Quotes in business
When you see data, doubt [them]! When you see measurements, doubt them!
Costs do not exist to be calculated. Costs exist to be reduced.
It is always sound business to take any obtainable net gain, at any cost and at any risk to the rest of the community.
Does a security guard empower the CEO to enter the building?
Too often, executive compensation in the U.S. is ridiculously out of line with performance. That won't change, moreover, because the deck is stacked against investors when it comes to the CEO's pay. The upshot is that a mediocre-or-worse CEO - aided by his handpicked VP of human relations and a consultant from the ever-accommodating firm of Ratchet, Ratchet and Bingo - all too often receives gobs of money from an ill-designed compensation arrangement.
Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
Consultants are people who borrow your watch and tell you what time it is, and then walk off with the watch.
Hollywood is the only industry, even taking in soup companies, which does not have laboratories for the purpose of experimentation.
Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.