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Lee Iacocca’s quotes

October 20, 2011 Leave a comment

I forgot to shake hands and be friendly. It was an important lesson about leadership.

I’ve always found that the speed of the boss is the speed of the team.

If you want to make good use of your time, you’ve got to know what’s most important and then give it all you’ve got.

Management is nothing more than motivating other people.

Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can’t be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.

So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don’t sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we’ve satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.

Talk to people in their own language. If you do it well, they’ll say, ‘God, he said exactly what I was thinking.’ And when they begin to
respect you, they’ll follow you to the death.

The ability to concentrate and to use time well is everything.

The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen.

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Bryan Dyson’s quotes

October 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You
name them – work, family, health, friends and spirit and you’re keeping all of
these in the air.
You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls – family, health, friends and spirit – are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for Balance in your life.

How?

Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special.

Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you.
Don’t take for granted the things closest to your heart.
Cling to them as you would your life, for without them, life is meaningless.

Don’t let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life.
Don’t give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.

Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds us to each together.
Don’t be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.
Don’t shut love out of your life by saying it’s impossible to find time. The quickest way to receive love is to give; the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly; and the best way to keep love is to give it wings!

Don’t run through life so fast that you forget not only where you’ve been, but also where you are going.
Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.
Don’t be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily.

Don’t use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savoured each step of the way…

Jakob Nielsen’s Quotes

October 19, 2011 Leave a comment

If for some reason you don’t know who he is, I strongly recommend to read about Usability Guru.

I met with his ideas about 5 years ago and I’ve never seems to be amazed how perfect his knowledge
about customers goals and customers behavior.  There are some my favorite quotes:

 

 

If your users have many questions, it’s a failure of your primary site design. It becomes not so much customer support, as much as customer complaints.

People give up if the item is not found where it’s expected to be.

Consistency is one of the most powerful usability principles: when things always behave the same, users don’t have to worry about what will happen. Instead, they know what will happen based on earlier experience.

Users want to construct their own experience by piecing together content from multiple sources, emphasizing their desires in the current moment. People arrive at a website with a goal in mind, and they are ruthless in pursuing their own interest and in rejecting whatever the site is trying to push.

On the Web, usability is a necessary condition for survival. If a website is difficult to use, people leave. If the homepage fails to clearly state what a company offers and what users can do on the site, people leave. If users get lost on a website, they leave. If a website’s information is hard to read or doesn’t answer users’ key questions, they leave. Note a pattern here?

Good information architecture makes users less alienated and suppressed by technology.  It simultaneously increases human satisfaction and your company’s profits.  Very few jobs allow you to do both at the same time, so enjoy.

Even the best designers produce successful products only if their designs solve the right problems.  A wonderful interface to the wrong features will fail.

I’m not saying multimedia is useless, but only give it to people when they ask for it. If you dump it on them to begin with, it slows down the navigation and distracts [users] from their mission.

TrustE icons, they are useless. No one understands what they mean.

It’s about time we start using more multimedia to convey information, … Good multimedia design is similar to film design. The goal is not to be flashy.

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Steave Job’s Quotes

October 16, 2011 Leave a comment

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1st of all I can’t say I’ve always been Steave’s fan, but because of last happens I paid attention and found some interesting thing for my quote collection:

 

 

It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.

You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.

Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.

Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.

When I hire somebody really senior, competence is the ante. They have to be really smart. But the real issue for me is, Are they going to fall in love with Apple? Because if they fall in love with Apple, everything else will take care of itself. They’ll want to do what’s best for Apple, not what’s best for them, what’s best for Steve, or anybody else.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.

But innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized
something that shoots holes in how we’ve been thinking about a problem.

If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.

It’s not a faith in technology. It’s faith in people. It’s not the tools that you have faith in – tools are just tools. They work, or they don’t work. It’s people you have faith in or not. Yeah, sure, I’m still optimistic I mean, I get pessimistic sometimes but not for long. Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a
faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.

We hire people who want to make the best things in the world. We’re just enthusiastic about what we do.

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Henry Ford’s Quotes

October 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Henry Ford’s Quotes

If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.

If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.

You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. With it, there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis.

Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger.

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

Don’t find fault, find a remedy.

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.

Men work for two reasons. One is for wages, and one is for fear of losing their jobs.

Whatever you do as a leader, if you can show that you value each and every person on your team, you will attract talent from all over the place. More than just their salaries, people want to work in an environment where they feel that they are valued and an essential part of the organization.

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Abraham Lincoln’s Quotes

October 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Abraham Lincoln’s Quotes

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.

When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.

Whatever you are, be a good one.

Nothing will divert me from my purpose.

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

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Louis Armstrong’s Quotes

October 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Louis Armstrong’s Quotes

If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.

There is two kinds ofmusic, the good, and the bad. I play the good kind.

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