Management Quotes (12 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.
That mathematics do not cultivate the power of generalization,; will be admitted by no person of competent knowledge, except in a very qualified sense. The generalizations of mathematics, are, no doubt, a different thing from the generalizations of physical science; but in the difficulty of seizing them, and the mental tension they require, they are no contemptible preparation for the most arduous efforts of the scientific mind. Even the fundamental notions of the higher mathematics, from those of the differential calculus upwards are products of a very high abstraction. To perceive the mathematical laws common to the results of many mathematical operations, even in so simple a case as that of the binomial theorem, involves a vigorous exercise of the same faculty which gave us Keplers laws, and rose through those laws to the theory of universal gravitation. Every process of what has been called Universal Geometrythe great creation of Descartes and his successors, in which a single train of reasoning solves whole classes of problems at once, and others common to large groups of themis a practical lesson in the management of wide generalizations, and abstraction of the points of agreement from those of difference among objects of great and confusing diversity, to which the purely inductive sciences cannot furnish many superior. Even so elementary an operation as that of abstracting from the particular configuration of the triangles or other figures, and the relative situation of the particular lines or points, in the diagram which aids the apprehension of a common geometrical demonstration, is a very useful, and far from being always an easy, exercise of the faculty of generalization so strangely imagined to have no place or part in the processes of mathematics.
The dexterous management of terms and being able to fend and prove with them, I know has and does pass in the world for a great part of learning; but it is learning distinct from knowledge, for knowledge consists only in perceiving the habitudes and relations of ideas one to another, which is done without words; the intervention of sounds helps nothing to it. And hence we see that there is least use of distinction where there is most knowledge: I mean in mathematics, where men have determined ideas with known names to them; and so, there being no room for equivocations, there is no need of distinctions.
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.