From the monthly archives:

November 2010

Is this the final Ask Sam Deep?

by Sam on November 30, 2010

Never fear running out of answers, only fear running out of questions. ~Unknown author One-Minute Answer: No, but we are changing our format. The era of comprehensive six-minute answers to far-reaching questions in these emails gives way to a new service for a faster-moving age. Starting next week the questions will become more immediate and [...]


How do winners act?

by Sam on November 16, 2010

A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are for.  ~Admiral Grace Hopper   One-Minute Answer:  Admiral Hopper could also have put it this way: “There are two kinds of people in the world—those who take action and those who don’t.”   The two preceding ASKs explained two-thirds of the advice given [...]


How do winners speak?

by Sam on November 9, 2010

If all my talents and powers were to be taken away from me by some inscrutable Providence, and I had my choice of keeping but one, I would unhesitatingly ask to be allowed to keep the Power of Speaking, for through it I would quickly recover all the rest.  ~Daniel Webster   One-Minute Answer:  Last [...]


How do winners think?

by Sam on November 2, 2010

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius. ~Joseph Addison One-Minute Answer: You’re a “winner” when your deepest craving is to become the best ______ ______ (fill in your name) you can be. If you find the adjective “best” [...]