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The new information technology... Internet and e-mail... have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications.

The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.

The only things that evolve by themselves in an organization are disorder, friction, and malperformance.

The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager.

The purpose of a business is to create a customer.

The really important things are said over cocktails and are never done.

There are an enormous number of managers who have retired on the job.

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.

There is only one valid definition of a business purpose: to create a customer.

Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.

Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.

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.

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes... but no plans.

Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.
[Time Management]

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.

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.

When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.

Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.

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