It’s not clear who was the first to suggest that a good definition of insanity is “To do the same thing over and over and expect different results,” but that definition has a certain ring of truth. Albert Einstein is alleged to have uttered the phrase, but then lots of brilliant things have been credited to him that we’re not sure he really said. On the other hand, there’s the conflicting idea of “Try, try again, until you succeed.” It was Richard Bach, author of the best seller Jonathan Livingston Seagull, who epitomizes this thought for me. Publisher after publisher turned down his novel, but he never gave up. Finally, something like his 15th effort paid off – confirming the idea that you can’t keep a good man (or bird, or story) down.
Mr. Russell taught me something similar back in the late-1970s. He said: “Find a market analyst who’s basically very ... Log in or subscribe to continue reading.
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