Lao Tzu (also known as Laozi “old master”) was a Chinese philosopher with an extraordinary mind. Tzu was a distinguished writer and author of the Tao Te Ching, the basis for many Chinese philosophers. Our 20 quotes from this legendary figure will no doubt give you a different outlook on life. Take a moment from your busy day and use these wise words to put a positive spin on your vision.
Quotes To Inspire Your Business From A Tech Expert
Who doesn’t know Bill Gates? You know, the co-creator of Microsoft and the richest man on earth! As a business man he was criticized for being distant and sometimes downright rude to his colleagues. However, his knowledge in tech and forward vision skyrocketed him to success early in life. Since January 2000, Gates has stepped down as CEO of Microsoft and now devotes most of his time to his charity, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Here are 13 quotes from the now author, investor and philanthropist to inspire your life and business:
A founding father of America, you’d be hard-pressed to find something amazing that Benjamin Franklin didn’t do in his lifetime. Here’s 15 of his extraordinary quotes to live by:
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.”
“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”
“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”
“Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to product happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.”
“With continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”
“Well done is better than well said.”
“Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.”
“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
“Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.”
“By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.”
“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.”
“The constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”
A small peek into Franklins mind, here are 13 virtues of character he followed, listed from his autobiography:
- Temperance Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.
- Silence Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.
- Order Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
- Resolution Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
- Frugality Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.
- Industry Lose no time; be always employ’d in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.
- Sincerity Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.
- Justice Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
- Moderation Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.
- Cleanliness Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, clothes, or habitation.
- Tranquility Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.
- Chastity Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation.
- Humility Imitate Jesus and Socrates.
Albert Einstein was a physicist and philosopher best known for his famous formula E = mc2. He was a genius by any standard and he definitely helped shape the way we look at things in the world. Here are some of our favourite inspirational quotes from the genius himself to fire you up for the week:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
Set Goals Constantly:
If your mind is in a million places all the time goal setting is key. Making notes of key items and goals to achieve whether it’s today or in 6 months gives you a clear path to your vision. Practice writing a few goals for each day, it’s good practice and feels awesome to cross the items off.
Nerds take on Movember!
It’s that time of year everyone. Boys become men, parading around with burly beards and handlebar moustaches for a month while their ladies find a dark cave to disappear into. Jokes aside, Movember is an amazing cause that raises funds for some of men’s biggest health concerns. This doesn’t just include prostate and testicular cancer it also focuses on mental health and suicide prevention. (more…)
So now that we’ve got you up-to-speed with all the latest and greatest in technology this year, why don’t we add on some much needed accessories to complete the package? There have been some awesome tech accessories released this year that make your tech toys easier to use, faster to charge or just overall nicer to look at. We’ve put together our top 5 to make your cell phone, laptop or tablet work better for you in the New Year!
Make sure you didn’t miss any of our other tech gift guides: Part 1 (Wearables), Part 2 (Entertainment), Part 3 (Smart Home), Part 4 (Audio), Part 5 (Tablets & E-Readers) and Part 6 (Tech Toys). Also, this is your last chance to enter our Holiday Tech Giveaway! Enter at the end of this post using the Gleam widget to score a tech gift of your choice!
Technology doesn’t have to just be about the necessities. Sure, you probably need to have a cell phone and if your laptop bites the dust it’s pretty imperative that you get a new one right away, but what about some Tech Toys that are made for nothing but fun? We’ve got em!
In this gift guide we’re sharing with you all the awesome things you never knew you wanted for the Holidays! Whether it be a mini BB-8 Droid from the new Star Wars movie or your own personal Paper Airplane drone, we guarantee you’ll find hours of fun in these tech toys!
If you’re in the market for something more necessary don’t forget to check out our previous gift guides featuring Wearables, Entertainment, Smart Home, Audio and the Top 5 Tablets of 2015. You can also enter our giveaway at the bottom of the page for your chance to win a little gift from the Data Nerds themselves! Good luck!
Looking to spend a little quiet alone time this Holiday season with nothing but a crackling fire, warm blanket and your favourite book? Well, why not upgrade that book to one of our top 5 Tablets of 2015 so you can have hundreds of books at your finger tips, or maybe take a little break and do some after-Christmas bargain hunting on your favourite websites?
We’ve rounded up our top 5 Tablets and E-Readers from the past year to bring you an easily shoppable list you can use yourself or leave out for Santa (or your family) this December, you know, to drop a subtle hint.
The holiday’s are upon us and what better time to start thinking about your big New Years Bash or the long, boring flight home? We’ve got you covered no matter what you’re up to this winter season with the best in Portable Speakers and Wireless or Wired headphones.
A couple of these you may have heard of like the legendary Beats by Dre but some are new kids on the block and deserve a little attention. So whether you prefer in-ear, on-ear, wireless or external speaker systems, this list of the top 5 Audio Gifts will pump up your holiday!
Did you miss out on the rest of our guide? See parts 1 (Wearables), 2 (Entertainment) and 3 (Smart Home) here or head right on over to our complete guide so you can be prepared for the holiday season!