Month: March 2017

I don’t think we have ever lived in a period where we have had as much innovation that can have as big an impact as quickly as we do now

— Louis Basenese I don’t think people realize what is happening with technology. We used to think about new technology changing the world every 100 years — the printing press. Maybe every 50 years — the airplane, the automobile. Now we are in a stage of the cycle where new technologies are changing the world …

There are many things I don’t know anything about. I don’t feel frightened by not knowing anything

Richard Feynman, the famous scientist and a nobel laureate, said – I can live with doubt and uncertainty. It’s much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong. I have approximate answers, possible beliefs, different degrees of certainty about different things but I am not absolutely sure of anything. …

It turns out that I’ve pretty much been in training to be a stubborn, difficult pain in the arse my whole life!

— From James Montier in ‘Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast‘ At times the most valuable information can be found in our differences, and not in the areas in which we all agree. As the late Richard Russell opined, “If everyone is thinking the same, then no one is thinking.” Or, as Alfred P. Sloan put …