Category Archives: Success

Victory by Sun Tzu

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Thus we may know that there are five essentials for victory.

He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.

He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces.

He will win whose Army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks.

He will win who prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared.

He will win who has military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign.

-Sun Tzu, The Art of War.

 

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Late starters

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Takichiro Mori

You don’t have to start early to become the richest man in the world. Mori was an economics professor until he left academia at age 55 to become a real estate investor in 1959.

Mori started his second career by investing in the Minato ward where he spent his childhood, and within a matter of years he was presiding over Japan’s real estate boom.

When Mori died in 1993, he was Forbes’ two-time reigning world’s richest man with a net worth of around $13 billion. He was something of a Japanese precursor to Warren Buffett, though. Mori never seemed totally comfortable with the fame and fortune his second career won him. He dressed traditionally, abstained from alcohol, and lived a fairly modest life.

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Poem on Success

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To win the respect of intelligent persons

The affection of children

To earn the approbation of honest citizens

And endure the betrayal of false friends

To appreciate beauty

To find the best in others

To give of one’s self

To leave the world a bit better

To have played with enthusiasm

And sung with exultation

To know even one life has breathed easier

Because you have lived

This is to have succeeded.

 

-Bessie Anderson Stanley