Anu Garg: God, A Verb

“God, to me, it seems, is a verb, not a noun, proper or improper,” designer and architect R. Buckminster Fuller once said. And it makes sense. As long as we do our work honestly and not hurt others, what does it matter if we believe in some invisible superman in the sky, who happens to have such a fragile ego so as to condemn people for not believing in him, no matter how good they might be?

Do the best job I can, not hurt our fellow beings on this planet, that’s my religion.

—Anu Garg of A Word A Day.

 

Warren Buffett: Impious

“Questioning GAAP figures may seem impious to some. After all, what are we paying the accountants for if it is not to deliver us the “truth” about our business. But the accountants’ job is to record, not to evaluate. The evaluation job falls to investors and managers.” Warren Buffett.

Warren Buffett: Intelligent answer to questions

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You ought to be able to explain why you’re taking the job you’re taking, why you’re making the investment you’re making, or whatever it may be. And if it can’t stand applying pencil to paper, you’d better think it through some more. And if you can’t write an intelligent answer to those questions, don’t do it.” Warren Buffett.