Month: January 2010

Quote of the Day 2010-1-31

It is certain that intuition can be trained and developed. The bewildered novice in chess moves cautiously, recalling individual rules, whereas the experienced player absorbs a complicated situation at a glance and is unable to account rationally for his intuition. -William Feller Bonus trivia: Feller is one of the few mathematicians outside of the Soviet …

Japanese folklore: Hachiko

Hachiko is a monument outside of Tokyo’s Shibuya train station that memorializes a dog with amazing loyalty. He was brought to Tokyo in 1924 by his owner Hidesaburo Ueno, an agriculture professor at the University of Tokyo. They established a pattern where Ueno would walk with Hachiko to the station in the morning, where he …

Lessons Learned from Tokyo

A little bit overdue, but here are the lessons that I learned from my new year’s trip through Tokyo 1) Success isn’t about being fast, it’s about making deliberate decisions that move in a good direction I’ve alluded to this in previous lessons learned and some of my quotes of the day, but my new …

Quote of the Day 2010-1-4

In regards to bringing syndication loans to Japan: The first was Citibank, absolutely. But Citibank could never be considered as the pioneering deal of syndication because they didn’t explain it in that way; they didn’t call it that. What I did was main stream. Sometimes, doing the deal is not important; the record that you …