"When you first start off... the first solutions... are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem... you can often times arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions."- Steve Jobs, 1955-2011; American inventor and businessman, personal computer pioneer, & co-founder of Apple & Pixar.
"Education: Being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't. It's knowing where to go to find out what you need to know; and it's knowing how to use the information once you get it."- William A. Feather, 1889-1981; American publisher and author.
"We found that the most exciting environments, that treated people very well, are also tough as nails... excellent companies provide two things simultaneously: tough environments and very supportive environments."- Thomas J. Peters, 1942-P; American writer, business management practices."
"To create a new standard... It takes something... Really new... Really captures people's imagination. And the Macintosh, of all the machines I've ever seen, is the only one that meets that standard."- Bill Gates, 1955-P; American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, author, and co-founder of Microsoft.
"The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born - that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born."- Warren G. Bennis, 1925-P; Leadership Studies Pioneer, Professor & Founder of The Leadership Institute at USC.
"People with high assurance in their capabilities approach difficult tasks as challenges to be mastered rather than as threats to be avoided."- Albert Bandura, 1925-P; Psychology Professor, Stanford University: Social Cognitive Theory & Self-Efficacy Research.
"In true education, anything that comes to our hand is as good as a book: the prank of a page-boy, the blunder of a servant, a bit of table talk - they are all part of the curriculum."- Michel de Montaigne, 1533-1592; French Renaissance Philosopher & Writer, popularized the essay, father of Modern Skepticism, directly influenced: Descartes, Pascal, Emerson, Nietzsche, Asimov, & Shakespeare.
"When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be."- Patanjali, 200BC; Author of Yoga Sutras
"Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education; dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen?"- Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900; German scholar, philosopher, poet, and composer; works in Existentialism, Nihilism & Postmodernism.
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
"The formulation of a problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill."- Albert Einstein, 1879-1955; Theoretical physicist, developed General Relativity Theory, received the 1921 Physics Nobel Prize, helped established Quantum Theory.
"Flow" - the state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter...
People will do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it.- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, 1934-P; Psychology Professor, Preeminent researcher and scholar in the fields of Creativity, Flow, & Happiness Research.
"To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge."- Socrates, 469-399 BC; Greek Philosopher, founder of Western Philosophy. His "Socratic Method" helped form the Scientific Method.