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Posts Tagged ‘success’

Sunday Snippet: Momofuku’s David Chang

March 22nd, 2015

“I was quite cocky, but having been hailed as this great young golfer, I couldn’t even make the high school golf team once I got there. I had a big dose of humble pie then, and ever since, I’ve always known that there is always someone out there better than you, more talented. Always.” Some […]

Sunday Snippet: Lisa Kudrow

February 15th, 2015

“You have to surrender to the fact that you are of too many in a highly competitive field where it is difficult to stand out. Over time, through your work, you will demonstrate who you are and what you bring to the field. Just stay with it and keep working.” Especially in the age of […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: A 2014 Retrospective

December 31st, 2014

On this final day of 2014, we turn to our fellow bloggers as they reflect on the year that was. Starting with Deborah Ng, she explores some of the lessons she learned in her retrospective. Finishing last isn’t so bad, because that’s how you get the most applause; quality is more important than quantity, so […]

Sunday Snippet: Michael Chabon, Manhood for Amateurs

November 30th, 2014

“But in the pages of Marvel comic books, [Stan] Lee behaved from the start as if a vast, passionate readership awaited each issue that he and his key collaborators, Kirby and Steve Ditko, churned out. And in a fairly short period of time, this chutzpah–as in all those accounts of magical chutzpah so beloved by […]

Sunday Snippet: Dr. Frank Crane (1861-1928)

November 16th, 2014

“Nobody has things just as he would like them. The thing to do is to make a success with what material I have. It is a sheer waste of time and soul power to imagine what I would do if things were different. They are not different.” I would like to start up my own […]

Sunday Snippet: Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell)

August 3rd, 2014

“Success is 1% inspiration, 98% perspiration and 2% attention to detail.” The vast majority of “family” sitcoms on television have depicted mostly typical families. Even with a show like Married with Children, the core family unit is intact, even if its members may be a little dysfunctional. Modern Family has elements of that too, but […]

Sunday Snippet: Malcolm Gladwell

April 13th, 2014

“But the better answer is that Hotchkiss has simply fallen into the trap that wealthy people and wealthy institutions and wealthy countries—all Goliaths—too often fall into: the school assumes that the kinds of things that wealth can buy always translate into real-world advantages.” I’ve been listening to Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book, David and Goliath, in […]

On Living the Complete Life

March 27th, 2014

A little over six years ago, I wrote how I thought the single greatest key to happiness is novelty. Perhaps that was a little naive of me. Novelty is still something that I feel we all want in our lives. We value our stability and predictability, to be sure, but we also want to sample […]