Quotes in management
It is a testament to our naïveté about culture that we think that we can change it by simply declaring new values. Such declarations usually produce only cynicism.
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.
In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.
Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
Data are not taken for museum purposes; they are taken as a basis for doing something. If nothing is to be done with the data, then there is no use in collecting any. The ultimate purpose of taking data is to provide a basis for action or a recommendation for action. The step intermediate between the collection of data and the action is prediction.
Improvement of Quality and Productivity, to be successful in any company, must be a learning process, year by year, top management leading the whole company.
Standards should not be forced down from above but rather set by the production workers themselves.
In God we trust, all others must bring data.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.