This Focused Performance Weblog started life as a "business management blog" containing links and commentary related primarily to organizational effectiveness with a "Theory of Constraints" perspective, but is in the process of evolving towards primary content on interactive and mobile marketing. Think of it as about Focusing marketing messages for enhanced Performance. If you are on an archive page, current postings are found here.
Friday, October 18, 2002
• A blog for a lazy Friday - Some interesting thoughts (obviously not by me) that have recently come my way...
Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly. - Thomas H. Huxley
Dissatisfaction is the mother of improvement. — Shigeo Shingo
It wasn’t a mistake. I just didn’t know any better. - Merce Cunningham
Thinking is a momentary dismissal of irrelevancies. - R. Buckminster Fuller
In one case out of a hundred a point is excessively discussed because it is obscure; in the ninety-nine remaining it is obscure because it is excessively discussed. - Edgar Allen Poe
Focus is a substitute for time. - Edward Yourdon, Death March
The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental notion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. - Albert Einstein
Measures of productivity do not lead to improvement in productivity. - W. E. Deming
You will get whatever the system will deliver ... - W. E. Deming
He's ridiculously overpaid, but worth it. - Samuel Goldwyn
One of my goals is to have someone use that last one to describe me. ;-)
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