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“There’s no chance that the
  iPhone is going to get any
    significant market share.
                No chance.”
Steve Ballmer, USA TODAY CEO Forum, April 29, 2007

         Image credit: (cc) JD Lasica/Socialmedia.biz, flickr.com/jdlasica/3189974600 >
“The inventors will invent,
 for that is what inventors do.
    The technology will come
                          first,
          the products second,
                      and then
the needs will slowly appear.”
                                     Don Norman

                Image credit: flickr.com/sndrv/4635764320 >
“A computer shall not waste
                   your time
       or require you to do
         more work than is
         strictly necessary.”
                                                          Jef Raskin

     Image credit: flickr.com/dpritchard/4709643893 & mwichary/2240608755 >
“Just how do I design if not
         with prototyping?
     An excellent question.
        The short answer is
                 on paper.”
                                    Alan Cooper

             Image credit: flickr.com/denejac/3362611715 >
“The most important thing
       in communication
                 is to hear
    what isn't being said.”
                                       Peter Drucker

           Image credit: flickr.com/alinetavernier/3848709104 >
“We are
                currently
            not planning
on conquering the world.”
                                   Sergey Brin

           Image credit: flickr.com/dgroup/4508204873 >
“Basically, our goal is to
     organize the world's
               information
and to make it universally
   accessible and useful.”
     Larry Page, Businessweek, March 13, 2001

         Image credit: flickr.com/cornelluniversitylibrary/3610752603 >
“If I hold you any closer,
   I'll be in back of you.”
         Groucho Marx as Dr. Hackenbush

                Image credit: flickr.com/gloq/124424483 >
“Nine women can't have a
            baby in one month,
     no matter how closely they
        coordinate their work.”
Seth Godin A saying that has been around since the ice age

                        Image credit: flickr.com/photographi_esc_/2797736030 >
“Opportunity is missed by
      most because it comes
dressed in overalls and looks
                   like work.”
                                    Thomas Edison

             Image credit: flickr.com/osucommons/3724236532 >
“IT is not comparable to a
 fully sequential engineering
system in which deliverables
         result from planning,
  designing, building, testing,
     reworking, retesting, and
                    finalizing.”
     Mark D. Lutchen, Former Global CIO of PWC

                    Image credit: flickr.com/astrablog/4133302216 >
“Do not believe that it is very
        much of an advance
      to do the unnecessary
         three times as fast.”
                                    Peter Drucker

                Image credit: flickr.com/mini82/1198278806 >
“One has to do something
                      new
 in order to see something
                     new.”
               Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

         Image credit: flickr.com/giorgiotomassetti/4790262687 >
“Institutions will try to
 preserve the problem
  to which they are the
              solution.”
                                      Clay Shirky

       Image credit: flickr.com/haraldfelgner/3656446341 >
“A line is a dot
that went for a walk.”
                                       Paul Klee

     Image credit: flickr.com/haraldfelgner/2004459134 >
“The term ‘social networking’
 makes little sense if we leave
 out the objects that mediate
  the ties between people. [...]
    The fallacy is to think that
social networks are just made
                 up of people.”
                                       Jyri Engeström

               Image credit: flickr.com/lwallenstein/3867427676 >
“Innovation is not about
       saying yes to everything.
It’s about saying NO to all but
     the most crucial features.”
                                              Steve Jobs

               Image credit: flickr.com/iamthestig2/3505659428 >
“The long silence — the
  interruption of the human
conversation — is coming to
    an end. On the Internet,
    markets are getting more
        connected and more
 powerfully vocal every day.”
                     The Cluetrain Manifesto

             Image credit: flickr.com/mogmismo/3564024948 >
“Rather be dead than cool.”
                                        Kurt Cobain

           Image credit: flickr.com/haraldfelgner/3440504351 >
“These are issues that we are
    going to have to address,
because they are significant.”
                                        Ben Bernanke

             Image credit: flickr.com/haraldfelgner/3485973665 >
“One finds limits
by pushing them.”
                        Herbert Simon

   Image credit: flickr.com/kevinwhite/225709357 >
“If we wait for the moment
             when everything,
absolutely everything is ready,
        we shall never begin.”
                                           Ivan Turgenev

