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My experience is that the teachers we need most are the people we’re living with right now.
- Byron Katie

In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.
- Robert Lynd


I don't practice what I preach because I'm not the kind of person I'm preaching to.
- J.R. "Bob" Dobbs

The Four Basic Assumptions
(DBT-Family Skills Training, Perry Hoffman, 1999, 2003)

1. There is no one truth or any absolute truth, but usually two or more truths.

2. Everyone is doing the best they can.

3. Everyone needs to try harder.

4. Interpret situations in the most benign way possible.


http://www.dbtfamilyskills.com/blog-head-heart--hands/the-four-basic-assumptions-fromdbt-family-skills-training


Our obsessive use of digital devices has diminished our power to focus. According to a study by Microsoft, the average human attention span has shrunk to eight seconds -- one second less than that of a typical goldfish. I'm guessing, though, that you Capricorns will buck this trend in the coming weeks. Your ability to concentrate may be exceptional even by pre-Internet standards. I hope you'll take opportunity of this fortunate anomaly to get a lot of important work and play done. -
http://www.freewillastrology.com/horoscopes/capricorn.html

The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.
- G.K. Chesterton

My experience is that the teachers we need most are the people we’re living with right now.
- Byron Katie

Now I can’t imagine a free people ever voting to send an army into an open-ended foreign conflict which profits only the few (looks directly into camera). That would be madness. - Galavant

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.
La Tierra tiene la capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades de todos, pero no las ambiciones de unos cuantos
- Mahatma Gandhi

Each generation takes the earth as trustees. We ought to bequeath to posterity as many forests and orchards as we have exhausted and consumed.
- Julius Sterling Morton

Fluency is a psychological term means 'ease of thinking' and so we can turn off our brains when we listen to a song the fifth time, it is easier. For some people discovering music discovering it is part of their ego, part of their identity , for lots of people, probably a majority, it is a way for them to turn their brain off.
- Derek Thompson, The Shazam Effect (minute 9)
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And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.
- Roald Dahl

If we don't change direction we'll end up where we're headed.

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars

This is a problem much bigger than Facebook. It reminded me of what can go wrong in society, and why we now often talk at each other instead of to each other. We set up our political and social filter bubbles and they reinforce themselves—the things we read and watch have become hyper-niche and cater to our specific interests. We go down rabbit holes of special interests until we’re lost in the queen’s garden, cursing everyone above ground.
- Mat Honan, I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here’s What It Did to Me

The difficulty of incorporating new friends into one’s life goes some way to explaining why social networking sites like Facebook are so popular. These sites enable you have hundred of friends and scarcely have to set aside time for any of them. Real friendships are a labour of love – with the emphasis on labour. It is no surprise that we tend to shy away from them.
- Tim Rayner, Hooked on a feeling: how a chance encounter can change your life

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We can . . . and we've got to . . . do better than this.
- Theodor Seuss Geisel, Dr Seuss and The Butter Battles

What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?
- Henry David Thoreau

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.
- Isaac Asimov

When you can't reach consensus, neither idea is the right idea. You have to mutually reach the third idea.
- Damon Lindelof, Adam Savage Interviews Damon Lindelof

If we were meant to stay in one place, we'd have roots instead of feet.
- Rachel Wolchin

Toda enseñanza es como una balsa: hecha para hacer una travesía, pero a la que no hay que atarse.
- Buda

What makes some people think that they can come into another country and force your ideas onto other people is beyond comprehension. The answers to problems are often all in front of us.
- Weh Yeoh

‎Pregúntate si lo que estás haciendo hoy te acerca al lugar en el que quieres estar mañana. (Ask yourself if what you're doing today you closer to the place where you want to be tomorrow)
- James Brown

The usual way of dealing with discordant data, often well disguised, is to reject those which do not agree, after which the remainder will be found to agree very well.
— Paul Merrill

To build a world where all can share
The big and small, the low and high
We’ll never know if we will succeed
But I believe that we must try.
– Pete Seeger

There are no right answers to wrong questions.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

In order to have the continued opportunity to express their "generosity" the oppressors must perpetuate injustice as well.
- Paulo Freire

It's easier to do trivial things that are urgent than to do important things that are not urgent. It's easier to do little things we know we can do than to start big things that we are not so sure about.
- John Cleese, (On Creativity, Minute 16)

Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words? He thinks I don’t know the ten-dollar words. I know them all right. But there are older and simpler and better words, and those are the ones I use.
- Ernest Hemingway

It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.
- Helen Walton

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
- George Bernard Shaw

It is better to light a candle, than to curse darkness.
- Popular saying

We are so busy doing the urgent that we don't have time to do the important.
- Confucius

Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world
– Desmond Tutu

If the mountain won't come to Muhammad then Muhammad must go to the mountain.
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/if_the_mountain_won't_come_to_Muhammad

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
- Nietzsche

The secret of change is to focus your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
- Socrates

The bells which toll for mankind are—most of them, anyway—like the bells of Alpine cattle; they are attached to our own necks, and it must be our fault if they do not make a cheerful and harmonious sound.
- Peter Medawar, The Future of Man

Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

The stone which the builders rejected, this became the chief corner stone.
- Luke 20

Hank, you don't open with a show-stopper.
- Larry Sanders Show

When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.
Simon Sinek, cited in Social Media for DMOs

A person’s authentic nature is a series of shifting, variegated planes that establish themselves as he relates to different people; it is created by and appears within the framework of his interpersonal relationships.
- Philip K. Dick

So it goes.
- Kurt Vonnegut

I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'
- Kurt Vonnegut



Writing well means never having to say, ‘I guess you had to be there.’
- Conversation

Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises.
- William Shakespeare, The Tempest

We don't have anything planned, so nothing can go wrong.
- Spike Milligan

Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.
- Galatians 6:9

The whole world is a series of miracles, but we’re so used to them we call them ordinary things.
- Hans Christian Anderson

If you thoroughly shuffle a deck of cards, the novel arrangement you create is probably unique in all of human history; its specific order has never before occurred. I suspect the same principle applies to our lives: Each new day brings a singular set of circumstances that neither you nor anyone else in the last 10,000 years has ever had the pleasure of being challenged and intrigued by. There is always some fresh opportunity, however small, that is being offered you for the first time.
- http://www.freewillastrology.com/horoscopes/sagittarius.html

it is hard to remember that your original intention is to drain the swamp when you're up to your ass in alligators.
- Popular expression

When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.
- Clifton Fadiman

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
- Albert Einstein

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Try to be surprised by something every day.
- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention

Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.
- Glenn Turner

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
- George Orwell

Scientists don't get paid to rediscover yesterday's discoveries. Nowadays most of them get paid for adding to the ever-growing pile of the world's unread scientific literature. There is a growing disconnect between the emphasis placed on scientific publication, as the main way forward in a scientist's career, and the delivery of the knowledge that they have generated to society. Indeed it sometimes seems to me that scientists are rewarded for publishing science - and punished for publicising it.
- Julian Cribb, The case of open science

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive ~ to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
- Marcus Aurelius

Almost without exception, everything society has considered a social advance has been prefigured first in some utopian writing.
- David L. Cooperrider

It is difficult to get a man to understand something if his salary depends on his not understanding it.
- Upton Sinclair

The landscape belongs to the person who looks at it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It may be hard to monetize fame, but it is impossible to monetize obscurity.
- Cory Doctorow, Copyright, corporations and creativity

For more than a decade revolutionaries and culture jammers have been paralyzed by the computer screen. Trusting the promises of technocrats and digital visionaries, dazzled by the viral hype surrounding MoveOn and the like, we’ve come to rely far too heavily on a particular form of internet organizing. Believing that clicktivism could spark social change, we deployed market-tested messaging, glitzy Ajax websites and social networking apps. We entrusted our revolution to San Francisco techies and put our faith in the methods of advertising. But we have become so dependent on digital gimmicks that our revolutionary potential is now constrained.
- Micah M. White, Activism after Clicktivism

The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
- A.A. Milne

For you, the world is weird because if you're not bored with it you're at odds with it. For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to convince you that you must assume responsibility for being here in this marvelous time.
- Don Juan talking to Carlos Castaneda

Brand is a way of fooling a customer into feeling that she has entered a social contract while ensuring there is no reciprocal on part of the corporation. The customer is meant to tirelessly promote and support the brand but the brand has no duties to the customer.
- Cory Doctorow, On copyright, corporations and creativity

There are two types of people in this world, those who divide the world into two types and those who do not.
- Jeremy Bentham, cited by Kent Richardson in Bring on the learning revolution!

