Never let an inventor run a company. You can never get him to stop tinkering and bring something to market.
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- Markets change, tastes change, so the companies and the individuals who choose to compete in those markets must change.
- Executives are like joggers. If you stop a jogger, he goes on running on the spot. If you drag an executive away from his business, he goes on running on the spot, pawing the ground, talking business. He never stops hurtling onwards, making decisions and executing them.
- When the product is right, you don’t have to be a great marketer.
- Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.
- If each of us hires people smaller than we are, we shall become a company of dwarfs.
- In a start-up company, you basically throw out all assumptions every three weeks.