1. The Matrix, dir. Andy and Larry Wachowski, perf. Laurence Fishburne, DVD, Warner Bros. Pictures, 1999.


1. Epictetus, Greek philosopher.

2. Smashing Pumpkins, “Bullet with Butterfly Wings.” Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Virgin Records, October 24, 1995.

3. Stan Grossfeld, “Plane talk with Sox higher-ups.” November 5, 2010. See http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2010/11/05/plane_talk_with_sox_higher_ups.

4. Jason Fried and David Heinemeier, Rework. New York: Crown Publishing Group, 2010, p. 142.

5. Seth Godin blog post, “Hourly Work vs. Linchpin Work.” June 9, 2010. See http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2010/06/hourly-work-vs-linchpin-work.html.


1. Chinese proverb.

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