Grace Hopper Quotes
At any given moment, there is always a line representing what your boss will believe. If you step over it, you will not get your budget. Go as close to that line as you can.
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.
If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It's much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
In pioneer days they used oxen for heavy pulling, and when one ox couldn't budge a log, they didn't try to grow a larger ox. We shouldn't be trying for bigger computers, but for more systems of computers.
Leadership is a two-way street, loyalty up and loyalty down. Respect for one's superiors; care for one's crew.
Some day, on the corporate balance sheet, there will be an entry which reads, "Information"; for in most cases, the information is more valuable than the hardware which processes it.
To me programming is more than an important practical art. It is also a gigantic undertaking in the foundations of knowledge.
We're flooding people with information. We need to feed it through a processor. A human must turn information into intelligence or knowledge. We've tended to forget that no computer will ever ask a new question.
We went overboard on management and forgot about leadership. It might help if we ran the MBAs out of Washington.