              Image credit: flickr.com/miikka_skaffari/3228249024 >
“I spent 90% of my money on
           women and drink.
           The rest I wasted”
                                     George Best

               Image credit: flickr.com/phinz/3695488807 >
“[...] a wealth of information
creates a poverty of attention,
   and a need to allocate that
   attention efficiently among
          the overabundance of
            information sources
        that might consume it.”
                                   Herbert Simon

                Image credit: flickr.com/aasgier/2414686179 >
“Eighty percent of success is
               showing up.”
                                          Woody Allen

             Image credit: flickr.com/haraldfelgner/1903389348 >
“Complexity that works is
             built up out of
modules that work perfectly,
layered one over the other.”
                                           Kevin Kelly

            Image credit: flickr.com/haraldfelgner/3646390382 >
“A child of five would
       understand this.
Send someone to fetch a
           child of five.”
                               Groucho Marx

           Image credit: flickr.com/kenyee/2817511001 >
“I apologize for writing you a
                    long letter
     but I didn’t have time to
       write you a short one.”
                                    Blaise Pascal

                 Image credit: flickr.com/kevint/7854090 >
“Fail early
   to succeed sooner.”
Matt Hunter, Product Development, IDEO

         Image credit: flickr.com/antonkovalyov/3605921613 >
“Implement solutions,
                 not features.”
John Geleynse, Software Technology Evangelism, Apple

                       Image credit: flickr.com/bgwilson89/2253180349 >
“Don't open a shop
             unless
 you like to smile.”
                      Chinese Proverb

      Image credit: flickr.com/ucumari/696344991 >
“The best ideas
       come as jokes.
  Make your thinking
as funny as possible.”
                                    David Ogilvy

     Image credit: flickr.com/nationaalarchief/4193508328 >
“Before I speak,
I have something
important to say.”
                          Groucho Marx

   Image credit: flickr.com/rickharris/3241285917 >
“Prediction is very difficult,
especially about the future.”
                                         Niels Bohr

             Image credit: flickr.com/quasimondo/98423379 >
“If I’d asked my customers
          what they wanted,
            they’d have said
             a faster horse.”
                                           Henry Ford

            Image credit: flickr.com/haraldfelgner/3644756242 >
“Content precedes design.
 Design in the absence of
    content is not design,
          it’s decoration.”
                                 Jeffrey Zeldman

          Image credit: flickr.com/wongjunhao/22677518115 >
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Business Quotes for 2011

