Quotes in management

There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less

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Costs do not exist to be calculated. Costs exist to be reduced.

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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.


Bad news isn't wine. It doesn't improve with age.

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Premature optimization is the root of all evil (or at least most of it) in programming.

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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.

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Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.


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.

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Leadership, like swimming, cannot be learned by reading about it.