"History, real solemn history, I cannot be interested in.... I read it a little as a duty; but it tells me nothing that does not either vex or weary me. The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars and pestilences in every page; the men all so good for nothing, and hardly any women at all - it is very tiresome." Jane Austen spoken by Catherine Morland in 'Northanger Abbey'
Average is Officially Over
“If you cannot justify your singular ability to add value every day, you will be in trouble; that’s the big difference between us and our kids. We got to find jobs, they will have to invent them.”
"Countries that Enable will Thrive" (3.04min)
Or watch the Keynote by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman at the 2013 Maryland Competitiveness Coalition’s Economic Summit "How the merger of globalization and the IT revolution is impacting the economy and the future of work." (47.43min) QUOTES:
History, Charts & Curated Readings
"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement; and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana Vol. I, Reason in Common Sense