Norman Ralph Augustine
Decreased business base increases overhead. So does increased business base.
If today were half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be, it would probably be twice as good as yesterday was.
People working in the private sector should try to save money. There remains the possibility that it may someday be valuable again.
Rank does not intimidate hardware. Neither does the lack of rank.
If the Earth could be made to rotate twice as fast, managers would get twice as much done. If the Earth could be made to rotate twenty times as fast, everyone else would get twice as much done since all the managers would fly off.
It is very expensive to achieve high unreliability. It is not uncommon to increase the cost of an item by a factor of ten for each factor of ten degradation accomplished.
Any task can be completed in only one-third more time than is currently estimated.
One cannot legislate problems out of existence. It has been tried.
By the time the people asking the questions are ready for the answers, the people doing the work have lost track of the questions.
A revised schedule is to business what a new season is to an athlete or a new canvas to an artist.
It costs a lot to build bad products.
Regulations grow at the same rate as weeds.
Two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered with water. The other third is covered with auditors from headquarters.
Fools rush in where incumbents fear to tread.
A billion saved is a billion earned.