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"The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself." Make picture quote!
"The best way to predict the future is to create it." Make picture quote!
"The computer is a moron." Make picture quote!
"The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity." Make picture quote!
"The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said." Make picture quote!
"The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different." Make picture quote!
"The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager." Make picture quote!
"The purpose of a business is to create a customer." Make picture quote!
"Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the naturals, the ones who somehow know how to teach." Make picture quote!
"Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed." Make picture quote!
"The most efficient way to produce anything is to bring together under one management as many as possible of the activities needed to turn out the product." Make picture quote!
"Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Make picture quote!
"Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes... but no plans." Make picture quote!
"We can say with certainty - or 90% probability - that the new industries that are about to be born will have nothing to do with information." Make picture quote!
"We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn." Make picture quote!
"When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course." Make picture quote!
"There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all." Make picture quote!
"Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth." Make picture quote!
"Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things." Make picture quote!
"Executives owe it to the organization and to their fellow workers not to tolerate nonperforming individuals in important jobs." Make picture quote!
"The new information technology... Internet and e-mail... have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications." Make picture quote!
"Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action." Make picture quote!
"Suppliers and especially manufacturers have market power because they have information about a product or a service that the customer does not and cannot have, and does not need if he can trust the brand. This explains the profitability of brands." Make picture quote!
"Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes." Make picture quote!
"Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level." Make picture quote!
"Management by objective works - if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't." Make picture quote!
"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." Make picture quote!
"Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior executives make decisions or that only senior executives' decisions matter. This is a dangerous mistake." Make picture quote!
"My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions." Make picture quote!
"Never mind your happiness; do your duty." Make picture quote!
"So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work." Make picture quote!
"No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings." Make picture quote!
"People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year." Make picture quote!
"Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work." Make picture quote!
"Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility." Make picture quote!
"Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done." Make picture quote!
"Few companies that installed computers to reduce the employment of clerks have realized their expectations... They now need more, and more expensive clerks even though they call them 'operators' or 'programmers.'" Make picture quote!
"Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you've got." Make picture quote!
"Business, that's easily defined - it's other people's money." Make picture quote!
"Accept the fact that we have to treat almost anybody as a volunteer." Make picture quote!
"Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information." Make picture quote!
"A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge." Make picture quote!
"Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes." Make picture quote!
"Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked leadership is defined by results not attributes." Make picture quote!
"Leadership is not magnetic personality--that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not 'making friends and influencing people'--that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations." Make picture quote!
"Long-range planning does not deal with future decisions, but with the future of present decisions." Make picture quote!
"The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said." Make picture quote!
"Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made courageous decision. " Make picture quote!

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