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Thought Leadership in Strategy & Finance

October 13, 2019

“Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

October 12, 2019

“Solve it. Solve it quickly, solve it right or wrong. If you solve it wrong, it will come back and slap you in the face, and then you can solve it right. Lying dead in the water and doing nothing is a comfortable alternative because it is without risk, but it is an absolutely fatal way to manage a business.” – Thomas J. Watson

October 11, 2019

“Would you like me to give you a formula for…success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You’re thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all…you can be discouraged by failure⁠—or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because, remember that’s where you’ll find success. On the far side.” – Thomas J. Watson

October 10, 2019

“Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.” – Benjamin Franklin

October 9, 2019

“An inventor is simply a person who doesn’t take his education too seriously. You see, from the time a person is six years old until he graduates from college he has to take three or four examinations a year. If he flunks once, he is out. But an inventor is almost always failing. He tries and fails maybe a thousand times. If he succeeds once then he’s in. These two things are diametrically opposite.” – Charles Kettering

October 8, 2019

“The better a man is, the more mistakes he will make, for the more new things he will try. ” – Peter Drucker

October 7, 2019

“To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.” – Steve Jobs

October 6, 2019

“Ideas are the raw material of progress. Everything first takes shape in the form of an idea. But an idea by itself is worth nothing. An idea, like a machine, must have power applied to it before it can accomplish anything.” – Barry Forbes

October 5, 2019

“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” – Thomas Edison

October 4, 2019

“Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

October 3, 2019

“Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.” – W. Lippmann

October 2, 2019

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. ” – Steve Jobs

October 1, 2019

“There are two kinds of men who never amount to much: those who cannot do what they are told and those who can do nothing else.” – Cyrus H. Curtis, US Publisher

September 30, 2019

“Every time we’ve moved ahead in IBM, it was because someone was willing to take a chance, put his head on the block, and try something new.” – Thomas J. Watson

September 29, 2019

“When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts.” – Larry Ellison

September 28, 2019

“I have always been driven to buck the system, to innovate, to take things beyond where they’ve been.” – Sam Walton

September 27, 2019

“A learned man once went to a Zen teacher to inquire about Zen. As the Zen teacher explained, the learned man would frequently interrupt him with remarks like, ‘Oh, yes, we have that too….’ and so on. Finally the Zen teacher stopped talking and began to serve tea to the learned man. He poured the cup full, and then kept pouring until the cup overflowed. ‘Enough!’ the learned man once more interrupted. ‘No more, can go into the cup!’ ‘Indeed, I see,’ answered the Zen teacher. ‘If you do not first empty the cup, how can you taste my cup of tea?'” – The Tao of Wealth Creation, The Path to Business and Career Success by Mark Frigo and Joel Litman

September 26, 2019

“Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.” – The Apostle Paul, Romans 12:2

September 25, 2019

“When asked in an auditorium of hundreds why he had changed his management system over and over again, his response at an age of 90+ years was, “Am I beyond learning?” – W. Edwards Deming, The father of Total Quality Management

September 24, 2019

“Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.” -Benjamin Franklin