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Norman Ralph Augustine Quotes


An American aircraft businessman.
(1935 - )

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A billion saved is a billion earned.
 

A hungry dog hunts best. A hungrier dog hunts even better.
 

A revised schedule is to business what a new season is to an athlete or a new canvas to an artist.
 

All too many consultants, when asked, 'What is 2 and 2?' respond, 'What do you have in mind?'
 

Although most products will soon be too costly to purchase, there will be a thriving market in the sale of books on how to fix them.
[Books]
 

Any task can be completed in only one-third more time than is currently estimated.
 

Bulls do not win bull fights. People do.
[Sports]
 

By the time of the United States Tricentennial, there will be more government workers than there are workers.
 

By the time the people asking the questions are ready for the answers, the people doing the work have lost track of the questions.
 

Decreased business base increases overhead. So does increased business base.
 

Fools rush in where incumbents fear to tread.
 

Hardware works best when it matters the least.
 

If a sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on top of each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance.
 

If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice.
[Stock Market]
 

If the Earth could be made to rotate twice as fast, managers would get twice as much done. If the Earth could be made to rotate twenty times as fast, everyone else would get twice as much done since all the managers would fly off.
 

If today were half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be, it would probably be twice as good as yesterday was.
 

If you can afford to advertise, you don't need to.
 

It costs a lot to build bad products.
 

It is very expensive to achieve high unreliability. It is not uncommon to increase the cost of an item by a factor of ten for each factor of ten degradation accomplished.
[Accomplished]
 

It's easy to get a loan unless you need it.
 


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