Interesting Quotes


“Marketing is not the art of finding clever ways to dispose of what you make. It is the art of creating genuine customer value.” Philip Kotler

Success means never letting the competition define you. Instead you have to define yourself based on a point of view you care deeply about. – Tom Chappell, Tom’s of Maine

“ Sadly, passion is a word often heard in the elephant organizations, nor in schools, where it can seem disruptive.” – Tom Peters 

The reason it’s so hard to follow the leader is this: The leader is the leader precisely because he did something remarkable. And that remarkable thing is now taken – so it’s no longer remarkable when you decide to do it. – Seth Godin, Fast Company/2.2003 

Human creativity is the ultimate economic resource. – Richard Florida, The Rise of the Creative Class

… and talent, I believe, is most likely to be found among non-conformists, dissenters and rebels” – David Ogilvy

You can’t behave in a calm, rational manner. You’ve got to be out there on the lunatic fringe. Jack Welsh

 Quotes to think about: People. Emotion. Engagement. Empowerment. Caring. – In Search of Excellence, Tom Peters

Only the constant pursuit of innovation can ensure long-term success. – Daniel Muzyka, Dean, Sauder School of Business, Univ of British Columnia

Somewhere in your organization, groups of people are already doing things differently and better.  To create lasting change, find these areas of positive deviance and fan the flames. – Richard Tanner Pascale & Jerry Sternin, Your Company’s secret change agents, HBR

Companies will thrive on the basis of their stories and myths.  Companies will need to understand that their products are less important than their stories. – Rolf Jensen, Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies

You do not merely want to be the best of the best.  You want to be considered the only ones who do what you do. – Jerry Garcia

Make your life itself a creative work of art  – Mike Ray, The Highest Goal

Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world.  Indeed it is the only thing that ever has  – Margaret Mead

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life – Mary Oliver

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.  Michelangelo

…the first question for a leader always is: ‘Who do we intend to be?’ Not ‘What are we going to do?’  Tom Peters

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