W. Edwards Deming Quotes

Quotes by W. Edwards Deming

To copy is to invite disaster.


Management by results -- like driving a car by looking in rear view mirror.


Motivation - nonsense. All that people need to know is why their work is important.


The aim proposed here for any organization is for everybody to gain - stockholders, employees, suppliers, customers, community, the environment - over the long term.


It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.


It is not enough to do your best; you must know what to do, and then do your best.


No one can measure the loss of business that may arise from a defective item that goes out to a customer.


There is no substitute for knowledge.


It is easy to date an earthquake, but not an economic decline.


our system of make-and-inspect, which if applied to making toast would be expressed: “You burn, I’ll scrape.”


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