Lean Quotes

Quotes tagged as "lean" (showing 1-30 of 38)
Cassandra Clare
“Alec caught him as he began to slide down the wall. "Jace—"
"I'm all right," Jace protested, but his hand gripped Alec's sleeve tightly. "I can stand."
"It looks to me like you're using a wall to prop you up. That's not my definition of 'standing.' "
"It's leaning," Jace told him. "Leaning comes right before standing.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

Robert De Niro
“Sometimes if you have financial restraints, it’s a benefit. It forces you to come up with a more creative way.”
Robert De Niro

“Kaizen should be done when times are good or when the company is profitable, since your efforts to streamline and make improvements when the company is poor are limited to reduction in staff. Even if you try to go lean and cut out the fat to improve business performance, when your business is in a very difficult position financially there is no fat to be cut. If you are cutting out muscle, which you need, then you cannot say that your efforts to become lean are succeeding.The most important thing about doing kaizen is to do kaizen when times are good, the economy is strong, and the company is profitable”
Taiichi Ohno

“Lean in a bit so you can see the beautiful world, but don't lean in too far because you can fall”
Nina Boddin

“How often have you heard people brag about what great multi-taskers they are? Perhaps you’ve made the same boast yourself. You might even have heard that members of “Gen Y” are natural multi-taskers, having lived their whole lives constantly switching their attention from texting to IMing to Facebooking to watching TV— all supposedly without missing a beat. We even see training classes designed to teach managers how best to multi-task their Gen Y staff, the implication being that asking someone to focus on a single task through to completion has now become ridiculously old-fashioned for, if not downright heretical to, the new world order.

Don’t believe it.”
Michael Hannan

James C. Dobson
“For those of you out there today who have already been through hard times and are desperate for a word of encouragement, let me assure you that you can trust this Lord of heaven and earth. Remember that Scripture warns us to “lean not on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5).”
James C. Dobson, Life on the Edge: The Next Generation's Guide to a Meaningful Future

“Vision without an Action is Illusion. Action without a Vision is Confusion.”
Sunny John

George MacDonald
“she had no stay, no root in herself yet. Well do I know not one human being ought, even were it possible, to be enough for himself; each of us needs God and every human soul he has made, before he has enough; but we ought each to be able, in the hope of what is one day to come, to endure for a time, not having enough. Letty was unblamable that she desired the comfort of humanity around her soul, but I am not sure that she was quite unblamable in not being fit to walk a few steps alone, or even to sit still and expect. […] and now her heart was like a child left alone in a great room. She had not yet learned that we must each bear his own burden, and so become able to bear each the burden of the other. Poor friends we are, if we are capable only of leaning, and able never to support.”
George MacDonald, Mary Marston

Israelmore Ayivor
“Sometimes, people don’t need our homes to live in or our bodies to lean on. All they need are our hands to lift them up.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

“In our factories, we create flexibility by paying more to workers who can work at more stations on a production line. We value flexibility, and we pay for it. In contrast, most product development organizations exclusively reward specialization.”
Donald G. Reinertsen, The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development

Richie Norton
“Perfectionism is a disease. Procrastination is a disease. ACTION is the cure.”
Richie Norton

Israelmore Ayivor
“The first stair to failure is ignorance. Keep learning by leaning on the lap of information and you'll take the lead!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Andrew Kendall
“With time we learn that the things we're better off without have the ability to lead us somewhere better than we were before.”
Andrew Kendall, The Dark Dictionary: A Guide to Help Eradicate Your Darkness, Restore Your Light, and Redefine Your Life.

Mark Graban
“Lean is about the total elimination of waste and showing respect for people.”
Mark Graban, Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Satisfaction

Richie Norton
“Leveraging existing resources is innovation’s sweetest play.”
Richie Norton

Patricia Highsmith
“What immense satisfaction it must be to fashion a story like [Maupassant's]! One must say 'fashion' because it is not merely writing, but massing and cutting away like a sculptor, chiseling lean and clear. And to put one's work confidently in the crucible of Time; to know that in six perfect pages is the finest form of one's idea: This satisfaction is the only true reward of the artist, and this his highest possible joy on Earth.”
Patricia Highsmith

Eric Ries
“No es suficiente con pedir a los traabajadores que se esfuercen más. Nuestros problemas actuales están provocados por esforzarnos demasiado en las cosas equivocadas”
Eric Ries, El método Lean Startup. Cómo crear empresas de éxito utilizando la innovación continua
tags: lean

Farshad Asl
“There are three types of people out there; those who lean, those who lift, and those who lead. People who lean immobilize you; stay away from them. People who lift inspire you; keep them near. People who lead positively influence you; seek them out.”
Farshad Asl, The "No Excuses" Mindset: A Life of Purpose, Passion, and Clarity

Jason Fried
“La planificación a largo plazo en un negocio es una fantasía, a no ser que tú seas una pitonisa”
Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson, Rework

“A farmer's work is more like that of a horse trainer than a mechanic, more like that of a healer than a computer repairperson. It is not really accurate to say that farmers grow food or raise animals. Farmers alter environmental conditions in such a way as to maximize a plant's or an animal's innate ability to do its own growing -- in the same way that the best horse trainers seek to draw out abilities already within their horses or in the way the best healers know when to stand back and let their patients' bodies do the work. There is mystery in farming.”
Ben Hartman, The Lean Farm: How to Minimize Waste, Increase Efficiency, and Maximize Value and Profits with Less Work

Jessica Prince
“The pain never goes away, Freya, but it becomes manageable. One day, you'll wake up and realize you can breathe a little easier than the day before. Until then, all you can do is lean on people closest to you... lean on me. I want you to.”
Jessica Prince, Scattered Colors
tags: lean, pain

Israelmore Ayivor
“The mouse that makes jest of a cat has already seen a hole nearby... We don't fear the devil because we are leaning on the resurrection power of Christ!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Richie Norton
“If you want to increase productivity, cut the timeline in half.”
Richie Norton

Mary Poppendieck
“Commitment to deliver on time and on budget was not made based on the details; details didn't exist. Their commitment was based on the ability to shape the details.”
Mary Poppendieck, Leading Lean Software Development: Results Are Not the Point

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