Clear goals

In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia

Bush on budget

It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it.

George W Bush


Enthusiasm is a vital element toward the individual success of every man or woman…

Conrad Hilton, hotelier and grandfather


It is not the intellect that survives but the one who is able to adapt best to the changing environment.

Charles Darwin

Reward for work

The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.

Jonas Salk

Marriage and carreer

I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.

Gloria Steinem


A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.

Don Corleone, in The Godfather
Desert near Cairo, Egypt - April 2008

Bush on leadership

I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together.

George W Bush


Leadership: the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Manual on military leadership

Paris' insights

“What’s Walmart, do they sell like wall stuff?”

Paris Hilton

The roots of violence

The Roots of Violence:

Wealth without work,
Pleasure without conscience,
Knowledge without character,
Commerce without morality,
Science without humanity,
Worship without sacrifice,
Politics without principles.

Mahatma Ghandi

The right attitude

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

Thomas Jefferson


There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891


In the Bank’s balance sheet, there are two sides:
The left one and the right one.
On the left side, there is nothing right;
On the right side, there is nothing left…


We didn't actually overspend our budget. The allocation simply fell short of our expenditure.

Keith Davis

Growing people

Treat people as if they were what they ougth to be and you help them become what they are capable of being


Big shot - little shot

The major difference between the big shot and the little shot is the big shot is just a little shot who kept on shooting.

Zig Ziglar

Capitalism vs communism

Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.

J. K. Galbraith

Inspiring meeting rooms: Lidingö - Sweden

Two rules for success

There are two rules for success:
1) Never tell everything you know.

Roger H. Lincoln

Opportunities and pitfalls

Summing up, it is clear the future holds great opportunities. It also holds pitfalls. The trick will be to avoid the pitfalls, seize the opportunities, and get back home by six o'clock.

Woody Allen, "My Speech to the Graduates"

Banking problems

If you owe your bank a hundred pounds, you have a problem. But if you owe a million, it has.

JM Keynes

Advertising budget

I know that half of my advertising dollars are wasted ... I just don't know which half.

John Wanamaker


Faith is taking the first step even if you don't see the whole staircase

Martin Luther King


You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.

quote by Abraham Lincoln

The dictionary

The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work.
Hard work is the price we must pay for success.
I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.

Vince Lombardi

(Thanks Leen !)

The truth

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895


We are what we repeatedly do



A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it.

Bob Hope

Just do it

It's not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know…

Anthony Robbins

Confuse them

If you cannot convince them, confuse them.

Harry Truman