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A slide series with famous and not so well-known quotes. December Issue 2010. Steve Ballmer, Don Norman, Jef Raskin, Alan Cooper, Peter Drucker, Sergey Brin, Larry Page, Groucho Marx, Not Seth Godin, Thomas Edison, Mark D. Lutchen, Peter Drucker, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Clay Shirky, Paul Klee, Jyri Engeström, Steve Jobs, The Cluetrain Manifesto, Kurt Cobain, Ben Bernanke, Ivan Turgenev, George Best, Herbert Simon, Woody Allen, Kevin Kelly, Groucho Marx, Blaise Pascal, Matt Hunter, John Geleynse, A Chinese Proverb, David Ogilvy, Groucho Marx, Niels Bohr, Henry Ford, Jeffrey Zeldman. Image credits: , /sndrv, /dpritchard, /mwichary, /denejac, /alinetavernier, /dgroup, /cornelluniversitylibrary, /gloq, /photographi_esc_, /osucommons, /astrablog, /mini82, /giorgiotomassetti, /lwallenstein, /iamthestig2, /mogmismo, /kevinwhite, /miikka_skaffari, /phinz, /aasgier, /kenyee, /kevint, /antonkovalyov, /bgwilson89, /ucumari, /nationaalarchief, /rickharris, /quasimondo, /wongjunhao.

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Business Quotes 2011

Steve Ballmer, USA TODAY CEO Forum, April 29, 2007

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Theres no chance that the iPhone is going to get any

significant market share.No chance.

Don Norman

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The inventors will invent,for that is what inventors do.

The technology will come first,

the products second,and then

the needs will slowly appear.

Jef Raskin

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A computer shall not waste your time

or require you to domore work than isstrictly necessary.

Alan Cooper

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Just how do I design if not with prototyping?

An excellent question.The short answer is

on paper.

Peter Drucker

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The most important thingin communication

is to hearwhat isn't being said.

Sergey Brin

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We arecurrently

not planningon conquering the world.

Larry Page, Businessweek, March 13, 2001

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Basically, our goal is to organize the world's

informationand to make it universally

accessible and useful.

Groucho Marx as Dr. Hackenbush

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If I hold you any closer,I'll be in back of you.

Seth Godin A saying that has been around since the ice age

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Nine women can't have a baby in one month,

no matter how closely they coordinate their work.

Thomas Edison

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Opportunity is missed by most because it comes

dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Mark D. Lutchen, Former Global CIO of PWC

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IT is not comparable to a fully sequential engineering

system in which deliverables result from planning,

designing, building, testing, reworking, retesting, and


Peter Drucker

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Do not believe that it is very much of an advance

to do the unnecessarythree times as fast.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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One has to do something new

in order to see something new.

Clay Shirky

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Institutions will try to preserve the problemto which they are the


Paul Klee

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A line is a dotthat went for a walk.

Jyri Engestrm

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The term social networking makes little sense if we leave out the objects that mediate the ties between people. [...]

The fallacy is to think that social networks are just made

up of people.

Steve Jobs

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Innovation is not about saying yes to everything.

Its about saying NO to all but the most crucial features.

The Cluetrain Manifesto

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The long silence the interruption of the human

conversation is coming to an end. On the Internet,

markets are getting more connected and more

powerfully vocal every day.

Kurt Cobain

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Rather be dead than cool.

Ben Bernanke

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These are issues that we are going to have to address,

because they are significant.

Herbert Simon

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One finds limitsby pushing them.

Ivan Turgenev

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If we wait for the moment when everything,

absolutely everything is ready,we shall never begin.

George Best

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I spent 90% of my money on women and drink.The rest I wasted

Herbert Simon

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[...] a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention,

and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among

the overabundance of information sources

that might consume it.

Woody Allen

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Eighty percent of success is showing up.

Kevin Kelly

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Complexity that works is built up out of

modules that work perfectly,layered one over the other.

Groucho Marx

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A child of five would understand this.

Send someone to fetch a child of five.

Blaise Pascal

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I apologize for writing you a long letter

but I didnt have time to write you a short one.

Matt Hunter, Product Development, IDEO

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Fail earlyto succeed sooner.

John Geleynse, Software Technology Evangelism, Apple

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Implement solutions,not features.

Chinese Proverb

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Don't open a shopunless

you like to smile.

David Ogilvy

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The best ideascome as jokes.

Make your thinkingas funny as possible.

Groucho Marx

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Before I speak,I have somethingimportant to say.

Niels Bohr

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Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.

Henry Ford

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If Id asked my customers what they wanted,

theyd have saida faster horse.

Jeffrey Zeldman

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Content precedes design. Design in the absence of

content is not design,its decoration.

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