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Quote on tunnel vision
“A tribesman was transported from a remote mountain wilderness (a society that had not yet discovered the wheel) to a large city. When he returned, he reported that the most significant thing he saw was somebody using a wheelbarrow to carry more bananas than he ever thought possible. He literally did not see the significance of automobiles and skyscrapers. He was not prepared to see them.”
By Arie de Gaus as stated by Peter Schwartz in Art of Long View, p.g. 33.
Good to keep this in mind when dealing with the adoption of new ideas or a new way of working.
Great quote by Kobe Bryant
"I love winning. I love the fans, but the bottom line is that I still love the game"
2009, July 26, Quotes of the week. The Straits Times, p.30.
This quote has all the 3 parts that I always assign to a job:
- Dedication to work (skills & knowledge)
- Dedication to clients (service & attitude)
- Dedication to profession (giving back, adding to the body of knowledge)
Quotable quote: Eleanor Roosevelt on discussing ideas
Eleanor Roosevelt: "Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people."
Here are some quotes that I've been collecting:
"You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail." -- Charlie Parker (1920-1955) Jazz musician
"To model an object is to possess it." -- Picasso
"Design is not just what it looks like or feels like, but how it works." -- Steve Jobs
"Worldly wisdom teaches that it is better for reputation to fail conventionally than to succeed unconventionally." -- General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, John Maynard
"There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all." -- Peter Drucker
"If I had 20 days to solve a problem, I would take 19 days to define it." -- Einstein
"The wise know too well their weakness to assume infallibility; and he who knows most, knows best how little he knows." -- Thomas Jefferson
"One test is worth a thousand expert opinions." -- Quoted by Bill Nye, scientist & mechanical engineer
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think and act anew." -- Abraham Lincoln
"Truth springs from arguments among friends." -- David Hume, philosopher
There is a saying among airline pilots: "never do something that you have not visited in your mind ten minutes before". -- From the Airplane Disaster Investigation Series
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