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

Sep 092021
 

The modern corporation has turned business — a glamorous pursuit, full of intrigue, danger, and deceit — into bureaucratic drudgery. This is its unpardonable sin.

Sep 032021
 

There are so many ways to go wrong that every well-made thing is a miracle, to be regarded with reverence, even awe.

Jul 052021
 

If you hire for competence, it is still likely that you will get incompetents; if you hire for anything else, it is certain.

May 122021
 

The micromanager constantly remarks his hatred of micromanaging, as if he were driven to it, as a last resort, by the sheer fecklessness of his underlings.

Apr 202021
 

Never give up what you can postpone indefinitely.

Mar 242021
 

The more features a product acquires, the worse it becomes at what it was originally designed to do.

Mar 112021
 

Law of Insufficient Time: It’s always later than you think, even after accounting for the Law of Insufficient Time.