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A company could put a top man at every position and be swallowed by a competitor with people only half as good, but who are working together.

The first step is transformation of the individual. This transformation is discontinuous. It comes from understanding of the system of profound knowledge.The individual, transformed, will perceive new meaning to his life, to events, to numbers, to interactions between people. Once the individual understands the system of profound knowledge, he will apply its principles in every kind of relationship with other people. He will have a basis for judgment of his own decisions and for transformation of the organizations that he belongs to.

To manage one must lead. To lead, one must understand the work that he and his people are responsible for.

no one can guess the future loss of business from a dissatisfied customer. The cost to replace a defective item on the production line is fairly easy to estimate, but the cost of a defective item that goes out to a customer defies measure.

No community need be poor if it has people and good management. No country need be poor if it has people and good management.

Top management should publish a resolution that no one will lose his job for contribution to quality and productivity.

Our schools must preserve and nurture the yearning for learning that everyone is born with.

Standardization does not mean that we all wear the same color and weave of cloth, eat standard sandwiches, or live in standard rooms with standard furnishings. Homes of infinite variety of design are built with a few types of bricks, and with lumber of standard sizes, and with water and heating pipes and fittings of standard dimensions.

Whenever there is fear, you will get wrong figures.

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