Manage things. Lead people.
Leadership is a two-way street, loyalty up and loyalty down. Respect for one’s superiors; care for one’s crew.
The glass is neither half empty nor half full. It’s simply larger than it needs to be. It is easier to get forgiveness than permission
One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, ‘We’ve always done it this way.’ I try to fight that. That’s why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise.
I will not take what you need to give me. I will take what you want to give me.
I’ve received many honors and I’m grateful for them; but I’ve already received the highest award I’ll ever receive, and that has been the privilege and honor of serving very proudly in the United States Navy.
From then on, when anything went wrong with a computer, we said it had bugs in it.
I’ve always been more interested in the future than in the past.
You manage things, you lead people. We went overboard on management and forgot about leadership. It might help if we ran the MBAs out of Washington.
It is easier to apologize than to get permission.
If one ox could not do the job they did not try to grow a bigger ox, but used two oxen. When we need greater computer power, the answer is not to get a bigger computer, but . . .to build systems of computers and operate them in parallel.