Week 19 Roundup

Monday 18 May 2009, 9.35am HKT


[Roundup for 11-17 May 2009]

“We were all taught this as kids, and now as adults we see more and more how this is vanishing.”

(Email, about the ‘golden rule’ or ethic of reciprocity of treat others as you expect to be treated, 09 May 2009)

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“The older you get, the things you say are no longer as deep as before.”

(Michelle, teenage watercolourist in Hong Kong, 03 May 2009)

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“Yes, the client database is [your universe]. If it is not kept alive, then it dies relatively quickly.”

(Tina Voss, entrepreneur and recruiter of part-time manpower in Germany, 05 May 2009)

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“You’re not taking the caramel far enough. … It looks like a dehydrated camel turd.”

(10 May 2009)

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vampiregirl” … bleeding all over her … trying too hard … and scaring her away.”

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“It’s what they need to hear, not what you need to say.”

(Two doctors, 12 May 2009)

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“… either be with me, or BE me!”

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“Businesses need a set of rules, that’s true. But historically in America that has been through speeches the one Varney made.”

(Richard Parker of law firm O’Melveney & Meyers on antitrust comments by U.S. Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney, 12 May 2009)

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“I don’t talk about me. Be with me so you will get to know me.”

(Mylene, 27-year-old female, 14 May 2009)

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