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  • Kristian shared from The Hypomanic Edge: The Link Between (A Little) Craziness and (A Lot of) Success in America by John D. Gartner
    Commercial business is there like a vast lottery, by which a small number of men continually lose, but the state is always the gainer…. Hence arises the strange indulgence that is shown to bankrupts in the United States; their honor does not suffer by such an accident.24
  • Kristian shared from A Life Decoded: My Genome: My Life by J. Craig Venter
    I felt that his salary was low for what I was asking of him, and after sleeping on it, he clearly felt the same, so by the end of the next day we had tripled the money.
  • Kristian shared from Beginning Programming All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies by Wallace Wang
    The whole idea behind artificial intelligence is to make computers smarter and literally think for themselves. (That’s because computer scientists have pretty much given up hope that people will ever get smarter or begin to think for themselves.)
    Note: :)
  • Kristian shared from Hatching Twitter by Nick Bilton
    Then, as she turned to walk away, Fred dropped the guillotine. “So we’re making Ev CEO,” he said, his fork clenched in his hand. “You’re going to get a passive chairman role and a silent board seat. We have some paperwork for you and a recommendation for a lawyer.”
  • Kristian shared from Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders, 2014 by Warren Buffett
    Our second method of differentiating ourselves is the total indifference to volume that we maintain. In 1989, we will be perfectly willing to write five times as much business as we write in 1988—or only one-fifth as much. We hope, of course, that conditions will allow us large volume. But we cannot control market prices. If they are unsatisfactory, we will simply do very little business. No other major insurer acts with equal restraint.
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Kristian Holte