Paul Gimbel - Presentation Opening Quotes


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Paul Gimbel from Razorleaf Corporation used this presentation as people entered into his SolidWorks World presentations. It is a collection of inspirational, insightful, and humorous quotations for a wide variety of sources.

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Paul Gimbel - Presentation Opening Quotes

  1. 1. <ul><ul><li>&quot;Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Seneca, Roman Philosopher </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>“ The things we fear most in organizations – fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances – are the primary sources of creativity.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Margaret J. Wheatley, Management Consultant </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>&quot;Out there in some garage is an entrepreneur who's forging a bullet with your company's name on it.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Gary Hamel, Business Writer </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><ul><li>“ I went to a bookstore and asked for the self-help section. They said that if they told me, it would defeat the purpose.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Unknown </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>“ I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Michael Jordan </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><ul><li>“ Hearts cannot be broken, they ’ re small squishy things.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- The Judybats, “Being Simple” </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>“ Life is about balance. Just the right amount of caffeine … just the right amount of sugar.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Unknown </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><ul><li>&quot;Confidence is contagious; so is lack of confidence .&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Vince Lombardi </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><ul><li>“ Creativity is thinking of new things, innovation is doing new things.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Theodore Levitt </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><ul><li>“ Is there another word for synonym?&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Unknown </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><ul><li>“ It is not movement that destroys the machinery, but friction. ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Henry Ward Beecher </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><ul><li>“ Everyone can do the possible. I want to do the impossible&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Napoleon Bonaparte </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><ul><li>“ It ’ s easier to put on slippers than to carpet the whole world.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Al Franken </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><ul><li>“ Dreams do not matter, unless you make them happen .&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Unknown </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><ul><li>“ Unlike AutoDesk, we do not think the world is flat.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Bernard Charlès </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><ul><li>“ Pomposity is when you always think you ’ re right. Arrogance is when you know.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harvey Danger, “Pike Street/Park Slope” </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><ul><li>“ The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and a leaky tire.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Unknown </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><ul><li>“ A dead end street is a good place to turn around.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Naomi Judd </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><ul><li>“ Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Scott Adams, Dilbert Creator </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><ul><li>“ I ’ ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. This wasn ’ t it.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Groucho Marx </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><ul><li>“ It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Charles Darwin </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><ul><li>“ Technological change is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal .&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Albert Einstein </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><ul><li>“ If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Unknown </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><ul><li>&quot;The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Sven Goran Eriksson </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><ul><li>&quot;If you don't have a sense of humor, you probably don't have any sense at all.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Anonymous </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><ul><li>“ I tried to walk into Target, but I missed.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Mitch Hedberg </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><ul><li>“ When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><ul><li>“ No matter how much you push the envelope, it ’ s still stationary.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Unknown </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><ul><li>“ A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Anonymous </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><ul><li>“ Greatness is won, not awarded.