Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.
If you aren't playing well, the game isn't as much fun. When that happens I tell myself just to go out and play as I did when I was a kid.
You have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart.
Every time we've moved ahead in IBM, it was because someone was willing to take a chance, put his head on the block, and try something new.
You don't hear things that are bad about your company unless you ask. It is easy to hear good tidings, but you have to scratch to get the bad news.
Would you like me to give you a formula for... success? It's quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You're thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all... you can be discouraged by failure -- or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because, remember that's where you'll find success. On the far side.
A manager is an assistant to his men.