Friday, December 30, 2011

Business Cycles by Lars Tvede

"Business Cycles" by Lars Tvede

Extract figure of "Equity market behavior over business cycles"

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Henry Ford Quotes

1. Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eight. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

2. As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities.

3. Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.

4. Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

5. If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.

6. Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our maching onward.

7. Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.

8. Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.

9. Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving.

10. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Winston Churchill Quotes

1. A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

2. Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

3. Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.

4. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

5. Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.

6. However beauty the strategy, you should occassionally look at the results.

7. I never worry about action, but only inaction.

8. If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.

9. Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it.

10. Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.

11. Never, never, never give up.

12. One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!

13. Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

14. Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.

15. The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.