Working

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

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.

Jul 072016
 

The burden of mastery is to feel forever like a fraud.

Mar 222016
 

War puts the pacific virtues to use, but peace can do nothing with the martial ones.

Mar 112016
 

Occasionally the operation succeeds but the patient dies; far more often it fails but the patient survives.