Wanamaker’s Law: Half of everything is wasted or harmful, and we don’t know which half.
Business is more agreeable than pleasure; it interests the whole mind more continuously, and more deeply.
Where mediocrity is not disqualifying it soon becomes mandatory.
Employees see poker chips as money: entrepreneurs see money as poker chips.
A good product fills a need. A great product creates a need that can never be satisfied.
The businessman wants peace, which is good for his business; and the intellectual wants war, which is good for his.
Three’s a crowd — in love, in war, in software development.
Those who believe that society can be reengineered rarely have much engineering experience.
Competence dwarfs all other virtues, and nearly every moral system ever devised aims first at disguising that fact.
The eternal Manichean struggle is between not good and evil, but sloth and industry.
It is an insult to be paid by the word.