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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Investment and Life Lessons - Part 6

Here's the PART 6 of my previous posts regarding the lessons I've encountered in my various readings on business, stocks, economy, money, war, love and life. 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. Passion unpracticed, weakens - Tony Robbins
  2. The secret to wealth is gratitude - John Templeton
  3. The key to living is giving
  4. The human brain is designed for survival, it’s not designed for success - Tony Robbins
  5. Your brain is not designed to make you happy, that’s your job
  6. Skip a meal, but don't skip reading - Jim Rohn
  7. Quality is never an accident. It is always a result of intelligent effort. - John Ruskin
  8. Blind obedience to authority is the greatest enemy of truth - Albert Einstein
  9. Sometimes we make choices in life, and sometimes, our choices make us
  10. Living a life trying to avoid mistakes is living a life of inaction - Warren Buffett
  11. The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it - Eckhart Tolle
  12. Omniscience isn’t necessary in investing; you only need to know the actions you undertake - Warren Buffett
  13. Money can’t buy you happiness? Well, poverty can’t buy you anything.
  14. To make money in stocks you must have the vision to see them, the courage to buy them and the patience to hold them. Patience is the rarest of the three.
  15. Buying a house and buying a house on fire are two different things - Jaime Dimon
  16. Cash is a bad investment over time but you always want to have enough so nobody else could determine your future - Warren Buffet
  17. Sometimes good people make bad choices. It doesn't mean they are bad people, it means they're human. - Wise Man
  18. The best way to pay back a debt is to never have one - Warren Buffett
  19. Good artist copy, but great artists steal - Picaso
  20. Your ability to copy is the biggest predictor of success that you will have in life
  21. 85% of millionaires are self made
  22. People say you have to have a lot passion on what you’re doing and it’s totally true and the reason is because it’s so hard that if you don't, any rational person would give up. - Steve Jobs
  23. Change your should to must
  24. Everyday you waste is a day you’ll never get back
  25. Do or die - Will Smith
  26. There is no reason to have a plan B because it distracts from plan A - Will Smith
  27. News is all this negativity condensed - Jim Carey
  28. I will not be outworked - Will Smith
  29. Avoid what is strong, attack what is weak - Sun Tzu
  30. If you end up with the story you started with, then you weren't listening along the way - Al Maysles
  31. Winners are happy people and happy people are winners
  32. Let your plans be as dark as night and strike like a thunderbolt - Sun Tzu
  33. Use a direct attack to engage, an indirect attack to win - Sun Tzu
  34. The angry can be made happy again but the dead can never be brought back to life - Sun Tzu
  35. We have guided missiles but misguided men - Martin Luther King
  36. If you wish to be wealthy, study wealth - Jim Rohn
  37. People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining - Stephen Hawking
  38. Tell my mistakes to me, not to others. Because these are to be corrected by me, not by them
  39. Do or do not, there is no try
  40. The only thing that will ruin a well thought out mechanistic value approach will be you. Twenty names should give you a large enough sample size letting Mr Market do his magic for a long enough period of time without interfering is the hard part - ubuy2wron
  41. Even a subjective, non-quantitative estimate of risk probabilities and magnitude is better than not addressing the risk factor at all
  42. To think there are no dangers is, in itself, quite dangerous
  43. (On Stephen Curry) Most players don’t get it. There’s a serious calmness about him, which is extremely deadly. Because he’s not up, he’s not down, he’s not contemplating what just happened before or worrying about what to come next.. He’s just there. - Kobe Bryant
  44. Portfolio management should not be based on anomalies with no economic basis - CFA
  45. They told me I’d never get far, they were right, I got even further
  46. Love your haters because they are your biggest fan, they keep on wasting time watching your every wrong move
  47. Take chances when you’re young so you can tell stories when you’re old
  48. Work until your idols become your rivals
  49. If you woke up without a goal, go back to sleep
  50. There is no certainty, only adventure - Roberto Assagioli
  51. Happiness is the quality of thoughts in your head
  52. No one truly successful will ever try to criticize you
  53. We must be a nation of laws and not of men
  54. It’s not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste much of it - Seneca
  55. Life is long enough and it’s been given to us in generous measure for accomplishing the greatest things - Seneca
  56. It was nature's intention that there should be no need of great equipment for a good life. The body’s needs are a few - it wants to be free from cold, to banish hunger and thirst with nourishment and if we long for anything more - then we are exerting so serve our vices and not our needs - Seneca
  57. You were born to die - Seneca
  58. What is the harm in returning to the point in w/c you came? - Seneca
  59. He will live badly, he who does not know how to die well
  60. He who fears death will never do anything worthy of a living man, but he who knows that this was the condition laid down to him at the moment of his conception will live on those terms - Seneca
  61. Everybody gets what they tolerate within themselves, in the sense that all people perform according to the limits they set - Tony Robbins
