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I am an incurable collector of quotations and now share another group, most of which are new to me.

o “I can’t recall a time that was as volatile, complex, ambiguous, and tumultuous. As one successful executive put it, ‘If you’re not confused, you don’t know what’s going on.'” Warren Bennis

o “The most serious mistakes are not being made as a result of wrong answers. The truly dangerous mistakes are made by asking the wrong questions.” Peter Drucker

o “Every organization must prepare for the abandonment of everything it does.” Drucker

o “You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you’re finished, you’ll know absolutely nothing whatsoever about the bird.” Richard Feynman

o “Borders? I have seen one. But I have heard they exist in the minds of some people.” Thor Heyerdahl

o “What we hope ever to do with ease, we must first learn to do with diligence.” Samuel Johnson

o “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of very hard work.” Stephen King

o “Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must first set yourself on fire.” Reggie Leach

o “Don’t keep stumbling over something behind you.” Seneca the Younger

o “If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples, then you and I will then have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.” George Bernard Shaw

o “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” Sunryu Suzuki

o “Common sense is not so common.” Voltaire

o “Almost everything is imitation. The most original minds borrow from one another.” Voltaire

o “When the rate of change inside an organization is slower than the rate of change outside an organization, the end is in sight.” Jack Welch

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