Confessions of a researchaholic

September 18, 2018

If you are willing to fail interestingly, you tend to succeed interestingly. – Edward Albee

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This quote describes me quite well, at least the first part. 🙂

May 6, 2018


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As an interesting coincidence, after finishing a privacy training I watched this movie.

“I give the fight up: let there be an end, a privacy, an obscure nook for me. I want to be forgotten even by God.” – Robert Browning

August 17, 2016


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“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.” – Lawrence of Arabia

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” – Edgar Allan Poe

So how about those who act on their dreams from the night with open eyes in the day?

February 23, 2015

Don’t join them if you can beat them

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I guess this is the opposite of “if you can’t beat them, join them”.

July 19, 2014

Revelation for this day

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“A man is measured by the size of things that anger him.” – Geof Greenleaf


Thank you!

January 9, 2014

Tolerate only A players

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Quote from Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs:

You have to be ruthless if you want to build a team of A players. “It’s too easy, as a team grows, to put up with a few B players, and they then attract a few more B players, and soon you will even have some C players,” he recalled. “The Macintosh experience taught me that A players like to work only with other A players, which means you can’t indulge B players.”

August 13, 2012


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“Rules are mostly made to be broken and are too often for the lazy to hide behind” – Douglas MacArthur

Add-on #1: just don’t get caught. 🙂

Add-on #2: if you do, pretend you don’t know the rules. 🙂

It takes courage to break rules, intelligence to know which rules to break and how, and imagination to get away with it.
This is why I consider breaking rules as both a good training and testing.

March 29, 2012


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God is in the details
Devil is in the details
So which one will be there
When we look into the details

January 7, 2010

Rules and laws

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Break all the rules, but not a single law.

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