shown above, John Ford, “the best film director of all time.”

“It’s not a sign of creativity to have sixty-five ideas for one problem. It’s just a waste of energy.” 

~ Jan Kaplicky, architect (1937-2009)


Something as common as house paint can be exciting when polished to a mirror finish.

~ Tod Williams, architect (1943 – )


CFO asks CEO : “What happens if we invest in developing our people and they leave?”

CEO:  “What happens if we don’t and they stay?”

~Peter Baeklund, leadership coach


“Give me a good script and I’ll be a hundred times better as a director.”

~George Cukor, film director (1899-1983)


“Well, there’s no such thing as a good script, really.”

~John Ford, film director (1894-1973)


Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.”

~ James Cash Penney, founder, JC Penney


“Play by the rules, but be ferocious.”

~ Phil Knight, founder, Nike


“The only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”

~ Mark Zuckerberg, founder, Facebook


“Out of your vulnerabilities, will come your strength.”

~ Sigmund Freud, psychiatrist


“To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business,  and your business in your heart.”

~ Thomas Watson, Sr., former CEO, IBM


“It’s very easy to be different but very difficult to be better.”

~ Jonathan Ive, Chief Design Officer, Apple