Saturday, 24 January 2009

Lies I like to hear


The ability to enjoy other people's outrageous lies is an acquired skill. In most cases, that skill has to be developed together with a thick skin.
From the lies I heard this week, these eleven are the ones I enjoyed best.
  1. Singing is going to change the world. All we have to do is to sing together.
  2. Someone I've never met is coming to fix my problems.
  3. We should be proud of our origin, since it is a pure coincidence.
  4. Innovation can be ordered around.
  5. Innovation can be put on a tight schedule.
  6. We have historical debts towards long-dead people who created the basis for our present mess.
  7. Books are good, as long as you are told what to read.
  8. Ideas are good, as long as they are not controversial.
  9. Nobody is going to ask me to reimburse my debts.
  10. Being irresponsible doesn't matter.
  11. Truth is always self-evident.

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by carulmare under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]

Lies I like to hear


The ability to enjoy other people's outrageous lies is an acquired skill. In most cases, that skill has to be developed together with a thick skin.
From the lies I heard this week, these eleven are the ones I enjoyed best.
  1. Singing is going to change the world. All we have to do is to sing together.
  2. Someone I've never met is coming to fix my problems.
  3. We should be proud of our origin, since it is a pure coincidence.
  4. Innovation can be ordered around.
  5. Innovation can be put on a tight schedule.
  6. We have historical debts towards long-dead people who created the basis for our present mess.
  7. Books are good, as long as you are told what to read.
  8. Ideas are good, as long as they are not controversial.
  9. Nobody is going to ask me to reimburse my debts.
  10. Being irresponsible doesn't matter.
  11. Truth is always self-evident.

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by carulmare under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]

Open doors will take you places


Ideas are precious and constitute the basis of civilization. Without the concepts of free trade, freedom of speech, and human rights, our standard of living would rapidly collapse to medieval levels.

Product development, production, distribution, and marketing are based on ideas. Entrepreneurship is nothing but a sustained vision driving the transformation of existing resources into more valuable products of services.

It is only new ideas that will take you forward, personally or professionally. Closed doors reflect fear of change.


Keep you door open to new concepts and ideas. Some of them will be wrong and others will be annoying, but a few will bring about breakthrough improvements. Those few will take you places.


[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by Fr Antunes under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]

Open doors will take you places


Ideas are precious and constitute the basis of civilization. Without the concepts of free trade, freedom of speech, and human rights, our standard of living would rapidly collapse to medieval levels.

Product development, production, distribution, and marketing are based on ideas. Entrepreneurship is nothing but a sustained vision driving the transformation of existing resources into more valuable products of services.

It is only new ideas that will take you forward, personally or professionally. Closed doors reflect fear of change.


Keep you door open to new concepts and ideas. Some of them will be wrong and others will be annoying, but a few will bring about breakthrough improvements. Those few will take you places.


[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by Fr Antunes under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]