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

Feb 102017
 

Great innovations appear made by many simultaneously, because we consign to obscurity anyone more than a week or two ahead of his time.

Jan 242017
 

The mark of the journalist is to confuse truth with accuracy.

Jan 182017
 

Crime committed on a large enough scale ceases to be criminal. It becomes business as usual, or Realpolitik, or statesmanship.

Jan 112017
 

A career can be fashioned from a single idea. Two may be tolerated. Three or more are fatal.

Dec 302016
 

Accidents happen not when alarms fail to go off, but when they go off too often.

Nov 042016
 

The one indispensable element in starting a business is gross overconfidence.

Aug 302016
 

It’s a dog-eat-dog world, unless the dogs happen to belong to the same professional guild.

Aug 092016
 

It is often only slightly more trouble to do a thing well than to do it badly.