Category Archives: Quotes

Data priorities

Is data the thing that the business cares about, or is it processes and decisions that the business is trying to enable that is important? If you start with the processes and decisions that are most critical to your organization, and then identify the data that is feeding those processes, you’re going to do a lot better job of scoping, prioritizing and building a value-driven business case for your data management investment.

Mark Brunelli

From an article on

Being human…

  • Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man – CSLewis
Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy. – CS Lewis

  • You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body. – CSLewis
”Never walk away from someone who deserves help; your hand is God’s hand for that person.” – James
”Earn a reputation for living well in God’s eyes and the eyes of the people.” –

  • “Better to be poor and honest than a rich person no one can trust.”
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Testosterone and business deals

I have no idea how true this is. Just thought it was interesting…

Negotiating a deal? Check out your opponent’s right hand for some clues on how vengeful they might be (no joke).
 Here are the final three paragraphs of the article (

Good stuff…
”Testosterone is a hormone associated with status-seeking and a need to save face,” notes Adam Galinsky, the Kellogg professor who co-wrote the study. “It makes a powerful difference in how people respond to situations.

“People with low testosterone — that is, with a noticeable difference in the length of their second and fourth digits — may perceive that they’re being treated unfairly, but they’re likely to go sulk in a corner.”

However, Galinsky says, “If you’re looking across a bargaining table at someone who has a slight difference, or no difference, between the second and fourth digits, be careful.” Make an extra effort to mollify that person and stroke his ego, because doing otherwise is “like slapping a sleeping tiger.”


  • A dream without a timeline is just a wish. – Ed Martin

  • People follow people who move. Don’t just maintain. – Ed Martin

  • If Ambition means wanting to get ahead of others, then it’s bad. If it means wanting to do a thing well then it’s good. – CS Lewis
If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves. – Thomas Edison

Relationships matter…

  • Want to Win with People? Encourage the Dreams of Others. – John Maxwell

  • Trust [people] & they will be true to you; treat them greatly & they will show themselves great. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Being unable to help thousands of hurting people never excuses me from helping the one next to me. – Rick Warren
You have to be little to belittle. -John Murphy
You may be right but don’t choose correctness now over long-term effectiveness later.
”The entire law is summed up in a single command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.””
You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. – James D. Miles
Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day. – Sally Koch
Maybe everyone else isn’t an ‘extra’ in our play. Maybe we’re extras in their play. – Steve Daugherty