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"Frankly, few ideas are worth stealing. Even if your idea is worth stealing, the hard part is implementing the idea, not coming up with it."

10 December 2008 by Ch. Tronche | Comments Off | Filed in QOTD

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Good conduct when fighting for your ideas

21 August 2007 by Ch. Tronche | Comments Off | Filed in QOTD

“In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrong­ful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.”

Mart­in Luther King, Jr.

Jeffrey Pfeffer on the obsession for cost, strategic planning and execution

10 August 2007 by Ch. Tronche | Comments Off | Filed in QOTD

“If location [of R&D] was determined by cost, Silicon Valley would be empty.”

“[strategic planning] is important (…). But doing that thing well—execution—is what sets companies apart. Every football play is designed to go for a huge gain. The reason it doesn’t is because of execution—people drop balls, miss blocks, go to the wrong place, and so forth.”