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The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people but real management is developing people through work.

I think in conventional magazine wisdom you need to have a redesign every decade or so.

The most important lesson of New Labour is this: Every time we made progress we did it by challenging the conventional wisdom.

What's different now is that while political leaders used to give talking points to talk radio now talk-radio hosts are giving talking points to political leaders. It's all part of the suffocating spin cycle we're in. In media politics and publishing the conventional wisdom is to play to this base.

Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify it with reason and experiment.

I'm not a money manager but I can tell you what the conventional wisdom is. The younger you are the more risk you can take on.

Mainstream media tend to just mouth the conventional wisdom to see everything through the filter of right and left.

There's the conventional wisdom of which I have none where you get a record deal you get a publicist you get a campaign and you do the tour but none of that adds up to things like nuance and subtlety and dynamic.

Analysts may be correct that the presidential election won't primarily turn on entitlements reform but by choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate Mitt Romney can contrary to conventional wisdom make it a winning issue and lay the foundation for a reform mandate when he wins.

Conventional wisdom holds that setting a timetable for getting American troops out of Iraq would be a mistake.

It is now conventional wisdom that Americans do not care why we went to war in Iraq that it is enough that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein.

Clinton is a big personality who has led a big life and for some of the media conventional wisdom to boil it down to a view that 'all people are really interested in' are a few moments of madness in the Oval Office gets him the importance of the presidency and the significance of his life all wrong.

I've always shied away from conventional wisdom though I know the power of it.

When you're used to being prepared to reject conventional wisdom it leaves you open to learn more.

Never accept ultimatums conventional wisdom or absolutes.

Economists often like startling theorems results which seem to run counter to conventional wisdom.

Many people have their reputations as reporters and analysts because they are on television batting around conventional wisdom. A lot of these people have never reported a story.

To build a great company which is a CEO's job sometimes you have to stand up against conventional wisdom.

Around '93 '94 the conventional wisdom about the Internet was that it was a toy for academics and researchers. So it was very very underestimated for about two years.

People always blame the girl she should have said no. A monosyllable but conventional wisdom has always been that boys can't manage it.

The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events.

The truth is I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity.

The 1960s were about releasing ourselves from conventional society and freeing ourselves.

I'm not sad about any of my life. It's so unconventional. It doesn't look anything like I thought it would.