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Ideas give life a meaning. (Mika Kaakinen)

Life is at its best a journey of discovery, a secret, a wonderful and strange thing, (Lari&Kaija Maria Junkkari, Kirjapaja Oy, Helsinki 2004)

A good leader is a moral, courageous and competent person. (M.Kaakinen)

Ipso facto : because of that fact : because of the fact that has just been mentioned

Faux Pas : an embarrassing social mistake

Opus magnum: the Latin for "great work", is the masterpiece, the greatest work of a writer, artist, or composer

Ad nauseam : to a sickening or excessive degree

Ad hominem (Latin for "to the man" or "to the person": short for argumentum ad hominem, is a logical fallacy in which an argument is rebutted by attacking the character, motive, or other attribute of the person making the argument, or persons associated with the argument, rather than attacking the substance of the argument itself.

Nobody wins unless everybody wins (Bruce Springsteen)

I dance, I speak four languages, I study science and philosophy, I wrote bad poems, I blast myself into the air in idiotic experiments, I sword like moron, I box like a clown... I'm in short Ceres of Fourmyle (Stars my Destination by Alfred Bester)

Vadim Demichev (alias ThinkingALot),
a Russian chess programmer, and proponent of open source and not reinventing the wheel. He is author of Grapefruit, which is based on Toga and Fruit [1] and therefor licensed under the GPL, and GullChess [2] , which is in the public domain. He published his programs and source under the pseudonym ThinkingALot. In computer chess forums, he appears as competent and knowledgeable interlocutor, and courageously represents his opinion. His fair-minded and unselfish stance is appreciated, but there seems a dissent about the concepts of sharing ideas or algorithms with pseudo code, versus sharing concrete code - other than low level snippets like BitScan, Population Count or Magic Bitboards with a deterministic one to one input-output relationship, and about affecting competition and commercial interests in computer chess.

Borders provide security (Jukka Pietinen, my former chef)

Keeping promises gives a leader credibility (M.Kaakinen)

Value your co-workers, colleagues, supervisors and clients. That will give you their esteem. Talk respectfully of everybody. (M.Kaakinen)

Teemu Selänne said about his Turin 2006 line-mates Antti Aalto and Jere Lehtinen: Antti is strong like a bear and Jere can do everything on the ice. (Teemu Sel�nne)

Getting to know a person takes 2-3 years. (Anders Oldenburg)

The customer is not number one -- they're number two -- right behind the employee. (Marcus Lemonis)

Integrity is the only thing in business. So, you can be very wealthy and you can be very smart, but if you don�t have your word, you don�t have integrity, none of the other stuff is worth a damn thing (Marcus Lemonis)

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionable integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office. (President Eisenhower)

Taking care of children and elderly is the most important task of the society. (M.Kaakinen)

Here is how I am going to beat you. I am going to outwork you. That is all there is to it. (Pat Summitt, A late American basketball coach)

Immigrants must integrated in the society. (Ex prime minister of Finland Matti Vanhanen)

Those that can not take care of themselves must be taken care with dignity by society. (Ex prime minister of Finland Alex Stubb)

Adopt to your vocabulary such lovely, old-fashioned words like upright, honest, respectable, gratuitous, staid and high-minded, words that your grandmother might have used. (Victoria Moran, author of the Living a charmed life)

Always give pertinent, relevant, competent and spot-on answers to the questions of others, especially on your chosen field of endeavour. (Mika Kaakinen)

Always think originally and independently. (Mika Kaakinen)

Never complain. (The father of Robert Herjavec)

An honest chief has a developed sense of honor, even including the ability to endure and respect other people's honor and the requirement to be in control of her own greed for power and money. Honor is a warm concept far from forefinger because it stems from self-esteem, not impositions. It is an ingredient of a character, not a trick to fix it. (Gustav Douglas, a Swedish businessman)

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. (Steve Jobs)

Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people. (Steve Jobs)

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected. (Steve Jobs)

A leader must identify himself with the group, must back up the group, even at the risk of displeasing superiors. He must believe that the group wants from him a sense of approval. If this feeling prevails, production, discipline, morale will be high, and in return, you can demand the cooperation to promote the goals of the community. (Vince Lombardi)

Leadership is based on a spiritual quality --- the power to inspire, the power to inspire others to follow. (Vince Lombardi)

Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile. (Vince Lombardi)

It is essential to understand that battles are primarily won in the hearts of men. Men respond to leadership in a most remarkable way and once you have won his heart, he will follow you anywhere. (Vince Lombardi)

When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes. (Victor Hugo)

Chinese Checkers Master will rate your skill level, track your progress with each game you play, give you the most challenging, human-like computer opponents to play against, and so much more. Every time you challenge yourself with the top level computer opponents, you will increase your planning, logic, and strategic skills. Chinese Checkers is all about positional advantage. The better you get at analyzing patterns and predicting your opponents moves, the more games you’ll win. And with every game you win, you will feel yourself gaining these valuable skills. Every time you challenge yourself with the top level computer opponents, you’ll be improving your competitive skills. You’ll win more games against human players then you ever have before.

