Friday Filosophy v.10.29.2021


Many of you will have noticed we have been writing Blogs and recording Podcasts that are trying to provoke businesses to embrace continuous improvement and make changes. Most recently as a result of a Podcast with Mets Kramer. We were talking about how Amazon and Google conduct their businesses. How within Amazon they were constantly reviewing customer needs and wants and making adjustments. They were working on their businesses not just in their business. Mets and I talked about the fact that within our Industry we were problem solvers. That isn’t a bad thing. We were working hard in the business trying to satisfy customer needs and wants. We didn’t find many dealerships that were working on their business. Trying to change their systems and processes. That simply won’t be sufficient. Time is running out on continuing to do what you have always done.

  • The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. Alan Watts
  • They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. Andy Warhol
  • Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Gilda Radner
  • You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi
  • If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou
  • He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. Harold Wilson
  • There is nothing permanent except change. Heraclitus
  • The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow. Rupert Murdoch
  • I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road. Stephen Hawking
  • The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being. Lech Walesa
  • Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. John F. Kennedy
  • Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies. Robert Kennedy
  • You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of. Jim Rohn
  • Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad. S. Lewis
  • Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable. Denis Waitley
  • There are two kinds of fools: those who can’t change their opinions and those who won’t. Josh Billings
  • In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy. Paul Getty
  • It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. Isaac Asimov
  • I’m a catalyst for change. You can’t be an outsider and be successful over 30 years without leaving a certain amount of scar tissue around the place. Rupert Murdoch

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