2015/07/22

work-life balance

There's no such thing as work-life balance. 

There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.

-- Jack Welch

2015/07/09

You need two kinds of friends in your life.

No matter who you are, you need two kinds of friends in your life. The first kind is one you can call when something good happens, and you need someone who will be excited for you. Not a fake excitement veiling envy, but a real excitement. You need someone who will actually be more excited for you than he would be if it had happened to him.

The second kind of friend is somebody you can call when things go horribly wrong, when your life is on the line and you only have one phone call.

--  Ben Horowitz

2015/07/01

Great CEOs face the pain.

Great CEOs face the pain. 

They deal with the sleepless nights, the cold sweats, and what my friend the great Alfred Chuang (legendary cofounder and CEO of BEA Systems) calls “the torture.”

Whenever I meet a successful CEO, I ask them how they did it.

Mediocre CEOs point to their brilliant strategic moves or their intuitive business sense or a variety of other self-congratulatory explanations.

The great CEOs tend to be remarkably consistent in their answers.

They all say, “I didn’t quit.”

-- Ben Horowitz

2015/06/30

Twenty years from now

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain

2015/06/29

Environment is but a looking-glass.

Mind is the Master--power that molds and makes, and Man is Mind, and ever more he takes the Tool of Thought, and shaping what he wills, brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills--He thinks in secret and it comes to pass; Environment is but his looking-glass.
-- James Allen