Disruption is all about risk-taking, trusting your intuition and rejecting the way things are supposed to be.
- Richard Branson, Entrepreneurs should be disruptive

You get a big enough group of people so they are exchanging and specialising among each other, that means their toolkit can become more sophisticated, and then when the population shrinks, the toolkit has to shrink again. This is very unlike any other species, there is no other species where when the population gets dense the standard of living rises, and yet that's what's been happening to us on and off for the last 150,000 years.
- Matt Ridley, The Rational Optimist

We need more speakers who are like DJs. The DJ creates an environment in which people have fun, in which people are engaged, and I think we need more superstar DJs on the conference scene than rock stars.
- Matt Moore, The Future of Conferences

Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!
- Bob Marley

You know the old saying 'Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.' But that's not true. I think there's nothing so encouraging and creative as when people speak words to you that are affirming and loving; there's nothing so destructive as when people speak to you as if you're less than human, or with contempt. Now what we're doing in all this, is we're realising or failing to realise the basic human vocation, which is to share with God in creating a good world in which all human beings may flourish and realise their potential. He said to Adam, he gave Adam in the story of Genesis, the task of naming the animals. It was as if God didn't want to just be the creator all by himself, he wanted us to share in that work of creation. And we do it every time that we offer each other words that are hopeful and loving and tender and constructive. But we betray our vocation every time we undermine people and speak of them with contempt.
- Timothy Radcliffe, The Gift

We have to be grateful for small steps.
- Conversation

Why don't you conceive of God as an ally who is coming, who has been approaching since time began, the one who will someday arrive, the fruit of a tree whose leaves we are? Why not project his birth into the future, and live your life as an excruciating and lyrical moment in the history of a prodigious pregnancy?
- Rainer Maria Rilke

No bad contracting goes unpunished.
- Roger Schwarz

The Earth moves at different speeds depending on who you are.
- Nigerian proverb

Not everyone who chased the zebra caught it, but he who caught it chased it.
- South African proverb

People have heart’s ease when they’re on their own country. If you force them off that country, if you take them away from their land, they feel the loss of heart’s ease as a kind of vertigo, a disintegration of their whole life.
- Glenn Albrecht, cited in Is There an Ecological Unconscious?

What if it's a big hoax and we create a better world for nothing?
- Joel Pett cartoon

Every boat is copied from another boat...it is the sea herself who fashions the boats choosing those which function and destroying the others.
- Alain (Émile-Auguste Chartier) on Polynesian war canoes

A foreigner can photograph the exteriors of a nation. No foreigner can report its interior, its life, its speech, its thoughts. Knowledge of these things is acquired in only one way - years and years of unconscious absorption. One learns people through the heart, not the eyes or the intellect.
- Mark Twain, Essays on Paul Bourget, cited in The Trouble Begins at Eight

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge
- Charles Darwin

Some years ago I wrote a book which I entitled Our Final Century? The publishers took away the question mark! And the American publishers retitled the book as Our Final Hour. Americans want instant gratification and perhaps the reverse too.
- Martin Rees, Controlling the future

Soil, you can never give up on it. Soil is something like a husband. You cannot ignore it and you have to look after it all the time.
- Meredith Kirton
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2009/12/bth_20091204_1146.mp3
http://www.abc.net.au/rural/telegraph/content/2009/s2761971.htm

La promoción mas cara es que lo menos funciona. (The most expensive publicity is which works least.)
- http://www.flickr.com/photos/bicicletaspedro

Si tu negocio no hace dinero, hay que cambiarlo.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bicicletaspedro

When an old culture is dying, the new is created by a few people who are not afraid to be insecure.
- Rudolf Bahro

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.
- Albert Einstein

We are not human in a vacuum. We need to embrace this land so that it can embrace us.
- Sally Morgan, Awaye

In a small town being neighborly is essential and every local job is vital.
- Sign

The successful publisher of tomorrow will be the one who creates a community around an author and readers.
- Bob Stein, Institute for the Future of the Book, The future of the book

A rising tide lifts all boats.
- Popular saying

What life will you be living at noon on September 1, 2014? Who will you be? How thoroughly will your dreams have come true? What kind of beauty and truth and love and justice will you be serving? Will you look back at the time between August 27 and September 21, 2009 and sigh, "If only I had initiated my Five Year Master Plan at that ripe astrological moment"? Or on September 1, 2014 will you instead be able to crow, "I can truly say that in these past five years I have become the president of my own life"?
- http://www.freewillastrology.com

The business class seat is the most environmentally unfriendly on the aircraft. It takes more space, has greater weight and higher fuel burn… I have read the Davos Declaration in detail. I am none the wiser about what’s going to be done. I suggest and respectfully submit that more work needs to be done on changing the mindset rather than producing pamphlets of fine-sounding language… Ultimately, we have to change the mindset of the tourist, whether it is the business traveller or the vacationer. We are in this sinking boat together and we need to offer them realistic possibilities and procedures to help bale us out of it.
- Richard Quest, cited in Now, Voyager

Postcard shots are usually taken by non-locals, so consider seeking out galleries or craftshops with photos taken by local artists.
- Catherine Mack

