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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Investment and Life Lessons - Part 2

Here's Part 2 of my previous post regarding the lessons/quotes I've encountered in my various readings. My list is getting too long again hence I'm sharing it with the Filipino Investors out there for them to learn a thing or two. Cheers!

  1. You are supposed to do original research, but if you get to original, they don't know what’s going on - Maury Osborne
  2. When you're buying, appear to be selling. When you're selling, appear to be buying - Lucio Tan
  3. Money isn't lost or made it was simply transferred from one perception to another - Gordon Gekko
  4. The illusion has become real and the more real it becomes the more desperate they want it - Gordon Gekko
  5. Both poverty and riches are offsprings of thought - Napoleon Hill
  6. Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting - Napoleon Hill
  7. A positive mental attitude is an irresistible force that knows no such thing as an immovable body - Napoleon Hill
  8. Your vision and your dreams are the blueprints of your ultimate achievements - N.H.
  9. Demography is Destiny - Auguste Comte
  10. The long term economic fortunes of a nation requires these ingredients: a. A large population b. Young and productive citizens c. Growth of the "aspirational" or middle class d. A supportive environment for growth
  11. Nothing worthwhile is ever easy
  12. No matter what your status in life is, be grounded. When you start believing that you’re the best, that will be the start of your downfall. You have to keep working hard and learning new from other people - Wilson Sy
  13. If you don’t know how to invest or manage your own money, your money will run out - Wilson Sy
  14. Never interrupt your enemy when his making a mistake - Napoleon Bonaparte
  15. Show me a family of readers and I will show you the people who move the world - NB
  16. Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich - NB
  17. A woman laughing is a woman conquered - NB
  18. As for me, to love you alone, to make you happy, to do nothing which would contradict your wishes. This is my destiny and the purpose of my life. - NB
  19. Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest - NB
  20. I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up - NB
  21. The word impossible is not in my dictionary. - NB
  22. I must see her and press her to my heart. I love her to the point of madness, and I cannot continue to be separated from her. If she no longer loved me, I would have nothing left to do on earth. - NB
  23. Take time to deliberate, but when the time of action has come, stop thinking and go in. - NB
  24. What I have done up to this point is nothing. I am only at the beginning of a course I must run. - NB
  25. Never take an ex back. She tried to do better and is settling with you.
  26. Read more. It allows you to borrow someone else’s brain.
  27. Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.
  28. Don’t split a check/bill. - GS. Elevator
  29. People mistake bull markets for brains - Jim Rogers
  30. If the world economies gets better, commodities are a good place to be in.. Even if the world does not improve, commodities are still fabulous place to be - JR
  31. If you invest in Myanmar you will be very very rich in 20, 30, 40 years - JR
  32. There are two types of people: 1.Those who live with purpose 2. Those who do not
  33. Life has no meaning unless you create the meaning for yourself
  34. I choose to live until I die - A.E. Ballakisten
  35. Who you surround yourself with is who you become
  36. Surround yourself only with smart, competent & positive people (life is too short not to)
  37. You should only spend time with friends who inspire you
  38. Andrew Carnegie's Epitaph says "Here lies one who knew how to get around him men who were cleverer than himself"
  39. To avoid being mediocre you must seek out people who are not mediocre and hang out with them
  40. Don't take a job unless you'll be working for someone of high integrity who you will learn lots from
  41. Very very few people actually have mentors, and yet mentorship is crucial to living the life you want
  42. Who mentors you determines who you become
  43. Why do people spend 832 weeks in school and 0 weeks seeking amazing mentors?
  44. Important people like opening fedex packages
  45. One can see much further by standing on the shoulders of giants
  46. To know happiness, one must know suffering
  47. The food we eat literally becomes us as nutrients are absorbed and used
  48. Did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there?
  49. An increment is judged based on the previous amount - Weber-Fechner Law
  50. As long as you're going to be thinking anyway, better think big. - Donald Trump
  51. Make sure you go to bed wiser than you got up - Warren Buffet
  52. In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is. - Yogi Berra
  53. If riding the bus doesn't incentivize you to improve your station in life, nothing will. - GS Elevator
  54. Our aim is profitable trading, not impressing other people
  55. Denying your feelings for somebody is like rejecting yourself to be happy
  56. Never regret anything because at one time it was what you wanted
  57. Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory
  58. To accomplish something you must have confidence, determination, and you must persevere
  59. A fool and his money are soon parted.
  60. The things that make me different are the things that make me - winnie the pooh
  61. I don’t dream of success, I work for it.
  62. Today is very difficult, Tomorrow is much more difficult, but the day after tomorrow is very beautiful. Problem is, most people will die tomorrow evening. - Jack Ma
  63. Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.
  64. Mating starts with meeting.
  65. Proximity and the mere exposure effect - statistical reasons for liking.
  66. Retrograde amnesia - forgets the past
  67. Anterograde amnesia - remembers the the past but loses the ability to create new memories
  68. The more chances you see a brand the more chances you will like it or have a positive opinion on it.
  69. Psychological tests shows that living things choose comfort (security) over food
  70. Satisficing - is one of the foundations of productive human behavior; it prevails when we don’t waste time on decisions that don’t matter, or more accurately, when we don’t waste time trying to find improvements that are not going to make a significant difference in our happiness or satisfaction. Simply put it is not necessarily having the best but having what is good enough.
  71. The processing capacity of the conscious mind has been estimated at 120 bits per second. In order to understand one person speaking to us, we need to process 60 bits of information per second. With a processing limit of 120 bits per second, this means you can barely understand two people talking to you at the same time. Under most circumstances, you will not be able to understand three people talking at the same time. We’re surrounded on this planet by billions of other humans, but we can understand only two at a time at the most! It’s no wonder that the world is filled with so much misunderstanding.
  72. Judge not, that ye be not judged.
  73. Don't criticize them; they are just what we would be under similar circumstances - Abraham Lincoln
  74. Lincoln learned that sharp criticisms and rebukes almost invariably end in futility.
  75. Don't complain on the snow of your neighbors roof when your own doorstep is unclean - Confucius
  76. I will speak ill of no man and speak all the good for everybody - Benjamin Franklin
  77. When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity.
  78. Any fool can criticise, condemn and and complain and most fools do. But it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
  79. A great man can show his greatness by the way he treats little men.
  80. Instead of condemning people, lets try to understand them. Let's try to figure out why they do what they do.
  81. God himself, sir, does not propose to judge men until the end of his days.
Why should you and I?

