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  • The advantages of being rich and owning a Maserati

    Once upon a time I met a marketing manager at a reasonably large company. He was very successful at his job and was known as the guy who 'got things done' within the company. Intrigued I asked what made him successful. He told me his story, and I concluded it wasn't because he ...

  • Are you busy?

    When I was a kid my father had a friend who didn't have a job, a wife, kids or a hobby. He just stayed at home and listened to the radio and read his newspapers. He was odd, maybe even crazy, but he was also an old friend and my father had dinner with him once or twice a year. The ...

  • The difference between perseverance and stubbornness

    One day I found myself at an event organized by the founder of a company I had some shares in. He was all excited and had invited a few dozen people to do the first test of his technology on an audience larger than two people. After explaining some details he started the test. ...

  • Being dumb is smarter than being smart

    When I wanted to get my driver's license and was preparing for my practice test, I met with the examiner and asked him a bunch of questions. At one point in our conversation, he laughed and said, "The problem with smart people is they perform so much worse than dumb people." Turns ...

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