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

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As one strategic analyst in the Pentagon wrote in a landmark study of why Pearl Harbor wasn't prevented: He said, we as human beings have a tendency to confuse the unprecedented with the improbable. If something's never happened before, we tend to think: Well, that's not going to happen. The problem is the exceptions can kill you.
- Al Gore

The answer to almost any question is available within seconds, courtesy of the invention that has altered how we discover knowledge - the search engine. Materializing answers from the air turns out to be the easy part - the part a machine can do. The real difficulty kicks in when you click down into your search results. At that point, it's up to you to sort the accurate bits from the misinfo, disinfo, spam, scams, urban legends, and hoaxes. "Crap detection," as Hemingway called it half a century ago, is more important than ever before, now that the automation of crapcasting has generated its own word: "spamming."
- Howard Rheingold, Crap Detection 101

Every man should have a built-in automatic crap detector operating inside him.
- Ernest Hemingway, 1954, cited in Crap Detection 101

Once in a while you will stumble upon the truth but most of us manage to pick ourselves up and hurry along as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

The picnic is the great democratizing institution of summer, when Parisians spill onto riverbanks and bridges and into parks and gardens, chasing away the memories of winter and rain with baguettes and bottles, sandals and sundresses. For the wealthy, picnics are a lark, for the less wealthy an escape, and for this Frugal Traveler, who spent nine days in Paris at the end of May and early June, proof that classic Parisian indulgence doesn’t have to cost a fortune.
- Matt Gross, Frugal Paris

Ultimately, a system built on discrimination or dispossession is a house of cards. It is not a stable basis for a society and it will not guarantee sustainability and cohesion into the future.
- Tom Calma, From self-respect comes dignity, and from dignity comes hope

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles;
Cowardice is submissive surrender to circumstances.
Courage breeds creativity; Cowardice represses fear and is mastered by it.
Cowardice asks the question, is it safe?
Expediency ask the question, is it politic?
Vanity asks the question, is it popular?

But conscience ask the question, is it right? And there comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

San Francisco found a way to charge less to locals by selling them a different product, one that is equally available to visitors — just less desirable to them. And by the way, visitors like me who are going to take the cable car more than once can buy a Muni pass that covers a few days or a week and still save. And no one feels like they are being ripped off or discriminated against, which I think matters much more to visitors than the actual dollar amount they’re paying.
- Carrie Kirby, How to Squeeze a Tourist and Keep the Locals Happy

Until all the big companies are totally transparent about the impact they are having on a destination, I opt for independent travel. That way you can see exactly where your money is going, and meet the people who are making big personal investments into sharing what they love most about their homeland.
- Catherine Mack

We are the sermon.
- St. Francis

Ni tanto que queme al santo, ni poco que no le alumbre

And now pictures of adorable Latino babies with the music of Tito Puentes.
- 30 Rock


More than ever, papers are striving to give readers what they want, and that represents a potential opportunity. As newspapers across the country reinvent themselves, let them know what kind of coverage you want to see. Engage with newspapers. Be proactive, and interactive. Continue to seek out news about this fascinating country, which is far too vast and complex to be pigeonholed.
- Jeremy Schwartz

As the river gives itself into the ocean, what is inside me moves inside you.
- Kabir

Maintaining one's culture, values and traditions is beyond price.
- Getano Lui Junior

I can't think of many media companies at all around the world that have successfully yet grappled with the structural changes that are going on in the news media business. The business model that has sustained journalism as we know it and understand it for the past, well depending on which medium you're looking at, up to the past 200 years, they're under threat in a way that they've never been before, and nobody has yet found a solution. I mean one of the things that occurs to me in this context is that the big media companies are a little bit like the Queen Mary, they're very hard to turn around. And so I don't think there's any coincidence that some of the most transforming new technologies and the use of them, have actually come from little backyard operations, and I'm thinking particularly here of Wikipedia and Youtube and Itunes, all of them, they are having a huge impact on the broad media world, and none of them originated in big media companies, they all originated elsewhere. So it's very difficult when you're in an entrenched position. I mean what that tends to mean is it breeds kind of fear and uncertainty and doubt, whereas what is needed is kind of root and branch change, and fresh thinking, and left field thinking, and so on., to tackle some of the changes that need to be made.
- Matthew Ricketson, Media Report (December 2008)

Are we aware of the patterns?
- Conversation

Responsible and sustainable tourism is all about diversity; natural and cultural – a celebration of what makes us different not identical! A responsible approach to tourism and local economic development makes better places for people to live, and for people to visit.
- Nick Stewart

