Archive for the Quotes Category


You Must Fall in Love with your Work – Jiro Ono

Being a Rock Star has nothing to do with how or why you got into Infosec (or sushi or whatever). It doesn’t matter. Perhaps you were fascinated at an early age, maybe you needed a job, or very likely for many, this is where the opportunities and money were. Jiro Ono is an 85 year […]

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“I am the Greatest” – Muhammad Ali

Muhammad, an incredible technically skilled boxer, enormously propelled his career with self promotional Rock Star tactics such as claiming “I am The Greatest!” His non-boxing (or non-geek if you prefer) skills were greatly responsible for his enormous success. Muhammad Ali is certainly one of the greatest boxers to live, both in the ring and out […]

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Stretch Goals: “I’d like to fly but I can’t even swim” – The Kinks, “Superman”

I am fully in favor of absurd and ridiculous goals Goals are important, and I am fully in favor of absurd and ridiculous goals, as long as a modicum of reason is included. Goals are steps along the way to our vision of what we want to become. Having “Stretch Goals,” simply what you might […]

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Be so good they can’t ignore you – Steve Martin

“Be so good they can’t ignore you” – Steve Martin Steve Martin is one incredible dude. I’ve been a fan since his 1978 comedy album “Let’s Get Small.” I saw him live shortly thereafter doing comedy including his infamous “Cat Juggling” bit. In a high school English class we actually analyzed his comedy. He is […]

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Planning – Brian Tracy

“Every minute you spend in planning, saves 10 minutes in execution.” – Brian Tracy Yup, planning is essential, whether you want to build a staircase or a career in Infosec that matters. Planning helps avoid wasted time. Anyone remember when programming projects just started by sitting down and writing code? Maybe sometimes there would be […]

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Uniqueness – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger Rock Stars are unique. They are not just another musician in the band, another cog in the corporate wheel, another IDS Analyst or Pen Tester or Forensics gal. Think about Schwarzenegger, Dr Eric Cole, Sid Vicious, Paul […]

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