Jan 20, 2013 - 1 minutes
Warbreaker Brandon Sanderson But he'd found that imaginary things were often the only items of real substance in people's lives. pg. 159 Unknowing ignorance is preferable to informed stupidity. pg. 311 After all anyone with a strong faith different from your own must either be a crazy zealot or a laying manipulator. pg. 543

The Goal

Jun 12, 2012 - 1 minutes
The Goal Eliyahu M Goldratt "A bottleneck, Jonah continues, is any resource whose capacity is equal to or less than the demand placed upon it. And a non-bottleneck is any resource whose capacity is greater than the demand placed on it." pg. 138 "...when I was a physicist, people would come to me from time to time with problems in mathematics they couldn't solve. they wanted me to check their numbers for the, But after a while I learned not to waste my time checking the numbers -- because the numbers were almost always right.

Steve Jobs

Jun 12, 2012 - 1 minutes
Steve JobsWalter IsaacsonSteve wasn't much of an engineer himself, but he was very good at assessing people's answers. He could tell whether the engineers were defensive or unsure of themselves. Pg 100"Steve had a tendency to look at vulnerabilities and neuroses and turn them into spiritual attributes."Joanna Hoffman pg. 263

What Do You Care What Other People Think

Feb 20, 2012 - 1 minutes
What Do You Care What Other People Think Richard P. Feynman "That story was probably incorrect in detail, but what he was telling me was right in principle." pg. 15 "Your situation is just an accident of life." pg. 51 "They got all excited and began to describe the problem to me. I'm sure they were delighted, because technical people love to discuss technical problems with technical people who might have an opinion or suggestion that could be useful.

Absolutely American

Jan 30, 2012 - 1 minutes
Absolutely American David Lipsky "Cadet sex is like a bass, cadet Ryan Southerland explains. And you know how a bass will expand to fill any space? Well, any space that is possible, cadets will try and have sex in it."pg. 86"Dads hoist video cameras to their eyes, the one-armed salute people pay to the future: this meets the memory criteria, this is souvenir-worthy."pg. 143"The corporation is composed of the patient cadets who understand that every chapter of life is also groundwork for the next chapter, that cow year is really and audition for firs tie year - that all the good striper leadership positions will be handed out on the basis of their performance now.

The Innovator's Dilemma

Jan 27, 2012 - 1 minutes
The Innovator's Dilemma Clayton M. Christensen "For instance, is a notebook better than a mainframe? This is an ambiguous question because the notebook computer established a completely new performance trajectory, with a definition of performance that differs substantially from the way mainframe performance is measured."pg. 9 "Three factors - the promise of upmarket margins, the simultaneous upmarket movement of many of a company's customers, and the difficulty of cutting costs to move downmarket profitably - together create powerful barriers to downward mobility.

Whisky Auction Debate

Dec 15, 2011 - 2 minutes
It has been the month of auctions. First a couple of good points from others:Great comment from sku on John Hansell's blog about how general collecting worksGreat blog post by David Driscoll extending the analogy to pop cultureWould have rather been known as a "Whisky Fan" not a "Whisky Collector" in story board from the Whisky Cast HDI recall a point Ralfy's made about buying whiskey now and saving it for later when it will no longer be available.

Look Ma, I'm on TV

Dec 11, 2011 - 1 minutes
Was going to title this "Three times, Sold!" as I won the auction for the Woodford Reserve Four Grain. However, seeing as Mark Gillespie was kind enough to include me in the latest WhiskyCast HD  and WhiskyCast, I thought this title was better. I paid a little more that I wanted for the Lot of two bottles of Four Grain and one of the Sonoma Cutter. I was surprised that the internet bids ran it up to over $300 to start.

Whisky Fest 2012??

Nov 14, 2011 - 3 minutes
At first I was shocked when I found out that Whisky Fest (WF) NY would be two days over a weekend in 2012. Even though I went to Whisky Live NY this year WF is the singular event I attend to expand my whisky knowledge and palette. On one hand this scheduling change is a great sign. Two years ago the venue was packed. To their credit the WF team made the choice to sell less tickets while expanding the venue to make the event more comfortable for the attendees.

Whisky Fest 2011 - Part III

Nov 7, 2011 - 2 minutes
Part 3(Parts 1, 2)Quick HitsKoval liquors were good. They suggested the ginger one would go well in a dark and stormy. Added to the wish list.I tried the Catdaddy Moonshine. Not sure why that isn't Gin but with corn as they were all heavily flavored. If a liquor is a distilled fruit juice then this was Gin but with distilled corn rather than distilled grain. I liked it but it tasted like I was drinking a flavored drink.