Bookmark – Cormac McCarthy
If trouble comes when you least expect it then maybe the thing to do is to always expect it.

It was good that God kept the truths of life from the young as they were starting out or else they'd have no heart to start at all.

You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.

Whatever in creation exists without my knowledge exists without my consent.

He said that those who have endured some misfortune will always be set apart but that it is just that misfortune which is their gift and which is their strength.

Deep in each man is the knowledge that something knows of his existence. Something knows, and cannot be fled nor hid from.

He thought that in the beauty of the world were hid a secret. He thought that the world’s heart beat at some terrible cost and that the world’s pain and its beauty moved in a relationship of diverging equity and that in this headlong deficit the blood of multitudes might ultimately be exacted for the vision of a single flower.

Every moment in your life is a turning and every one a choosing. Somewhere you made a choice. All followed to this. The accounting is scrupulous. The shape is drawn. No line can be erased. I had no belief in your ability to move a coin to your bidding. How could you? A person's path through the world seldom changes and even more seldom will it change abruptly. And the shape of your path was visible from the beginning.

Bookmark – Frederic Beigbeder
...весь мир съехал с катушек и единственный имеющийся выбор – кем стать: шизофреником или параноиком.

Back to the future
Had literally become trapped in the wild (C)
Lots to say, better stay silent for some time.
Will be back soon.

Sharing reading experience

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Me on

Randy Pausch Lecture: Time Management
allergeek Carnegie Mellon's iTunes U channel Other lectures, media coverage

Randy Pausch Time Management lecture 2007

Bookmark – Tom DeMarco, Peopleware (1999)
23 декабря дочитала Peopleware. Контрольные точки)


MANTRA: The fundamental response to change is not logical, but emotional.

How long can it wait without causing a problem?

We haven't got time to think about this job, only to do it.

A catalyst for change.

On Parkinson's "Law":
Work expands to fill the time allocated for it.
Parkinson's Law is a long way from being axiomatic. It's not a law in the same sense that Newton's law is a law. Newton was a scientist. He investigated the gravitational effect according to the strictest scientific method. His law was only propounded after rigorous verification and testing. It has stood the test of some two hundred years of subsequent study.
Parkinson was not a scientist. He collected no data, he probably didn't even understand the rules of statistical inference. Parkinson was a humorist. His "law" didn't catch on because it was so true. It caught on because it was funny.

Learning curve

The Open Kimono (strategy) = disclosure

Aristotle, Metaphysics, Logic, Ethics, Politics, Aesthetics
Edward De Bono, Lateral Thinking
Virginia Satir
Hawthorne effect

"bored to tears" - просто шикарное выражение

Bookmark – Tom DeMarco, Peopleware
The most successful manager is the one who shakes up the local entropy
to bring in the right people and let them be themselves, even though
they may deviate from the corporate norm.

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Autumn Song

Scrawny through a plundered wood,
Trolls run scolding for their food,
Owl and nightingale are dumb,
And the angel will not come.

Clear, unscalable, ahead
Rise the Mountains of Instead,
From whose cold, cascading streams
None may drink except in dreams.

W. H. Auden

bookmark – Маттео и Мариучча, итальянская сказка
"— Не хочешь ли ты сказать, смертный, что любовь тебе милее солнечного света и тёплого хлеба?"
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