I used this quote last week in a post. Since then, I’ve shared it with dozens of people in professional and personal settings. Almost no one has failed to say, “Email it to me—I want to circulate it.” Hence my decision to re-inflict you with it:

At a party given by a billionaire on Shelter Island, Kurt Vonnegut informs his pal, Joseph Heller, that their host, a hedge fund manager, had made more money in a single day than Heller had earned from his wildly popular novel Catch-22 over its whole history. Heller responds, “Yes, but I have something he will never have … enough.”

—John Bogle, Enough. The Measures of Money, Business, and Life. (Bogle is founder of the Vanguard Mutual Fund Group.)

Tom Peters posted this on December 17, 2008, in Brand You.
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