  62. Don’t be upset for the results you did not get, for the work you did not do.
  63. You don't earn your way to wealth, you invest your way to wealth - Tony Robbins
  64. Just because you don’t announce your plan, doesn't mean you don't have one - Herb Kelleher
  65. Success depends on the second letter
  66. A bad plan is better than no plan - Peter Thiel
  67. What are things that you believe in that most people don't? - Peter Thiel
  68. If there are too many buzzwords (big data, cloud computing, SAAS etc.) in a presentation, that’s always a worrisome sign - Peter Thiel
  69. A startup that is a concatenation of buzzwords: “We’re building a mobile platform for SAAS businesses to bring big data to the cloud” - Peter Thiel
  70. Buzzwords they tell, like in poker, that you are a bluffing - Peter Thiel
  71. Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument - Harvey Specter
  72. A deadline is a line that does not move
  73. Don’t show your cards - AAD
  74. My education in the US taught to me to go out and try it on my own - AAD
  75. You couldn’t possibly expect this to be easy. If you wanna make history you have to do historic things - Kobe Bryant
  76. Circumstances do not make a person, they reveal him - James Allen
  77. Success avoids unstable people - James Allen
  78. There is nothing as powerful as a changed mind
  79. People are rewarded in public for what they’ve practiced for years in private - Tony Robbins
  80. We all get what we tolerate - Tony Robbins
  81. I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man with no feet
  82. How big we think really plays a part of how big we become
  83. Think big and don't worry about trivial things
  84. Get the right people on the bus and get the wrong people off the bus - Jim Collins, Good to Great
  85. A system is a good strategy repeated
  86. How to win at life. Let people do what they need to do to make them happy, mind your own business and do what you need to do to make you happy. The end.
  87. Everything has been figured out except how to live - Jean-Paul Sarte
  88. Success is getting what you want and happiness is wanting what you get - Warren Buffet
  89. The greats may be gone but the greatness lives on - John Mayer
  90. Why would you wanna trade in what you really want to do for what the odds are in favor of? - John Mayer
  91. ‘Bigger than my body’ is the single and it’s more about a feeling than an experience. It just has to do with having such a clear dream of who I wanna become and knowing I can get there but knowing it’s not gonna happen tonight - John Mayer
  92. The craft response to truth - John Mayer
  93. You don't shoot ideas down before you have them. “That won't work” is the worst thing could ever say. “That didn't work” is cool. But that won't work is not a way to go through life - John Mayer
  94. Context determines everything in society. In the land of the blind, a one eyed man is king.
  95. Remember, you make your own reality
  96. I think our success is due to our having established sound principles of purchase and sale of securities, and having followed them consistently through all kinds of markets - Benjamin Graham
  97. I have been accused of telling all my secrets. I have written a number of books and I revealed them all in these books - Ben Graham
  98. You make a decision based on your understanding of the circumstances and you live with it - Ron Wayne
  99. Far more money has been lost by investors preparing for corrections or trying to anticipate corrections, than has been lost in corrections themselves - Peter Lynch
  100. Well done is better than well said - Benjamin Franklin

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