It is good that there is competition on the bransch. It keeps the level high (Mika Kaakinen)

When society and moral declines then humor worsens (degenerates) first. Humor becomes coarse, rude, vulgar and begans to include sexual, pornographic references. (Mika Kaakinen)

The common line decides school´s working peacefulness (My former teacher colleque)

A support is included in a product (Jussi Manninen, my former co-worker)

You can be rich in many ways (Mika Kaakinen)

Dennis Rodman visited Finland. A female interviewer asked him if white men can jump? Rodman acted surprised and answered "Of course they can".

Icehockey is not a isolated part of society, but a part of it. (Jukka Rautakorpi, a Finnish icehockey coach.)

Society consists of different type of people. A workplace should reflect it. (Mika Kaakinen)

Put the employee first and the client second. (Marcus Lemonis)

Simon Sinek. Frederic Laloux, Stanley McChrystal and David Marquet are good leadership writers.(Michael (Doc) Norton)

Everybody feeling OK? (Jack White in the beginning of the concert)

Welcome to school. (Jukka Pietinen, by former chief)

In 2002, Josh, the brother of Jeremiah Fraites, died due to a drug overdose at the age of 19. Jeremiah and Josh's best friend, Wesley Schultz began writing songs together to cope with their mutual loss, forming The Lumineers in Ramsey, New Jersey. In regards to this, Schultz has stated, "There's a certain level of growing up overnight that happens. As a band, it adds something that's very elusive — it's hopefulness, but there's also some sorrow behind it, and there's some depth that defines who you are."

Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in themselves (StephenRCovey)

Jörgen Jönssön is too good for Elitserien (A Swedish newspaper)

As a principle-centered person, you see things differently. And because you see things differently, you think differently, you act differently. Because you have a high degree of security, guidance, wisdom, and power that flows from a solid, unchanging core, you have the foundation of a highly proactive and highly effective life. (StephenRCovey)

Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment. (StephenRCovey)

Interdependence is a far more mature, more advanced concept. If I am physically interdependent, I am self-reliant and capable, but I also realize that you and I working together can accomplish far more than, even at my best, I could accomplish alone. If I am emotionally interdependent, I derive a great sense of worth within myself, but I also recognize the need for love, for giving, and for receiving love from others. If I am intellectually interdependent, I realize that I need the best thinking of other people to join with my own.” (StephenRCovey)

What one thing could you do in your personal and professional life that, if you did it on a regular basis, would make a tremendous positive difference in your life?” (StephenRCovey)

"This place makes me wonder," he asks, "which would be worse – to live as a monster, or to die as a good man?" (Teddy Daniels in Shutter Island)

Strength lies in differences, not in similarities. (Stephen R Covey)

Principles are the territory. Values are maps. When we value correct principles, we have truth -- a knowledge of things as they are. (Stephen R. Covey)

Consequences are governed by principles, and behavior is governed by values, therefore, value principles! (Stephen R. Covey)

Our problems and pain are universal and increasing, and the solutions to the problems are and always will be based upon universal, timeless, self-evident principles common to every enduring, prospering society throughout history.” (Stephen R. Covey)

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” (Stephen R. Covey)

The most important ingredient we put into any relationship is not what we say or what we do, but what we are. And if our words and our actions come from superficial human relations techniques (the Personality Ethic) rather than from our own inner core (the Character Ethic), others will sense that duplicity. (Stephen R. Covey)

Show me someone who is humble enough to accept and take responsibility for his or her circumstances and courageous enough to take whatever initiative is necessary to creatively work his or her way through or around these challenges, and I'll show you the supreme power of choice. (Stephen R. Covey)

The principles you live by create the world you live in. So when you change the principles you live by, you can change your world. Your mission statement serves to summarize the principles you want to live by. (Stephen R. Covey)

