„When the rate of change outside exceeds the rate of change inside, the end is in sight.“

—  Jack Welch

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—  Derek Hitchins British systems engineer 1935
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„Low-end disruption occurs when the rate at which products improve exceeds the rate at which customers can adopt the new performance.“

—  Clayton M. Christensen Mormon academic 1952
Christensen cited in: Philip Kotler, (2009) Chaotics: The Business of Managing and Marketing in the Age of Turbulence. p. 23

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„Outside of the killings, D. C. has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.“

—  Marion Barry American politician and former mayor of Washington, D.C. 1936 - 2014
As quoted in USA Today (24 March 1989), p. 2A

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„I wrote somewhere once that the third-rate mind was only happy when it was thinking with the majority, the second-rate mind was only happy when it was thinking with the minority, and the first-rate mind was only happy when it was thinking.“

—  A.A. Milne British author 1882 - 1956
with Honour http://books.google.com/books?id=QmQDAAAAMAAJ&q="I+wrote+somewhere+once+that+the+third+rate+mind+was+only+happy+when+it+was+thinking+with+the+majority+the+second+rate+mind+was+only+happy+when+it+was+with+the+minority+and+a+first+rate+mind+was+only+happy+when+it+was+thinking"War, Macmillan War Pamphlets, Issue 2 (1940).