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

Jan 172018
 

We say that the perfect is the enemy of the good when we mean that the adequate is the enemy of the shoddy.

Jan 032018
 

No child aspires to become employable when he grows up.

Nov 302017
 

The danger of writing to a schedule is sloppy, repetitive, inflated work; the danger of not writing to a schedule is no work.

Nov 072017
 

A successful corporation is a triumph of central planning.

Sep 162017
 

If policy simply achieved its ends, a new outlet would have to be found for the ingenuity expended in its defense.

Sep 152017
 

It is in fields where expertise is dubious or bogus that practitioners stress the importance of deferring to expertise.

Aug 222017
 

If one’s reach should exceed one’s grasp, then it must be better to fail in large enterprises than succeed in smaller ones.