Quotes from Daniel D. Stuhlman -- part 2
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- Knowledge in the hands of ordinary people helps make disorder into order.
- Demonstrating your beliefs with actions is longer lasting than saying the words you believe in.
- I can not command you to believe. I do ask you to constantly search for truth, knowledge and understanding.
- What is the right course for man? A good eye -- to see and understand the world. A good friend -- to share life's experience. A good neighbor -- to share one's environment. A good heart -- to enable you to share knowledge and understanding.
- Books contain the frozen thoughts of the author. Treat them with respect.
- Do not rely on "if" and "perhaps." Between "sure" and "perhaps" I'd rather choose "sure."
- No person becomes a fool until he stops learning and asking questions.
- It's good to have money, and the material goods that money can buy, however, it's equally good to check to make sure you haven't lost the spiritual and human things that money can't buy.
- Despite knowledge, understanding, short cuts, and clever programming ideas there is no easy way to create a computer program that doesn't require changes. The hardest decision is to know when to continue to create and when to stop and say it's done.
- Don't break a rule of computer programming until you've mastered it.
- The difference between a company that is successful and one that is not, is not always that the successful company had a better product than the competition but rather the customer believed the product was better.
- The difference between following directions and not following directions is that sometimes by not following directions you miss the boat and sometimes you find out it's faster to fly.
- To keep you business or life a creative enterprise you must participate in a constant rediscovery of the character and scope of the universe.
- The difference between the before and after for your problem and is that before something was not right. Now you must convince others that your way of solving the problem is not wrong.
- A wise manager understands the consequences of his instructions.
- It is sometimes difficult to understand the difference between eccentricity and genius.
- Cheerfulness, generosity, helping, honesty, and openness make you and everyone around you feel better.
- I can learn on my own. You can learn on your own. When we learn together the resultant knowledge should be greater than the parts.
- Knowledge and experience are for sharing.
- If I give you money it will be spent in a short time. If I give you the tools of knowledge you will have something valuable forever.
- Teach by example. Show your students that ideas can be reality.
- Knowledge is more valuable than money. The more I share my knowledge the more knowledge I have.
- If there were no contradictions, no struggles, no frustration and no mistakes, there would be no systems that work.
- Thank God I still have a mind to change.
- The best cure for a program that works right the first time is a second try.
- In the heart of envy every human being is the spirit of curiosity and creativity that enables us to live, learn and make a contribution to society.
- The spark of creativity must be carefully nurtured and guided in order to blaze.
- Computers in the hands of the curious and creative are extensions of their owners' inner spirit.
- I am torn at times between telling someone what I know is the right way to do something and letting them struggle with learning by themselves.
- Many times in the learning process, the path to find the answer is more important than the answer.
Daniel D. Stuhlman is president of Stuhlman Management Consultants, Chicago, IL, a firm helping organizations turn data and information into knowledge. We are looking for new clients and opportunities. Visit the web site to learn more about knowledge management and what our firm can do for you. Reach him via e-mail at: DDSTUHLMAN@earthlink.net.
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