„Wenn du Erfolg haben willst, begrenze dich.“
~ Augustin Saint-Beuve
“The doubters said, “Man can not fly,” the doers said, “Maybe, but we’ll try,” and finally soared In the morning glow while non-believers watched from below.”
„A common example is process as proxy. Good process serves you so you can serve customers. But if you’re not watchful, the process can become the thing. This can happen very easily in large organizations. The process becomes the proxy for the result you want. You stop looking at outcomes and just make sure you’re doing the process right...It’s always worth asking, do we own the process or does the process own us?“
~ Jeff Bezos
„But every analysis of actual allocation of resources and efforts in business that I have ever seen or made showed clearly that the bulk of time, work, attention, and money first goes to “problems” rather than to opportunities, and, secondly, to areas where even extraordinarily successful performance will have minimal impact on results.
What is the major problem? It is fundamentally the confusion between effectiveness and efficiency that stands between doing the right things and doing things right. There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all.“
~ Peter Drucker