Selected Quotes of Norman Augustine
- A hungry dog hunts best. A hungrier dog hunts even better.
- A recent government publication on the marketing of cabbage contains, according to one report, 26,941 words. It is noteworthy in this regard that the Gettysburg Address contains a mere 279 words while the Lord's Prayer comprises but 67.
- All too many consultants, when asked, 'What is 2 and 2?' respond, 'What do you have in mind?'
- Although most products will soon be too costly to purchase, there will be a thriving market in the sale of books on how to fix them.
- By the time the people asking the questions are ready for the answers, the people doing the work have lost track of the questions.
- If a sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on top of each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance.
- If you can afford to advertise, you don't need to.
- It costs a lot to build bad products.
- Most projects start out slowly—and then sort of taper off.
- Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.
- One of the most feared expressions in modern times is 'The computer is down.'
- Simple systems are not feasible because they require infinite testing.
- There are no lazy veteran lion hunters.
More Augustine quotes
Science and Technology: Can America Compete?
Retired chairman and CEO
Lockheed Martin Corp.
4 p.m., Tuesday,
Kimbrough Concert Hall