Random Insights

Just in case someone’s paying attention


“At Facebook, we try to be a strengths-based organization, which means we try to make jobs fit around people rather than make people fit around jobs. We focus on what people’s natural strengths are and spend our management time trying to find ways for them to use those strengths every day.” ~ Sheryl Sandberg


“The line between gambling and investing is artificial and thin. Maybe the best definition of ‘investing’ is ‘gambling with the odds in your favor.’ The people on the short side of the subprime mortgage market had gambled with the odds in their favor. The people on the other side — the entire financial system, essentially — had gambled with the odds against them. What’s strange and complicated (about this story), however, is that pretty much all the important people on BOTH sides of the gamble left the table rich.” ~ Michael Lewis, The Big Short


And finally…

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”
~ Jim Elliott

(Jim was a missionary to Ecuador who was killed by the Auca Indians he was attempting to convert. One of the killers was eventually converted, by Jim Elliott’s wife, and became pastor of a local church that still ministers to that tribe.)