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ClippingsPeter Drucker on Managing Oneself

It takes far more energy and work to improve from incompetence to mediocrity than it takes to improve from first-rate performance to excellence. And yet most people — especially most teachers and most organizations — concentrate on making incompetent performers into mediocre ones. Energy, resources, and time should go instead to making a competent person into a star performer.

Peter F. Drucker, “Managing Oneself,” Harvard Business Review Mar/Apr 99

Makes sense, no?


ClippingsGuy Kawasaki’s Advice

Guy Kawasaki’s venture column in Forbes is great. You can read some of the previous articles here. Here’s an excerpt that made me laugh:

My friend and I are college students with some extra time and an interest in investing. We both are experienced investors and wanted to turn it into a business. The idea is that we invest on behalf of clients and charge them a commission when we actually make them money. Any advice for us?

Finish college.

I like the way he writes, and will probably pick up his latest book, The Art of the Start.


ClippingsAndy Roony

These are from an email Mel sent me. Good times. Andy Roony Quotes:

1. Andy Rooney on Vegetarians:
“Vegetarian” – that’s an old Indian word meaning ‘lousy hunter.’”

2. Andy Rooney On Prisoners:
Did you know that it costs forty-thousand dollars a year to house each prisoner? Jeez, for forty-thousand bucks apiece, I’ll take a few prisoners into my house. I live in Los Angeles. I already have bars on the windows. I don’t think we should give free room and board to criminals. I think they should have to run twelve hours a day on a treadmill and generate electricity. And if they don’t want to run,
they can rest in the chair that’s hooked up to the generator.

3. Andy Rooney On Fabric Softener:
My wife uses fabric softener. I never knew what that stuff was for. Then I noticed women coming up to me, sniffing, then saying under their breath, “Married!” and walking away. Fabric Softeners are how our wives mark their territory. We can take off the ring, but it’s hard to get that April fresh scent out of your clothes.

4. Andy Rooney On Morning Differences:
Men and women are different in the morning. We men wake up aroused in the morning. We can’t help it. We just wake up and we want you. And the women are thinking, ‘How can he want me the way I look in the morning?’ It’s because we can’t see you. We have no blood anywhere near our optic nerve.

5. Andy Rooney On Phone-In-Polls:
You know those shows where people call in and vote on different issues? Did you ever notice there’s always like 18% that say “I don’t know”? It costs
90 cents to call up and vote and they’re voting “I don’t know.” Honey, I feel very strongly about this. Give me the phone. (Says into phone) “I DON’T KNOW!” (Hangs up looking proud.) Sometimes you have to stand up for what you believe you’re not sure about. This guy probably calls up phone sex girls for
$2.95 to say, “I’m not in the mood.”

6. Andy Rooney On Cripes:
My wife’s from the Midwest. Very nice people there. Very wholesome. They use words like ‘Cripes’. ‘For Cripe’s sake.’ Who would that be — Jesus Cripes? The son of ‘Gosh’ of the church of ‘Holy Moly’? I’m not making fun of it. You think I wanna burn in ‘Heck’?

7. Andy Rooney On Grandma:
My grandmother has a bumper sticker on her car that says, ‘Sexy Senior Citizen.’ You don’t want to think of your grandmother that way, do you? Out entering wet shawl contests. Makes you wonder where she got that dollar she gave you for your birthday.

8. Andy Rooney On Answering Machines:
Did you ever hear one of these corny, positive messages on someone’s answering machine? “Hi , it’s a great day and I’m out enjoying it right now. I hope you are too. The thought for the day is: “Share the love.” Beep. “Uh, yeah…this is the VD clinic calling….Speaking of being positive, your test results are back. Stop sharing the love.”

this is 20/20 saying “catch you next time”.