Rogue Trader: Football Special: Pearls of wisdom

This week's pearls of wisdom are culled from the latest issue of "America's most widely respected business magazine" - Forbes (the global edition) ...

* Homespun wisdom: "We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give." For $55 you can mail-order The Forbes Book of Business Quotations, which contains 14,000 similar gems.

* The secret of success: "Some people work just hard enough to not get fired. Some people work as little as half the time they are at work. These people create a window for you to succeed. [Therefore] if you commit to working all the time you are at work, you will probably come out well ahead of your competition."

*All you need is love: "Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat."

* Parochialism, Forbes-style: "Britain looks more European by the day. The grimy shops, poorly dressed people and fish and chips shop are mostly gone, replaced by European retailers and entrepreneurs."