"I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others".
- Amelia Earhart
Posted 5 November 2013
"The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break."
- John Madden
Posted 29 October 2013
"There is no security on this earth. Only opportunity."
- Douglas MacArthur
Posted 8 Oct 2013
"Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him."
- Aldous Leonard Huxley
Posted 1 Oct 2013
"Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel."
- August Hare (1792-1834)
Posted 24 Sep 2013
No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favour.
- Theodore Roosevelt
Posted 10 Sep 2013
"The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency."
- Bill Gates
Posted 3 Sept 2013
"I must govern the clock, not be governed by it."
- Golda Meir
Posted 27 Aug 2013
"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest .
Posted 20 Aug 2013
"Life is a gamble, at terrible odds - if it was a bet you wouldn't take it."
- Tom Stoppard
Posted 2 Aug 2013
"A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end ... but not necessarily in that order."
- Jean-Luc Goddard, Movie Director
Posted 12 Jul 2013
"The time is always right to do right."
- Nelson Mandela
Posted 5 Jul 2013
"Directors should perhaps ask themselves whether the risks they disclose are the ones they discuss around the board table. And if not, why not?"
- The Chemisty of Governance - A catalyst for change (page 37)
Posted 28 Jun 2013
"If a person lives with clear values, she learns how to set priorities."
- From People learn what they live by Bronwyn Anderson
Posted 21 Jun 2013
"Attention is what steers your perception, controls your reality. It's the gateway of the mind."
- Apollo Robbins Gentleman Thief
Posted 14 June 2013
"Good governance is perhaps the single most important factor in eradicating poverty and promoting development."
- Former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan
Posted: 7 Jun 3013
"This isn't about good governance; its about busybodies without a clue, trying to do the dumbest thingslapping and shaming a superb CEO for utterly no practical reason."
- Barry Driller - media mogul
Posted 31 May 2013
"There are only a limited number of times turkeys will vote for Christmas."
- Exasperated NZ executive.
Posted 24 May 2013
"The information you have is not the information you want. The information you want is not the information you need. The information you need is not the information you can obtain. The information you can obtain costs more than you want to pay."
- Peter L. Bernstein, Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk
Posted 17 May 2013
"Vision without execution is hallucination."
- Thomas A Eddison (1847-1931)
Posted 10 May 2013
"Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don't just stand there, make it happen."
- Lee Iacocca
Posted 3 May 2013
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That is my religion."
- Abraham Lincoln
Posted 26 Apr 2013
"To do something well is so worthwhile that to die trying to do it better cannot be foolhardy. It would be a waste of life to do nothing with one's ability, for I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone."
- Bruce McLaren, 1937-1970
Posted 12 Apr 2013
"What does not kill you makes you stronger."
Posted 5 Apr 2013
Quality is everlasting, and the price is soon forgotten."
Posted 18 Mar 2013
"First seek to understand, and then be understood."
- Michael Barnett, CEO Auckland Chamber of Commerce - NBR - 1 March 2013
Posted 8 Mar 2013
"Complexity is your enemy, any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to make something simple."
- Sir Richard Branson
Posted 3 Mar 2013
"Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know."
- Daniel J Boorstin
Posted 22 Feb 2013
"A tree moves some men to tears, but for others is merely 'a green thing that stands in the way'."
- William Blake
Posted 15 Feb 2013
People rarely succeed unless they are having fun in what they are doing."
- Dale Carnegie
Posted 8 Feb 2013
"I dare not trust this case on the presumption that this court knows all things. I argued the case on the presumption that this court did not know anything."
Posted 25 Jan 2013
Having precise ideas often leads to a man doing nothing."
- Paul Valery
Posted 21 Dec 2012
"The shift from executive-led governance to market-driven governance involves a fundamental change in governance philosophy
Corporate governance relies on the rule of law..we have to move from the rule of man to the rule of law
- Professor Li Weian, President of Dongbei University of Finance and Economics Corporate Governance in Mainland China CS Journal December 2012
Posted 14 Dec 2012
Never explain. Your friends do not need it and your enemies will never believe it anyway."
- Elbert Hubbard
Posted 7 Dec 2012
Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone."
- Charles de Gaulle
Posted 30 Nov 2012
"We affirm absolutely that nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion."
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Posted 23 Nov 2012
"The height of cleverness is to be able to conceal it."
- Francois, Duc de la Rochefourcauld
Posted 19 Nov 2012
"Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data."
- John Naisbett
Posted 10 Nov 2012
"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go."
- William Feather
Posted 2 Nov 2012
"Beware the tyranny of the majority."
- Latin Proverb
Posted 28 Oct 2012
I can evade questions without help; what I need is answers."
- John F. Kennedy
Posted 12 Oct 2012
Creditors are not doing as much as they could to alert the Companies Office Investigators to the behaviour of dodgy directors -
"I feel there has been under reporting over the years. I dont want to be seen to be critical, but I have always felt more could be done in that area.
- Neville Harris Registrar of the Companies Office Sunday Star Times 30 September 2012
- Posted 5 Oct 2012
"The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose."
- Frederick Douglass
Posted 28 Sept 2012
"It makes them takeover targets because if the governance isn't strong, not in the sense of them doing anything particularly wrong but, not having the quality of the people or breath of skill around the board table, investors will tend to steer clear of them and the share price will be lower and make them an attractive target for someone to come in and sweep out the board and parts of management."
- Shoeshine F&P story underlines governance issues NBR - 21 September 2012
Posted 23 Sept 2012
"Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve."
- Bernard Shaw
Posted 15 Sept 2012
"To rule is easy, to govern difficult."
- Johan W von Goethe
Posted 1 Sept 2012
"The next best thing to knowing something is knowing where to find it."
- Samuel Johnson
Posted 24 August 2012
"I must follow them: I am their leader."
A Bonar Law
Posted 17 Aug 2012
"She was a national icon and treasure who took the time to be kind and encouraging - that's real greatness."
Eulogy to New Zealand author Margeret Mahy - July 2012
Posted 10 August 2012
"When it all goes dark, the man with the hammer will come. He will be hammering your legs, yours arms, your toes and fingers. But that is when you must think: Just one more stroke."
Jurgen Grobler - Great Britain Rowing Coach
Posted 3 August 2012
"Generally speaking, auditors sit on a huge amount of useful information that would be of great interest to managememt and owners but it is rarely asked for or discussed."
Mark Hucklesby, Grant Thornton New Zealand - NBR 13 July 2012
"The key job of the audit committee is simply to get the auditors to divulge what they know. To do this job, the committee must make sure that the auditors worry more about misleading its members than about offending management."
Warren Buffet - The four questions the Audit Committee should ask?
Posted 27 Jul 2012
"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest."
Posted 20 Jul 2012
"One of the big themes we need to get to is New Zealander's need to own New Zealand assets. The Government does not need to own them."
Tim Bennett, CEO NZX, July 2012
Posted 13 Jul 2012
"If you don't know what you don't know, you don't know."
Simon Botherway, June 2012
Posted 29 Jun 2012
Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do - That's true for companies and it's true for products.
Steve Jobs, 1997
Posted 15 Jun 2012
Dame Rebecca West
Posted 8 Jun 2012
Sandra Carey, 1941
Posted 1 June 2012
Sir Henry Kelliher
Posted 25 May 2012
Posted 17 May 2012
Luca di Montezemolo, Chairman of Ferrari
Posted 9 May 2012
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