“This is a generation that has to sprint just to stay eve. I call it Generation Stress.” — Edward Bell, an executive at Ogilvy & Mather in Shanghai

A passage from Tap Dancing to Work by Carol J. Loomis

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“Some material things make my life more enjoyable; many, however would not. I like having an expensive private plane, but owning a half-dozen homes would be a burden. Too often, a vast collection of possessions ends up possessing its owner. The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends.” — Warren Buffet

A passage from Tap Dancing to Work by Carol J. Loomis

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“A chief executive, he says, can bring a perspective to pricing that a divisional manager cannot: ‘The manager has just one business. His equation tells him that if he prices a little too low, it’s not that serious. But if he prices too high, he sees himself screwing up the only thing in his life. And no one knows what raising prices will do. For the manager, i’s all Russian roulette. For the chief executive, with more than one thing in his life, it really isn’t. So I would argue that someone with wide experience and distance from the scene should set prices in certain cases.’” A passage from Tap Dancing to Work by Carol J. Loomis

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“[In the US,] In almost a decade since the financial crisis, only one Wall Street banker — a Credit Suisse executive — had gone to jail, despite an economic collapse that had thrown millions out of work and lowered living standards.” A passage from Billion Dollar Whale by Tom Wright & Bradley Hope

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