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links for 2010-04-13

13 Apr
  • when you actually are with somebody, you’ve got to make that person feel like nobody else in the world matters. I think that’s critical…
    Every moment counts, and that moment is lost if you’re not in that moment 100 percent…
    It always comes down to people. One of the things I’ve learned is that…You have to work with the people you have…
    what are really the best things about the people I have? What makes them great, and how can I really improve them one or two notches? And if I spend my time on that, then I’ll have a great organization. Everybody has their good points. Everybody has their bad points. If you can bring out the best in everybody, then you can have a great organization. If you bring out the worst in everybody, you’re going to have a bad organization…
    I think one of the hardest things to do is to figure out…What is it that you really are interested in? This helps you to weigh one option versus another. And then keep your eyes and ears open.
  • I have a good friend coming in a few weeks. He’ll be here in Delhi for three days, then heading back to Southeast Asia. I’ve (somewhat ambitiously) promised to show him the city in its entirety — tour guide Delhi, hidden Delhi, ‘my’ Delhi — in just one weekend. Can it be done? Absolutely, and here’s how
  • From a motivational perspective, the best way to handle a failure is to look honestly at how your own actions contributed to the outcome, emphasizing what you can change so that your performance improves from now on. And even though, at 84, Alan Greenspan is unlikely to serve a second round as Fed Chairman, he would probably like to get an accurate handle on what went wrong – something he will never do unless he admits that he was actually driving.
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