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Kaks mõtet bürokraatiast

Kaks mõtet bürokraatiast, mis eri sõnastuses väljendavad sama seisukohta: Ainus asi, mis on veel halvem, kui ebaefektiivne bürokraatia, on efektiivne bürokraatia. Anonüümne teravkeel Ainus asi, mis meid bürokraatia käest päästab, on ebaefektiivsus. Eugene McCarthy (1916 – 2005), Ameerika poliitik

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Why do you hire?

If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears. Great companies don’t hire skilled people and motivate them, they hire already motivated people and inspire them. People are […]

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It’s probably wrong

If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong. Charles Kettering, an American inventor and social philosopher (1876-1958)

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Why not to let the gorillas write the story?

Peter Gruber, the director of the popular movie, Gorillas in the Mist, couldn’t figure out how to get the gorillas to do what he wanted them to do. They weren’t following the script, so to speak. So he held a meeting. In the meeting an intern said, “Why don’t you let the gorillas write the […]

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Passion is not predictable

The dynamics of passionate relationships are powerful elements of success in an era of continuous instability. Passion trumps inhibition in the service of new connections; shared passion provides a foundation for diverse relationships; and these relationships provide both stability and inspire growth for its members. Passion is not predictable. Because it comes from within and […]

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The world without HBR

I suspect the world would manage just as well without the Harvard Business Review. And possibly rather better. Johnnie Moore @johnniemoore __________ Samal teemal: Harvard Business Review kui juhtimise Vatikan

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Ülepingutus

Tsitaat Guido Viigi artiklist “Ülepingutus” (Eesti Ekspress, 25. aprill 2013): Kui mutril vint üle keerata, muutub ta kasutuks. Kui riigi ehitamisega üle pingutada, hakkab ta tootma oma alusmõtte vastandeid – solidaarsuse asemel totalitaarsust ja käsumajandust (tervishoid), õigusriigi asemele paragrahvi diktatuuri (politsei), vajaduste asemel rahuldama tahtmisi. Meie riigipidamise kogemus on nii lühike, et seda ülepingutuse hetke […]

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Hell, there are no rules here

Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something. Thomas Alva Edison (1847 – 1931) American inventor

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Disappointment with technology is inevitable

Since Apollo 17’s flight in 1972, no humans have been back to the moon, or gone anywhere beyond low Earth orbit. No one has traveled faster than the crew of Apollo 10. (Since the last flight of the supersonic Concorde in 2003, civilian travel has become slower.) Blithe optimism about technology’s powers has evaporated, too, as big problems that people […]

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Mis on makro- ja mis mikroökonoomika?

Miks osad riigid arenevad ja õitsevad, teised kõrval aga kiratsevad? Ameerika humorist P.J. O’Rourke otsib sellele igivanale küsimusele vastust raamatus Eat the Rich: A Treatise on Economics. Praktilise inimesena ei lähe O’Rourke raamatukokku, vaid otsustab ise üle vaadata mõned õitsevad ja mõned kiratsevad riigid, külastades Albaaniat, Rootsit, Venemaad, Tansaaniat ja Kuubat. Iga riik ongi omaette […]

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They will laugh at us

But we spend eight to ten to twelve hours of our daily lives at work, where we have no say. I think when anthropologists dig us up 400 years from now–if we make it that far–they’re going to say, “Look at these people back then. They thought they were free. They called themselves a democracy, […]

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Mission Statement

A Mission Statement is defined as “a long awkward sentence that demonstrates management’s inability to think clearly.” All good companies have one. Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle (1996)

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Theory and practice

In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not. Albert Einstein / Lawrence Peter Berra

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Joy’s Law

No matter who you are, most of the smartest people work for someone else. Bill Joy, co-founder of Sun Microsystems

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If you want people to do a good job

If you want people to do a good job, give them a good job to do. Frederick Herzberg, the author of the Two factor theory (better known as Hygiene and Motivational Factors)

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