In the words of both Peter Drucker and Warren Bennis, “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.” (Stephen R. Covey)

Reflection questions: What is truly important in my life? What would I really like to be and do in my life? What are my greatest strengths? What are my talents, possibilities, and true potential? If I had unlimited time and resources, what would I do? What are my deepest priorities? Which relationships do I wish to be lasting? Who is the one person who has made the greatest positive impact in my life? What must I do, and how must I manage my life, to constantly nurture these vital relationships? What kind of person do I wish to become? What are the principles I would like to live by? (Stephen R. Covey)

We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey. (Stephen Covey)

There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” - Aristotle

Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.(Sarah Bernhardt)

No executive has ever suffered because the people were strong and effective (Peter Drucker)

"Because of the stupidity of choosers" was the answer of my cousin (Hannu Rantala) to my question why Mika Alatalo does not play in the Finnish national icehockey team.

The root of the problems of the society is the crisis in moral and competence, which in itself is a consequence of the crisis in leadership. (Mika Kaakinen)

The purpose of life is being a good man or woman. (Mika Kaakinen)

Take a look at WebPack and/or Gulp – they are task management tools for front-end development and are very useful. (Ashley Nolan)

About Levon Aronian: He is an absolutely lovely man, one of the very finest.(Jonathan Tisdall)

A good chief the most important thing at the workplace. (Mika Kaakinen)

Give him time and not judge him in advance. (Kalervo Kummola about choosing Dough Shedden as a head coach for Finnish Ichockey National Team)

Don’t have many joseki books in @gobooks. You could look at “New Moves” and “Correct Joseki”. In print: Takao Shinji diction. (Anders Kierulf)

"Punishing Joseki Mistakes" and "Tricks in Joseki" are good joseki books (Eric O Lebigot (EOL))

Don't count the days, make the days count. -Muhammad Ali

If one creates a really good line it is possible to score 120-130 points in NHL. (Jaromír Jágr)

Ransy Gage -"Risky is a new safe" is a good book about globalization. (Oskari Mäkelä)

Be soft with people and tough on facts. (Mika Kaakinen)

Thanks Stevie Van Zandt: Just revisited some of your past hits & it taught me humbleness, humility & respect for my fellow humans. (Rondal Ausdin)

Then maybe I am more successful than I thought. Thank you Rondal. (Stevie Van Zandt)

Thank you for the message! I like you because I think you represent the American way of thinking, you're a hard worker, you believe in dreams, you appreciate the people around you and you want them good, your feets are firmly on the ground as with Randy Couture! (Oskari Mäkelä)

A systems approach begins when first you see the world through the eyes of another. (C. West Churchman)

Relentless is a good Go book. (Anders Kierulf)

Marcus Lemonis does not take money from the production company to remain free. (Mika Kaakinen)

Education theory is a science of women. It is important to them. There is nothing wrong with it. (Mika Kaakinen)

Fingers crossed! You can depend on that. (Oskari Mäkelä)

"I see obvious talent in your work. The quality of your work is impressive." (Michael Garrett, Stephen King's first editor)

Merry Christmas, world! I'm consumed with gratitude for this life, loved ones & the lessons along the way (as usual). (Jeff Emmerson)

See you all in the new year! Time for some much-needed time off to enjoy other things, reflect on 2016 & ponder changes for 2017. (Jeff Emmerson)

I searched for difference. (Kalervo Kummola on Dough Shedden´s choice as a head coach for the Finnish National Icehockey team)

Give time and not prejudge. (Kalervo Kummola)

Cranking back into gear for 2017 this morning An exciting year ahead! Here’s to looking forward with hope and optimism. (Ashley Nolan)

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Alex Ivanovs is a good web tutorials writer. (Mika Kaakinen)

Finnish icehockey needs Teemu (Selänne). (Raimo Summanen)

We have to do things in a right way. (Raimo Summanen)

A systems approach begins when first you see the world through the eyes of another. (C. West Churchman)

Which language first evolved from Latin?
Linguistics isn't my field, but I'm not sure if this question can be answered.

While the educated class was speaking Latin, on the streets different vernaculars were spoken in every community. Then during the Renaissance more work (opera, poems) started being written for the every-day-man in a language they could understand -- their own vernacular. And with these works, we see the emergence of today's modern Latin languages.

I believe French was one of the first to unify all their different vernaculars into one language for the whole nation.Which is one factor that made it the "lingua franca" for so long. And, arguably, held the nation together with language unifying the people.

