„[In this auction we may expect the article to be sold to] "the most eager buyer at a price which is just about the highest he is willing to pay, for in this case the most eager buyer does not know what prices the other buyers are willing to give [and] … each buyer fear that someone may slip in ahead of him.“
— Kenneth E. Boulding British-American economist 1910 - 1993
Fonte: 1940s, Economic Analysis, 1941, p. 42 as cited in: Vernon L. Smith (1991) Papers in Experimental Economics. p. 516
— Eudora Welty American author 1909 - 2001
— Walter Isaacson, livro Steve Jobs
Fonte: Steve Jobs
— Stephen Chbosky, livro The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Fonte: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
— Nick Hornby, livro Songbook
Fonte: 31 Songs
„Worrying about what might go wrong may not be as glamorous a job as speculating about the future, but it is a more essential job right now.“
— Nicholas Carr American writer 1959
Why IT Doesn't Matter Anymore http://hbswk.hbs.edu/archive/3520.html, Harvard Business Review, June 9, 2003.
„It is futile to debate on what is wrong and right with people whose remorse is not their punishment, nor is it reasonable to care about their promise and criticism.“
— Khem Veasna Cambodian politician 1971
Quoted on his facebook profile (25 December 2013)
„But it remains the case that you know what is wrong with a lot more confidence than you know what is right.“
— Nassim Nicholas Taleb Lebanese-American essayist, scholar, statistician, former trader and risk analyst 1960
Fonte: The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (2007), p.58
— Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign
Fonte: Vorkosigan Saga, A Civil Campaign (1999)
— Sarvajna Kannada poet, pragmatist and philosopher
Flowers of Wisdom
„Sometimes being a leader isn’t about winning. Sometimes it’s about doing what’s right, instead of what’s powerful.“
— James Patterson American author 1947
„Friedman said he'd only join if the word "no-brainer" existed in the brief somewhere, like this was a complete no-brainer for him. This is not about left and right. This is about right and wrong. That's what this battle is.“
— Lawrence Lessig American academic, political activist. 1961
Contexto: This is not a left and right issue. This is the important thing to recognize: This is not about conservatives versus liberals.
In our case, in Eldred, we have this brief filed by 17 economists, including Milton Friedman, James Buchanan, Ronald Kost, Ken Arrow, you know, lunatics, right? Left-wing liberals, right? Friedman said he'd only join if the word "no-brainer" existed in the brief somewhere, like this was a complete no-brainer for him. This is not about left and right. This is about right and wrong. That's what this battle is.
„Advertising and promotion alone will not sustain a bad product or a product that is not right for the times.“
— Akio Morita Japanese businessman 1921 - 1999
Fonte: Made in Japan (1986), p. 158.
— David Bowie British musician, actor, record producer and arranger 1947 - 2016