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Chapter 17: Lessons Learned


Opening Quote  

The opening quote "It’s a basic truth of the human condition that everybody lies. The only variable is about what" was taken from the TV show House M.D. .

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Slide Deck

This chapter is based on a talk I presented on many occasions:

House M.D.

This is the trailer of the series.

These are some quotes from House M.D.

It's never lupus

Book Quotes  

  • One-and-a-half months after my wife and I started our first company, our twelve-year-old son was diagnosed with cancer.
  • At some point, I decided to stop listening to advice. Later, I amended that rule to “I don’t take advice from anyone, unless I know that person’s background and motives for giving advice.”
  • Doing business isn’t an exact science. It’s about taking away a pain. There’s usually more than one way to do it, but it should be your goal to do it in the best possible way for your customer, for the environment, and eventually, for yourself.

Movie References  

James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause (1955). "You're tearing me apart!"

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The reference to the "philosopher Jagger" was also inspired by House M.D.

Soundtrack for this Chapter  

I listen to music, but my taste in music is questionable. I've selected a handful of songs for every chapters. Sometimes, there's a link to the chapter, sometimes I just like the song.

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