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Quote Left It is important that an aim never be defined in terms of activity or methods. It must always relate directly to how life is better for everyone. . . . The aim of the system must be clear to everyone in the system. The aim must include plans for the future. The aim is a value judgment. Quote Right
Quote Left What we need to do is learn to work in the system, by which I mean that everybody, every team, every platform, every division, every component is there not for individual competitive profit or recognition, but for contribution to the system as a whole on a win-win basis. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory. Quote Right
Quote Left It is not enough to do your best you must know what to do, and *then* do your best. Quote Right
Quote Left Learning is not compulsory but neither is survival. Quote Right
Quote Left Rational behavior requires theory. Reactive behavior requires only reflex action. Quote Right
Quote Left If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing. Quote Right
Quote Left Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival. Quote Right
Quote Left Management by results is confusing special causes with common causes. Quote Right
Quote Left The job can't be finished only improved to please the customer. Quote Right

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