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guy Kawasaki, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How To Drive Your Competition Crazy </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><ul><li>“ When you compete with a person, you only have to be as good or better than the person to win. If you compete with yourself, there is no limitation to how good you can be.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chin-Ning Chu </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. <ul><ul><li>“ Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. <ul><ul><li>“ He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot. But don ’ t let that fool you, he really is an idiot.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groucho Marx </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. <ul><ul><li>“ Tact is telling someone to go jump in a lake and have them look forward to the swim.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Derek Neiding </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><ul><li>“ Fight fair, but avoid fair fights.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>John Czepiel </li></ul></ul>
  36. 36. <ul><ul><li>“ Incrementalism is innovation ’ s worst enemy.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nicholas Negroponte, MIT Media Lab </li></ul></ul>
  37. 37. <ul><ul><li>“ Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anonymous </li></ul></ul>
  38. 38. <ul><ul><li>“ If it ain ’ t broke, break it (or someone else will break it for you).&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tom Peters </li></ul></ul>
  39. 39. <ul><ul><li>“ I want to hang a map of the world in my house then I ’ m gonna put pins into all the locations that I ’ ve travelled to. But first I ’ m gonna have to travel to the top two corners of the map so it won ’ t fall down.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mitch Hedberg </li></ul></ul>
  40. 40. <ul><ul><li>“ The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dee Hock, Founder of Visa </li></ul></ul>
  41. 41. <ul><ul><li>“ I never forget a face. But in your case, I ’ ll make an exception.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groucho Marx </li></ul></ul>
  42. 42. <ul><ul><li>“ Money can't buy happiness - but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Mercedes than in a Kia.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anonymous </li></ul></ul>
  43. 43. <ul><ul><li>“ It doesn ’ t work to leap a twenty-foot chasm in two ten-foot jumps.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American Proverb </li></ul></ul>
  44. 44. <ul><ul><li>“ I didn ’ t go to college but if I did I would ’ ve taken all my tests at a restaurant 'cause ‘ The customer ’ s always right. ’ “ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mitch Hedberg </li></ul></ul>
  45. 45. <ul><ul><li>“ If things seem under control, you ’ re just not going fast enough.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mario Andretti </li></ul></ul>
  46. 46. <ul><ul><li>“ The first problem for us all, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gloria Steinem </li></ul></ul>
  47. 47. <ul><ul><li>“ Atheism is a non-prophet organization.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unknown </li></ul></ul>
  48. 48. <ul><ul><li>“ I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pablo Picasso </li></ul></ul>
  49. 49. <ul><ul><li>“ I'm against picketing, but I don't know how to show it.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mitch Hedberg </li></ul></ul>
  50. 50. <ul><ul><li>&quot;If you don't make mistakes, you aren't really trying .&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Coleman Hawkins, Jazz Musician </li></ul></ul>
  51. 51. <ul><ul><li>&quot;Before you criticize someone you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them you're a mile away and you have their shoes.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Unknown </li></ul></ul>
  52. 52. <ul><ul><li>&quot;Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Napoleon Hill, Author </li></ul></ul>
  53. 53. <ul><ul><li>“ I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Groucho Marx </li></ul></ul>
  54. 54. <ul><ul><li>“ The word ‘ Genius ’ isn ’ t applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Joe Theisman </li></ul></ul>
  55. 55. <ul><ul><li>“ Many of life ’ s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Thomas Edison </li></ul></ul>
  56. 56. <ul><ul><li>“ I drank some boiling water 'cause I wanted to whistle.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Mitch Hedberg </li></ul></ul>
  57. 57. <ul><ul><li>“ You do not lead by hitting people over the head – that ’ s assault, not leadership.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Dwight D. Eisenhower </li></ul></ul>
  58. 58. <ul><ul><li>“ Advertising is the price you pay for being unoriginal.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Yves Behar </li></ul></ul>
  59. 59. <ul><ul><li>“ With ISO 9000 you can still have terrible processes and products. You can certify a manufacturer that makes life jackets out of concrete … &quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Richard Buetow, Motorola </li></ul></ul>
  60. 60. <ul><ul><li>“ When I was little I used to lay in my twin sized bed at night wondering where my brother was. ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Mitch Hedberg </li></ul></ul>
  61. 61. <ul><ul><li>&quot;Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Mark Twain </li></ul></ul>
  62. 62. <ul><ul><li>&quot;Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Unknown </li></ul></ul>
  63. 63. <ul><ul><li>“ They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Andy Warhol </li></ul></ul>
