Working

Business is more agreeable than pleasure; it interests the whole mind more continuously, and more deeply.
—Bagehot

Oct 042018
 

Any man who masters the practice of a discipline will be told that he does not understand its theory.

Sep 122018
 

Stores used to play music to please the customers; they play it now to please the staff.

Aug 292018
 

It is better to put off a task, and be thought incompetent, than complete it, and remove all doubt.

Jul 202018
 

We are regularly informed, by people with talent for a discipline, that nothing is required to master it but effort.

Jul 182018
 

Better than nothing is an exacting standard: medicine has met it only recently, and to many prestigious and lucrative occupations it remains a fond hope.

Jun 192018
 

There is no job so simple that its performance can be measured.

May 252018
 

You can have loyal subordinates, or competent ones.

Apr 112018
 

Always speak Truth to Power, once you’re sure Power isn’t going to option your novel.