Steven Levitt, Stephen Dubner

Deliberate practice has three key components: setting specific goals; obtaining immediate feedback; and concentrating as much on technique as on outcome.

Charlie Munger, A.E. Houseman

The thoughts of others
Were light and fleeting,
Of lovers’ meeting
Or luck or fame.
Mine were of trouble,
And mine were steady,
So I was ready
When trouble came.
– A.E. Houseman

You can say, who wants to go through life anticipating trouble? Well I did. All my life I’ve gone through life anticipating trouble. And here I am, going along in my 84th year and like Epectitus, I’ve had a … [ Read more ]

Jim Stovall

We have heard it said a thousand times that “practice makes perfect.” As well-meaning as whoever told you this might have been, they were wrong. Practice does not make perfect. Practice makes consistent. Perfect practice makes perfect. Mediocre practice makes mediocrity.

Tom Kelley and Christopher Littman

Enlightened trial and error succeeds over the planning of the lone genius.

Lyndon B. Johnson

We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors.

Peter Drucker

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Gary Hamel & C.K. Prahalad

Any company that cannot imagine the future won’t be around to enjoy it.


Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.