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Scott’s Thoughts: Steady On

“We should manage our fortunes as we do our health–enjoy it when good, be patient when it is bad, and never apply violent remedies except in an extreme necessity.” -Francois de La Rochefoucauld, French author of maxims and memoirs. “Steady on,” is one of those calming British phrases which urges sensible equanimity in the face [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Hang a Question Mark

“In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.” Bertrand Russell, British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist and Nobel laureate. With the holidays upon us, you may find yourself connecting with friends and extended family you [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Imperfect Information

“He liked to go from A to B without inventing letters between.” -John McPhee (b. March 8, 1931) American writer Seldom in this life do we act with perfect knowledge. In our work and personal relationships we must constantly contend with uncertainty. The sooner we learn to accept the notion of “ideal conditions” is a myth, [...]

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