Quote by W. Edwards Deming

It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.


Another version (Dr. Deming in a letter to Mike Stoecklein):
"Survival is not compulsory.
Improvement is not compulsory.
But improvement is necessary for survival."

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