• If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.

  • There’s only one rule that I know of, babies — ‘G** damn it, you’ve got to be kind.’

  • Main rule for business: have more money coming in than going out.

    Anything else just involves smoke-screens and accounting games.

  • I thought of a computer as some obscene piece of hardware that I wanted nothing to do with. . . .

  • Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.

  • Use Facebook to help promote your business to millions.

    Using it to build brand loyalty . . . well look at whose name comes first in the URL.

  • I forgive all personal weaknesses except egomania and pretension.

  • Graveyards are full of indispensable men.

  • To misquote Bum Philips, There's two kinds of employees, them that's laid-off and them that's gonna be laid-off.

  • One of the most important skills is the ability to learn, because in 10 years, many people will be using workplace technologies and business practices that barely exist now. . . .

  • Are you the go-to person in your company, the linchpin for operations, that indispensable employee?

    Really. . . are you as valuable as, say, Bill Gates? And has Microsoft collapsed without him?

  • The impediment to open source isn't nebulous costs of ownership or FUD spread by commercial companies.

    It's the wife's question of "So you're doing this for free . . . and that helps our family how?"

  • It takes twenty years to become an overnight success.

  • Your parents love you; your customers don't.

    Be reliable and professional . . . earn it.

  • Power should be reserved for weightlifting and boats, and leadership really involves responsibility.

  • Technology has always been a double-edged sword, since fire kept us warm but burned down our houses.

  • The Great Depression lasted from 1929 till after World War II. Some 60 years later, we were mired in the Great Recession.

    In other words, shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in 3 generations. . . .

  • If your system integrator, if your in-house IT, if everybody tells you that this project is unique, that's a clear sign that this is going to go massively wrong. . . .

  • Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.

  • If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.

  • If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn’t.

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