These are some year end thoughts submitted by consummate entrepreneur, doctor, inventor and the  Grand Poobah, Dr. Doug Ott.  Though not his creation they are collections from others he has accumulated over his years of reading.

Looking is not the same as seeing.

Experience does not guarantee expertise.

Confidence is not competence.

Intellectual laziness cannot be made up by brute force

Ideas are cheap and plentiful;  it is execution that matters

Most people just don’t want something bad enough

It is your responsibility to make your dreams come true

Have a point of view, believe in something, know what you are willing to fight for, draw a line in the sand

When you don’t know what you believe everything becomes an argument

Constraints are advantages in disguise.

Be a visionary, not a reactionary.

Pare down to the essence but don’t remove the poetry