Business Quotes for 2011
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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.
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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.
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A computer shall not waste your time
or require you to domore work than isstrictly necessary.
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Just how do I design if not with prototyping?
An excellent question.The short answer is
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The most important thingin communication
is to hearwhat isn't being said.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Institutions will try to preserve the problemto which they are the
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A line is a dotthat went for a walk.
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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.
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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.
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Rather be dead than cool.
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These are issues that we are going to have to address,
because they are significant.
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One finds limitsby pushing them.
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If we wait for the moment when everything,
absolutely everything is ready,we shall never begin.
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I spent 90% of my money on women and drink.The rest I wasted
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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.
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Eighty percent of success is showing up.
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Complexity that works is built up out of
modules that work perfectly,layered one over the other.
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A child of five would understand this.
Send someone to fetch a child of five.
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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.
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Don't open a shopunless
you like to smile.
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The best ideascome as jokes.
Make your thinkingas funny as possible.
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Before I speak,I have somethingimportant to say.
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Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.
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If Id asked my customers what they wanted,
theyd have saida faster horse.
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Content precedes design. Design in the absence of
content is not design,its decoration.
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