Success and Failure
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Strategy: A long-range plan whose merit cannot be evaluated until sometime after those creating it have left the organization.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
The Golden Rule: whoever has the gold makes the rules.
Only those who do not expect anything are never disappointed. Only those who never try, never fail.
People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them that Benjamin Franklin said it first.
Perfection is only achieved on the point of collapse.
Putt's Law: Technology is dominated by two types of people: Those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand.
Reach for the moon and if you miss at least you will land among the stars.
Non-Reciprocal Laws of Expectations: Negative expectations yield negative results. Positive expectations yield negative results.
Nothing is difficult to those who have the will.
Official Project Stages: (1) Uncritical Acceptance. (2) Wild Enthusiasm. (3) Dejected Disillusionment. (4) Total Confusion. (5) Search for the Guilty. (6) Punishment of the Innocent. (7) Promotion of the Non-participants.
Oliver's Law: Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
Once you've tried to change the world you find it's a whole bunch easier to change your mind.
Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than in a Lada.