Beyonce Knowles: Nervous energy

“I think it’s healthy for a person to be nervous. It means you care – that you work hard and want to give a great performance. You just have to channel that nervous energy into the show.”
—Beyonce Knowles.

David Hillson: Unacceptable

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‘If a risk happens once,
that’s understandable;
If the same risk happens
twice, that’s unlucky;
If the same risk happens
three times,
that’s unacceptable.’

Source: The two faces of Risk Management – David Hillson , Risk Doctor, Project Manager Today

Anonymous: Remain competitive

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“We should remain competitive by paying less than our competitors.”

– Anonymous.

Warren Buffett: Competency and safety

Management Quote

“People who know the edge of their own competency are safe, and those who don’t, aren’t.” – Warren Buffett

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Donald Rumsfeld: Unknown unknowns

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There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.

Donald Rumsfeld.

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Gordon Gekko: What’s worth doing

Finance Quote

What’s worth doing is worth doing for money.

– Gordon Gekko in Wall Street.

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Theodore Levitt: Absence of complaints

One of the surest signs of a bad or declining relationship is the absence of complaints from the customer. Nobody is ever that satisfied , especially not over an extended period of time.

– Theodore Levitt

Warren Buffett: Avoid difficult problems rather than solve them

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“Easy does it. After 25 years of buying and supervising a great variety of businesses, Charlie and I have not learned how to solve difficult business problems. What we have learned is to avoid them. To the extent we have been successful, it is because we concentrated on identifying one-foot hurdles that we could step over rather than because we acquired any ability to clear seven-footers.” Warren Buffett

Quote of the day:
Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody. – Benjamin Franklin

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