30 Total Quotes

Larry Kersten Quotes

Arrogance - The best leaders inspire by example. When that's not an option, brute intimidation works pretty well, too.
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#Arrogance

Discovery - A company that will go to the ends of the earth for its people will discover it can hire them for about 10% of the cost of Americans.
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#Company

Cluelessness - There are no stupid questions, but there are a LOT of inquisitive idiots.
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#Idiots

Mediocrity - It takes a lot less time and most people won't notice the difference until it's too late.
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#Mediocrity

Retirement - Because you've given so much of yourself to the company that you don't have anything left we can use.
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#Company

Achievement - You can do anything you set your mind to when you have vision, determination, and an endless supply of expendable labor.
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#Achievement

Demotivation - Sometimes the best solution to morale problems is just to fire all of the unhappy people.
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#Fire

Incompetence - When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there's no end to what you can't do.
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#Incompetence

Hazards - There is an island of opportunity in the middle of every difficulty. Miss that, though, and you're pretty much doomed.
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#Difficulty

Insanity - It's difficult to comprehend how insane some people can be. Especially when you're insane.
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#Insanity

Sacrifice - Your role may be thankless, but if you're willing to five it your all, you just might bring success to those who outlast you.
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#Sacrifice

Adversity - That which does not kill me postpones the inevitable.
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#Adversity

Dreams - Dreams are like rainbows. Only idiots chase them.
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#Dreams

Loneliness - If you find yourself struggling with loneliness, you're not alone. And yet you are alone. So very alone.
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#Loneliness

Failure - When your best just isn't good enough.
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#Failure

Pessimism - Every dark cloud has a silver lining, but lightning kills hundreds of people each year who are trying to find it.
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#People

Blame - The secret to success is knowing who to blame for your failures.
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#Success

Power - Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. But it rocks absolutely, too.
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#Power

Bitterness - Never be afraid to share your dreams with the world, because there's nothing the world loves more than the taste of really sweet dreams.
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#Bitterness

Apathy - If we don't take care of the customer, maybe they'll stop bugging us.
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#Apathy

Agony - Not all pain is gain.
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#Pain

Ambition - The journey of a thousand miles sometimes ends very, very badly.
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#Ambition

Elitism - It's lonely at the top. But it's comforting to look down upon everyone at the bottom.
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#Lonely

Dysfunction - The only consistent feature of all of your dissatisfying relationships is you.
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#Relationships

Defeat - For every winner there are dozens of losers. Odds are you're one of them.
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#Defeat

Fear - Until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore, you will not know the terror of being forever lost at sea.
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#Courage

Stupidity - Quitters never win, winners never quit, but those who never win AND never win are idiots.
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#Stupidity

Pretension - The downside of being better than everyone else is that people tend to assume you're pretentious.
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#People

Flattery - If you want to get to the top, prepare to kiss a lot of the bottom.
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#Flattery

CONSULTING: If you're not a part of the solution, there's good money to be made in prolonging the problem.
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#Money