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

Mar 032022
 

Aborigines count 1, 2, many. Journalists count 1, 2, trend. Social scientists count 1, 2, 3, 4, sufficient sample size.

Dec 242021
 

Some jobs you keep only if you solve the problem you are charged with, others only if you don’t.

Nov 172021
 

The purveyor of a cure does not, unless he is a madman, spread the ill; but he can scarcely help spreading belief in it.

Nov 032021
 

Modern Westerners are, by historical standards, awash with leisure, much of which we use to complain about working all the time.

Oct 212021
 

Every charitable foundation does more harm than good, if it lasts long enough, eventually falling into the hands of people who wish to run charitable foundations.

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.