I understand Italian to be one of the last. Each major city held tight to its own vernacular until... well they still do today. Italy still belonged to a combination of France, Austria, Spain, and the Pope until just 150 years ago. When Italy unified, the new government basically got together and said we need a language. The Tuscan dialect was chosen to be the new "Italian" language because it had the most important works written in it. Dante and other important Renaissance era poets wrote in or translated their work to the Tuscan dialect/vernacular because Florence was the center of the world at the time of the Renaissance. This is of course all very simplified but gives the idea.

Putting time frames on when different city-state vernaculars were unified into nation languages seems either a fools errand or perhaps more like a life's work. Do you date "Italian" as 150 years old, or from 1320 (when Dante's Inferno was finished), or the oldest vernacular graffiti found in prisons and places like Pompeii. When these vernaculars were recognized and respected in their own right as "languages" was probably always a gradual process.

If you want to learn more about Italian, I recommend the book La Bella Lingua (Dianne Hales - La Bella Lingua).

Cheers. And apologies in advance if I'm way off base. There is probably a Linguistic Anthropologist out there somewhere who would roll her eyes at my take on it and could give a much better answer. I'm just a lover of Italian language. (Kaitlyn Hanrahan in Quora)

Most slaves do not want to become free. They want to become masters. (A Finnish thinker I have forgotten)

Keke Rosberg went to apologize mechanic, which had been infringed.

English television reporter went to give thanks to the African village head for his hospitality. A village leader said "we are all one."

All artists are late in their performances. It elevates the mood of the audience. (Mika Kaakinen)

The greatest extravagance in America is failure to use people's talents. (Deming)

You talked about 5 opening (Fuseki) principles. As far as I recall they were: 1. Corners 2. Sides 3. Large extension 4. Small extension. I have forgotten what is the fifth principle. Can Nick or somebody else help me out? (Mika Kaakinen)

Vertical moves (toward the center) (Alex Rockwell)

"Why Raimo Helminen is so tough?" asked an TV viewer Juhani Tamminen. Juhani Tamminenen answered: "This is a great question Raimo Helminen sees the whole field."

I asked Raimo Helminen in Riihimäki´s City Market, why Malmö IF was so tough icehockey team. Raimo Helminen said, "team had been built."

Learn from the past. Live in the present. Work in the future. (Gym Motivation)

God gives his toughest battles to his toughest soldiers. (Gym Motivation)

Malcolm Gladwell: Who will succeed and why? (Oskari Mäkelä)

Lets succeed together, not separately. (Mika Kaakinen)

A good general do not began war in winter and an even better general do not start war at all. (Alexander Lebed)

By first offering free stuff one can sell paid stuff. (Mika Kaakinen)

I actually like the `this` keyword in JavaScript. (Todd Motto)
What is Tarja Halonen's legacy? Tarja Halonen, Finnish season has not made any significant state contracts, or other similar material alignment. This is quite symptomatic - the world around us is changing violently and unpredictably all the time, but Tarja Halonen's goal is some sort of 70's dream, the realization of which does not correspond to the realities and the changing world. A single voice is, of course, always abstract, but on New Year's speech, for example, globalization, the comments are completely without justification and the blank. Globalization, however, is the most significant in spite of the massive köydyyden remover decades of development aid. International trade is highlighted inherent in the internal trade of large operators already structures due. What is the problem - on the contrary, international trade lähtäkohtaisesti is the goal and the interests of all parties. Tarja Halonen's insistence in past practices and objectives is also reflected in the treatment of, for example, relations with Russia, in which Finland is not practically similar been done really nothing. Russia's major WTO membership, for example, is not due to the Finns. However, when the world has changed in 12 years would have had to consider how this change will inevitably be reflected in an open economy a cami Finland - whether we like it or not. Similarly, it would have been better perceive what it means and know-how to maintain the well-being of the export-dependent economic activity in terms of innovation. Clichéd throws solidarity and economic equality, unfortunately, belong to history. He has been 12 years time to make more accurate and meaningful analysis of the issue. Tarja Halonen, if they do not alone in this hankering for the past, very few political influence is seen and recognized the totality and the significance of the changes. All in all, Tarja Halonen era remain in history as an unrealistic attempt to maintain the main goal of stagnation during the Finnish haven utopia. (JPK Jäntti)

"Wonderful charisma," said the English TV-reporters watching Steve Ballesteiros walking on the golf field.

