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Quote: Leadership vs management

Ross Perot is 78 years old today. He is a successful businessman (founder of both Electronic Data Systems and Perot Systems), one of the wealthiest people in America, and a … Continue reading

June 27, 2008 · 1 Comment

Quote: What is genius?

In honor of his birthday (2/11/1847), a quote from Thomas Alva Edison: “Genius is one percent inspiration, and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”

February 11, 2008 · 1 Comment

Quote: Character

Woodrow Wilson (no relation) was born 151 years ago today. If you lose your wealth, you have lost nothing. If you lose your health, you have lost something. But if … Continue reading

December 28, 2007

Quote: Seeking

Today we celebrate the birthday of my all-time favorite teacher, who once said: Keep looking, and you will find… Everyone who seeks, finds.

December 25, 2007

Quote: Finding truth

Today’s quote comes from Sir Winston Churchill, former British Prime Minister (1940 to 1945, and 1951 to 1955), prolific author, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature (1953), and one … Continue reading

November 30, 2007 · 1 Comment

Quote: You can’t do it all

One thing I’ve learned in life is that I am not designed to work alone. Two people working together can accomplish far more than those two people working independently. This … Continue reading

November 25, 2007

Quote: Commitment

Peter Drucker — business professor, management consultant, author of 39 books and countless journal articles — influenced a whole generation (at least) of business leaders and managers. He was born … Continue reading

November 19, 2007

Quote: Creating leaders

Happy Birthday, Tom! Today’s birthday quote honors one of my (well, shoot — one of everybody’s) favorite business writers and thinkers, Tom Peters. Leaders don’t create followers, they create more … Continue reading

November 7, 2007 · 2 Comments

Quote: Don’t sit there

Growing up just a few miles from Will Rogers’ hometown in Oklahoma, we were frequently regaled with his wit and wisdom. His legend loomed large over the local culture, and … Continue reading

November 4, 2007

Quote: Success

Bill Gates celebrates his 52nd birthday today. As the world’s richest man for 13 years running (Forbes “400 List” 1993-2006), Gates has certainly earned the right offer a bit of … Continue reading

October 28, 2007
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