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  • "The best way to sound like you know what you’re talking about is to know what you’re talking about."
    John Hockenberry (1956–), US broadcaster and journalist
    Source: Quoted in The Science of Settlement: Ideas for Negotiators (Barry Goldman, 2008)
  • "There is no substitute for accurate knowledge. Know yourself, know your business, know your men."
    Randall Jacobs (18851958), US naval officer
    Source: Quoted in How to Get from Cubicle to Corner Office (Joel Weiss, 2005)
  • "Now what is the message there? The message is that there are known knowns. There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say there are things that we now know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know. So when we do the best we can and we pull all this information together, and we then say well that's basically what we see as the situation, that is really only the known knowns and the known unknowns. And each year, we discover a few more of those unknown unknowns."
    Donald Rumsfeld (1932–), US businessman and politician
    Source: Press conference at NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium (June 6, 2002)
  • "Knowledge resides in the heads of people. Shareholders cannot own it since owning people is not considered moral. It is also not practical. Acquisitions of intellectual capital firms therefore often fail."
    Charles Handy (1932–), Irish business executive and author
    Speech at the Second Workshop on Inventing the Organization of the 21st Century, Munich, Germany.
    Source: “The Age of Paradox” (April 1996)
  • "Knowledge is the only meaningful resource today."
    Peter F. Drucker (19092005), US management consultant and academic
    Source: Post-capitalist Society (1993)
  • "The person who knows how will always have a job. The person who knows why will always be his boss."
    Diane Ravitch (1938–), US educator and academic
    Source: Time (June 17, 1985)
  • "What our competitive and careerist knowledge industry has produced already hopelessly exceeds our ability to make graceful use of it."
    Theodore Roszak (19331981), US historian, writer, and editor
    Source: Where the Wasteland Ends (1972)
  • "Knowledge is proportionate to being. You know in virtue of what you are."
    Aldous Huxley (18941963), British novelist and essayist
    Source: Time Must Have a Stop (1944)
  • "An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less."
    Nicholas Murray Butler (18621947), US academic
    Source: Speed (1901)
  • "The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows."
    Aristotle Onassis (19061975), Greek shipowner and financier
    Source: Attributed

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