening.

Apple - Steve Jobs - 25 years ago...

Steve Jobs


25 years ago - 1983 Apple Keynote Speech
The "1984" Ad Intoduction



Thursday, July 30, 2009

"With public opinion on its side, nothing can fail.
With public opinion against it, nothing can succeed."

-Abraham Lincoln

Entourage - Aston Martin & Ferrari

Living the Dream...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

End a Rumor

Just to end a silly rumor - these are not my hands and Ferrari did not replicate my driving style for their simulation of the new Ferrari 458 Italia.

I do plan on picking one up though.

Monday, July 27, 2009

"The men who have changed the universe have never gotten there by working on leaders, but rather by moving the masses. Working on leaders is the method of intrigue and only leads to secondary results. Working on the masses, however, is the stroke of genius that changes the face of the world."

-Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

"On a famous occasion during the civil war, Caesar tripped when disembarking from a ship on the shores of Africa and fell flat on his face. With his talent for improvisation, he spread out his arms and embraced the earth as a symbol of conquest. By quick thinking he turned a terrible omen of failure into one of victory."

-Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician, by Anthony Everitt, 2001
"Napoleon was asked what principles of war he followed, he replied that he followed none. His genius was his ability to respond to circumstances, to make the most of what he was given-- he was the supreme opportunist."

-Robert Greene

"My policy is to have no policy"

-Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

"When in 1806 the Prussian generals . . . plunged into the open jaws of disaster by using Fredrick the Great's oblique order of battle, it was not just a case of a style that had outlined its usefulness but the most extreme poverty of imagination to which routine has ever led. The result was that the Prussian army under Hohenlohe was ruined more completely than any army has ever been ruined on the battlefield."

-Carl von Clausewitz, On War

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction."
-Jimi Hendrix

Sunday, July 19, 2009

What is your aim in philosophy?

"To show the fly the way out of the fly-bottle."

-Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)
"What he does not create, he does not understand."

-Richard Phillips Feynman (1918-1988)
"Happiness is not an ideal of reason but of imagination."

-Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)