Archive for the “Aphorisms” category

Aphorism 110

by Stefan Czerniawski on 14 March 2014

History books tell us as much about the time they were written as the time they were written about. Tom Streithorst Past aphorisms are collected on the aphorism archive page

Aphorism 109

by Stefan Czerniawski on 13 March 2014

[Martin Luther King] gave the “I have a dream” speech, not the “I have a plan” speech. Simon Sinek Past aphorisms are collected on the aphorism archive page

Aphorism 108

by Stefan Czerniawski on 12 March 2014

Think of a digital strategy as a change programme rather than a technology programme. Helen Milner, quoted by Andrew van Doorn Past aphorisms are collected on the aphorism archive page

Aphorism 107

by Stefan Czerniawski on 11 March 2014

The word ‘innovate’ is overused generally, and misapplied often. Joanne Jacobs Past aphorisms are collected on the aphorism archive page

Aphorism 106

by Stefan Czerniawski on 10 March 2014

Science is a tribute to what we can know, although we are fallible. Jacob Bronowski, speaking at Auschwitz about the power of science against absolutism. Past aphorisms are collected on the aphorism archive page

Aphorism 105

by Stefan Czerniawski on 21 February 2014

A well-managed hierarchy is among the most effective weapons for getting rid of the friction, incompetence, and politics that plague bad organisations. Chris Fry, quoted by Flip Chart Rick Past aphorisms are collected on the aphorism archive page

Aphorism 104

by Stefan Czerniawski on 20 February 2014

Listening is not the same as waiting to speak. Penny Walker via Ann Kempster Past aphorisms are collected on the aphorism archive page

Aphorism 103

by Stefan Czerniawski on 19 February 2014

Design is a behaviour, not a department The source of this is obscure: this picture crops up in many places, but never seems to be attributed. It’s not even clear whether the picture is of an actual magazine spread or (…)

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Aphorism 102

by Stefan Czerniawski on 18 February 2014

If we really want transformation, we have to slog through the hard stuff (history, economics, philosophy, art, ambiguities, contradictions). Bracketing it off to the side to focus just on technology, or just on innovation, actually prevents transformation. Benjamin Bratton Past aphorisms (…)

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Aphorism 101

by Stefan Czerniawski on 17 February 2014

Fear of mistakes rules out experiment, and when you rule out experiment, you store up failure. Ian Leslie Past aphorisms are collected on the aphorism archive page