Rosabeth Moss Kanter

United States
Born on 15 Mar 1943
Professor of Business

Quotes



In an e-business environment, leaders must manage not just teams, but large crowds... Because power lies in the network, all parts of it must adjust its actions in the light of what others are doing.

Within and outside of the enterprise, success in an Internet environment is more likely when there is seamless cooperation across product lines, functional areas, business units, and geographies.
Companies gain the advantage of a network at a price; they become dependent on outsiders whose behavior can affect them but who they do not control.
Hoarding information or getting it first was one way managers in traditional companies expressed their power. But information blockages make the whole system less effective.
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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