Prune. Prune businesses, products, activities, people. Do it annually.
If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
History marches to the drum of a clear idea.
Reduce the number of lawyers. They are like beavers -- they get in the middle of the stream and dam it up.
In writing, if it takes over 30 minutes to write the first two paragraphs, select another subject.
Develop a few key themes and stick to them. It works. Repetition is necessary. "Quality." "Customers." "Innovation." "Service." -- whatever!
The test of a first rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.
Remember where you came from.
The better part of one's life consists of friendship.
When drinking the water, don't forget those who dug the well.