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Michael Porter Quotes and Sayings

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Finally, strategy must have continuity.
It can't be constantly reinvented.
- Michael Porter

There's a fundamental distinction between strategy
and operational effectiveness.
- Michael Porter

If all you're trying to do is essentially the same thing as your rivals,
then it's unlikely that you'll be very successful.
- Michael Porter

The essence of strategy is that you must set limits
on what you're trying to accomplish.
- Michael Porter

 

Change brings opportunities.
On the other hand, change can be confusing.
- Michael Porter

The company without a strategy is willing to try anything.
- Michael Porter

Billions are wasted on ineffective philanthropy.
Philanthropy is decades behind business in applying
rigorous thinking to the use of money.
- Michael Porter

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Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs;
it's about deliberately choosing to be different.
- Michael Porter

Companies operating in urban communities have a tremendous ripple effect.
- Michael Porter

A strategy delineates a territory in which a company seeks to be unique.
- Michael Porter

Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.
- Michael Porter

The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.
- Michael Porter

Sound strategy starts with having the right goal.
- Michael Porter

The chief strategist of an organization has to be the leader -
the CEO.
- Michael Porter

The underlying principles of strategy are enduring,
regardless of technology or the pace of change.
- Michael Porter

The thing is, continuity of strategic direction and
continuous improvement in how you do things are absolutely
consistent with each other.
In fact, they're mutually reinforcing.
- Michael Porter

So companies have to be very schizophrenic.
On one hand, they have to maintain continuity of strategy.
But they also have to be good at continuously improving.
- Michael Porter

If your goal is anything but profitability -
if it's to be big,
or to grow fast, or to become a technology leader -
you'll hit problems.
- Michael Porter

The best CEOs I know are teachers, and at the core
of what they teach is strategy.
- Michael Porter

The ability to change constantly and effectively is
made easier by high-level continuity.
- Michael Porter

Strategy 101 is about choices: You can't be all things to all people.
- Michael Porter

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino

You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep
because reality is finally better than your dreams.
- Dr. Seuss

We are finally driven to monogamy
not by morality but by exhaustion.
- Erica Jong

There are four stages in a marriage.
First there's the affair,
then the marriage,
then children
and finally the fourth stage,
without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce.
- Norman Mailer

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there
was in me an invincible summer.
- Albert Camus

When you finally go back to your old home,
you find it wasn't the old home you missed but your childhood.
- Sam Ewing

Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally,
in the end, pleasure.
- Mark Strand

I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts:
financial worries.
- Jules Renard

The nice thing about New York is that you're finally
able to wear those winter clothes that have been sitting
in your closet in mothballs.
- Kyle MacLachlan

You've got to learn your instrument.
Then, you practice, practice, practice.
And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand,
forget all that and just wail.
- Charlie Parker

I finally had to go to the American Civil Liberties
Union here in northern California to get my reply published
to what I considered to be a hatchet job done by Stanley Crouch.
- Ishmael Reed

After about 20 years of marriage, I'm finally starting
to scratch the surface of what women want.
And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate.
- Mel Gibson

I think I'm finally growing up - and about time.
- Elizabeth Taylor

Right now, after having had back surgery,
I am finally back to running again.
- Frank Shorter

All of the good stuff is going to be done in the future.
The stuff we are doing now is crummy compared with
what will finally mature.
- Bill Budge

I want children, but at the moment the liberty I have now finally,
has a far too high value.
- Gabriela Sabatini

Many a man has finally succeeded only because he has
failed after repeated efforts.
If he had never met defeat he would never have known any great victory.
- Orison Swett Marden

Children rarely want to know who their parents were
before they were parents,
and when age finally stirs their curiosity,
there is no parent left to tell them.
- Russell Baker

Lorne finally said, Do the Blues Brothers thing.
The response was amazing.
People went nuts.
- Steve Cropper

I'd distract myself until finally it was a combination of things.
The show was over and I had time on my hands.
I had taken time and played and just relaxed.
- Paul Reiser

We have a positive vision of the future founded on
the belief that the gap between the promise and reality
of America can one day be finally closed.
We believe that.
- Barbara Jordan

I've been living with the minor second all my life
and I finally found a way to handle it.
- Morton Feldman

Though, with the ascendancy of Louis,
the political power of the nobles finally came to an end,
France remained, in the whole complexion of her social life,
completely aristocratic.
- Lytton Strachey

The group started getting bigger and bigger,
so Al started replacing Brian on the road,
and then finally there was a big flare-up with Dave
Marks and he left the group.
- Bruce Johnston

And finally I begin to have such a success in my examinations
that I found myself in a career you see.
- Victoria de los Angeles

I've finally found my home - as Lt.
Frank Drebin.
- Leslie Nielsen

There's always an element of fear that you need to
work a lot until people get sick and tired of you or
finally figure out that you're a fraud after all!
- Ben Stiller

I finally learned to live in the present and focus
only on what I want rather than what I don't want.
- Darren L. Johnson

So the animal finally performs in that situation only the fitting act.
- Edward Thorndike

And I think that when I finally decided to let go and
let God and allow that to happen,
I became a lot more successful than I could have done
if I had planned it all myself.
- Clay Aiken

I finally did work out a very good relationship with my father,
but it was rough growing up.
We had a lot of conflict, and I think it surfaced in many of my works.
- Ira Levin

Any thought that is passed on to the subconscious often
enough and convincingly enough is finally accepted.
- Robert Collier

Robespierre, however, was not the type of leader finally
destined to emerge from the Revolution.
- Irving Babbitt

I have finally become a husband and I am genuinely
enjoying every moment of it.
- Akshay Kumar

By the time I did that third solo album,
I'd finally learned how to do it, but I'd also learned
that I liked being in a band.
- Tommy Shaw

We are living in a time when American popular music
is finally being recognized as one of our most successful exports.
The demand is huge.
- Billy Joel

It was a very exciting time for me to play professional football,
finally.
- Jim Otto

Thought is more important than art.
To revere art and have no understanding of the process
that forces it into existence,
is finally not even to understand what art is.
- Amiri Baraka

I shall never be a heretic; I may err in dispute,
but I do not wish to decide anything finally;
on the other hand,
I am not bound by the opinions of men.
- Martin Luther

For ten years Caesar ruled with an iron hand.
Then with a wooden foot, and finally with a piece of string.
- Spike Milligan

I am happy to have now as Danny finally a more difficult role,
in which I can shoot and fight.
- James MacArthur

Finally I almost dropped gymnastics because I couldn't live without create,
and you know, and then, all public in the world start to say,
we don't want to see gymnastics without OLGA.
- Olga Korbut

I have a notebook with me all the time,
and I begin scribbling a few words.
When things are going well, the walk does not get anywhere;
I finally just stop and write.
- Mary Oliver

I finally learned to love myself by dressing up as Geri Halliwell.
- Matt Lucas

Buddy Guy finally got a break and made it.
And Buddy Guy deserves it.
- Luther Allison

It's been President Clinton's dream that we'll have
finally a fully integrated Europe.
- Warren Christopher

I finally bought a gun because I said if I'm going to get it,
I'm taking somebody with me.
- Gary Lockwood

I admit it: I had fun watching right-wingers go wild
as health reform finally became law.
- Paul Krugman

Ryan finally came to my rescue.
He'd thought working together in Paper Moon would help us bond.
- Tatum O'Neal


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