30 October, 2009
“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.”
— Henry Ford
29 October, 2009
“A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.”
— Douglas Adams, author of Hitchhikers’s Guide to the Galaxy.
27 October, 2009
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
— Silver Screen starlet Mae West
23 October, 2009
“Nokia products say ‘Made in China’ on the back. Chinese-made Nokia-knockoffs say ‘Made in Finland’.”
— A tweet by prominent US digital strategist Clay Shirky illustrating the branding nouse of global black marketeers
22 October, 2009
“Ninety percent of life is just showing up.”
— Woody Allen
20 October, 2009
“It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.”
— Ancient Greek philosopher Epictetus on the importance of keeping an open mind.
16 October, 2009
“Implementing best practice is replicating yesterday; innovation is designing tomorrow.”
— Author and public speaker on lateral thinking and innovation, Paul Sloane.
15 October, 2009
“It’s really important to me not to be known as Ross when I’m 60.”
— Actor David Schwimmer (Friends) reflecting on the curse of success won young.
09 October, 2009
“A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.”
— Irish writer Jonathan Swift on balance in business.
08 October, 2009
“Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.”
— Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
06 October, 2009
“To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.” When you’re a small business owner, working with Telstra can be like inviting an elephant into your room. Whenever it turns, you get crushed. Now the Federal Government has joined the elephant!”
— One view, as delivered at last Thursday’s Pearcey Foundation Roundtable, National Broadband Network: A Platform for Economic Recovery?
02 October, 2009
“To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.”
— Theodore H. White