A Quote by Jim Collins on bureaucracy, incompetence, and discipline

...the purpose of bureaucracy is to compensate for incomptence and lack of discipline--a problem that largely goes away if you have the right people in the first place.

Jim Collins

Source: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't, Pages: 121

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A Quote by Peter F. Drucker on belief, incompetence, money, quality, service, and value

Quality in a product or service is not what the supplier puts in. It is what the customer gets out and is willing to pay for. A product is not quality because it is hard to make and costs a lot of money, as manufacturers typically believe. This is incompetence. Customers pay only for what is of use to them and gives them value. Nothing else constitutes quality.

Peter F. Drucker (1909 - 2005)

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A Quote by Dr. Laurence J. Peter on chance, incompetence, and opportunity

Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent.

Laurence Peter (1919 - 1990)

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A Quote by Dr. Laurence J. Peter on employees and incompetence

In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.

Laurence Peter (1919 - 1990)

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A Quote by John William Gardner on acceptance, education, excellence, good, graduation, honor, humility, incompetence, justice, learning, philosophy, schools, society, theory, and water

The most important moral of all is that excellence is where you find it. I would extend this generalization to cover not just higher education but all education from vocational high school to graduate school. We must learn to honor excellence, indeed to demand it in every socially accepted human activity, however humble that activity, and to scorn shoddiness, however exalted the activity. An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent philosopher. The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because philosophy is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.

John William Gardner (1912 -)

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A Quote by John Cleese on cruelty and incompetence

I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.

John Cleese (1939 -)

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on incompetence and violence

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

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A Quote by Hugo Demartini on incompetence, nonsense, people, stupidity, and traditions

People are always talking about tradition, but they forget we have a tradition of a few hundred years of nonsense and stupidity, that there is a tradition of idiocy, incompetence and crudity.

Hugo Demartini

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on corruption, democracy, elections, government, and incompetence

Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by F.M. Young on achievement, destruction, incompetence, and rest

It isn't the incompetent who destroys an organization. The incompetent never gets in a position to destroy it. It is those who have achieved something and want to rest upon their achievements who are forever clogging things up.

F.M. Young

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