“It would appear that we have reached the limits of what it is possible to achieve with computer technology, although one should be careful with such statements, as they tend to sound pretty silly in five years.” John Von Neumann, mathematician.
“The way to succeed is to double your failure rate.” Thomas J. Watson Sr. IBM
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Peter Drucker.
“Hire good people and leave them alone.” William McKnight, General Manager 3M
“All things seem possible if you have made up your mind to conquer and not to allow any disappointments to weaken your resolution.” Henry Bessemer.
“Commit your blunders on a small scale and make your profits on a large scale.” Leo Baekeland, inventor of Bakelite.
“A chief reason for the success of the business is that I tried on the trail every article I sell. If I tell you a knife is good for cleaning trout, it is because I personally found it so.” L.L. Bean.
“It is delightful to me to have an occupation that is my hobby.” Lewis Tappan, founder Dun & Bradstreet.
“The customer may not always be right, but he has rights. And upon our recognition of his rights and our desire to satisfy them rests our chance to succeed.” Charles Merrill.
“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it … he who doesn’t … pays it.” Albert Einstein.
“A porter brewer buys nothing but the best, as nothing else will answer.” Arthur Guiness.
“I sort of feel it in my bones that we are now preparing for a campaign on a food which will eventually prove to be the leading cereal of the United States, if not the world.” W.K. Kellogg.
“One must desire a lot in order to reach anything. . . .Invention means guiding a correct idea which has been sifted out from a large group of erroneous ideas, through numerous failures and compromises to practical success. For that reason, every inventor must be an optimist.“ Rudolf Diesel.
“I want to give people the tools they need to empower themselves.” Salman Khan, Khan Academy.
“People who take pains never to do more than they get paid for never get paid for anything more than they do.” Charles K. Wilson, founder of Holiday Inn.
“The poor are not the problem, but the solution.” Hernando de Soto.