Robert Peston quotes

  • The New Capitalism (arising from the global economic downturn)...those running our biggest commercial businesses will have to be more visible. They'll have to manifest a genuine understanding not only of the anxieties of their employees but of all taxpayers. Those chief executives who succeed will be those who imbue in their businesses very simple, commonsense standards of decency
    -- Robert Peston

    #Running #Business #Simple

  • So just to be clear, Microsoft has created a new operating system that isn't properly compatible with a best-selling, still perfectly useable version of its own software. Which of course provides quite a powerful incentive for me to spend up to £99.99 on upgrading to Microsoft Outlook 2007 - except that in my current mood, I'd rather stick pins in my eyes.
    -- Robert Peston

    #Powerful #Eye #Microsoft

  • Louis de Bernires is in the direct line that runs through Dickens and Evelyn Waugh. . .he has only to look into his world, one senses, for it to rush into reality, colours and touch and taste.

  • If you're in your early 20s and you're hanging out with a bunch of other people in their early 20s, nobody has a sense of the kinds of problems that real 'workers' run into every day. They're running into a completely different set of problems like 'What's the party going on right now that I should be going to?

  • Now I've even gotten to running out to the fan buses that pass by our house, so I can talk to the people. I think I'm trying to gather fans, frankly. They're very, very nice people - they really understand. It's fun talking to them.

  • One's mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.

  • One company can serve some of your needs all of the time, or all of your needs some of the time, but never both.

  • You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety.

  • Music that is born complex is not inherently better or worse than music that is born simple.

  • It must be a balance in everything we do, not too much of everything, keep it simple, not complicated.

  • Be modest, humble, simple. Control your anger.

  • Awe enables us to see in the world intimations of the divine, to sense in small things the beginning of infinite significance, to sense the ultimate in the common and the simple, to feel in the rush of the passing the stillness of the eternal.

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