  1. Seigmund Frued said that anything you and I do comes from two motives: the sex urge and the desire to be great
  2. The deepest urge in human nature is the desire to be important - John Dewey
  3. The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated - William James
  4. The way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.
  5. Give honest, sincere appreciation.
  6. The only way to influence other people is to talk about what they want and show them how to get it.
  7. Ask yourself, How can I make this person want to do it?
  8. What's in it for him/her? Instead of what's in it for you.
  9. If there is any one secret in success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see from that person's angle as well as your own.
  10. Customers like to feel they are buying - not being sold
  11. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
  12. You can make more friends in two months by being interested in them than in  two years trying to get them interested in you.
  13. Arouse in the other person an eager want.
  14. There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so - William Shakespeare
  15. Remember names and make people feel important.
  16. Hustle until you no longer have to introduce yourself.
  17. Building wealth is building character - Zandro Zulueta
  18. Your future is shaped by the decisions you are making now and the life you lead was shaped by the decisions you've made in the past.
  19. To be interesting, be interested.
  20. Be a good listener, encourage others to talk about themselves.
  21. Always make the other person feel important.
  22. Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. - Jesus Christ
  23. Hatred is never ended by hatred but by love. - Buddha
  24. Be wiser than other people if you can; but don't tell them so. - Lord Chesterfield
  25. Use humbler words when presenting and argument such as: So it appears to me at present, I imagine.
  26. Dont be afraid to give it a try. The worst thing that can happen is things won't work out the way you've envisioned it but at least you know that by giving it a shot - Michael Jordan
  27. Monday morning quarterback - one who criticizes or passes judgement from a position of hindsight
  28. Ang gusto ko lamang sa buhay ay yakapin mo ako.
  29. The rich invest in time. The poor invest on money. - Warren Buffett
  30. The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing. - Socrates
  31. I know enough to know that I know nothing. - Socrates
  32. Envy is ignorance.
  33. Unjust criticism is often a disguised compliment.
  34. If we ever live a legacy, it's that we live each other well.
  35. When you’re following your energy and doing what you want all the time, the distinction between work and play dissolves. – Shakti Gawain
  36. The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else…The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career! – Earl Nightingale
  37. Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. ― Mark Twain
  38. Humility disarms.
  39. A part of what you earn is yours to keep.
  40. It's not the years on your life, but the life in your years - Abraham Lincoln
  41. It is okay to trade the possibility of your 80s and 90s for a more guaranteed fun in your 20s and 30s. - GS Elevator
  42. Whether you think you can or you think think you cannot - you are usually right - Henry Ford
  43. From this moment on, I intend to live my life as a rational creature. - Benjamin Franklin
  44. The way to be safe is never feel secure. - B Franklin
  45. The scriptures assure me that on the last day we shall not be examined on what we believed but on what we did. - B Franklin
  46. Our entrance to heaven will not be because we kneeled and said, `Lord, Lord,' but because we did some good for our fellow creatures. - B Franklin
  47. It is hard for an empty sack to stand upright - B. Franklin
  48. It is more difficult for a man in want to act always honestly - B. Franklin
  49. There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded. - Mark Twain
  50. Organization Rule 1: A mislabeled item or location is worse than an unlabeled item.
  51. Organization Rule 2: If there is an existing standard, use it.
  52. Organization Rule 3: Don’t keep what you can’t use.
  53. The presence of a satisfying intimate relationship is one of the strongest predictors of happiness and emotional well-being that has ever been measured.
  54. Napoleon Bonaparte Lessons: Establish credibility; Make yourself famous; Take ownership; Do an Arcola.
  55. I am destined to change the world; at any rate this is my belief. - Napoleon Bonaparte
  56. The art of being sometimes audacious and sometimes very prudent is the secret of success - NB
  57. A general, need not be confident or feel confident. He did require a consistent display of confidence; whether it was counterfeit or genuine was immaterial. - NB
  58. Two O'Clock in the morning courage.
  59. You may ignore the ripples, say pass on the waves, but you have to ride the tide, else you will drown. - NB
  60. As an individual you're a CEO of one and it's your duty to maximize your profits.
  61. A healthy respect for the market is essential. A great firefighter may not fear the fire he is fighting, but he certainly respects it.
  62. Trade to make money, not for fun.
  63. You can't make silk purse out of sow's ears.
  64. A word to the wise is enough, and many words won't fill a bushel - Benjamin Franklin
  65. The taxes from the Government are indeed very heavy, but we have many more others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly. -  B. Franklin
  66. How much more than is necessary do we spend in sleep? Forgetting that the sleeping fox catches no poultry, and that there will be sleeping enough in the grave - B. Franklin
  67. Laziness travels so slowly, that poverty soon overtakes him.
  68. He that lives upon hope will die fasting.
  69. If you were a servant, would you not be ashamed that a good master should catch you idle? Are you then your own master? Be ashamed to catch yourself idle. - B. Franklin

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