Whenever someone’s presentation of “the facts” includes the word “because” — be skeptical. No bare facts ever include a “because”.
…principle that is very helpful in strategy: don’t assume intent of any kind — just deal with facts. More precisely, deal with what has been perceived — not with what you or others have inserted into your analysis of what you’ve perceived.
…e’re not being realistic about our talents and skills. We’re also not striving to learn or do more. If we’re not growing, we might as well be in a state of decay.