Business Quotes 2011

“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
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“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
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“A computer shall not waste your time or require you to do more work than is strictly necessary.”
Jef Raskin
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“Just how do I design if not with prototyping? An excellent question. The short answer is on paper.”
Alan Cooper
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“The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.”
Peter Drucker
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“We are currently not planning on conquering the world.”
Sergey Brin
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“Basically, our goal is to organize the world's information and to make it universally accessible and useful.”
Larry Page, Businessweek, March 13, 2001
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“If I hold you any closer, I'll be in back of you.”
 Groucho Marx as Dr. Hackenbush
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“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
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“Opportunity is missed by most because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
Thomas Edison
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“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
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“Do not believe that it is very much of an advance to do the unnecessary three times as fast.”
Peter Drucker
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“One has to do something new in order to see something new.”
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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“Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution.”
Clay Shirky
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“A line is a dot that went for a walk.”
Paul Klee
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“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
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“Innovation is not about saying yes to everything. It’s about saying NO to all but the most crucial features.”
Steve Jobs
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“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
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“Rather be dead than cool.”
Kurt Cobain
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“These are issues that we are going to have to address, because they are significant.”
Ben Bernanke
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“One finds limits by pushing them.”
Herbert Simon
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“If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.”
Ivan Turgenev
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“I spent 90% of my money on women and drink. The rest I wasted”
George Best
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“[...] 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
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“Eighty percent of success is showing up.”
Woody Allen
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“Complexity that works is built up out of modules that work perfectly, layered one over the other.”
Kevin Kelly
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“A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.”
Groucho Marx
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“I apologize for writing you a long letter but I didn’t have time to write you a short one.”
Blaise Pascal
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“Fail early to succeed sooner.”
Matt Hunter, Product Development, IDEO
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“Implement solutions, not features.”
John Geleynse, Software Technology Evangelism, Apple
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“Don't open a shop unless you like to smile.”
Chinese Proverb
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“The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.”
David Ogilvy
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“Before I speak, I have something important to say.”
Groucho Marx
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“Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.”
Niels Bohr
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“If I’d asked my customers what they wanted, they’d have said a faster horse.”
Henry Ford
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“Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.”
Jeffrey Zeldman
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