“We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.”
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default."
“[C]ollaborative production is simple: no one person can take credit for what gets created, and the project could not come into being without the participation of many.”
“The more people are involved in a given task, the more potential agreements need to be negotiated to do anything, and the greater the transaction costs.”
“A firm is successful when the costs of directing employee effort are lower than the potential gain from directing.”
“Working together as a team helps build a cohesive organization.”
The most difficult thing is the organization of people and the expression of your intentions. It's very easy to have a picture in your head and to imagine that you've told everybody about what you need.
There is no art or science that is too difficult for industry to attain to; it is the gift of tongues, and makes a man understood and valued in all countries and by all nations; it is the philosopher's stone, that turns all metals, and even stones, into gold, and suffers not want to break into its dwelling; it is the northwest passage, that brings the merchant's ship as soon to him as he can desire. In a word, it conquers all enemies, and makes fortune itself pay contribution.
If you have great talents, industry will improve them; if moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiencies. Nothing is denied to well-directed labor; nothing is ever to be attained without it.
“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”
“Your biggest enemy is the unknown and assumptions.”
“Too many companies believe people are interchangeable. Truly gifted people never are. They have unique talents. Such people cannot be forced into roles they are not suited for, nor should they be. Effective leaders allow great people to do the work they were born to do.”