Brochure 2022

Christmas

When Jesus came into the world, he did not come into a safe world. He came to save the world. Prof. Dr. Heinrich Derksen – German Protestant theologian, since 2005 headmaster of the Bibelseminar Bonn - BSB (b. 1970), Quotations book 2022

Trust

When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don"t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer. attributed to Cornelia Arnolda Johanna "Corrie" ten Boom – Dutch writer, member of the resistance (1892-1983), Quotations book 2022

Goal

Never start a business just to make money, start a business to make a difference. Marie Forleo – American entrepreneur, life coach and philanthropist (b. 1975), Quotations book 2022

Do it!

If something is important enough, even if the odds are stacked against you, you should still do it. Elon Musk – South African-born American engineer, designer and founding entrepreneur: Tesla (b. 1971), Quotations book 2022

Reading

If people stop reading, they stop thinking, and if they stop thinking, they become vulnerable to manipulation. Leaders are readers. The connection between reading and success (personal and societal) cannot be overemphasized. Jyoti Guptara – English writer and business consultant (b. 1988), Quotations book 2022

Believe

Anyone who doesn"t believe in miracles isn"t a realist. .כל [יהודי] שאינו מאמין בנסים אינו ריאליסטי David Ben-Gurion - born David Grün, Israeli politician, 1948-1953 and 1955-1963 Premie Minister (1886-1973), quoted in "Years of Crisis Years of Hope" (1973), Quotations book 2022

Grab

I paid no attention to the territorial boundaries of academic disciplines and I just grabbed all the big ideas that I could. Charlie Munger - Vice Chairman Berkshire Hathaway (b. 1924), Quotations book 2022

Heroes

Without heroes we"re all plain people and don"t know how far we can go. Bernard Malamud - American novelist (1914-1986), from "The Natural" (1952), Quotations book 2022

Competition as a guide

It is one of the chief tasks of competition to show which plans are false. Friedrich August von Hayek - Austrian economist and social philosopher, Nobel Memorial Prize in economic sciences 1974 (1899-1992), from "Law, legislation and liberty: a new statement of the liberal principles of justice and political economy" (1973), Quotations book 2022

Help to improve performance

Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence. Sheryl Sandberg – American manager and philanthropist, COO of Facebook (b. 1969), about "Harvard Business School" in "Lean In for Graduates" (2014), Quotations book 2022

Communication

What is thought is not said. What is said is not heard. What is heard is not understood. What is understood is not believed. What is believed is not yet advocated. What is advocated is not yet acted on. What is acted on is not yet completed. scheme from communication research, falsely attributed to Konrad Lorenz - Austian zoologist and ethologist, Nobel Prize in Medicine 1973 (1903-1989),...

Understand

I do not seek to understand in order that I may believe, but rather, I believe in order that I may understand. Neque enim quaero intelligere ut credam, sed credo ut intelligam. Anselm of Canterbury - medieval Christian theologian, founder of scholastik (c. 1033-1109), from "Proslogion", chapter I (1077/78), Quotations book 2022

Focus and simplicity

That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. Steve Jobs - amerikanischer Gründungsunternehmer, Apple (1955-2011), in the interview "There"s Sanity Returning" with Andy Reinhardt from "BusinessWeek" (May 25, 1998), Quotations book 2022

Competitive advantage knowledge

Knowledge has become the key economic resource and the dominant, if not the only, source of competitive advantage. Peter F. Drucker - Austrian-born American management expert (1909-2005), from "The Age of Social Transformation" ("The Atlantic Monthly", November 1994), Quotations book 2022

Free people

Free people make mistakes and willingly take risks. If we hold politicians responsible for everything that goes wrong, they will take away our liberty so that nothing can go wrong. They will do this not for our protection against risk, but for their own protection against criticism. Jonathan Philip Chadwick Sumption, Lord Sumption – British author, medieval historian and judge, 2012-2018...

Stay tuned

Our competitors copied us and tried to kill us, but that was good: we had to keep inventing new things. Gérard Mulliez – French family entrepreneur, o.a. Auchan, Boulanger, Decathlon, Leroy Merlin, Orsay (b. 1931), Quotations Book 2022

Learn from mistakes

Our failures are often more successful than our successes. attributed to Henry Ford - American engineer and industrialist (1863-1947), Quotations book 2022

Hard work

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn"t work hard. sports-wisdom, attributed to Tim Notke - American High School basketball coach, quoted by Kevin Durant (American basket ball player: "Brooklyn Nets", born 1988) and Timothy "Tim" Tebow (American baseball and football player, born 1987), Quotations book 2022

Company founders

Large innovative global businesses like Facebook, Google, Apple, Oracle and Microsoft all have one thing in common in their most successful periods. The founder and the visionary leader is still the CEO and remains an innovative force. Steven G. Blank – American entrepreneur (b. 1953), from "Start with a Blank page", an interview with Stein Arne Nistad in "Reflections" ("PGS magazine" 2011),...

Kick-off

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. John Thomas - American football coach: "Green Hornets", quoted by Joe Scherrer in "Thomas Won’t Let Hornets Scrimmage", in "The Corpus Christi Times" (September 15th, 1953), Quotations book 2022