"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Monday, August 31, 2009


"Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure. I have never encountered it, as I have only ever had temporary setbacks. Never walk away from these setbacks. On the contrary, study them carefully - and imaginatively - for their hidden assets. If you want to double your success rate, double your failure rate."

~ Sir James Dyson, founder of Dyson Appliances & Britain's inventor extraordinaire, who has given the world its first revolutionary (but expensive) Dual Cyclone bag-less vacuum cleaner; he has in fact spent over 15 years working in the cellar before finally launching the product in 1993, which became the country's best seller in 2 years;

Wow! What a valuable lesson in sheer persistence & unwavering perseverance!

[I understand that James Dyson's entrepreneurial exploits & learning experiences have been well-documented in his own autobiography, 'Against the Odds', which I haven't yet read;]

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