Saturday, January 22, 2022

100s of wisdom quotes

130 Short Quotes @wisdomquotes

The Top 100 Quotes of All Time - BrainyQuote

100 Best Quotes of All Time @pakwired

Top 100 Inspirational Quotes @Forbes

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed |

We shall not cease from exploration,
and the end of all our exploring
will be to arrive where we started
and know the place for the first time.
T. S. Eliot

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Theodore Roosevelt

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Albert Einstein

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Albert Einstein

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Albert Einstein

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Mahatma Gandhi

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
Mahatma Gandhi

For things to change, YOU have to change.
For things to get better, YOU have to get better.
For things to improve, YOU have to improve.
When YOU grow, EVERYTHING in your life grows with you.
Jim Rohn

Your life does not get better by chance,
it gets better by change.
Jim Rohn

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
Jim Rohn

Don't let your learning lead to knowledge.
Let your learning lead to action.
Jim Rohn

Formal education will make you a living;

self-education will make you a fortune.
Jim Rohn

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Jim Rohn

If you do what you've always done,
you'll get what you've always gotten.
Tony Robbins

To achieve goals you've never achieved before,
you need to start doing things you've never done before.
Stephen Covey

I am not a product of my circumstances.
I am a product of my decisions.
Stephen Covey

The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule,
but to schedule your priorities.
Stephen Covey

Keep your mind fixed on what you want in life: not on what you don't want.
Napoleon Hill

When you close the door of your mind to negative thoughts,
the door of opportunity opens to you.
Napoleon Hill

You will never be greater than the thoughts that dominate your mind.
Napoleon Hill

Saturday, January 8, 2022

book: Rationality

book with scientific explanations about "strange" human behaviors

Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters | Steven Pinker

Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters: Pinker, Steven: 9780525561996: Books

Steven Pinker - Wikipedia

Rationality (book) - Wikipedia

Talks at Google - Ep203 - Steven Pinker | Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters

reason: some of math foundations for statistics and ML (Machine Learning)
are not very easy for default human thinking

most humans in fact do behave rationally based on limited context ("tribe")

Bayes' theorem - Wikipedia

describes the probability of an event, based on prior knowledge of conditions that might be related to the event. 

expresses how a degree of belief, expressed as a probability, should rationally change to account for the availability of related evidence

Prisoner's dilemma - Wikipedia

game analyzed in game theory that shows why two completely rational individuals might not cooperate, even if it appears that it is in their best interests to do so

Tragedy of the commons - Wikipedia

is a situation in which individual users, who have open access to a resource unhampered by shared social structures or formal rules that govern access and use, act independently according to their own self-interest and, contrary to the common good of all users, cause depletion of the resource through their uncoordinated action

Saturday, January 1, 2022

book: Working Backwards (

Working Backwards: Insights, Stories, and Secrets from Inside Amazon: Bryar, Colin, Carr, Bill: 9781250267597: Books


Amazon Narratives: Memos and working Backwards From Release | Future @ a16z

"authors Colin Bryar and Bill Carr share not only how Amazon did it, but how other companies can do it, too, drawing on their combined 27 years of firsthand observations and experiences from being in “the room” where it happens. Bill was vice president of digital media, founded and led Amazon Music, Amazon Video, Amazon Studios; and Colin started out in the software group, was a technical vice president, and then, notably, was one of Jeff Bezos’ earliest shadows — the shadow before him was in fact Andy Jassy, president and CEO of Amazon Web Services & Amazon.

Summary of Working Backwards by Colin Bryar and Bill Carr | Summaries.Com

  1. Have solid leadership principles.
  2. Use hiring to progressively raise the bar.
  3. Organize so you have single-threaded leaders.
  4. Communicate using narratives and six-pagers.
  5. Start with the desired customer experience.
  6. Manage your business inputs, not outputs.

Business Book Main Idea Snapshot Index | Summaries.Com