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ü      زندگی مانند دوچرخه سواری است. برای حفظ تعادل باید حرکت کرد.

   آلبرت انیشتین

ü      مسائل را در همان سطح آگاهی که به وجود آمده است نمی توان حل کرد.  آلبرت انیشتین

ü      ما به افرادی که در ورود به عرصه «غیر ممکن» تخصص دارند نیاز داریم.   تئودور روتکی

ü      در عـصر تغییرات مـسـتـمر، تنــها «یــادگیــرندگان» آیـنــده را به ارث خواهند برد. مابـقی خود را برای زندگی در دنـیایی مجهـز کـرده اند که دیگر وجـود نـــــدارد.   اریک هوفر

ü      فردا همواره خواهد رسید و همیشه با روزهای دیگر متفاوت خواهد بود. فردا ، حتی بزرگ ترین شرکت ها نیز در معرض خطر هستند ، اگر در مورد آینده شان نیندیشیده باشند .  پیتر دراکر

 

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Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations Is Published (1776)

 

Published in 1776, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations is the magnum opus of Scottish economist Adam Smith.

It is a clearly written account of political economy at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution and is considered the first modern work in the field of economics. In it, Smith postulates the theory of the division of labor and emphasizes that value arises from the labor expended in the process of production.

 

What was Smith's concept of "the invisible hand"?

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It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)

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But men must know, that in this theater of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

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   سلامی دو باره   

سلامی دوباره بر دوستانی که مدتی است از هم خبر ندارند و نداریم.

قراری بگذارید تا دور هم جمع شویم.

این گوی و این میدان.

 

 

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 Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.

 Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

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Dying is a troublesome business: there is pain to be suffered, and it wrings one's heart; but death is a splendid thing a warfare accomplished, a beginning all over again, a triumph. You can always see that in their faces.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

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Rosabeth Moss Kanter holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School, where she specializes in strategy, innovation, and leadership for change. Her strategic and practical insights have guided leaders of large and small organizations worldwide for over 25 years, through teaching, writing, and direct consultation to major corporations and governments. The former Editor of Harvard Business Review (1989-1992), Professor Kanter has been named to lists of the "50 most powerful women in the world" (Times of London), and the "50 most influential business thinkers in the world" (Accenture and Thinkers 50 research). In 2001, she received the Academy of Management's Distinguished Career Award for her scholarly contributions to management knowledge, and in 2002 was named "Intelligent Community Visionary of the Year" by the World Teleport Association.

She is the author or co-author of 18 books.  Her latest book is SuperCorp:  How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good, a manifesto for leadership of sustainable enterprises.  SuperCorp  is based on three years of research and more than 350 interviews in 20 countries.
Her previous book, Confidence: How Winning Streaks & Losing Streaks Begin & End (a New York Times business and #1 Business Week bestseller), describes the culture and dynamics of high-performance organizations as compared with those in decline, and shows how to lead turnarounds, whether in businesses, hospitals, schools, sports teams, community organizations, or countries. Her classic prizewinning book, Men & Women of the Corporation (which won the C. Wright Mills award winner for the year's best book on social issues) offered insight to countless individuals and organizations about corporate careers and the individual and organizational factors that promote success; a spin-off video, A Tale of ‘O': On Being Different, is among the world's most widely-used diversity tools; and a related book, Work & Family in the United States, set a policy agenda (in 2001, a coalition of university centers created the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award in her honor for the best research on work/family issues).  Another award-winning book, When Giants Learn to Dance, showed how to master the new terms of competition at the dawn of the global information age. World Class: Thriving Locally in the Global Economy identified the rise of new business networks and analyzed dilemmas of globalization
She has received 23 honorary doctoral degrees, as well as numerous leadership awards and prizes for her books and articles; for example, her book The Change Masters was named one of the most influential business books of the 20th century (Financial Times).  Through Goodmeasure Inc., the consulting group she co-founded, she has partnered with IBM on applying her leadership tools from business to other sectors; she is a Senior Advisor for IBM's Global Citizenship portfolio. She advises CEOs of large and small companies, has served on numerous business and non-profit boards and national or regional commissions including the Governor's Council of Economic Advisors, and speaks widely, often sharing the platform with Presidents, Prime Ministers, and CEOs at national and international events, such as the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.  Before joining the Harvard Business School faculty, she held tenured professorships at Yale University and Brandeis University and was a Fellow at Harvard Law School, simultaneously holding a Guggenheim Fellowship.
She is Chair and Director of the Advanced Leadership Initiative of Harvard University, an effort across the professional schools to help successful leaders at the top of their professions apply their skills to addressing challenging national and global problems
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   Peter Drucker 's quotes   

 ü  "The best way to predict the future is to create it."

ü  "What's measured improves."

ü  "Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you've got."

ü  "Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility."

 

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