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"Chance provides the opportunity to create your own destiny."

- Sally Porter, The Tango Lesson

"In negotiating, he who speaks first generally comes out on the short end of the stick."

- Lewis Kravitz, executive coach

"The planning objective is not the preparation of a plan, but to change the mental models decision makers carry around in their heads."

- Edges, 1988

"Operational excellence may be at the heart of much of today's business thinking, but it has little to do with what it takes to make company truly successful."

- Michael Porter

"Competition is the core of the success or failure of firms... and competitive advantage is at the heart of a firm's performance in competitive markets. Today the importance of competitive advantage could hardly be greater. Firms throughout the world face slower growth... and global competitors that are no longer acting as if the expanding pie were big enough for all."

- Michael Porter

"Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision."

- Peter Drucker

"You only get out of the valley of death by outrunning the people who are after you. And you can only outrun them if you commit yourself to a particular direction and go as fast as you can... Hedging is expensive and dilutes commitment. Without exquisite focus, the resources and energy of the organization will be spread a mile wide -- and they will be an inch deep."

- Andy Grove

"At times of uncertainty -- during times of change -- the managerial tendency will be to pull the reins tighter, to take control. But at times like that, the manager will know less about what he needs to know than at other times, because things are changing too fast... You have to overcome the tendency to think, 'Things are changing to fast: let me pull everything in.' In reality, when things start moving too fast, you should let go of things -- but carefully watch what the hell is going on."

- Andy Grove

"The dilemma is that you can't suddenly start experimenting when you realize you're in trouble unless you've been experimenting all along. It's too late to do it once things have changed in your core business."

- Andy Grove

"Business success contains the seeds of its own destruction. The more successful you are, the more people want a chunk of your business and then another chunk and then another until there is nothing left. I believe that the prime responsibility of a manager is to guard constantly against other people's attacks and to inculcate this guardian attitude in the people under his or her management."

- Andy Grove

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