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I'm a social object. Business Quotes, July 2010


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A slide series with famous and not so well-known quotes. Issue 7 in 2010.

Jyri Engeström, Steve Jobs, The Cluetrain Manifesto, Kurt Cobain, Ben Bernanke, Ivan Turgenev, George Best, Herbert Simon, Woody Allen, Kevin Kelly, Groucho Marx, Blaise Pascal, Matt Hunter, John Geleynse, A Chinese Proverb, David Ogilvy, Groucho Marx, Niels Bohr, Henry Ford, Jeffrey Zeldman.

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I'm a social object. Business Quotes, July 2010

  1. Quotes 2010.07
  2. “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: >
  3. “Innovation is not about saying yes to everything. It’s about saying NO to all but the most crucial features.” Steve Jobs Image credit: >
  4. “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: >
  5. “Rather be dead than cool.” Kurt Cobain Image credit: >
  6. “These are issues that we are going to have to address, because they are significant.” Ben Bernanke Image credit: >
  7. “One finds limits by pushing them.” Herbert Simon Image credit: >
  8. “If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.” Ivan Turgenev Image credit: >
  9. “I spent 90% of my money on women and drink. The rest I wasted” George Best Image credit: >
  10. “[...] 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: >
  11. “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” Woody Allen Image credit: >
  12. “Complexity that works is built up out of modules that work perfectly, layered one over the other.” Kevin Kelly Image credit: >
  13. “A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.” Groucho Marx Image credit: >
  14. “I apologize for writing you a long letter but I didn’t have time to write you a short one.” Blaise Pascal Image credit: >
  15. “Fail early to succeed sooner.” Matt Hunter, Product Development, IDEO Image credit: >
  16. “Implement solutions, not features.” John Geleynse, Software Technology Evangelism, Apple Image credit: >
  17. “Don't open a shop unless you like to smile.” Chinese Proverb Image credit: >
  18. “The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.” David Ogilvy Image credit: >
  19. “Before I speak, I have something important to say.” Groucho Marx Image credit: >
  20. “Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.” Niels Bohr Image credit: >
  21. “If I’d asked my customers what they wanted, they’d have said a faster horse.” Henry Ford Image credit: >
  22. “Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.” Jeffrey Zeldman Image credit: >
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