Posts Tagged ‘experience’

Since the beginning of the 21st century, the amount of information instantly available to us has increased a thousandfold. Looking for answers today has become a challenge not of finding, but of sifting through….  And it’s not just information, per se.  It is the rhetoric of the global Internet-connected chat room where smart people with opinions assemble data, then analyze and interpret them for us.  And here’s another thing: Much of this secondary information is so well – and persuasively –presented that it feels like experience.  When secondary information feels like experience, we often accept it as truth… truth that is equal to the truth we know from experience.” -Mark Ford

“He (Seth Goden) says, quite correctly, that most people who buy books on entrepreneurship never get beyond the dreaming stage because ‘deep down inside, they don’t think they have what it takes to succeed’.  I don’t know if that is the most common fear of starting a business.  I wish it were.  But I’m afraid too many entrepreneurs have the opposite problem.  They don’t realize they don’t have what they need to succeed….  The solution to that fear is to put your plan on hold and acquire the experience to know what you need to know.” -Mark Ford

“Yes, you need a positive attitude to be happy.  But you can be quite successful by most measures simply by applying my success formula:

  • Decide exactly what it is you want.
  • Make it a primary goal.
  • Establish a series of yearly, monthly, weekly, and daily objectives to achieve that goal.
  • Resist the urge to give up along the way.

My own experience proves that, by doing this, you can achieve almost anything you want in life—even if you don’t have much faith in your own abilities.” -Mark Ford

“Don’t ever quit.  You’ll succeed if you have delighted customers.  Don’t settle for satisfied.  Have that person thinking ‘I’ve never had a better experience with a human being’ and they’ll be back to buy your product.” -Warren Buffett

You have to give more than you get if you want to succeed….  If a business cannot deliver an experience that meets the customers’ expectations and creates loyalty, it’s bound to fail.  The customer will take his or her money elsewhere….  I strive to treat everyone as my customer.” -David Eirfrig

Failed Experience

Posted: January 21, 2016 in Thought for the Day
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“It’s not failure. It’s experience.” -James Altucher

Central banks have not been attempting to manage an economy for very long.  But there is no experience we know of that shows us that interest rates set by a group of bank industry insiders are better than those discovered by honest outcry in an open market….  Nowhere in the history books is there an example of it.” -Bill Bonner

Make Change

Posted: January 30, 2015 in Thought for the Day
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“I know from experience that virtually everyone who puts off change fails to make it. -Michael Masterson

Debt Collapse

Posted: January 8, 2015 in Debt
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“Logic, math and experience tell us that an overburden of debt – unsupported by higher real earnings – will collapse onto the heads of the people beneath it.” -Bill Bonner

In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.” -Ansel Adams