Competitive strategy is about being different. It means deliberately choosing a different set of activities to deliver a unique mix of value.— Michael Porter
Breathtaking Different Values quotations
Dominator culture has tried to keep us all afraid, to make us choose safety instead of risk, sameness instead of diversity. Moving through that fear, finding out what connects us, revelling in our differences; this is the process that brings us closer, that gives us a world of shared values, of meaningful community.
Values are like fingerprints. Nobody's are the same, but you leave 'em all over everything you do
All life is only a set of pictures in the brain, among which there is no difference betwixt those born of real things and those born of inward dreamings, and no cause to value the one above the other.
We cannot safely assume that other people's minds work on the same principles as our own. All too often, others with whom we come in contact do not reason as we reason, or do not value the things we value, or are not interested in what interests us.
Success is won by those who believe in winning & then prepare for that moment.
Many want to win, but how many prepare? That is the big difference. A sound value system held water then, holds water today, and will hold water in the future.
You cannot approach people who think differently with reason and logic if they don't know what that means. First, you have to appeal to their values to start with. If you attack them, you lose them.
Art can make a difference because it pulls people up short.
It says, don't accept things for their face value; you don't have to go along with any of this; you can think for yourself.
You win with people, not with talent.
So the quality of the people is very important in building your team. I always looked for people with a solid value system. Then I recruited kids from a cross-section of different personalities, talents and styles of play.
A society that places a low value on its mothers and the process of birth will suffer an array of negative repercussions for doing so. Good beginnings make a positive difference in the world, so it is worth our while to provide the best possible care for mothers and babies throughout this extraordinarily influential part of life.
Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.
There's a big difference between motivation and inspiration: Inspire through values and motivation takes care of itself.
If two people have the same opinion, one is unnecessary.
... I don't want to talk, to communicate, with someone who agrees with me; I want to communicate with you because you see it differently. I value that difference.
I salute every individual who honours the core values of peace and help in one way or another to make a difference.
People have foolishly mistaken equality for sameness.
Equality of the genders means that both have equal value and worth, and one is not better than the other. But it doesn't mean we're all exactly the same. And many of us who still believe in gender separation say, 'Vive la difference!
The essence of synergy is to value differences-to respect them, to build on strengths, to compensate for weaknesses
What it is is that there's an intrinsic value in creating something for the sake of creating it, and better than that ... there is this beauty in dropping it into a community of your own making, and seeing it dispersed, and seeing younger, more talented, just different talent, take it to levels you can never imagine, because that lives on.
When I first started writing plays I couldn't write good dialogue because I didn't respect how black people talked. I thought that in order to make art out of their dialogue I had to change it, make it into something different. Once I learned to value and respect my characters, I could really hear them. I let them start talking.
South Africa is a country built on possibility.
Possibility lies in making a difference and creating value from a situation - without denying that certain issues exist.
Canadian federalism is more than a form of government.
It's also a system of values that allows different people in diverse communities to live and work together in harmony for the good of all.
When writing, always hook the reader with your first sentence.
..in love, never settle...value yourself first and this will help you to value others...life is short, so enjoy it to the fullest...everyone in the world is different, and that's ok.
Stop thinking, and end your problems.
What difference between yes and no? What difference between success and failure? Must you value what others value, avoid what others avoid? How ridiculous!
Kids are told there are no differences between boys and girls.
They are told there is no such thing ultimately as right and wrong. Values are relative. Truth is relative. Morality is defined by individual choice. If that isn't a recipe for sexual harassment and other forms of sexual and physical abuse, I don't know what it is.
The entire Nintendo group will carry on the spirit of Mr.
Yamauchi by honoring, in our approach to entertainment, the sense of value he has taught us - that there is merit in doing what is different - and at the same time, by changing Nintendo in accordance with changing times.
Synergy is the highest activity of life;
it creates new untapped alternatives; it values and exploits the mental, emotional, and psychological differences between people.
Muslims, who have a completely different value system, come to the West, then they should accept that there are certain basic values in the West intrinsic to our culture. Just as I wouldn't suggest that any Westerner walk down the streets of Saudi Arabia in a bikini.
Developing inner values is much like physical exercise. The more we train our abilities, the stronger they become. The difference is that, unlike the body, when it comes to training the mind, there is no limit to how far we can go.
Pragmatism asks its usual question. "Grant an idea or belief to be true," it says, "what concrete difference will its being true make in anyone's actual life? How will the truth be realized? What experiences will be different from those which would obtain if the belief were false? What, in short, is the truth's cash-value in experiential terms?
If only we could accept that there is no difference between us where human values are concerned. Whatever sex.
Words do not express thoughts very well; every thing immediately becomes a little different, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom of one man seems nonsense to another.
The search for the symbolic value of phonemes, each taken as a whole, runs the risk of giving rise to ambiguous and trivial interpretations because phonemes are complex entities, bundles of different distinctive features.
It takes a different value system if you wish to change the world.
When you treat your body like a Bentley, you value yourself and you start to look at your body differently.
There is so much each one of us can do to make a difference. We are at a dangerous juncture in the history of mankind. ... We need to defend our principles and values, human rights, civil liberties and the rule of international law. If we don't our world will further descend into a state of chaos.
I learned that realism can come in all shapes and sizes. The world is big enough for different values to coexist.