Philosophical Business Advice

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Ignite slides I threw together at FOO Camp.

The last slide is borked up, but this is the third time I tried to upload this and I'm going with 'good enough'.

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Philosophical Business Advice

  1. 1. Practical Advice? <ul><li>Business for Dummies (or at least for me) </li></ul>
  2. 2. The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason.
  3. 3. Bad Advice <ul><li>Women are cows at best... </li></ul><ul><li>Incapable of true friendship. </li></ul>WTF?!?
  4. 4. Good Advice <ul><li>I am that which must ever SURPASS ITSELF... </li></ul>FTW!!!
  5. 5. Work <ul><li>All wealth is the product of labor. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Enthusiasm <ul><li>Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Opportunity <ul><li>Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity... </li></ul>
  8. 8. Innovate <ul><li>Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Conflict <ul><li>Truth springs from argument amongst friends. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Paradise <ul><li>Finding the right work is like discovering your own soul in the world. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Reflect <ul><li>Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Choice <ul><li>Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Metrics <ul><li>Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Management <ul><li>When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Respect <ul><li>Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Recognize <ul><li>The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find no difference between men. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Motivate <ul><li>All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Outsourcing <ul><li>For him who calls in mercenaries, they are always disadvantageous; for losing, one is undone, and winning one is their captive. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Commitment <ul><li>By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll be happy. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher. </li></ul>
  20. 20. http://twitter.com/littleidea http://stochasticresonance.wordpress.com [email_address]

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