  64. 64. <ul><ul><li>“ If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is probably not for you.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Unknown </li></ul></ul>
  65. 65. <ul><ul><li>&quot;Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Stan Smith </li></ul></ul>
  66. 66. <ul><ul><li>“ Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Unknown </li></ul></ul>
  67. 67. <ul><ul><li>“ Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Vince Lombardi </li></ul></ul>
  68. 68. <ul><ul><li>“ There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Peter Drucker </li></ul></ul>
  69. 69. <ul><ul><li>“ Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Albert Einstein </li></ul></ul>
  70. 70. <ul><ul><li>“ Not doing more than the average is what keeps the average down.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- William Lyon Phelps, American Author </li></ul></ul>
  71. 71. <ul><ul><li>“ There ’ s something inherently funny about self-reference.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Dr. Steven Gimbel, Philosopher, Author </li></ul></ul>
  72. 72. <ul><ul><li>&quot;We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Charles R. Swindoll, American Writer </li></ul></ul>
  73. 73. <ul><ul><li>&quot;If you concede the obvious you ’ re conceding nothing, but you gain back credibility. That ’ s a trade you should make every time. ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Mark Katz, former Clinton humor speech writer </li></ul></ul>
  74. 74. <ul><ul><li>&quot;If you want to create an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe. ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Carl Sagan </li></ul></ul>
  75. 75. <ul><ul><li>&quot;I like rice. Rice is great when you're hungry and you want 2,000 of something. ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Mitch Hedberg </li></ul></ul>
  76. 76. <ul><ul><li>&quot;It's always darkest before dawn. So if you're going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it. ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Unknown </li></ul></ul>
  77. 77. <ul><ul><li>&quot;Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Laurence J. Peter </li></ul></ul>
  78. 78. <ul><ul><li>“ I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Everett Dirksen </li></ul></ul>
  79. 79. <ul><ul><li>“ Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I ’ m not sure about the universe.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Albert Einstein </li></ul></ul>
  80. 80. <ul><ul><li>“ I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Herbert B. Swope, American Journalist </li></ul></ul>
  81. 81. <ul><ul><li>&quot;Reengineering cannot be entrusted to the semicompetent, the hangers-on with nothing better to do. “ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Michael Hammer & James Champy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reengineering The Corporation </li></ul></ul>
  82. 82. <ul><ul><li>“ If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong. ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Charles Kettering, Engineer </li></ul></ul>
  83. 83. <ul><ul><li>“ Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped. ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elbert Hubbard, American Philosopher </li></ul></ul>
  84. 84. <ul><ul><li>“ It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Epictetus </li></ul></ul>
  85. 85. <ul><ul><li>“ Leadership is the art of mobilizing others to want to struggle for shared aspirations. “ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jim Kouzes & Barry Posner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Leadership Challenge </li></ul></ul>
  86. 86. <ul><ul><li>“ The best way to predict the future is to invent it.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Alan Kay, father of the personal computer </li></ul></ul>
  87. 87. <ul><ul><li>“ A leader is a person you will follow to a place you wouldn ’ t go by yourself.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Joel Barker, Future Edge </li></ul></ul>
  88. 88. <ul><ul><li>“ If you ’ re not confused, you ’ re not paying attention.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Tom Peters </li></ul></ul>
  89. 89. <ul><ul><li>&quot;That which is measured improves.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Old Business Adage </li></ul></ul>
  90. 90. <ul><ul><li>“ The customer is a rear-view mirror, not a guide to the future.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- George Colony, Forrester Research </li></ul></ul>
  91. 91. <ul><ul><li>“ When cost is number one in importance, you ’ ve already lost.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jim Rembach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Six Sigma Consultant </li></ul></ul>
  92. 92. <ul><ul><li>“ Failures are divided into two classes – those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>John Charles Salak </li></ul></ul>
  93. 93. <ul><ul><li>“ If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unknown </li></ul></ul>
  94. 94. <ul><ul><li>“ All work is creative work if done by a thinking mind&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ayn Rand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From Atlas Shrugged </li></ul></ul>
  95. 95. <ul><ul><li>“’ Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attributed to Abraham Lincoln </li></ul></ul>
  96. 96. <ul><ul><li>“ In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eric Hoffer, American Social Philosopher </li></ul></ul>
  97. 97. <ul><ul><li>&quot;Without customers, you don't have a business. You have a hobby.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don Peppers & Martha Rogers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Return on Customer </li></ul></ul>