  • 2. “There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance.” Steve Ballmer, USA TODAY CEO Forum, April 29, 2007 Image credit: (cc) JD Lasica/Socialmedia.biz, flickr.com/jdlasica/3189974600 >
  • 3.
  • 4. “The inventors will invent, for that is what inventors do. The technology will come first, the products second, and then the needs will slowly appear.” Don Norman Image credit: flickr.com/sndrv/4635764320 >
  • 5.
  • 6. “A computer shall not waste your time or require you to do more work than is strictly necessary.” Jef Raskin Image credit: flickr.com/dpritchard/4709643893 & mwichary/2240608755 >
  • 7.
  • 8. “Just how do I design if not with prototyping? An excellent question. The short answer is on paper.” Alan Cooper Image credit: flickr.com/denejac/3362611715 >
  • 9.
  • 10. “The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.” Peter Drucker Image credit: flickr.com/alinetavernier/3848709104 >
  • 11.
  • 12. “We are currently not planning on conquering the world.” Sergey Brin Image credit: flickr.com/dgroup/4508204873 >
  • 13.
  • 14. “Basically, our goal is to organize the world's information and to make it universally accessible and useful.” Larry Page, Businessweek, March 13, 2001 Image credit: flickr.com/cornelluniversitylibrary/3610752603 >
  • 15.
  • 16. “If I hold you any closer, I'll be in back of you.”  Groucho Marx as Dr. Hackenbush Image credit: flickr.com/gloq/124424483 >
  • 17.
  • 18. “Nine women can't have a baby in one month, no matter how closely they coordinate their work.” Seth Godin A saying that has been around since the ice age Image credit: flickr.com/photographi_esc_/2797736030 >
  • 19.
  • 20. “Opportunity is missed by most because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas Edison Image credit: flickr.com/osucommons/3724236532 >
  • 21.
  • 22. “IT is not comparable to a fully sequential engineering system in which deliverables result from planning, designing, building, testing, reworking, retesting, and finalizing.” Mark D. Lutchen, Former Global CIO of PWC Image credit: flickr.com/astrablog/4133302216 >
  • 23.
  • 24. “Do not believe that it is very much of an advance to do the unnecessary three times as fast.” Peter Drucker Image credit: flickr.com/mini82/1198278806 >
  • 25.
  • 26. “One has to do something new in order to see something new.” Georg Christoph Lichtenberg Image credit: flickr.com/giorgiotomassetti/4790262687 >
  • 27.
  • 28. “Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution.” Clay Shirky Image credit: flickr.com/haraldfelgner/3656446341 >
  • 29.
  • 30. “A line is a dot that went for a walk.” Paul Klee Image credit: flickr.com/haraldfelgner/2004459134 >
  • 31.
  • 32. “The term ‘social networking’ makes little sense if we leave out the objects that mediate the ties between people. [...] The fallacy is to think that social networks are just made up of people.” Jyri Engeström Image credit: flickr.com/lwallenstein/3867427676 >
  • 33.
  • 34. “Innovation is not about saying yes to everything. It’s about saying NO to all but the most crucial features.” Steve Jobs Image credit: flickr.com/iamthestig2/3505659428 >
  • 35.
  • 36. “The long silence — the interruption of the human conversation — is coming to an end. On the Internet, markets are getting more connected and more powerfully vocal every day.” The Cluetrain Manifesto Image credit: flickr.com/mogmismo/3564024948 >
  • 37.
  • 38. “Rather be dead than cool.” Kurt Cobain Image credit: flickr.com/haraldfelgner/3440504351 >
  • 39.
  • 40. “These are issues that we are going to have to address, because they are significant.” Ben Bernanke Image credit: flickr.com/haraldfelgner/3485973665 >
  • 41.
  • 42. “One finds limits by pushing them.” Herbert Simon Image credit: flickr.com/kevinwhite/225709357 >
  • 43.
  • 44. “If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.” Ivan Turgenev Image credit: flickr.com/miikka_skaffari/3228249024 >
  • 45.
  • 46. “I spent 90% of my money on women and drink. The rest I wasted” George Best Image credit: flickr.com/phinz/3695488807 >
  • 47.
  • 48. “[...] a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.” Herbert Simon Image credit: flickr.com/aasgier/2414686179 >
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  • 50. “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” Woody Allen Image credit: flickr.com/haraldfelgner/1903389348 >
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  • 52. “Complexity that works is built up out of modules that work perfectly, layered one over the other.” Kevin Kelly Image credit: flickr.com/haraldfelgner/3646390382 >
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  • 54. “A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.” Groucho Marx Image credit: flickr.com/kenyee/2817511001 >
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  • 56. “I apologize for writing you a long letter but I didn’t have time to write you a short one.” Blaise Pascal Image credit: flickr.com/kevint/7854090 >
  • 57.
  • 58. “Fail early to succeed sooner.” Matt Hunter, Product Development, IDEO Image credit: flickr.com/antonkovalyov/3605921613 >
  • 59.
  • 60. “Implement solutions, not features.” John Geleynse, Software Technology Evangelism, Apple Image credit: flickr.com/bgwilson89/2253180349 >
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  • 62. “Don't open a shop unless you like to smile.” Chinese Proverb Image credit: flickr.com/ucumari/696344991 >
  • 63.
  • 64. “The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.” David Ogilvy Image credit: flickr.com/nationaalarchief/4193508328 >
  • 65.
  • 66. “Before I speak, I have something important to say.” Groucho Marx Image credit: flickr.com/rickharris/3241285917 >
  • 67.
  • 68. “Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.” Niels Bohr Image credit: flickr.com/quasimondo/98423379 >
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  • 70. “If I’d asked my customers what they wanted, they’d have said a faster horse.” Henry Ford Image credit: flickr.com/haraldfelgner/3644756242 >
  • 71.
  • 72. “Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.” Jeffrey Zeldman Image credit: flickr.com/wongjunhao/22677518115 >
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  • 75. A spectrum of inspirations, from international marketing to IT. felgner.ch