Lots of people have been asking us about the quotes that we use on our mini cards and website. So here they are:
It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory. W. Edwards Deming.
The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. Albert Einstein.
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. Yogi Berra.
The complexity of practice has always dwarfed the simplicity of theory. Robert Britcher.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle.
You seldom improve quality by cutting costs, but you can often cut costs by improving quality. Karl Albrecht.
Do or Do not. There is no try. Yoda.
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. Peter Drucker.
Fast. Good. Cheap. Pick Two. The Project Management Triangle.
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results. Sir Winston Churchill.
There are so many men who can figure costs, and so few who can measure values. Anon.
It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the product that pays the wages. Henry Ford.
A bad system will beat a good person every time. W. Edwards Deming.
We are too busy mopping the floor to turn off the tap. Anon.
Invest a few moments in thinking. It will pay good interest. Anon.
If all efficiency experts were laid end to end- I’d be in favour of it. Al Diamond.
Information is not knowledge, let’s not confuse the two. W. Edwards Deming.
Price is not the only cost. Anon.
Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room. Sir Winston Churchill.
A year from now you will wish you had started today. Karen Lamb.