"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."
Robert Heinlein, Time Enough For Love, 1973
"The history of organizations (and of nations) is littered with the corpses of enterprises which failed to respond appropriately to the demands of change."
Katz & Kahn, The Social Psychology of Organizations, 1966
"If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking."
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood, 1987
"The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth."
"One million seconds is 12 days, one billion seconds is 32 years, one trillion seconds is 32000 years.
"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it."
Men In Black, 1997
"Ideas are plentiful, good execution is scarce."
John Larson, Why I Won't Sign Your NDA, 2012
"No one said the life of a pioneer would be easy."