A v B v C

By rickColosimo / February 27, 2020 /

There’s a common hiring quote that goes “A players hire A players; B players hire C players.” It’s been ascribed to Steve Jobs. The TSC commentary to this rule: “But sometimes an A needs a job and a B is the one offering.” Just because you have someone good working for you doesn’t mean you’re…

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Einstein on simplifying

By rickColosimo / April 12, 2010 /

Here is another quote that has often been paraphrased, and the recursive nature of that concept is particularly appealing in this context: It can scarcely be denied that the supreme goal of all theory is to make the irreducible basic elements as simple and as few as possible without having to surrender the adequate representation…

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Quote – planning too much?

By rickColosimo / January 19, 2009 /

For some time now, we’ve been working with a senior retired banker from Lazard who is on our board of advisers. We essentially hired him to be our boss, in terms of helping us with strategic decisions, setting priorities, and gaining perspective on events that would help us make better decisions. Mr. P has a…

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Kennedy on action

By rickColosimo / August 24, 2008 /

“There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.” via. This expands on one of Mike’s favorite sayings to use with clients: “the unaimed arrow never misses.” We use it to help clients understand another Army maxim of failing to…

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