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Two Thoughts (21 - 27 May)
Sunday 21 May
Two thoughts from Geoffrey Moore:
"Sustaining innovations are the key to consistent performance, whereas disruptive innovations are the key to dramatic changes in power."
"Without big data, you are blind and deaf and in the middle of a freeway."
Monday 22 May
Two thoughts from Jacques Barzun:
“no subject of study is more important than reading…all other intellectual powers depend on it.”
“...institutional self-reform is rare; the conscience is willing, but the culture is rough.”
Tuesday 23 May
Two thoughts from Erik Brynjolfsson:
“The main fuel to speed the world’s progress is our stock of knowledge, and the brake is our lack of imagination.”
“[T]he key to winning the race is not to compete against machines but to compete with machines.”
Wednesday 24 May
Two thoughts from Norman Doidge:
“We see with our brains, not with our eyes”
“Nature has given us a brain that survives in a changing world by changing itself.”
Thursday 25 May
Two thoughts from Abraham Verghese:
"Not only our actions, but also our omissions, become our destiny."
"Ignorance was just as dynamic as knowledge, and it grew in the same proportion."
Friday 26 May
Two thoughts from Jack Carr:
“You can plan forever but at some point you have to execute.”
“There was only one place where a lazy lawyer who was scared of the courtroom could thrive: government service.”
Saturday 27 May
Two thoughts from Neil Postman:
"Children enter school as question marks and leave as periods."
"People in distress will sometimes prefer a problem that is familiar to a solution that is not."
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