Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.
Bad companies are destroyed by crisis, Good companies survive them, Great companies are improved by them.
There is at least one point in the history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next level of performance. Miss that moment - and you start to decline.
How well we communicate is determined not by how well we say things but how well we are understood.
A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation.
Activity is not output.
There are two options: adapt or die.
You need to plan the way a fire department plans: it cannot anticipate where the next fire will be, so it has to shape an energetic and efficient team that is capable of responding to the unanticipated as well as to any ordinary event.
Make mistakes faster.
You have to understand what it is that you are better at than anybody else and mercilessly focus your efforts on it.
You have to pretend you're 100 percent sure. You have to take action; you can't hesitate or hedge your bets. Anything less will condemn your efforts to failure.
No problem is so complicated that you cannot make it more complicated.
Leaders have to act more quickly today. The pressure comes much faster.
The new environment dictates two rules: first, everything happens faster; second, anything that can be done will be done, if not by you, then by someone else, somewhere.
If the brutal facts are not faced by leaders, the brutal reality sets in.
The sad news is, nobody owes you a career. Your career is literally your business. You own it as a sole proprietor. You have one employee: yourself. You need to accept ownership of your career, your skills and the timing of your moves.
It's not enough to make time for your children. There are certain stages in their lives when you have to give them the time when they want it. You can't run your family like a company. It doesn't work.
Let chaos reign, then rein in chaos.
The worse the news, the more effort should go into communicating it.
Technology will always win. You can delay technology by legal interference, but technology will flow around legal barriers.
The most important role of managers is to create environment in which people are passionately dedicated to winning in marketplace.
PCMCIA - People can't memorize computer industries acronyms
I believe in the value of paranoia. Business success contains the seeds of its own destruction. The more successful you are, the more people want a chunk of your business and then another chunk and then another until there is nothing left.
The future is going to take care of itself, like it always has.
Every generation thinks that they invented sex.
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