Monday, July 7, 2008

i-TFTD #135

i-TFTD #135

#135-1. Big goals get big results. No goals get no results or somebody else's results.
-Mark Victor Hansen

#135-2. Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
-Rene Descartes

#135-3. The father of every good work is discontent, and its mother is diligence.
-Lajos Kassak

One price many of us pay for growing up, becoming more mature, is to forget the ability to dream. "The Magic of Thinking Big" is the title of a useful book written by David Schwartz. Google's founders never talked of building a faster or better search engine, they wanted "to know everything there is to know". Until his almost full retirement in June 2008 after over 25 years at Microsoft, Bill Gates rarely talked of achieving 90% desktop market share, he kept driving his corporation with an ambitious vision to put a computer in every desktop and every home.

Many of us miss the opportunity to capture and codify the learning associated with solving a particular problem. Great thinkers always do it.

Some amount of creative dissatisfaction with the present is useful to push towards new methods and products but pursuing it with persistence is needed for achieving results.

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