Favorite Quotes

Most of us prefer to believe we are the active subjects of our victories but only the passive objects of our defeats. We triumph, but it is not really we who fail we are ruined by forces beyond our control.

Hernan Diaz Trust1

This captures the Actor-Observer Bias well.

It was my first time reading something that existed in a vague space between the intellectual and the emotional. Since that moment I have identified that ambiguous territory as the exclusive domain of literature.

Hernan Diaz Trust1

History doesn’t repeat itself but it does rhyme


Information is random and miscellaneous, but knowledge is orderly and cumulative.

Daniel Boorstin3

In natural hierarchies we look up for purpose and down for function

Charity Majors4


Diaz, H. Trust. (Penguin Publishing Group, 2023).
Weinberg, G. & McCann, L. Super Thinking: The Big Book of Mental Models. (Portfolio, 2019).
Wheeler, D. J. Understanding Variation: The Key to Managing Chaos. (Spc Pr, Knoxville, Tenn, 2000).
Majors, C. Questionable Advice: ``My boss says we don’t need any engineering managers. Is he right?’’. Charity.wtf Blog at https://charity.wtf/2024/01/05/questionable-advice-my-boss-says-we-dont-need-any-engineering-managers-is-he-right/ (2024).

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