Reflections on working smarter

by Jay Cross on June 30, 2009

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No art is less spontaneous than mine. What I do is the result of reflection and the study of the great masters.
-Edgar Degas

Learning is not compulsory… neither is survival.
-W. Edwards Deming

Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.
-Jim Rohn

If you hold a cat by the tail, you learn things that cannot be learned in any other way.
-Mark Twain

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
-Malcolm S. Forbes

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
-Samuel Johnson (Performance support 101)

What we must decide is perhaps how we are valuable, rather than how valuable we are.
-F. Scott Fitzgerald

Education is the ability to think clearly, act well in the world of work and to appreciate life.
-Brigham Young


I am so grateful to have time for reflection. The quotes are helping me get my head around the next version of my unbook on the business side of learning. (You can get the current version for $14 on Lulu.)


Working Smarter
Boosting Brainpower for Fun & Pro
. (Amazon)

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