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

May 102017

Advice and sex are free. You pay the therapist not to tell you his problems, and the whore to leave.

May 032017

Engineers build things; then scientists explain how they work.

Apr 252017

Personnel became Human Resources, which will serve as an epigraph for the past century; and then HR, which will serve for the present one.

Mar 212017

To the horrors of war every soldier becomes inured; it is the petty harassments and nagging discomforts of war that dispirit and defeat him.

Mar 012017

Every discipline attempts to transfer sovereignty from the consumer to the producer; “professionalism” is our name for a successful coup.

Feb 222017

Collegiality is implacably hostile to independence of mind, and it can be avoided only by not having colleagues.

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.