June 30, 2015

FAULTY JUDGMENT


"Everyone complains of the badness of his memory, but nobody of his judgment."

Fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.

Memory plays a very important role in judgment.

To a large degree we judge based on what we believe we remember.

The results of our judgments are too important to trust only to that.

June 29, 2015

SMART, JUST NOT ALWAYS WISE


"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist/writer/lecturer.

We're smart enough to recognize most "cats", and the likely outcome should we attempt to carry them by their "tails", without actually attempting to do so.

However  being "smart" isn't the same as being "wise".

June 26, 2015

IF YOU ONLY KNEW


"Know-how beats guess-how."

Unknown

And your chances for know-how greatly increase when you plan, your chance for success too.

June 25, 2015

THE CREATIVE SELF


"The creative adult is the child who survived."

Ursula K. Le Guin
20th/21st century American author

Notice she does not distinguish between types of creativity.

We are all potentially creative in things far beyond what is generally considered art.

We have only to foster that part of us, at the very least, not stifle it.

June 24, 2015

JUST GOT A BIG PROMOTION?


"Every ruler is harsh whose laws is new."

Aeschylus (BC 525-BC 456) Greek dramatist.

Best to learn what and who you are managing before you actually begin to manage.

And even then, do so carefully, with great thought.