Quote by W. Edwards Deming

A bad system will beat a good person every time.

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Source: February 1993 Deming Four Day seminar in Phoenix, Arizona (via the notes of Mike Stoecklein).

Blog posts expanding on this idea: A Bad System Will Beat a Good Person Every Time, The System Will Produce What It’s Capable of Producing, To Achieve Success Focus on Improving the System Not On Individual Performance.

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