  98. 98. <ul><ul><li>&quot;Realism is just another name for yesterday's thinking.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Robert Kriegel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sacred Cows Make The Best Burgers </li></ul></ul>
  99. 99. <ul><ul><li>“ Judge a man by his questions, not by his answers.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voltaire </li></ul></ul>
  100. 100. <ul><ul><li>“ The higher you go in a company, the less oxygen there is, so supporting intelligent life becomes difficult.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guy Kawasaki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Rules for Revolutionaries” </li></ul></ul>
  101. 101. <ul><ul><li>“ To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Winston Churchill </li></ul></ul>
  102. 102. <ul><ul><li>“ That wasn ’ t flying. That was falling with style.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Woody </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ A Toy Story” </li></ul></ul>
  103. 103. <ul><ul><li>&quot;People get into a rhythm that makes them resistant to change. To understand the mind-set, try switching hands when you brush your teeth in the morning.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Gary Gesme, Deere & Co. </li></ul></ul>
  104. 104. <ul><ul><li>&quot;Whom the gods wish to destroy they send 40 years of success.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ancient Proverb </li></ul></ul>
  105. 105. <ul><ul><li>&quot;The minute you ’ re satisfied with where you are, you aren ’ t there anymore.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Tony Gwynn, Hall of Fame Baseball player </li></ul></ul>
  106. 106. <ul><ul><li>“ Without caring there can be no quality.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Joel Arthur Barker, Future Edge </li></ul></ul>
  107. 107. <ul><ul><li>&quot;It isn ’ t uncommon for managers at senior levels of large organizations to be so out of touch with customer or production reality that they don ’ t know just how broken some of their business processes are. “ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Michael Hammer & James Champy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reengineering The Corporation </li></ul></ul>
  108. 108. <ul><ul><li>&quot;Hanging a sign on a cow that says ‘ I am a horse ’ does not make it a horse.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Unknown </li></ul></ul>
  109. 109. <ul><ul><li>&quot;If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carl Lewis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Olympic Champion </li></ul></ul>
  110. 110. <ul><ul><li>&quot;Customers, I realized, don ’ t care about functions or specific activities that occur within our organization. The end game is whether they are getting the right product at the right time at a competitive price.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Max Guinn, Deere & Co. </li></ul></ul>
  111. 111. <ul><ul><li>&quot;Some people make things happen, some watch things happen, while others wonder what has happened.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Proverb </li></ul></ul>
  112. 112. <ul><ul><li>&quot;You can celebrate accomplishments, but after a while, you need to start celebrating the speed at which you ’ re traveling instead of the destination you ’ ve reached.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Max Guinn, Deere & Co. </li></ul></ul>
  113. 113. <ul><ul><li>&quot;If all you have is a hammer in the toolbox, everything looks like a nail.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Bernard Baruch, Financial Genius </li></ul></ul>
  114. 114. <ul><ul><li>“ There are two types of people in the world, those who say ‘ there are two types of people in the world ’ and those who don ’ t.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Gloria Steinham </li></ul></ul>
  115. 115. <ul><ul><li>“ If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Betty Reese </li></ul></ul>
  116. 116. <ul><ul><li>“ Ability is what you ’ re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Raymond Chandler </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creator of Philip Marlowe, Private Eye </li></ul></ul>
  117. 117. <ul><ul><li>“ Don’t be afraid to be bold…Fortune favors the bold.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- James Cameron </li></ul></ul>
  118. 118. <ul><ul><li>&quot;New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- John Locke </li></ul></ul>
  119. 119. <ul><ul><li>“ The best presenters have conversations with their audiences. ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Robert Bly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Become a Recognized Authority in Your Field in 60 Days or Less! </li></ul></ul>
  120. 120. <ul><ul><li>“ Speed is useful only if you are running in the right direction. ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joel A. Barker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future Edge </li></ul></ul>
  121. 121. <ul><ul><li>“ Those who say it cannot be done should get out of the way of those who are doing it. ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anonymous </li></ul></ul>
  122. 122. <ul><ul><li>“ Successful organizations make habits of things others don ’ t like to do , or don ’ t find time to do. ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don House </li></ul></ul>
  123. 123. <ul><ul><li>“ Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light. ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joseph Pulitzer, Editor </li></ul></ul>
  124. 124. <ul><ul><li>“ The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul Valery, Poet </li></ul></ul>
