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Entrepreneurs need to recognize that, especially in the digital domain, they are unlikely to come up with something that is going to be permanently on top, that impermanence and ephemerality is the nature of the beast.
The idea that somebody else is going to swoop down and play the fairy godmother role is pretty unlikely, so why not take care of yourself?
I recognized that information was, in many respects, like a public good, and it was this insight that made it clear to me that it was unlikely that the private market would provide efficient resource allocations whenever information was endogenous.
My life is neither a disaster nor supernatural, yet it is an unlikely event.
Musicians now find themselves in the unlikely position of being legitimate. At least the IRS thinks so.
Because I'm short and slim, I can identify with somebody who's an unlikely fit for something and desperately wants to be part of it.
A talib fires three shots at point-blank range at three girls in a van and doesn't kill any of them. This seems an unlikely story.
Indeed, without emotion it seems unlikely we can even have morality.
Kids are like glue: they can bond together, unlikely companions, even when there is little else left to maintain the connection.
Life gives you enough hard knocks so it's unlikely you'll stay that sure of yourself.
Stars that become supernovae start off at least eight times heavier than our sun. They're so short-lived that, even if they have planets, there is unlikely to be time for life to get started. The surface is 40,000C and, as a result, the colouring will be extremely blue.
The reality is that a person who has always struggled with numbers is unlikely to be a great accountant or statistician.
It's unlikely that the organized religions will get more sectarian... or is it? I am not at all sure.
Free societies, which allow differences to speak and be heard, and live by intermarriage, commerce, and free migration, and democratic societies, which convert enemies into adversaries and reconcile differences without resort to violence, are societies in which the genocidal temptation is unlikely and even inconceivable.
Critics might contend that putting former private-sector CEOs in the president's Cabinet places the fox in the henhouse. But it's unlikely such executives would expose themselves to the headaches if they weren't genuinely motivated by the call to service.
My colleague Bill Keegan has written a very short book ('Saving the World?') on an unlikely topic - he is the first economist to try to rehabilitate Gordon Brown.
I think it's extremely unlikely that the European Union will fracture with nations dropping off the edge.
It's always fun to put fake celebrities in unlikely situations, but somehow it's even more fun when politicians are involved.
Sweet, loveable, and with every click revealing a new surprise, 'Botanicula' creates both a wonderful world where bees and twigs play in the universe and sets up a daring story of a group of unlikely heroes taking on a tree's last hope of survival.
If someone makes you feel wrong-footed, you're unlikely to find them witty.
War as Napoleon knew it just not possible any more. However, we're very unlikely to accept or recognize 'world peace' even when we get it.
Where nothing in a person's earlier years lends itself to an old age devoted to continuing intellectual and physical pursuits, a late-life interest in Tolstoy or even crossword puzzles is unlikely to appear, no matter the urging by well-intentioned social workers or people like me who write books about it.
Sherwin B. Nuland
I'm always amazed how many politicians have a very unlikely story, and when I talk to groups of students, I remind them that not everybody who gets into politics is a lawyer or went to school to study it. We all come to it for different reasons.
The growth model China has relied on for the last 30 years - one predicated on low-cost exports to the rest of the world and investment in resource intensive heavy manufacturing - is unlikely to serve it well in the next 30 years.
I'm the most unlikely person when it comes to fashion. I don't really have much sense of it.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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