Sep 212016

Ingvar Kamprad Quotes

  •  “Only those who are asleep make no mistakes.” ~ Ingvar Kamprad, founder of IKEA.
  • “If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example. I have to do so for all the Ikea employees.” ~ Ingvar Kamprad
  • “People say I am cheap, and I don’t mind if they do.” ~ Ingvar Kamprad
  • “IKEA is not completely perfect. It irritates me to hear it said that IKEA is the best company in the world. We are going the right way to becoming it but we are not there yet.” ~ Ingvar Kamprad
  • “You can do so much in 10 minutes time. Ten minutes, once gone, are gone for good. Divide your life into 10-minute units and sacrifice as few of them as possible in meaningless activity.” ~ Ingvar Kamprad
  • “Making mistakes is the privilege of the active. It is always the mediocre people who are negative, who spend their time proving that they were not wrong.” ~ Ingvar Kamprad
  • “Time is your most important resource. You can do so much in ten minutes. Ten minutes; once gone is gone for good.” ~ Ingvar Kamprad

Ingvar kamprad Quotes



Sep 162016

Procurement Training

Procurement training to help improve your purchasing skills.

Quotes for Procurement Professionals

  • “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.”  ~ Maya Angelou
  • “Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information.”   ~ Peter Drucker, considered the father of modern management.
  • “Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning.”  ~ Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft.

Supply Chain Strategic Importance

Aug 252016

Top Business Guru Quotes

  • “The wise man once said invest young” ~ Warren Buffett
  • “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. They’re either speaking or preparing to speak. They’re filtering everything through their own paradigms, reading their autobiography into other people’s lives.” ~ Stephen Covey
  • “People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.” ~ Elon Musk
  • “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” ~ Sheryl Sandberg
  • “Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars.” ~ Warren Buffett
  • “You can start where you are with what you’ve got and go wherever it is you want to go.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  • “The world is so full of people who are grabbing and self-seeking. So the rare individual who unselfishly tries to serve others has an enormous advantage. He has little competition.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  • “If you buy things you do not need, soon you will have to sell things you need.” ~ Warren Buffett
  • “Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.” ~ Tony Robbins
  • “The older I get the less I listen to what people say and the more I look at what they do.” ~ Andrew Carnegie
  • “Just because you are CEO, don’t think you have landed. You must continually increase your learning, the way you think, and the way you approach the organization. I’ve never forgotten that.” ~ Indra Nooyi, CEO of Pepsi
  • “In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.” ~ Sheryl Sandberg
  • “Your first and foremost job as a leader is to take charge of your own energy and then help to orchestrate the energy of those around you.” ~ Peter Drucker
  • “Don’t criticize, condemn or complain. Constantly criticizing, condemning and complaining is what breaks most relationships. Instead of criticizing and condemning, figure out how you can solve the problem together. Instead of focusing on blaming the other person for what they did wrong, focus on how you can avoid the problem next time.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  • “When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.” ~ Elon Musk
  • “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  • “A business leader has to keep their organization focused on the mission. That sounds easy, but it can be tremendously challenging in today’s competitive and ever-changing business environment. A leader also has to motivate potential partners to join.” ~ Meg Whitman
  • “A man should never be appointed into a managerial position if his vision focuses on people’s weaknesses rather than on their strengths.” ~ Peter Drucker
  • “French fries kill more people than guns and sharks, yet nobody’s afraid of French fries.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki
Aug 232016

IKEA Supply Chain Innovation

IKEA supply chain innovation is a key reason IKEA has been so successful.  The first time I went into IKEA I thought it was just an amazing store with amazing products.  I can remember going up the escalator at the IKEA in California making reference it was like Disneyland.  And yes, I did get made fun of.  The person I was with did not think it was Disneyland.

Ingvar Kamprad Quotes

  • “I’m a bit tight with money, but so what? I look at the money I’m about to spend on myself and ask myself if IKEA’s customers can afford it… I could regularly travel first class, but having money in abundance doesn’t seem like a good reason to waste it.. If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example. I have to do so for all the IKEA employees.” ~ Ingvar Kamprad, founder of IKEA.
  • “I could have an office all to myself but since my collaborators don’t have one, then I too am contented to have a desk in a shared room.” ~ Ingvar Kamprad
  • “The IKEA spirit is strong and living reality. Simplicity in our behavior gives us strength. Simplicity and humbleness characterize us in our relations with each others, our suppliers and our customers.” ~ Ingvar Kamprad
  • “You can do so much in 10 minutes time. Ten minutes, once gone, are gone for good. Divide your life into 10-minute units and sacrifice as few of them as possible in meaningless activity.” ~ Ingvar Kamprad, Supply Chain Expert
Aug 182016

Apple Supply Chain Management

  • “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… The ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ~ Steve Jobs, co-founder Apple Inc.
  • “Steve [Jobs] and I spent months getting to know each other before I joined Apple. He had no exposure to marketing other than what he picked up on his own. This is sort of typical of Steve. When he knows something is going to be important, he tries to absorb as much as he possibly can.”  ~ John Sculley, former CEO of Apple Inc.
  • “Steve [Jobs] brilliance is his ability to see something and then understand it and then figure out how to put it into the context of his design methodology – everything is design.” ~ John Sculley
Aug 122016

Strive For Excellence

Strive for Excellence in all things you do.  Although this is a football video it can be used for business or life in general.

Excellence Quotes

  • “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~ Aristotle
  • “Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.” ~ Sun Tzu
  • “If you truly expect to realize your dreams, abandon the need for blanket approval. If conforming to everyone’s expectations is the number one goal, you have sacrificed your uniqueness, and therefore your excellence.” ~ Hope Solo
  • “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.