People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. When you change for the better, the people around you will be inspired to change also....but only after doing their best to make you stop. Live your truth and don't EVER stop. (Steve Maraboli)

You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously. (Steve Maraboli)

When I studied 11 years ago Anders Oldenburg´s Phoebus-fund two things caught my attention: 1. Anders's understanding of the role of management. "Management is crucial," wrote Anders and I totally agree. 2. Abnormal / Self-perception. Puuharyhmä´s place in the portfolio caught my attention.

A TV-reoprter said about Jaromír Jágr: "Great passion and perspective."

Failing organizations are usually over-managed and under-led. (Warren G. Bennis)

"You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results." (Mahatma Gandhi)

The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it. (Warren Bennis)

I came to see, in my time at IBM, that culture isn't just one aspect of the game, it is the game. (Lou Gerstner)

ZSKA's coach Dmitri Kvartalnov briefly commented on the match. "Good game, good teams, good result," said Kvartalnov.

Turk peppers and tuna fish. (Mika Kaakinen)

The cafe of a hotel in the center of Tallinn. Excellent, tidy and of good quality. (Mika Kaakinen)

Vanhanen (fact-centered and fair), Niinistö (able to change his perceptions of people as they evolve, has a realistic self-image, is responsible, fulfills his obligations and plays it safe, despises prevarications and good executive ability).

Nothing more to raise self-confidence, the realization and implementation of their own good leadership gifts. (Mika Kaakinen)

Taking charge of your own learning is a part of taking charge of your life, which is the sine qua non in becoming an integrated person. (Warren Bennis)

Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult. (Warren Bennis)

It was Bennis who first said leadership is not a set of genetic characteristics, but rather the result of the lifelong process of self-discovery. That process enables people to become fully integrated human beings who know themselves and bring out the best in others. (Paul Sohn)

Be careful what you set your heart upon - for it will surely be yours. James A. Baldwin

Blessed are the weird people: poets, misfits, writers mystics, painters, troubadours for they teach us to see the world through different eyes. (Jakb Nordby)

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. (Napoleon Hill)

1. Jágr, congrats on the milestone. It is Joe Grat here in the studio. I want to just hear from you; I know all the work you put in to play all this time. And you are obviously putting so much more on the off-season, every day in practise, going in to the rink and to workouts. On a night like tonight, does all that work make even more sense to you?

2. And Jaromír, you are talking about vocation is that attitude, that spirit from a very early age, that allow you to play in NHL for 26 years? Where does that passion come from to do it at your age, at your level?

3. Jágr, you talk a lot about always looking at your game and finding a way to improve. For a lot of boys and girls that are out there: even thought you have accomplished so much, you are always looking at something, wheather it is your sticks or your skates, or your working, your shot. Whatever it is, maybe you can tell to boys and girls out there why it is so important to always valuate your game and try to find ways to get better?

4. But the great Mario Lemieux, the great Brian Trotchet, you told me, those guys teached help you the game, maybe you just can mention what those guys ment to you and maybe some other players along the way that helped you to get where you are where you are today?

5. You get a lot of lessions as you say from a higher power, and that is a big part of you, that, you know, most people that did not have the privilige being around you, they do not know that. What does the higher power mean to you and how do you draw strength from that?

6. And we are glad we got to watch you to do what you do so well. Congratulations on tonight and on your whole career.

7. But his personality, his wisdom, his intelligence, stuff you told us that before, but it is different when we hear it from his lips.

8. I know Jaromír Jágr a little bit. I have been around him. I have played against him. I know him like you might not know him as a former team-mate. His wisdom, his knowledgre, his perspective, his focus, his desire to achieve something. It is so right.
9. Pretty powerful stuff.

10. I was not ready him to be that deep and that good. Life and the person. Lots of respect.

11. He is an unique guy. Really unique. He is a much more humble, introspective person than people recognize. Fun-loving, but at same time have the balance being introspective and deep as well. He is really unique person being around. (Kevin Weekes)

12. Great perpective and great passion. For hockey. For life. And I guess that it what takes to do that for 26 years. And on.

If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost. (Zig Ziglar)

The most important quality in a boss: leadership through earned respect, not intimidation and manipulation. I've seen you pick up a broom when necessary, that works. (Ben Adams)

The most important quality in an employee: Strong work ethics. With that said, it embraces, being dependable, loyal, diligent, willing to learn, positive. (Lucero Zapata)

I have to look at the entity. (My former colleque)

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