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There may be thousands of books dealing with various questions on successful management in a serious way. That ist very important, of course. Although I am convinced that a good many things even in this field could be taught much easier by humorous learning.
The present booklet contains sentences and maxims on management in form of aphorisms.
It intents to inspire reflection on business matters by smiling.
It does not claim completeness which is boring.
Everything can be arranged more or less ingeniously in different ways. I preferred the following division for the contents of this booklet:
About Customers, the Market and the Marketing
About Managing and Being Managed
On the Organization of Labour and Responsibility
How to Deal with Time
About the Organization of One's Own
About Creativity, Quality and Efficiency
On the Strenghts and Weaknesses of Characters
A Bit of Ethics
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Management is - to organize the realization of one's own ideas by others in a sensible way.
Only the future can be managed.
A strategy always begins with knowledge about the real matter.
Strategic management is sense of reality looking to the future.
Top managers are good information processors with good informers on their side.
Just as the management is the brain of a company the acquisition is its heart.
Bankers can be anything but entrepreneurs.
Controlling is concrete supervision in business.
Statistics is the pornographic aspect of economic mathematics.
A company can subsist on capital, labour and distribution, but it cannot survive on them.
Knowledge and competence are the catalysts of success.
Any fusion is like a wedding, at which the children by one's first marriage are brought along.
Integration is always a question of profitability and not of company size.
Regulations are changeable rules of a game.
Regulations are rules of a game which often lead to more games.
Each goal needs a scale.
Problems are the motor of each development.
Money-making starts if you can save time.
A managing director is a man who - to some extent - is also paid for being guilty.
The half-life of a managing director is directly proportional to his company's success.
Stairs do not only lead upwards.
Management Consulting should have an effect like a dash of rum on top of a sugar-loaf: After full penetration of the upper level the distribution to the lower departments follows.
The best way of controlling is the practical checking.
Most literature on management seems to have been written by zoologists who deal with the training of highly developed primates.
Success has three dimensions: cost, quality and the feeling to be on the market at the right time.
Innovation, readiness for taking a risk and skills are basic requirements in order to have a good start for running successful companies.
Continuous profit - that's superior business.
The market is the entrepreneurs' playground.