Make time to think. Rodin’s sculpture “The Thinker” depicts a man deep in thought. His right elbow rests on his left knee, which is hard to do.
Thinking is hard, even painful, but it’s crucial for success. And you’ll never just “find” time to think. You’ve got to make time.
— Adapted from Up, Down, or Sideways, Mark Sanborn, Tyndale House Publishers.
Beyond money. Warren Buffett says of The Most Important Thing: “This is a rarity, a useful book.” In it, investor Howard Marks mines a lifetime of memos to reflect on the mysteries of business, from risk to luck.
— Adapted from “100 best money moves,” Money.
He saved the Oscars. Director and producer Gilbert Cates rescued the Academy Awards after its horrible 1989 telecast, bringing in Billy Crystal to revive one of the world’s most watched spectacles and going on to produce 13 more.
His secret: “The joy of it is trying what doesn’t work to find out what works.”
— Adapted from “Milestones,” Nate Rawlings, Time.