Pick your partners with care. Sooner or later you’ll find yourself in the bunker with them, shells exploding all around you. Think about who you want to spend time in the bunk
Nobody has things just as he would like them. The thing to do is to make a success with what material I have. It is a sheer waste of time and soulpower to imagine what I would do if things were different. They are not different.
There’s an increasing recognition among foundation leaders that not to be public about failures is essentially indefensible. If something didn’t work, it is incumbent upon you to make sure others don’t make the same mistake.
What I’ve always said – own up to your mistakes. There’s no running away from failure. Might as well embrace it and learn from it.
Emily Oster: What do we really know about the spread of AIDS (via TEDtalksDirector)
She argues that basically if people don’t see their lives as valuable, they are less likely to behave in a way to prevent getting infected (ie more partners).
Mike Tyson at one point convinced everyone in the world that no one can beat him. I think that’s a major accomplishment.