These are some of my favorite quotes that have come in handy on many occasions.

The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created—created first in mind and will, created next in activity.  The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating.  The paths to it are not found but made, and the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination.  John Schaar

The only sustainable competitive advantage comes form out-innovating the competition.  James Morse

No business can cut its way to success. Bill Dahlberg

Incrementalism is innovation’s worst enemy.  Nicholas Negroponte

My interest is in the future because I’m going to spend the rest of my life there.  Charles Kettering

That which we are, we are, and if we are ever to be any better, now is the time to begin.  Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The secret to success is constancy of purpose.  Benjamin Disraeli

The greatest problem with communication is the illusion that it has been accomplished.  George Bernard Shaw

I come from the Mario Andretti school of change:  If it’s still under control, you’re going too slow. Unknown

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. Winston Churchill

When all of the trees are dead, all of the rivers are poisoned, and all of the fish are caught, we may realize that we cannot eat money. Cree Indians

As a leader, my job is to say, “yes.” If I am not comfortable doing that, I ask questions until either my concerns are addressed or my colleague withdraws the proposal. Ellen  Chaffee

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