Quotations with Direction
"If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work."
Thomas Watson, founder IBM
"Life can only be understood backward, but must be lived forward."
Soren Kierkegaard, philosopher
"Show me a great company and I'll show you one that has radically changed itself and is looking forward to the opportunity of doing so again."
"It's important to be fast, but it's also important to be fast for the right customers."
"A lot of people think the new economy has new truths. It doesn't The old truths are still there - the new economy just has new risks and new opportunities."
Robert Joss, Dean Graduate School of Business, Stanford
"Silent gratitude isn't very much use to anyone."
Gertrude B. Stein
"What matters is what your best core customers think. If something is important to them, then it's important, period."
Nick Poulous, VP eLoyalty
"A lot of people think the new economy is all about the Internet ... but it's really about customers. ...some dotcoms think of the customer as just another part of the business. They don't understand the customer is the core of the business."
Patricia Seybold, founder & CEO Patricia Seybold Group
"When it comes to Brand Management, only 2 things are wrong; Brands and Management. The future of advertising and marketing belongs to companies that create "Trustmarks". Then, once you've got those down you can graduate to "Lovemarks".
Kevin Roberts, CEO Saatchi & Saatchi
"If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
"Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Strategic planning is worthless - unless there is first a strategic vision."
"The surest foundation of a manufacturing concern is quality. After that, and a long way after, comes cost."
"You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do."
"If you can't speak from personal experience, you're not going to convince anyone."
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