  125. 125. <ul><ul><li>&quot;Individuals and organizations that are good react quickly to change. Individuals and organizations that are great create change.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Robert Kriegel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sacred Cows Make The Best Burgers </li></ul></ul>
  126. 126. <ul><ul><li>“ The only muscle that you ’ ve got is in between your ears. ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ned’s Atomic Dustbin </li></ul></ul>
  127. 127. <ul><ul><li>&quot;The only thing certain about any negotiation is that it will lead to another negotiation .&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leigh Steinberg , Sports Agent </li></ul></ul>
  128. 128. <ul><ul><li>“ How fast you are moving is more important than where you are.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guy Kawasaki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Rules for Revolutionaries” </li></ul></ul>
  129. 129. <ul><ul><li>&quot;One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marie Curie </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nobel Prize Winning Physicist </li></ul></ul>
  130. 130. <ul><ul><li>“ The quickest way to kill the human spirit is to ask someone to do mediocre work.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ayn Rand </li></ul></ul>
  131. 131. <ul><ul><li>“ If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I ’ d spend the first six sharpening my ax.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abraham Lincoln </li></ul></ul>
  132. 132. <ul><ul><li>“ Is ‘verb’ a noun?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eric Doubell </li></ul></ul>
  133. 133. <ul><ul><li>&quot;No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did he would cease to be an artist.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oscar Wilde, Poet </li></ul></ul>
  134. 134. <ul><ul><li>“ You can ’ t blame the pen or the paper if you write a lousy essay, right?&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laura Bergells, Presentation Consultant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  135. 135. <ul><ul><li>“ No one really listens to anyone else, and if you try it for a while you'll see why.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mignon McLaughlin, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>US Journalist (1913-1983) </li></ul></ul>
  136. 136. <ul><ul><li>“ You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark Twain </li></ul></ul>
  137. 137. <ul><ul><li>&quot;An organization becomes bewildered rather than energized when it ’ s asked to do too much at once. “ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Michael Hammer & James Champy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reengineering The Corporation </li></ul></ul>
  138. 138. <ul><ul><li>“ If the facts don ’ t fit the theory, change the facts.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Albert Einstein </li></ul></ul>
  139. 139. <ul><ul><li>“ Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zig Ziglar </li></ul></ul>
  140. 140. <ul><ul><li>“ A fanatic is one who can ’ t change his mind and won ’ t change the subject.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sir Winston Churchill </li></ul></ul>
  141. 141. <ul><ul><li>“ The only certain thing about a forecast is that it will be wrong.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From Lean Thinking (Womack and Jones) </li></ul></ul>
  142. 142. <ul><ul><li>“ Change your thoughts and you change your world.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Norman Vincent Peale </li></ul></ul>
  143. 143. <ul><ul><li>&quot;Without [taking a process perspective of business], business improvement efforts amount to rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Michael Hammer & James Champy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reengineering The Corporation </li></ul></ul>
  144. 144. <ul><ul><li>“ A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frank Herbert in Dune </li></ul></ul>
  145. 145. <ul><ul><li>“ Uncertainty will always be part of the taking charge process.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harold Geneen </li></ul></ul>
  146. 146. <ul><ul><li>&quot;You can ’ t improve anything if you can ’ t define it.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Max Guinn, Deere & Co. </li></ul></ul>
  147. 147. <ul><ul><li>“ If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing. ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>W. Edwards Deming </li></ul></ul>
  148. 148. <ul><ul><li>“ The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter. ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark Twain </li></ul></ul>
  149. 149. <ul><ul><li>&quot;People are the gatekeepers of change.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Robert Kriegel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sacred Cows Make The Best Burgers </li></ul></ul>
  150. 150. <ul><ul><li>“ The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing. ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Isaac Asimov </li></ul></ul>
  151. 151. <ul><ul><li>&quot;There is a theory that paradigms break through on the fringe of your business before they reach the center.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Gary Gesme, Deere & Co. </li></ul></ul>
  152. 152. <ul><ul><li>“ A good design is not a democratic consensus. ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edward de Bono, Six Action Shoes </li></ul></ul>
  153. 153. <ul><ul><li>“ To succeed, or even just to survive, businesses need to be able to change in ways, and at times, determined by business drivers, not by their IT systems. ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tony Morgan, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Rules and Information Systems: Aligning IT with Business Goals </li></ul></ul>