Top 40 Inefficient Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Inefficient Quotes from famous people such as Astro Teller, Rick Santelli, H. W. Brands, Margaret Heffernan, Li Keqiang, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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Wouldn’t it be awesome if we had a jetpack that wasn’t a death trap? The problem is that it is going to be so power inefficient. I just couldn’t live with that… it would be as loud as a motorcycle.
Astro Teller
We are a republic, very inefficient. If you want a really efficient form of government, you have a king or a dictator. And in the end, you hope it’s a benevolent one. But then you could get things done. There’s no lurching; there’s no bumps. That’s the cornerstone of checks and balances.
Rick Santelli
In the business arena, the standard rules of morality don’t apply. What we’re really looking for is efficiency. It doesn’t do anyone any good to be nice to the weak. In a certain sense, competition is inefficient.
H. W. Brands
Clearing your head of distractions in order to notice and understand the people you are with can feel inefficient – there are so many other people and issues to think about. But being present makes you effective.
Margaret Heffernan
Smog is affecting larger parts of China, and environmental pollution has become a major problem, which is nature’s red-light warning against the model of inefficient and blind development.
Li Keqiang
A people can prosper under a very bad government and suffer under a very good one, if in the first case the local administration is effective and in the second it is inefficient.
Annie Besant
All too much of the man-made is ugly, inefficient, depressing chaos.
Dieter Rams
You can make a lot of mistakes and still recover if you run an efficient operation. Or you can be brilliant and still go out of business if you’re too inefficient.
Sam Walton
Market fundamentalists recognize that the role of the state in the economy is always disruptive, inefficient, and generally has negative connotations. This leads them to believe that the market mechanism can take care of all the problems.
George Soros
Open-faced, traditional, wood-burning fireplaces are very inefficient.
Jonathan Scott
Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear.
Corrie Ten Boom
But it’s a disgrace that food banks are needed in the first place, patching up the holes left by an inefficient and downright barbaric attack on the meagre safety net of what remains of a notion of ‘social security’.
Jack Monroe
There can be little doubt that absence from work, and inefficient work, are frequently due to intemperance.
William Lyon Mackenzie King
The war on driving includes calls for carbon and gas taxes, tens of billions of gas tax money diverted to inefficient and little-used mass transit projects, and opposition to building new roads and highways.
Stephen Moore
The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.
Bill Gates
Creativity is messy and inefficient. But corporate governance needs to be tight and organized.
Travis Knight
I’m a very spoiled writer. I need to be indolent, to waste a lot of paper. I’m inefficient.
Deborah Eisenberg
Don’t make government work like a business… it’s inherently inefficient.
Ron DeSantis
The tax code is very inefficient. Both the personal tax code and the corporate tax code. By closing loopholes and lowering rates, you could increase the efficiency of the tax code and create more incentives for people to invest.
Ben Bernanke
I would say that financial markets are very inefficient, and capable of extremes of being completely dysfunctional.
Jeremy Grantham
The human knee is complex and prone to failure in a variety of ways; there’s a lot of muscle mass low down in the legs which makes moving them fairly inefficient.
Alice Roberts
A constant stream of ‘free’ money is a perfect way to keep an inefficient or simply bad government in power. As aid flows in, there is nothing more for the government to do – it doesn’t need to raise taxes, and as long as it pays the army, it doesn’t have to take account of its disgruntled citizens.
Dambisa Moyo
Windows will grow smaller again and houses will contain much less glass – not only because of the high energy costs of glass but because it’s thermally inefficient.
Lucy Worsley
The interests of the Soviet Union are in controlling highly developed countries and having the benefit of their economies so that they can run their own inefficient empire.
Barbara Amiel
Dealing with complexity is an inefficient and unnecessary waste of time, attention and mental energy. There is never any justification for things being complex when they could be simple.
Edward de Bono
If you’re serious about climate targets, you don’t build and expand the oil sands and move from coal-fired electricity to inefficient fracked gas.
Elizabeth May
To me, the consumer-electronics business feels a lot like the PC business in the late 1980s. It’s an inefficient market.
Ted Waitt
New technology is useful, but it’s inefficient and ugly; it knows it’ll be obsolete by lunchtime tomorrow, so it has no incentive to be anything else.
Tom Holt
Out of all the guitars in the whole world, the Fender Mustang is my favorite. They’re cheap and totally inefficient, and they sound like crap and are very small.
Kurt Cobain
You can see neurosis from below – as a sickness – as most psychiatrists see it. Or you can understand it as a compassionate man might: respecting the neurosis as a fumbling and inefficient effort toward good ends.
Abraham Maslow
We assume that everything’s becoming more efficient, and in an immediate sense that’s true; our lives are better in many ways. But that improvement has been gained through a massively inefficient use of natural resources.
Paul Hawken
By incentivizing Wall Street players to sniff out ineff

By incentivizing Wall Street players to sniff out inefficient or corrupt companies and bet against them, short-selling acts as a sort of policing system; legal short-sellers have been instrumental in helping expose firms like Enron and WorldCom.
Matt Taibbi
People spend an enormous amount of time in their inboxes, compulsively checking, and it’s slow, distracting, and inefficient. It’s almost a counterproductivity tool.
Justin Rosenstein
North Korea faded to black in the early 1990s. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, which had propped up its old Communist ally with cheap fuel oil, North Korea’s creakily inefficient economy collapsed. Power stations rusted into ruin.
Barbara Demick
The market is incredibly inefficient and capable on rare occasions of being utterly dysfunctional. And people have a really hard time getting their brain around that fact. They want to believe that it’s approximately efficient almost all the time, and it simply isn’t true.
Jeremy Grantham
My task as a citizen is to get the government to do more good and less inefficient and wasteful work.
Tony Campolo
There’s a lot of complacency in philanthropy. People figure organizations are trying to do good, and that’s enough, even if the results aren’t there. But that’s wasteful and inefficient. It crowds out better programs.
Dustin Moskovitz
Google came of age when search was inefficient and cluttered, and made it simple and easy to find what you wanted online.
Om Malik
I’m sure some people will say, ‘Why do this?’ And my response is, ‘Why wouldn’t you?’ The film business in general is using a model that is outdated and, worse than that, inefficient.
Steven Soderbergh
Whether it is through stock-market trading or the sale of hotel rooms, the Internet has a way of bringing deflationary forces to all businesses that were hitherto inefficient and involved many middlemen.
Om Malik