"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."

Sunday, April 20, 2014


The following captioned picture has appeared in my Facebook news feed this morning, followed by a status update:  

"Opportunity don't come twice in life."

I have chosen to respond to the update as follows:

"In reality, it's not that opportunity don't come twice in life.

It's more about your ability to see what's going on around you. An opportunity can be right in your face and you still don't see it.

History has already proven this phenomenon.

When Chester Carlson brought his initial photocopier prototype to Kodak, the latter's chief scientist showed him to the door. Only a small company, which later became Xerox, saw the potential immediately.

When the Beatles went to Decca Records for an audition, one of their directors snubbed them with the arrogant remark that guys with mopped hairs and fancy guitars were out of date. Instead, EMI Records took one look at them and smiled all the way to the bank.

Likewise, two young nerds went to the PARC Labs, and they saw the first home-computer prototype on display. The two curious nerds took one quick glance, went home, and became the two famous Steves a.k.a. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak!

The Swiss, as world market leader in winding watches, actually invented the quartz watch back in the sixties.

No springs, no moving parts, the industry council sneered.

On display at a watch exhibition, Seiko and Texas Instruments took one quick look, and the rest was history.

To the Swiss' nightmare, they forgot to patent it. Almost overnight, the Swiss watch industry was horrendously disrupted during the ensuing decade.

The future is in sight!"

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