Thought Leadership in Strategy & Finance


  • Quote  |  February 26, 2019

    “The wise know that the intellect can take one only so far, and beyond that, faith and belief must substitute for knowledge.” – David R. Hawkins


  • Quote  |  February 25, 2019

    “Take charge of this in your life–no matter what someone says, what life does to you, what the world does to you, turn it into wellbeing.” – Sadhguru


  • Quote  |  February 24, 2019

    “There is a peaceful relief when judgment and criticism are abandoned, since they cause constant unconscious guilt as well as fear of retribution.” – David R. Hawkins


  • Quote  |  February 23, 2019

    “Life is a continuum of situations, if you are on a growth trajectory, you will be constantly facing situations that you may not know how to handle.” – Sadhguru


  • Quote  |  February 22, 2019

    “The difficulty lies not in the new ideas but in escaping from the old ones which ramify, for those who have been brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.” – J. M. Keynes


  • Quote  |  February 21, 2019

    “Holding a goal in mind is inspirational and actually helpful to its accomplishment, because what is held in mind tends to actualize. However, it is a mistake to attack oneself with guilt for failing to achieve the ideal. Upon examination, it will be frequently discovered that it was not really the goal that was desired, but the satisfaction that was associated with it.” – David R. Hawkins


  • Quote  |  February 20, 2019

    “If you just look at the nature of mind, you solve one problem, then ten problems are ready, you solve this ten, hundreds are ready. Do not try to solve it, create a distance between you and the psychological activity.” – Sadhguru


  • Quote  |  February 19, 2019

    “When it comes to anything that is material and physical, there is always a limitation as to what you can do and what you cannot do.” – Sadhguru


  • Quote  |  February 18, 2019

    “It is only a few people, who have made it to a certain level of success in their life, whose desires get labeled as ambition by someone else.” – Sadhguru


  • Quote  |  February 17, 2019

    “I don’t want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs.” – Samuel Goldwyn


  • Quote  |  February 16, 2019

    “Summing up, the qualitative answers suggest that high quality earnings are sustainable and repeatable, free of one-time items, and backed by actual cash flows.” – Earnings Quality: Evidence from the Field (Dichev, Graham, Harvey, Rajgopal)


  • Quote  |  February 15, 2019

    “Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can’t miss.” – Lee lacocca


  • Quote  |  February 14, 2019

    “The term ‘Earning Power’ should be used to mean the earnings that may reasonably be expected over a period of time in the future. Since the future is largely unpredictable, we are usually compelled to take either the current and past earnings as a guide, and to use these figures as a base in making a reasonable estimate of future earnings.” – Ben Graham, The Interpretation of Financial Statements, 1937


  • Quote  |  February 13, 2019

    “No employer today is independent of those about him. He cannot succeed alone, no matter how great his ability or capital. Business today is more than ever a question of cooperation.” – Orison Swett Marden


  • Quote  |  February 12, 2019

    “…there has been a significant, seemingly inexorable trend toward entrenching management in office that has become embodied in state law, the primary province for corporate governance. This gives rise to conflicts of interest…” – Martin Whitman


  • Quote  |  February 11, 2019

    “Every investment has something wrong with it.” – Martin Whitman


  • Quote  |  February 10, 2019

    “Market price is not something to predict but something of which to take advantage.” – Martin Whitman


  • Quote  |  February 9, 2019

    “…value investing treats every accounting number as being as important as any other number, with each number being derived from, a function of, and modified by all other accounting numbers.” – Martin Whitman


  • Quote  |  February 8, 2019

    “For reading this book [Value Investing], algebra is useless; however, a deep understanding of the accounting cycle is essential.” – Martin Whitman


  • Quote  |  February 7, 2019

    “The point is, ladies and gentlemen, greed is out. Integrity is in. And, if you seek success and fulfillment, please accept my advice to hold yourselves to the highest moral standards.” – John “Jack” Bogle