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Dee Hock
Nationality: American
Category: Businessman
Subcategory: American Businessman

As I like to say, the entire collective memory of the species - that means all known and recorded information - is going to be just a few keystrokes away in a matter of years.


Lead yourself, lead your superiors, lead your peers, and free your people to do the same. All else is trivia.


It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.


Language was a huge expansion of that capacity to deal with information.


Make another list of things done for you that you loved. Do them for others, always.


An illustration I use to get people to understand it is this: I'll ask major corporate audiences: Why don't you just take all your traditional beliefs about organizations, and apply them to the neurons in your brain?


What will become compellingly important is absolute clarity of shared purpose and set of principles of conduct sort of institutional genetic code that every member of the organization understands in a common way, and with deep conviction.


Substance is enduring, form is ephemeral.


Preserve substance; modify form; know the difference.


With the advent of genetic engineering the time required for the evolution of new species may literally collapse.


If you don't understand that you work for your mislabeled 'subordinates,' then you know nothing of leadership. You know only tyranny.


The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out.


Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it.


Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.


Success follows those adept at preserving the substance of the past by clothing it in the forms of the future.


If you look to lead, invest at least 40% of your time managing yourself - your ethics, character, principles, purpose, motivation, and conduct. Invest at least 30% managing those with authority over you, and 15% managing your peers.


An organization, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it.


The prudent course is to make an investment in learning, testing and understanding, determine how the new concepts compare to how you now operate and thoughtfully determine how they apply to what you want to achieve in the future.


Throughout history, it took centuries for the habits of one culture to materially affect another. Now, that which becomes popular in one country can sweep through others within months.


Experience is easy to provide and quickly put to good use by people with all the other qualities.


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