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Passionate...just be passionate


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Passionate...just be passionate

  1. 1. A Passion forPassion:The Motivational SpeechTom Peters/12June04
  2. 2. “Uncertainty is the onlything to be sure of.” —AnthonyMuh,head of investment in Asia, Citigroup Asset Management“If you don’t likechange, you’re going tolike irrelevance evenless.” —General Eric Shinseki, Chief of Staff,U. S. Army
  3. 3. Forget>“Learn”“The problem is never howto get new, innovativethoughts into your mind,but how to get the oldones out.”Dee Hock
  4. 4. “I’m notcomfortable unlessI’muncomfortable.”—Jay Chiat
  5. 5. “If things seemunder control,you’re just notgoingfast enough.”Mario Andretti
  6. 6. “We have a‘strategic’plan. It’scalled doingthings.” — Herb Kelleher
  7. 7. “Rewardexcellentfailures. Punishmediocre successes.”Phil Daniels, Sydney exec (and, de facto, Jack)
  8. 8. “Ninety percent of whatwe call ‘management’consists of making itdifficult for people to getthings done.” – P.D.
  9. 9. “I start with thepremise that thefunction ofleadership is toproduce moreleaders, not morefollowers.”—Ralph Nader
  10. 10. “Leaders don’t‘want to’ win.Leaders ‘needto’ win.”#49
  11. 11. “It is no use saying‘We are doing ourbest.’ You have gotto succeed in doingwhat is necessary.”—WSC
  12. 12. “There is no jobthat is America’sGod-given rightanymore.” —Carly Fiorina/ HP/01.08.2004
  13. 13. “Nobody gives youpower. You justtake it.”—Roseanne
  14. 14. “Clients wanteither the bestor the leastexpensive; thereis no inbetween.” —John Dijulius, Secret
  15. 15. “The deepest humanneed is the need tobe appreciated.”William James
  16. 16. “The two most powerful thingsin existence: a kindword and athoughtfulgesture.”Ken Langone, CEO, Invemed Associates [from RonnaLichtenberg, It’s Not Business, It’s Personal]
  17. 17. “We look for ...“... listening, caring,smiling, saying ‘Thankyou,’ being warm.”— Colleen Barrett, President, Southwest Airlines
  18. 18. “You must bethe change youwish to see in theworld.”Gandhi
  19. 19. “Life is not a journey to thegrave with the intention ofarriving safely in a pretty andwell-preserved body—but rathera skid in broadside, thoroughlyused up, totally worn out, andloudly proclaiming, ‘Wow, whata ride!’ ” —anon.