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Robin Hobb – Home is people, not a place

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Robin HobbHome is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there any more.

Robin Hobb  

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Horace – Common people are ill judges of merit

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Horace The common people are but ill judges of a man’s merits; they are slaves to fame, and their eyes are dazzled with the pomp of titles and large retinue. No wonder, then, that they bestow their honors on those who least deserve them.

Horace   (65 BC-8 BC)

Peter Carbonara – Building a great company

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You can’t build a great company without great people. But how do you know them when you see them? Over the past few years, a number of companies in a wide range of industries — from airlines to steel, computers to hotels — have asked themselves what separates their winners from their losers, good hires from bad, and they all arrived at the same answer: what people know is less important than who they are. Hiring, they believe, is not about finding people with the right experience; it’s about finding people with the right mind-set. These companies hire for attitude and train for skill.

Peter Carbonara  

Louis Brandeis – Lawyers and protection of the people

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Louis BrandeisInstead of holding a position of independence, between the wealthy and the people, prepared to curb the expenses of either, able lawyers have, to a large extent, allowed themselves to become adjuncts of great corporations and have neglected their obligation to use their powers for the protection of the people. We hear much of the “corporation lawyer,” and far too little of the “people’s lawyer.”

Louis Brandeis   (1856-1941)