Quote by W. Edwards Deming

One gets a good rating for fighting a fire. The result is visible; can be quantified. If you do it right the first time, you are invisible. You satisfied the requirements. That is your job. Mess it up, and correct it later, you become a hero.

Comment

Dr. Deming overheard this comment at a seminar. He included it on page 107 of Out of the Crisis.

Source

Book: Out of the Crisis