quotes tagged business

  • “If you think your management doesn't know what it's doing or that your organization turns out low-quality software crap that embarrasses you, then leave.”

    Ed Yourdon

  • “An organisation that treats its programmers as morons will soon have programmers that are willing and able to act like morons only.”

    Bjarne Stroustrup

  • “Poor management can increase software costs more rapidly than any other factor.”

    Barry Boehm

  • “Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.”

    Steve Jobs

  • “Even in such technical lines as engineering, about 15% of one's financial success is due one's technical knowledge and about 85% is due to skill in human engineering, to personality and the ability to lead people.”

    Dale Carnegie

  • “The skillsets that let people thrive in dysfunctional situations may not translate to healthy situations. And vice versa.”

    John Cutler, Hacker Noon

  • “Innovation is saying NO to 1,000 things. People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on.... It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully.”

    Steve Jobs

  • “Learning is limited by an organization's ability to keep its people.”

    Tom DeMarco

  • “It's harder than you might think to squander millions of dollars, but a flawed software development process is a tool well suited to the job.”

    Alan Cooper

  • “In all large corporations, there is a pervasive fear that someone, somewhere is having fun with a computer on company time.”

    John Dvorak