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Some Piquant Quotes from “Foundation” by Isaac Asimov May 3, 2010

Posted by aengus in quotes, reading, science fiction.
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“Never let your sense of morals prevent you from  doing what is right!”

“For it is the chief characteristic of the religion of science that it works and [its curses] are really deadly.”

“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.”

 

 

Cognitive diversity and the value of reading December 15, 2008

Posted by aengus in decision-making, diversity, reading.
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Following up on my last post about diverse thinkers vs. specialized thinkers and the benefits of diversity, I found this quote in an interview with Charlie Munger, Warren Buffet’s business partner:

Q: What are your work styles like?
A: We have certain things in common. We both hate to have too many forward commitments in our schedules. We both insist on a lot of time being available almost every day to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. We read and think. So Warren and I do more reading and thinking and less doing than most people in business [emphasis mine].