ONLY THE PARANOID MAKE QUOTA

“There’s a paranoia I live with. Somewhere in the world, right now, there’s a salesman talking with a customer–I hope he is as good as I need him to be.”

Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd, obsessing over his salespeople rather than his engineers, Forbes, 25 March 2010

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I’M NOT ACTUALLY READY FOR MY CLOSEUP, MR. JOBS

“The medium is waiting for its Orson Welles.”

Time managing editor Richard Stengel, on why he’s creating an iPad edition of his magazine even though no one has any idea what it should look like, Digits, 25 March 2010