Words matter. These are the best Norman Ralph Augustine Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
It costs a lot to build bad products.
One cannot legislate problems out of existence. It has been tried.
The weaker the data available upon which to base one’s conclusion, the greater the precision which should be quoted in order to give the data authenticity.
A revised schedule is to business what a new season is to an athlete or a new canvas to an artist.
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 today were half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be, it would probably be twice as good as yesterday was.
There are many highly successful businesses in the United States. There are also many highly paid executives. The policy is not to intermingle the two.
There are no lazy veteran lion hunters.
Two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered with water. The other third is covered with auditors from headquarters.
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.
Decreased business base increases overhead. So does increased business base.
Regulations grow at the same rate as weeds.
Most projects start out slowly – and then sort of taper off.
Bulls do not win bull fights. People do.
Fools rush in where incumbents fear to tread.
People working in the private sector should try to save money. There remains the possibility that it may someday be valuable again.
If today was half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be, it would probably be twice as good as yesterday was.
One of the most feared expressions in modern times is ‘The computer is down.’
A hungry dog hunts best. A hungrier dog hunts even better.
The optimum committee has no members.
The best way to make a silk purse from a sow’s ear is to begin with a silk sow. The same is true of money.
Hardware works best when it matters the least.
If you can afford to advertise, you don’t need to.
Simple systems are not feasible because they require infinite testing.
Software is like entropy. It is difficult to grasp, weighs nothing, and obeys the second law of thermodynamics; i.e. it always increases.
The early bird gets the worm. The early worm… gets eaten.
The more one produces, the less one gets.
One should expect that the expected can be prevented, but the unexpected should have been expected.
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.
It’s easy to get a loan unless you need it.
By the time of the United States Tricentennial, there will be more government workers than there are workers.
All too many consultants, when asked, ‘What is 2 and 2?’ respond, ‘What do you have in mind?’
By the time the people asking the questions are ready for the answers, the people doing the work have lost track of the questions.
If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice.
Rank does not intimidate hardware. Neither does the lack of rank.