Donald Rumsfeld

If you foul up, tell your boss and correct it fast. Delay only compounds mistakes.

Try to make original mistakes, rather than repeating the mistakes of predecessors.

Donald Rumsfeld

Don't be a bottleneck. If a matter is not a decision for you, delegate it. Force responsibility down and out. Find problem areas, add structure and delegate. The pressure is to do the reverse. Resist it.

Donald Rumsfeld

Beware when any idea is promoted primarily because it is "bold, exciting, innovative, and new." There are many ideas that are "bold, exciting, innovative and new," but also foolish.

Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.

Having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.


If you hear that someone is speaking ill of you, instaed of trying to defend yourself, you should say, "He obviously does not know me very well, since there are so many other faults he could have mentioned."


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