Quotes in management
There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less
Profit is to a corporation what oxygen is to a person, necessary for its existence but not the reason for it.
Costs do not exist to be calculated. Costs exist to be reduced.
The common objection to seniority pay is, "It's rewarding dead wood!" My response is, "Why do you hire dead wood? Or why do you hire live wood and kill it?"
In a system the best way to treat a problem is seldom where the problem appears, because of the interactions of the parts.
Premature optimization is the root of all evil (or at least most of it) in programming.
Since all models are wrong the scientist must be alert to what is importantly wrong. It is inappropriate to be concerned about mice when there are tigers abroad.
We need to work together to optimize the system as a whole, not to seek to optimize separate pieces... Optimizing separate pieces destroys the effectiveness of the whole. For the organization to work well as a whole, the components must work together.