“If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less”
US Army Chief of Staff (ret.) General Eric Shinseki

I’m sorry I wrote you this long letter. I didn’t have time to write a short one.
Mark Twain

"In God we trust. Everyone else bring data."
W. Edwards Deming

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
Mark Twain

Never, Never, Never Quit.
Winston Churchill

Nothing in this world is impossible to a willing heart.
Abraham Lincoln

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas Edison

A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.
Napoleon Hill

I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Thomas Jefferson

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
Mark Twain

Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.
Peter Drucker

Plan your work and work your plan.
Napoloen Hill

If you plan to go the distance, YOU have to do the roadwork.
Chuck Parker

Nothing in this world is impossible to a willing heart.
Abraham Lincoln

If you don't know where you're going, you'll end up somewhere else.
Yogi Berra

The Power of a Leader - "True leaders are not those who strive to be first but those who are first to strive and who give their all for the success of the team. True leaders are first to see the need, envision the plan, and empower the team for action. By the strength of the leader's commitment, the power of the team is unleashed."
Unknown

Management works in the system. Leadership works on the system.
Stephen R. Covey

Managers are people who do things right, and leaders are people who do the right thing.
Warren Bennis

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Lou Holtz

To try and fail is at least to learn. To fail to try is to suffer the loss of what might have been.
Ben Franklin

I’m all for progress. It’s change I don’t like.
Mark Twain

"Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it—but sail we must, and not drift, nor lie at anchor."
Oliver Wendell Holmes

"No plan survives intact the first contact with the enemy."
Carl von Clausewitz

"Put all your eggs in one basket, then guard that basket!"
Mark Twain

"Money is a stupid measure of achievement, but unfortunately it is the only universal measure we have. "
Charles Steinmetz

"Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes."
Chinese Proverb

"Everything that can be invented has been invented."
Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899

"Who in their right mind would ever need more than 640k of ram!?"
Bill Gates, 1981

"Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons."
Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

"I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won't last out the year."
The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957

"But what ... is it good for?"
Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip

"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.
Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977


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