The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize.— Shigeo Shingo
Interesting Business Process quotations
Today I will go out with the flow of life and trust the process. I will not stress over things I can't control.
Planning is an unnatural process; it is much more fun to do something. The nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise, rather than being preceded by a period of worry and depression.
The strategic stimulus to economic development in Schumpeter's analysis is innovation, defined as the commercial or industrial application of something new---a new product, process or method of production, a new market or source of supply, a new form of commercial, business or financial organization.
The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.
Most processes leave out the stuff no one wants to talk about: magic, intuition and leaps of faith.
If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two weeks' vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days.
Uncertainty will always be part of the taking charge process.
Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.
Marketing is not an event, but a process It has a beginning, a middle, but never an end, for it is a process. You improve it, perfect it, change it, even pause it. But you never stop it completely.
The god whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively, a God who does a wholesale, not a retail business. He cannot accommodate his processes to the convenience of individuals.
Innovation is the process of turning ideas into manufacturable and marketable form.
Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.
Treat [the customer] as guests when they come and when they go, whether or not they buy. Give them all that can be given fairly, on the principle that ‘to him that giveth shall be given’. Remember always that the recollection of quality remains long after the price is forgotten. Then your business will prosper by a natural process.
For CEOs today, it's all about acheieving growth and efficiency through innovation. It's not about product innovation so much anymore as about innovating business models. process, culture and management.
Few businessmen are capable of being in politics, they don't understand the democratic process, they have neither the tolerance or the depth it takes. Democracy isn't a business.
Accept failure as part of the process.
In a world of widely distributed knowledge, companies cannot afford to rely entirely on their own research, but should instead buy or license processes or inventions (i.e. patents) from other companies. In addition, internal inventions not being used in a firm’s business should be taken outside the company.
If we want to make progress in key areas now, we have to build a multi-stakeholder process, harnessing the appropriate energies. So not only the politicians but also business, the wider civil society, and the trade union movement all have a contribution to make, whether it is at national or at international level.
Personal leadership is the process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with them.
People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic.
Design, in its broadest sense, is the enabler of the digital era - it's a process that creates order out of chaos, that renders technology usable to business. Design means being good, not just looking good.
If you always do what you did, you'll always get what you got.
Human life [is] ... a process of filling in time until the arrival of death, or Santa Claus, with very little choice, if any, of what kind of business one is going to transact during the long wait.
Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.
The journey is the reward
People see rock and roll as, as youth culture, and when youth culture becomes monopolised by big business, what are the youth to do? Do you, do you have any idea? I think we should destroy the bogus capitalist process that is destroying youth culture.
The law is constantly based on notions of morality, and if all laws representing essentially moral choices are to be invalidated under the due process clause, the courts will be very busy indeed.
Instead of complaining about your circumstances, get busy and create some new ones.
I am definitely less and less interested in music made by people that exist today, people that are living. I just see them as part of the whole stupid process of the music business, desperate (even if they feign indifference) to get noticed, trying to "make it" in the stinking music business, to become "famous" etc, and it disgusts me.
What makes networking work is that it sets up win-win situations in which all parties involved get to take something home. Networking is a sharing process. Until you understand that, you won't have much of a network.
For people choosing to use a network marketing system to build a business in the B quadrant, the price of entry is a lot lower, the risks are lower, and the education and support are there to guide you through this personal development process.
Be clear about your goal but be flexible about the process of achieving it.
For me photography is not an intellectual process.
It is a visual one.... Whether we like it or not, we are involved in a sensual business.
I grew up always admiring business owners.
I was always interested in knowing who pulled what strings. I've always been in love with the decision making process, not just the product.
Every day, IRS agents levy liens on homes, bank accounts, and businesses;
they confiscate cars, furniture, boats, and other personal property without the constitutional protections of due notice, hearing, and due process. If a person forcibly resists, government agents kill him for resisting arrest.
Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.
Success takes an investment in time, dedication, and sacrifice.
This is true education. It is a process.
To be creative, an idea must also be appropriate - useful and actionable.
It must somehow influence the way business gets done by improving a product, for instance, or by opening up a new way to approach a process.
I think that the Middle East is the largest piece of unfinished business that we all have. I happen to believe in the democratization process.
Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat the well enough so they don't want to.
The business of the statistician is to catalyze the scientific learning process.
While knowing how to value businesses is essential for investment success, the first and perhaps most important step in the investment process is knowing where to look for opportunities
Business is essentially applied rationality: a systematic process of thinking that produces a real-world result. Instead of mortgaging your life to go to business school, it's possible to dramatically increase your knowledge of business on your own time and with little cost - without setting foot inside a classroom.
There is something about this process, and about the whole 8 x 10 [camera] business, that takes it out of the arena of the snapshot, even though, of course, I'm always desperate for that feeling. I wanted those family pictures to look effortless. I wanted them to look like snapshots. And some of them did.
Most business processes are about making choices from a set of existing alternatives. Clearly, if all your competition is doing the same, then differentiation is tough. In order to innovate, we have to have new alternatives and new solutions to problems, and that is what design can do.