Simple but powerful quote by Xun Kuang, known as Xunzi (a Chinese Confucian philosopher of the 3rd century BC)
Not having heard something is not as good as having heard it; having heard it is not as good as having seen it; having seen it is not as good as knowing it; knowing it is not as good as putting it into practice.
Inspiring quote by
Success is when you add value to yourselves
Significance is when you add value to others
Loved this snippet by
Patrick Bed-David on LinkedIn
Sebastian Thrun in his Intro to Statistics course on Udacity
In statistics, we are given data and try to infer causes that relate to the data, whereas in probability, we are given the description of the causes and like to predict data.
Herb Kelleher‘s, the iconic co-founder and long time CEO of Southwest Airlines, thoughts on profitability. He shared this with Guy Raz on his “How I built this” podcast.
If we have 4% of the market and are being profitable, that is better than having 90% of the market and being unprofitable.
The entire podcast for your listening pleasure is at
Herb passed away on Jan 3, 2019. RIP Herb.
Trying to sharpen my programming skills :). Just heard about BODMAS and mind blown about the simplicity of the acronym.
Essentially BODMAS is a simple way to remember the order a programming language (that follows this standard) processes operators in a statement.
BODMAS = Bracket, Of, Division, Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction
This quote/statement by
Tim Ferriss in one of his recent podcasts really got me thinking
Subconscious : Incompetency
→ Conscious : Incompetency → Conscious : Competency → Subconscious : Competency
So simple… but so deep 🙂
I don’t even recall where I heard this :).. but it stuck with me for me to write it down
For somebody to do something.. three things much happen at once. The person must want do do it, they must be able to and they must be prompted to do it.
A trigger – the prompt for the action – is effective only when the person is highly motivated, or the task is very easy. If the task is hard, people end up frustrated; if they’re not motivated, they get annoyed.
My sister shared this awesome “thought” by
Dr. Kent M. Keith.
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
The good you do today will be forgotten
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.
Saw this on a t-shirt a girl was wearing recently
Let me pretend I care…
OK, I’am done
:). Simple but such a strong message.