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10 February 2006 @ 06:29 pm
Bad news are important news  
People generally don't like to hear bad news. Sometimes messenger can be even killed for bringing bad news. But bad news are very important to hear and act on. Here are couple of quotes by Bill Gates:
Business @ the Speed of Thought:
The best companies always worry and seek out bad news, as a way of staying on their toes.
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Sometimes I think my most important job as CEO is to listen for bad news. If you don't act on it, your people will eventually stop bringing bad news to your attention. And that's the beginning of the end.
 
 
 
Maxhobober on February 11th, 2006 08:25 am (UTC)
У татаро-монголов гонцу, принесшему плохую весть, отрезали ухо.
Гонцов было трудно найти ;)
zhenkinzhenkin on June 7th, 2006 02:53 am (UTC)
Мы знаем чем они кончили, опять же...
See Bill Gates' quote... :-)
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on June 7th, 2006 11:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Мы знаем чем они кончили, опять же...
What is your point here?
zhenkinzhenkin on June 8th, 2006 01:01 am (UTC)
Re: Мы знаем чем они кончили, опять же...
V tom chto killing the messsenger or hirting him when he brings bad news leads to subordinates stopping to bring bad news. And as Bill says - that's the begginning of the end. Imeria u tataro-mongolov collapsnulas ... eventually.