Percy Barnevik

Sweden
Born on 13 Feb 1941
Executive

Quotes



I believe you can go into any traditionally centralized corporation and cut its headquarters staff by 90 percent in one year.
You must avoid the investigation trap you can't postpone tough decisions by studying them to death.
You can't permit a honeymoon of small changes over a year or two. A long series of small changes just prolongs the pain.
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
Essays
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."
Essays