Quotes by Norman R. Augustine

Although most products will soon be too costly to purchase, there will be a thriving market in the sale of books on how to fix them.
– Norman R. Augustine
Any task can be completed in only one-third more time than is currently estimated.
– Norman R. Augustine
Bulls do not win bull fights. People do.
– Norman R. Augustine
Fools rush in where incumbents fear to tread.
– Norman R. Augustine
If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice.
– Norman R. Augustine
If the Earth could be made to rotate twice as fast, managers would get twice as much done. If the Earth could be made to rotate twenty times as fast, everyone else would get twice as much done since all the managers would fly off.
– Norman R. Augustine
If today were half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be, it would probably be twice as good as yesterday was.
– Norman R. Augustine
If you can afford to advertise, you don't need to.
– Norman R. Augustine
In the year 2054, the entire defense budget will purchase just one aircraft. This aircraft will have to be shared by the Air Force and Navy 3-1/2 days each per week except for leap year, when it will be made available to the Marines for the extra day.
– Norman R. Augustine
One-tenth of the participants produce over one-third of the output. Increasing the number of participants merely reduces the average output.
– Norman R. Augustine
Rank does not intimidate hardware. Neither does the lack of rank.
– Norman R. Augustine
Simply stated, it is sagacious to eschew obfuscation.
– Norman R. Augustine
Software is like entropy. It is difficult to grasp, weighs nothing, and obeys the second law of thermodynamics; i.e. it always increases.
– Norman R. Augustine
The best way to make a silk purse from a sow's ear is to begin with a silk sow. The same is true of money.
– Norman R. Augustine
The last 10 percent of performance generates one-third of the cost and two-thirds of the problems.
– Norman R. Augustine
The process of competitively selecting contractors to perform work is based on a system of rewards and penalties, all distributed randomly.
– Norman R. Augustine
The thickness of the proposal required to win a multimillion-dollar contract is about one millimetre per million dollars. If all the proposals conforming to this standard were piled on top of each other at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, it would probably be a good idea.
– Norman R. Augustine
The weaker the data available upon which to base one's conclusion, the greater the precision which should be quoted in order to give the data authenticity.
– Norman R. Augustine
There are many highly successful businesses in the United States. There are also many highly paid executives. The policy is not to intermingle the two.
– Norman R. Augustine
There are no lazy veteran lion hunters.
– Norman R. Augustine