Saturday, February 17, 2007

Warren Buffetts Rules for Investing Success

  1. Ascertain the true quality of a company and its top managers.
  2. Stockholders are not managers. They should leave the running of the firm to competent managers with integrity.
  3. Don't invest in businesses you don't understand.
  4. Give help and advice if they want it, but let the managers make their own decisions.
  5. Never, ever break the law.
  6. Owners are owners and managers are managers - but they should work as partners
  7. Keep your distance from the market. You will understand the business better !

Friday, February 02, 2007

Theodore Levitt on Data

Data do not yield information except with the intervention of the mind. Information does not yield meaning except with the intervention of imagination.

- Theodore Levitt

Deming on Performance Measurement

What gets measured gets done.

Edward Deming