The future is not inevitable. We can influence it, if we know what we want it to be.
Ordinary citizens are so accepting of what is going on, grumbling when their material interests were affected, but seemingly accepting the spiritual poverty so characteristic of today.
The best learning happens in real life with real problems and real people and not in classrooms.
The market is a mechanism for sorting the efficient from the inefficient, it is not a substitute for responsibility.
Passion is born of vague hopes.
Some of my unhappiest moments have been in organizations. Somehow it seems to be quite respectable to do things in organizations that you would never do in private life. I have had people insult me to my face in front of colleagues. I have had my feelings rammed down my throat on the pretext that it
Change is only another word for growth, another synonym for learning.
The moment will arrive when you are comfortable with who you are, and what you are- bald or old or fat or poor, successful or struggling- when you don't feel the need to apologize for anything or to deny anything. To be comfortable in your own skin is the beginning of strength.
An economy that adds value through information, ideas, and intelligence-the Three I Economy-offers a way out of the apparent clash between material growth and environmental resources.
To learn anything other than the stuff you find in books, you need to be able to experiment, to make mistakes, to accept feedback, and to try again. It doesn't matter whether you are learning to ride a bike or starting a new career, the cycle of experiment, feedback, and new experiment is always the
Creativity needs a bit of untidiness. Make everything too neat and there is no room for experiment.
Instead of a national curriculum for education, what is really needed is an individual curriculum for every child
Citizenship is the chance to make a difference to the place where you belong.
You have to stand outside the box to see how the box can be re-designed.
The sobering thought is that individuals and societies are not, in the end, remembered for how they made their money, but for how they spent it.
Why don't we teach our children in school what they are? We should say to them, 'You are unique... you have the capacity for anything. You are a marvel'.
I like less the story that a frog if put in cold water will not bestir itself if that water is heated up slowly and gradually and will in the end let itself be killed, boiled alive, too comfortable with continuity to realize that continuous change at some point may become intolerable and demand a ch
In a knowledge economy, a good business is a community with a purpose, not a piece of property.
Creativity is born of chaos, even if it is somewhat difficult to glimpse the possibilities in the midst of the confusion.
The world by and large has to be reinvented.
The first step is to measure whatever can easily be measured. This is OK as far as it goes. The second step is to disregard that which can't be easily measured or to give it an arbitrary quantitative value. This is artificial and misleading. The third step is to presume that what can't be measured e
If there is one general law of communication it is that we never communicate as effectively as we think we do.
We cannot wait for great visions from great people, for they are in short supply. It is up to us to light our own small fires in the darkness.
This is just a preliminary study of this facility,
Competition is healthy ... but there is more to life than winning or we should nearly all be losers
Learning is experience understood in tranquility.
Most of us prefer to walk backward into the future, a posture that may be uncomfortable but which at least allows us to keep on looking at familiar things as long as we can.
Presidents, leaders, to be effective have to represent the whole to the parts and to the world outside. They may live in the centre but they must not be the centre. To reinforce the common sense they must be a constant teacher, ever travelling, ever talking, ever listening, the chief missionary of t
If economic progress means that we become anonymous cogs in some great machine, then progress is an empty promise.
Home is the first school for us all, a school with no fixed curriculum, no quality control, no examinations, no teacher training