Use times of progress to brighten your virtue, recognizing that it is your commitment to proper principles that brought success in the first place.
If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality.
It’s worth taking a few minutes every day to imagine the world differently.
Peace is not something you wish for;
It’s something you make,
Something you do,
Something you are,
And something you give away.
Under PayPal’s previous regime several sources have told me that the company actively tried not to hire the best engineering talent, because great developers are a headstrong, disruptive force. They just wanted competent coders who could get the job done.
Let’s get this straight: PayPal had no common sense when it came to dealing with customers (or the press). It had no innovation strategy. It was actively avoiding hiring disruptive coders. It required dozens of tech support tickets to change a single word on the site. And it was as if PayPal worked so well as a network that no one at the company was encouraged or hired to think. Meg Whitman once said that eBay was such a great business, monkeys could run it. PayPal was apparently such a great business automatons were running it.
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