Monday, August 31, 2009

Quote Series Part 7 - Philosophy

This is part seven of the series, to see what this series is about, click here.

Quotes on "Philosophy"
...initiating requires a willingness to look foolish, stupid, or uninformed. To initiate great things, you must truly not give a damn about what people think about you. - Seth Godin (Tribes book)
what you call things and their meaning matters cuz it sticks in people's mind - Twitterstream from Lean Kanban 2009 conference
No good idea can be judged by the number of people that get it - Ron Jeffries
Learning faster than our competitor is our only sustainable competitive advantage. - Denise Caron
Change happens fast, our competitors will not wait for us to get ready. - Denise Caron
Self-organize... don't wait to be told, be accountable and stride forward. Self correct! - Denise Caron
Satisfaction comes from closure- open-ended tasks can't be closed - ObjectMentor coach
Managing the project is MANAGEMENT'S responsibility... do the best you can with what you know now and program as though you have time to do a good job. - ObjectMentor coach
If you deliver every day, then no deadlines are special (or scary). - ObjectMentor coach
If it doesn’t hurt, then you’re probably not changing enough. - J. B. Rainsberger
If you just do the same things, only faster, then you’re missing the point. - J. B. Rainsberger

Note: where I can, I've credited or linked the source of the quote. Finding the source of a quote is like chasing a ghost. When a mentor says something witty, you might not know they are quoting someone else. If you are aware of a more appropriate source for any quote, PLEASE put a comment on the post and I'll do what I can to validate this. I mean no disrespect to anyone. I believe the risk of incorrect citings is outweighed by the value of sharing these wonderful nuggets.

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