„I do think a founder has special permission to make sweeping changes across an organization.“

Forbes: "A Private Conversation with Michael Dell, 'The Man In The Arena'" https://www.forbes.com/sites/connieguglielmo/2013/10/30/a-private-conversation-with-michael-dell-the-man-in-the-arena/#580b1a633275 (30 October 2013)

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„Size seems to make many organizations slow-thinking, resistant to change and smug.“

—  Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930

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„In my opinion, neither organisms nor organizations evolve slowly and surely into something better, but drift until some small change occurs which has immediate and overwhelming significance. The special role of the human being is not to wait for these favorable accidents but deliberately to introduce the small change that will have great significance.“

—  Edwin H. Land American scientist and inventor 1909 - 1991

Generation of Greatness (1957)
Contexte: In my opinion, neither organisms nor organizations evolve slowly and surely into something better, but drift until some small change occurs which has immediate and overwhelming significance. The special role of the human being is not to wait for these favorable accidents but deliberately to introduce the small change that will have great significance.
To treat young men like men; to use modern recording techniques to capture the moment of exciting teaching; to gather ninety great men out of our one-hundred and seventy million — these, in retrospect, will seem like small changes indeed if they succeed in building a generation of greatness.

„A new leader has to be able to change an organization that is dreamless, soulless and visionless … someone's got to make a wake up call.“

—  Warren Bennis American leadership expert 1925 - 2014

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„Change isn't made by asking permission. Change is made by asking forgiveness, later.“

—  Seth Godin American entrepreneur, author and public speaker 1960

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„I must freely confess that by continuing my sweeps of the heavens my opinion of the arrangement of the stars and their magnitudes, and of some other particulars, has undergone a gradual change…“

—  William Herschel German-born British astronomer, technical expert, and composer 1738 - 1822

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„With just the sweep of a pen, Thomas, you can change the world, all of it.“

—  Patricia Reilly Giff American children's writer 1935

Source: Water Street (2006), Prologue, p. 3; spoken by an unknown woman

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„I don't know, Mattison thinks. That’s cool. I don't know, and I hereby give myself permission not to know, and to hell with it.“

—  Robert Silverberg American speculative fiction writer and editor 1935

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„A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation.“

—  Andrew S. Grove Hungarian-born American businessman, engineer, and author 1936 - 2016

Andrew Grove, in: " What I've Learned: Andy Grove http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/interviews/a1449/learned-andy-grove-0500/", Esquire magazine, May 1, 2000
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„I think T. O. is the ultimate right now in the league as far as being able to make plays. Every time he touches the ball, he is capable of doing something special with it.“

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„Why do people think artists are special? It's just another job.“

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„That’s precisely what the founders left us: the power to adapt to changing times. They left us the keys to a system of self-government – the tool to do big and important things together that we could not possibly do alone.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

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Contexte: That’s precisely what the founders left us: the power to adapt to changing times. They left us the keys to a system of self-government – the tool to do big and important things together that we could not possibly do alone. To stretch railroads and electricity and a highway system across a sprawling continent. To educate our people with a system of public schools and land grant colleges, including Ohio State. To care for the sick and the vulnerable, and provide a basic level of protection from falling into abject poverty in the wealthiest nation on Earth. To conquer fascism and disease; to visit the Moon and Mars; to gradually secure our God-given rights for all our citizens, regardless of who they are, what they look like, or who they love. 
We, the people, chose to do these things together. Because we know this country cannot accomplish great things if we pursue nothing greater than our own individual ambition. 
Still, you’ll hear voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s the root of all our problems, even as they do their best to gum up the works; or that tyranny always lurks just around the corner.  You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave, creative, unique experiment in self-rule is just a sham with which we can’t be trusted.
We have never been a people who place all our faith in government to solve our problems, nor do we want it to. But we don’t think the government is the source of all our problems, either. Because we understand that this democracy is ours.  As citizens, we understand that America is not about what can be done for us. It’s about what can be done by us, together, through the hard and frustrating but absolutely necessary work of self-government. 
The founders trusted us with this awesome authority. We should trust ourselves with it, too. Because when we don’t, when we turn away and get discouraged and abdicate that authority, we grant our silent consent to someone who’ll gladly claim it.

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