“Why did the CIA support [modern artists]? Because in the propaganda war with the Soviet Union, this new artistic movement could be held up as proof of the creativity, the intellectual freedom, and the cultural power of the US.”
“The most important thing you need for early retirement is an ability to break out of conventional societal programming — the persistent notion that a person has to work for four or five decades and retire at 65 or later to live a productive, fulfilling, “normal” life.”
“The decline of thoughtful media has been discussed for a century. This is not new. What is new: A fundamental shift not just in the profit-seeking gatekeepers, but in the culture as a whole.”
“People of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” — Leonardo da Vinci
Everything’s negotiable, but not everything should be negotiated.
Too often negotiations become about winners and losers when that’s not the point.
Both sides ratchet up the pressure on each other — and themselves — to the point where they lose sight of what they wanted in the first place.
It doesn’t have to be so complicated.
Here’s how to approach your next negotiation to ensure you get what you want.
“Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today’s events.” — Albert Einstein
“Before I thought to reverse engineer, I figured I’d find my niche by asking the market what it needed. I put some feelers out in my networks, and unsurprisingly the answer was ‘everything.’”
“If you only take the advice of the so-called successful people and ignore all the failures, you’re going to be left with a heavily distorted view of reality.”
“People with a happy partner are 34% more likely to be healthy than those married to a downer.”
“Any work of art is one half of a conversation between two human beings, and it helps a lot to know who is talking at you.”