Sunday, August 21, 2011

Quotes of the Week

“As a visual display, the London Underground diagram/map has a use: to help someone see where they are and decide where they're going. That's the end; its map-ness or diagram-ness is simply the means. Matching ideal means to useful ends is "what a designer does.” From

“The recipe for a great CFO: one part tactical accountant, one part management guru, and one part business advisor.” – Corporate Executive Board

“To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge” – Benjamin Disraeli, as Re-tweeted by @Filipinosuccess

"Inspiration is not random...our jobs as designers is to prepare for the lightning strike" - @trevstair Retweeted by @bokardo

“Inspiration Checklist: 1) Learn the competitive landscape 2) Get a global perspective 3) Understand what makes your project different” @nswg, Retweeted by @bokardo

“What many don’t realize is that today’s always-on economy has an entirely new dynamic that involves an always-on, anywhere customer, unpredictable demand, and — most importantly — the limited attention span of customers. Add fierce competition to the mix, and what you have is an unpredictable and highly chaotic marketplace. And what that means is that today’s company – regardless of their business focus — has to have a much higher metabolic rate. It grows faster, and fails even faster. Against such a backdrop, one needs to break down one’s business into many small chunks.” - Om Malik, from

“ long as you keep your boss or bosses happy, performance really does not matter that much and, by contrast, if you upset them, performance won’t save you.” – Jeffrey Pfeffer in Power

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  1. This is the first time I posted direct quotes.

    To date, this blog has been about events, issues, and topics and our reactions to them.

    This post does not have any reaction or comment, so is inconsistent with the historical purpose of this blog.

    I apologize for any confusion or disappointment.

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