You cannot step into the same river twice, for fresh waters are ever flowing in upon you.
- Heraclitus

Creativity is encouraged.
- Pool

The more I see, the less I know.
- Michael Franti

When you wake up in the morning, do not suddenly jump out of bed like a cow or a sheep from its pen. While you are still in bed, relax your mind. Turn within and examine it carefully.
- Tibetan teacher

Folk music is all things to all people.
- Bush Telegraph

Homer: When's the last time you freaked out the establishment? You guys are total sellouts!
Munchie: Wait. Don't you work for a nuclear power plant?
Homer: Look, we can sit here all day and play the blame game, or we can start freaking people out!
- The Simpsons

Uh oh. Two independent thought alarms in one day. The students are overstimulated. Willie! Remove all the colored chalk from the classrooms.
- The Simpsons

Who remembers a cloud?
- Guy de Maupassant

There's a terrific amount of science that's sitting on shelves and we need to get it in forms that help us as communities make better decisions.
- John Williams, Murray Darling Water Forum

If something is important, it is worth repeating.
- Popular expression

¿Sabias que ...?
- Conversation

Unidos de la mano, caminemos hacia la luz.
- Malema?

The big three never listened. Bottom line, they did not join the conversation. I can't put it any differently. They never listened to their customers; they never listened to the market; they never listened to the industry. And they doggedly continued to go to market with a disconnected product line using a disconnected methodology: advertising, led by it's false prophet, the 30-second spot.
- Joseph Jaffe, What we have here is a failure to communicate...

The best way to truly help people doesn't come from centralised government planning, but from entrepreneurial individuals.
- Simon Young, So. We have a new PM

At the Forum, we consider that to be truly sustainable businesses must invest in five key areas: the Five Capitals. We rely on natural capital – the environment – for overall sustenance; human capital and social capital – our people and communities – describe our personal happiness and the soundness of the social structures that support us; manufactured capital relates to physical infrastructure; and financial capital enables other forms of capital to be traded.
- Paradise Found

Question - Isn't it about time for the ministries of food and health to share the same office?
Andrew Campbell: I doubt if there is an interdepartmental committee in which agricultural and health get together on a regular basis. They're not seen as ships in the same ocean let alone as part of an integrated system. We don't have the information systems and other tools in a coherent policy.
Bush Telegraph, http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/current/audioonly/bth_20081028.mp3
Paddock to Plate: Food, Farming & Victoria's Progress to Sustainability (PDF)

Esta pared tiene no se que.
- Ecuador graffiti

Who really wants to be having efficient sex when effective sex is up for grabs?
- Sustainability is Better By Design - Idealog

Now that wine producers are talking about reducing their carbon footprint -- that is, the amount of carbon dioxide emitted in the transportation of wine -- selling the beverage in alternative, lighter packaging instead of heavier glass seems like the right thing to do.
- Tyler Coleman, Drink outside the box

You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things -- to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.
- Sir Edmund Hillary

Africa has fundamental weaknesses, but equally it has opportunities and potential. We need to reframe the challenge that is facing Africa, from a challenge of despair which is called poverty reduction reframed as a challenge of hope and that is wealth creation ... We have limited input because he who pays the piper calls the tune. The IMF, the World Bank and the cartel of good intentions around the world have taken away our rights as citizens. Our governments listen to international creditors rather than their own citizens ... The mistake of the international aid industry is to pick the isolated incidents of success, generalize them, pour billions and trillions and dollars into them, ignoring the unique circumstances of a village and then generalize the experience as the experience of everybody.
Andrew Mwenda, Let's take a new look at African aid



Today, China's Internet users do not only outnumber Internet users in the United States, with 2.7 hours daily-or, collectively, just under 570 million hours per day-they also spend more time online. They are quicker in adopting the most advanced kind of services such as watching videos and movies, playing games and sharing music. Where most American netizens still rely on emails to communicate with each other, their Chinese counterparts use IM and web 2.0 applications.
- Report: Chinese netizens lead web 2.0 - China Daily

New Zealand is a nation of small businesses. In 2006, 96 percent of businesses employed 19 or fewer people, which is the standard New Zealand government definition of a small to medium sized business -- or a SME, commonly pronounced ‘smee’.
- Mike Booker and James Hurman, Taking care of business - Idealog

Nine out of ten of these SMEs just want to be happy and see chasing an extra dollar by growing their business as getting in the way of that pursuit.
- Waikato University finance academic Ed Vos, cited in Taking care of business - Idealog

For me, I am an optimist. For there seems little point in anything else.
- Winston Churchill

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