Abdul Qadeer Khan
Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Jerry B. Jenkins
Linda M. Godwin
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation"
"I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for - getting paid for doing what you love"
"The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale"
"Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations"
"The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows"
"Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something"
"Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results"
"There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less. We will be the second"
"What we've gone through in the last several years has caused some people to question 'Can we trust Microsoft?'"
"Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch"
"Only a monopolist could study a business and ruin it by giving away products"
"Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures"
"I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me"
"My son is now an 'entrepreneur.' That's what you're called when you don't have a job"
"Don't let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn't go with it"
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure"
"A group or an artist shouldn't get his money until his boss gets his"
"I don't think meals have any business being deductible. I'm for separation of calories and corporations"
"A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships"
"The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks"
"What's the subject of life - to get rich? All of those fellows out there getting rich could be dancing around the real subject of life"
"If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been"
"Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best"
"An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today"
"The consumer isn't a moron; she is your wife"
"Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done"
"Business, that's easily defined - it's other people's money"
"Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money"
"Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats"
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