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Central planning didn't work for Stalin or Mao, and it won't work for an entrepreneur either.

Bloomberg on Bloomberg (1997)
Today, if someone showed me a five-year plan, I'd toss out the pages detailing Years Three, Four, and Five as pure fantasy... Anyone who thinks he or she can evaluate business conditions five years from now, flunks.

Staying Street Smart in the Internet Age: What Hasn't Changed about the Way We Do Business (2000)
Planning, by its very nature, defines and preserves categories. Creativity, by its veiy nature, creates categories or re-arranges established ones.

The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning (1994)
Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Long-range planning does not deal with future decisions. It deals with the future of present decisions.

Managing in Turbulent Times (1980)
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations of those who were much inferior in understanding to the person who took the lead in the business
You can never plan the future by the past
One of the secrets of getting more done is to make a TO DO List every day, keep it visible, and use it as a guide to action as you go through the day
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
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."