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    It's great to see the World Rowing Championships returning to U.S. soil for the first time in 25 years. I am even more excited that it will be taking place in my home state of Florida. Regardless of where my rowing career takes me, I am sure to be in attendance in Sarasota in 2017.
    — Stephen Young
    tags: time  world  career  year 
     
    A successful business maximizes the present value of future earnings. The first requirement, therefore, of business success is sustainable profits. One-time winnings, in business as in casinos, are disappointing. We expect more from our investments than that.
    — Stephen Young
    If you really want something, you've got to keep going after it.
    — Stephen Young
    People live up to your expectations, not their potential.
    — Stephen Young
    We allow words to obscure the interpretation of the deeper meaning.
    — Stephen Young
    tags: meaning 
     
    Questions are far more effective than defensive statements. They do not imply agreement, but they do convey interest and a desire to understand and facilitate an environment for peak performance, a central thread of effective leadership.... The next time someone accuses you of virtually anything, ask some questions. Resolving the situation may take more time, but the outcome will likely be more productive for both of you.
    — Stephen Young
    Persistence goes a lot farther than brains.
    — Stephen Young
    tags: brain  persistence 
     
    Ideals and morality are often spoken of as virtual antimatter to the behaviors allegedly needed to maximize profits.
    — Stephen Young
    tags: morality 
     
    Moral capitalism is possible; if not, its strictures are only a kind of misleading vanity, the rhetoric of a secular piety.
    — Stephen Young
    tags: morals  capitalism 
     
    Gun violence is not something that appears just in a bad neighborhood or in another part of the world. It appears right here, right outside your door.
    — Stephen Young
    tags: world  violence  right  bad 
     
    Capitalism is of this material world; it provides us with the means to live; it empowers us within the known world of sense and human reason. If it is to be measured by a strict standard of holiness, by religious normativity alone, then there can never be a moral capitalism.
    — Stephen Young
    We haven't figured out a way to get sensors that can discriminate between decoys and warheads. The technology doesn't exist yet.
    — Stephen Young
    tags: technology 
     
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