Management Quotes (10 quotes)
All important unit operations have much in common, and if the underlying principles upon which the rational design and operation of basic types of engineering equipment depend are understood, their successful adaptation to manufacturing processes becomes a matter of good management rather than of good fortune.
Before we talk about ecosystem design, we have to talk about ego-system management.
First need in the reform of hospital management? Thats easy! The death of all dietitians, and the resurrection of a French chef.
I was working with these very long-chain extended-chain polymers, where you had a lot of benzene rings in them. Transforming a polymer solution from a liquid to a fiber requires a process called spinning. We spun it and it spun beautifully. It [Kevlar] was very strong and very stiffunlike anything we had made before. I knew that I had made a discovery. I didnt shout Eureka! but I was very excited, as was the whole laboratory excited, and management was excited, because we were looking for something new. Something different. And this was it.
Pervasive depletion and overuse of water supplies, the high capital cost of new large water projects, rising pumping costs and worsening ecological damage call for a shift in the way water is valued, used and managed.
The operating management, providing as it does for the care of near thirty thousand miles of railway, is far more important than that for construction in which there is comparatively little doing.
This is the way federal land management should work. Cooperation, not confrontation, should be the hallmark of conservation efforts.
Today's water institutions—the policies and laws, government agencies and planning and engineering practices that shape patterns of water use—are steeped in a supply-side management philosophy no longer appropriate to solving today's water problems.
We are consuming our forests three times faster than they are being reproduced. Some of the richest timber lands of this continent have already been destroyed, and not replaced, and other vast areas are on the verge of destruction. Yet forests, unlike mines, can be so handled as to yield the best results of use, without exhaustion, just like grain fields.
While we cannot accurately predict the course of climate change in the coming decades, the risks we run if we dont change our course are enormous. Prudent risk management does not equate uncertainty with inaction.