Monthly Archives: July 2010

Apple and Microsoft: Hard Work & Achievement

I think one of the most rewarding parts of life is hard work and achievement. A somewhat dated documentary called Triumph of the Nerds chronicles the rise of the two companies and the leaders who made it happen: Today these business leaders own two of the highest market cap companies. I think Steve Jobs,… Read More »

US Must Cut Public Sector or Fall Like Rome: Zell

Sam Zell, a real estate billionaire, compares Rome’s failure to America’s pending demise: “How did Rome fall?” Zell asked. Rome fell because people agitated for “more entitlements, more entitlements, more entitlements, until there was no more Rome,” he said. – CNBC In California, which has a significant debt crises, Arnold Schwarzenegger recently asked for a… Read More »

On Trust and Skepticism

The following are some some great quotations on trust: “Trust but verify” – Ronald Reagan “Don’t trust anyone” – Donald Trump (His son claims he said this to him at a very early age) “Opportunities are suspects until proven prospects” – (modified version of a phrase with an unknown source) The fact is that there… Read More »