If you think Elizabeth Holmes is done, she never met anyone she couldn’t fool.

To change the world, start with what you want to do, not what someone says you should do.

“Hit the little ball before you hit the big ball.”

Golfers use the expression above to prevent taking a large divot before striking the ball. When you don’t follow this rule, it can be very unpleasant as dirt flies in the air and the ball barely moves or is shanked into the rough. People will look the other way and smirk, “He hit the big ball first.”

Bet on the future, just don’t bet the future

“My only measure of success is how many people love me.”

“For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.” — Matthew 25:29

Andy Warhol

The Global Jewish population is approximately 14,000,000 or about 0.02% of the world’s population and has received 128 Nobel Prizes:


  1. 1910 — Paul Heyse
  2. 1927 — Henri Bergson
  3. 1958 — Boris Pasternak
  4. 1966 — Shmuel Yosef Agnon
  5. 1966 — Nelly Sachs
  6. 1976 — Saul Bellow
  7. 1978 — Isaac Bashevis Singer
  8. 1981 — Elias Canetti
  9. 1987 — Joseph Brodsky
  10. 1991 — Nadine Gordimer

World Peace:

  1. 1911 — Alfred Fried
  2. 1911 — Tobias Michael Carel Asser
  3. 1968 — Rene Cassin
  4. 1973 — Henry Kissinger
  5. 1978 — Menachem Begin
  6. 1986 — Elie Wiesel
  7. 1994 — Shimon Peres
  8. 1994 — Yitzhak Rabin


  1. 1905 — Adolph Von Baeyer
  2. 1906 — Henri Moissan
  3. 1907 — Albert Abraham Michelson
  4. 1908 — Gabriel Lippmann
  5. 1910 — Otto Wallach
  6. 1915 —…

Outlier solutions are absurd or too simple. That’s why they work.

“As we know, surprises come in three varieties according to former Secretary of Defense: the known knowns — things we know we know; the known unknowns — things we know we do not know; and the unknown unknowns — things we do not know we do not know.”

— Donald Rumsfeld

“Until philosophers are kings and political greatness and wisdom meet in one, cities will never have rest from evil.” –Plato

George Floyd

“Knowledge of the past is the only foundation we have from which to peer and try to measure the future.”

Winston Churchill official photo by Yousef Karsh (from author’s collection)

Jeff Cunningham

Professor of Leadership. Extraordinary Lives Project. Author “Be Somebody” (2021); 2019 Telly Award IconicVoices.tv; ex-publisher Forbes

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