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Two Thoughts (23 - 29 October)
We will now be consolidating Jim’s daily ‘Two Thoughts’ series into one post a week, which we will publish every Sunday here on our Substack.
For those of you still craving a daily hit of wisdom - do not fear! Jim will continue to share two thoughts daily on his Twitter.
Sunday 23rd October
Two thoughts from Andy Grove:
"So give me a turbulent world as opposed to a quiet world and I'll take the turbulent one."
“Altogether too often, people substitute opinions for facts and emotions for analysis.”
Monday 24th October
Two thoughts from Marv Levy:
"Age is inevitable. Aging isn't."
"Experience should be a plus as long as it doesn't become complacency. If you say, 'We're not going to change; we didn't do it that way before,' then you've become too old."
Tuesday 25th October
Two thoughts from Harvey S. Firestone:
"Thought, not money, is the real business capital."
"The way of the pioneer is always rough."
Wednesday 26th October
Two thoughts from Dallas H. Oaks:
“There is not a right and a wrong answer to every question.”
“Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions.”
Thursday 27th October
Two thoughts from Annie Ernaux:
“She teaches me that the world is made to be pounced on and enjoyed, and that there is absolutely no reason at all to hold back.”
“Pain cannot be kept intact, it needs to be “processed,” converted into humor.”
Friday 28th October
Two thoughts from April Dunford:
“Understanding something new is challenging because we don’t yet have a frame of reference.”
“If we fail at positioning, we fail at marketing and sales. If we fail at marketing and sales, the entire business fails.”
Saturday 29th October
Two thoughts from Merlin Sheldrake:
“There are more bacteria in your gut than stars in our galaxy.”
“it may be helpful to think of mycelial networks as a type of “liquid computer”