Gandhi on the Source of Discipline

There will have to be rigid and iron discipline before we achieve anything great and enduring, and that discipline will not come by mere academic argument and appeal to reason and logic. Discipline is learnt in the school of adversity – Mohandas Gandhi

Worries for the Big and Small

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Maltz on Risk

We must have the courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act.  Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness. — Maxwell Maltz

Beat the Average, Not the Sum

In The Difference Between Big Companies and Small Companies, I briefly quoted the Nobel Prize winner Richard Feynman, who was talking about an incident in which he was helping the California school board choose a set of science textbooks.  Feynman had given a poor review to a book that others has praised.  Here’s the whole …

The Difference Between Big Companies and Small Companies

The difference between big companies and small companies is that big companies can do dumb things with larger quantities of money. I mention this to my SMB* on a regular basis, when they wonder out loud whether one of their new plans or efforts make sense. “What kind of marketing approach would IBM Global Services …