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Experts say that Iraq may have nuclear weapons. That's bad news – they may have a
bomb. Now the good news is that they have to drop it with a camel.
You must continue to gain expertise, but avoid thinking like an expert.
Scientists think they can now clone an all-white zebra. Now, I'm no expert, but isn't that
A professional is one who does his best work when he feels the least like working.
Frank Lloyd Wright
The differences between expert performers and normal adults reflect a life-long period of
deliberate effort to improve performance in a specific domain.
If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it
can't be done.
Sir Peter Ustinov
Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it.
Robert A. Heinlein
My main objective in the fight is to be a professional but to kill him.
Mike Tyson, on Lennox Lewis
The future belongs to the competent. It belongs to those who are very, very good at what
they do. It does not belong to the well-meaning.
I believe a man is a professional when he can do what needs to be done no matter how he
feels within. An amateur is an amateur in his attitude emotionally. A professional is an
professional in the way he thinks and feels and in his ability to execute under the most trying
Everything you do, if not in a relaxed state will be done at a lesser level than you are
proficient. Thus the tensed expert marksman will aim at a level less than his or her student.
Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large
group of professionals built the Titanic.
Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach. Those who can't teach, teach gym. Those who
can't teach gym, become experts.
Even when the experts all agree, they may well be mistaken.
Bertrand Russell, The Sceptical
Get educated. Take investment seminars. Read at least one investment book a month. Read
magazines such as Money, Forbes, Barron's, and the Wall Street Journal. I'm not suggesting
you follow their advice, I'm suggesting you get familiar with what financial options are out
there. Then choose an arena to become an expert in and begin investing in that area.
T. Harv Eker
Two experts are never on good terms.
African proverb, Shona
Just like becoming an expert in wine - you learn by drinking it, the best you can afford - you
learn about great food by finding the best there is, whether simply or luxurious. Then you
savor it, analyze it, and discuss it with your companions, and you compare it with other
Make yourself the expert at something and be easy for people to get to and remember.
I've also always been an avid book reader. At Zappos, we encourage our employees to read
books from our library to help them grow, both personally and professionally. There are many
books that have influenced our thinking at Zappos and helped us to get where we are today.
Subtle and insubstantial, the expert leaves no trace; divinely mysterious, he is inaudible. Thus
he is master of his enemy's fate.
Dwelling on your problems doesn't fix them; it just makes you an expert at them.
some guy pulled a knife on me, but I could tell it wasn't a real professional job.
There was still butter on it.
sport, you have enemies as well as friends... sometimes, though, it's easier to have
enemies than to have friends - especially if your friends happen to be fellow professional
tennis players and you're on your way to being number one in the world. It may be a cliche
that it's lonely at the top, but just because it's a cliche doesn't mean it 's not true.
Politicians remain professional because the voters remain amateur.
Your investor's edge is not something you get from Wall Street experts. It's something you
already have. You can outperform the experts if you use your edge by investing in companies
or industries you already understand.
My brother-in-law died. He was a karate expert, then he joined the army. The first time he
saluted, he killed himself.
There is nothing that will make you angrier than to see someone who seems to be dumber
than you doing better than you. How can this be? The answer is simple: At a certain point in
their lives, they realized that the key to success was personal and professional growth. It was
a dedication to lifelong learning. The good news is that almost every important skill is
learnable. Every business skill is learnable. Everyone who is proficient in any area of business
was at one time completely ignorant in that area.
For it is the duty of an astronomer to compose the history of the celestial motions through
careful and expert study.
Experts say you should never hit your children in anger. When is a good time? When you're
Always start at the end before you begin. Professional investors always have an exit strategy
before they invest. Knowing your exit strategy is an important investment fundamental.
Ambitious parents who are currently playing the "Baby Mozart" video for their toddlers may be
disappointed to learn that Mozart became Mozart by working furiously hard.