I thought I’d write down a few random thoughts. I don’t THINK I plagiarized them, but I am sure many a philosopher has had similar thoughts before. These are the sorts of things I try to keep in the back of my mind when I get up in the morning.

“If I do seven things in a day and three of them didn’t work, I still achieved more than the guy that did one thing well.”

“Empires are built on Towers. Knowing why they work is a key element in building my own Marketing Towers.”

“Don’t rely on one thing going right. It’s the one thing that won’t.”

“Success is a state of mind. Donald Trump thinks he is a success… with four bankrupt companies under his belt. Donald’s mind must be in a state.”

“Links are just relationships. Some are good. Some are bad.”

“Whatever marketing philosophy you live by – I bet you lived by another one last year.”

“I see my life as pieces on a chess board. Every action I take is aiming to advance one piece, one space. I am not looking for Mate in four, I am looking for a good game. Then occasionally I get bored and start again.”

“There’s no point in the goal, unless you enjoy the journey. The goal passes by in a minute… the journey often takes a lifetime.”

(c) Dixon Jones. 2013.

Categories: Commentary


Peter Rigg · January 21, 2013 at 2:19 pm

The chess/life analogy is good. It’s similar to the parallels drawn in Kasparov’s book ‘How Life Imitates Chess’. I’m guessing that you’ve read that, but if not, then it’s definitely worth a read. It’s my favourite book on business ­čÖé

    admin · January 21, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    I’ll definitely read that! My chess skills are… modest. I played for county once… but only because England was playing football in the World Cup so they had trouble finding “real” players :). That said – I would probably fair well against most non-club players.

parol · February 6, 2013 at 3:06 pm

nice thoughts. sometimes we need to step back to win a game. sometimes we win sometimes we loss like chess.

WMBA · March 8, 2013 at 8:18 am

I like the last one! You will realize that as you travel along your journey and enjoying the way, your goal will manifest itself.

Reston Waste · August 22, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Nice Quotes, Quite True also that we have to try accomplish as much as we can so that we can move forwards,

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