People do not win people fights. Lawyers do.
Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.
One of the most feared expressions in modern times is 'The computer is down.'
The optimum committee has no members.
Law Number XXXII: Hiring consultants to conduct studies can be an excellent means of turning problems into gold, your problems into their gold.
Simply stated, it is sagacious to eschew obfuscation.
The early bird gets the worm. The early worm... gets eaten.
The most unsuccessful three years in the education of cost estimators appears to be fifth-grade arithmetic.
Most projects start out slowly - and then sort of taper off.
It's easy to get a loan unless you need it.
Decreased business base increases overhead. So does increased business base.
A billion saved is a billion earned.
Two-thirds of the Earth's surface is covered with water. The other third is covered with auditors from headquarters.
The best way to make a silk purse from a sow's ear is to begin with a silk sow. The same is true of money.
If the Earth could be made to rotate twice as fast, managers would get twice as much done. If the Earth could be made to rotate twenty times as fast, everyone else would get twice as much done since all the managers would fly off.
Fools rush in where incumbents fear to tread.
It costs a lot to build bad products
The process of competitively selecting contractors to perform work is based on a system of rewards and penalties, all distributed randomly.
A recent government publication on the marketing of cabbage contains, according to one report, 26,941 words. It is noteworthy in this regard that the Gettysburg Address contains a mere 279 words while the Lord's Prayer comprises but 67.
Law Number XXXIX: Never promise to complete any project within six months of the end of the year, in either direction.
Law Number XXVIII: It is better to be the reorganizer than the reorganizee.
Law Number XXIX: Executives who do not produce successful results hold on to their jobs only about five years. Those who produce effective results hang on about half a decade.
Law Number XXIV: The only thing more costly than stretching the schedule of an established project is accelerating it, which is itself the most costly action known to man.
Law Number XX: In any given year, Congress will appropriate the amount of funding approved the prior year plus three-fourths of whatever change the administration requests, minus 4-percent tax.
Law Number XVI: In the year 2054, the entire defense budget will purchase just one aircraft. This aircraft will have to be shared by the Air Force and Navy 3-1/2 days each per week except for leap year, when it will be made available to the Marines for the extra day.
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