Donald Rumsfeld

Prune. Prune businesses, products, activities, people. Do it annually.

Donald Rumsfeld

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.

Donald Rumsfeld

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.

Chinese proverb

When drinking the water, don't forget those who dug the well.


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