Practical Wisdom and Humor
"A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience."
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes
IIM's library of insights is a selection of
some of the best management quotations and anecdotes. They are the pearls of management experience.
They empower you in your work and
communications. This section provides you an open access, non-commercial
service, aiming to advance the management profession through open education
and knowledge sharing. Insights are part of executive decision-making and
These management insights can be invaluable in case studies and discussion. Successful executives are expected to be able to
articulate such insights and explain how they apply to their work and
The best way to make use of these insights is to read each one carefully,
contemplate its meaning and reflect on it within the context of your
work, situation or life experience.
Word of caution:
It is important to note that these insights provide a noteworthy point of view rather than absolute truths. Some insights
are even contradictory, yet they all present interesting
lessons. IIM does not endorse approve or disapprove of any statement,
insight, point of view or source of such statements. They are presented
here for the purpose of education and learning.
Like all things you learn, do not be tempted to use the source of an insight (like a president or a
guru) as the point of validity for an argument. Instead use it as
support of a similar experience. In other words your argument should have
its own merits and its own supporting evidence.
When you quote such insights make sure your action follows your words as
"action speaks louder than words"
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