Monday, February 3, 2014

Interesting quotes

Quotes that deeply influenced how I think!

“I hear, and I forget
I see, and I remember
I do, and I understand”
-- Ancient Chinese Proverb

“Leadership is the process of creating an environment in which people become empowered”
-- Gerald M. Weinberg

"When projects fail, it's rarely technical"
-- Jim Johnson, the Standish Group

Parkinson’s Law:
“Work expands so that to fill the time available for its completion"

"An approximate answer to the right problem is worth a great deal more time than a precise answer to the wrong problem" 
-- John W. Tukey

“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”
-- Albert Einstein

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
-- Albert Einstein

“If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.”
-- Albert Einstein

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
-- Albert Einstein

“A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.”
-- Albert Einstein

“Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler.”
-- Albert Einstein

“Failure at an organizational level seems to come  from the inability to customize processes and  make them their own. Trying to apply someone  else’s template to your organization directly  doesn’t work well. It leaves out too many  important details of the previous successes and  ignores your company’s specific situation. ”
-- Kent Beck Extreme Programming founder in a 2006 interview with

"Nothing in this world was so powerful as an idea whose time has come"
-- Victor Hugo

"He who is good with a hammer thinks everything is a nail"
-- Maslow

"It seems that perfection is attained, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to take away."
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"Leadership is the process of creating an environment in which people become empowered"
-- Gerald M. Weinberg

"We are being ruined by the best efforts of people who are doing the wrong thing."
-- Edward Demming

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