Competitive advantage knowledge

Knowledge has become the key economic resource and the dominant, if not the only, source of competitive advantage. Peter F. Drucker - Austrian-born American management expert (1909-2005), from "The Age of Social Transformation" ("The Atlantic Monthly", November 1994), Quotations book 2022

Courage to wisdom

Dare to be wise! Begin! He who postpones the hour for living aright is a bumpkin waiting for the river to stop. Sapere aude, incipe. Vivendi qui recte prorogat horam, rusticus expectat dum defluat amnis. Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Horaz) - Roman writer (65-8 B.C.), from "Epistularum liber primus" (c. 20 B.C.)

Learn from mistakes

With failure comes opportunity. Glenn Llopis – Cuban-American leadership and business strategy author and consultant (b. 1966), from his book "Earning Serendipity: 4 Skills for Creating and Sustaining Good Fortune in Your Work" (2009)


Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. Alfred Lord Tennyson - Pritish poet (1809-1892), from his poem "Locksley Hall" (1835, published in "Poems", 1842)


The electric light did not come from the continuous improvement of the candle. Dr. Oren Harari - American business professor at the University of San Francisco and author of several management books (1949-2010)


The important thing is to know what you know and know what you don’t know. Warren Buffett - American value investor, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (b. 1930), from an interview with "TheMarker" ("Haaretz", March 23, 2011)


You only learn who has been swimming naked when the tide goes out. Warren Buffett - American value investor, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (b. 1930), in his letter to Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders (2007), Quotations book 2022

Learn from enemies

The wise learn many things from their enemies. Ἀλλ´ ἀπ´ ἐχθρῶν δῆτα πολλὰ μανθάνουσιν οἱ σοφοί. Aristophanes - Greek comic playwright (455-385 B.C.), from "The Birds", l. 375 ("Ὄρνιθες", 414 B.C.), Quotations book 2022


Seek advice from every wise person and do not despise any useful counsel. The Bible, Tobit 4:18 (NRSV) - Quotations book 2022

Do not fear

Fear is nothing but the failure to use the help that reason gives. The Bible, Wisdom 17:12 (GNT) - Quotations book 2022

Alexander’s question

What data, facts, or events would cause you to change your mind? Dr. E. Russell Alexander - American epidemiologist and public health official (1928-2006), Quotations book 2022

Learn from history

History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes. proverb, falsely attributed to Mark Twain - born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, American writer (1835-1910), Quotations book 2022

Everything starts small

The beginnings of all things are small. Omnium enim rerum principia parva sunt. Marcus Tullius Cicero – Roman politician (106-43 B.C.), from "On the ends of good and evil", book V, chapter XXI ("De finibus bonorum et malorum", 45 B.C.), Quotations book 2021


Example would avail ten times more than precept. Charles James Fox - British politician (1749-1806), from his speech on expenditure of public money in barracks (April 8th, 1796), Quotations book 2021


The great thing about fact-based decisions is that they overrule the hierarchy. Jeffrey P. "Jeff" Bezos – American company founder: Amazon (b. 1964), quoted in "Jeff Bezos: Definitive Guide to PR and Marketing For Founders and Entrepreneurs — Pressfarm" (2018), Quotations book 2021

Good conversation

A good conversation is like a miniskirt, short enough to retain interest, but long enough to cover the subject. American wisdom - Quotations book 2021

Learn from mistakes

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. Henry Ford - American engineer and industrialist (1863-1947), from "My Life and Work" (1922), Quotations book 2021


Research your existing portfolio with the same energy and passion as new ideas Rick di Mascio – British portfolio manager, CEO: Inalytics (b. 1957), Quotations book 2021

Think more

People calculate too much and think too little. Charlie Munger – Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (1924-2023), at the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder's meeting (2002), Quotations book 2021