Nivi’s blog has some interesting quote-based posts…

From Mavericks at Work (Part 1):

“Even in the face of massive competition, don’t think about the competition. Literally don’t think about them. Every time you’re in a meeting and you’re tempted to talk about a competitor, replace that thought with one about user feedback or surveys. Just think about the customer.”
–Mike McCue, CEO Tellme Networks, Former VP of Technology Netscape

From The Essential Peter Drucker (Part 1):

“…the aim of marketing is to make selling superfluous. The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well that the product or service fits him and sells itself.”

From Part 2 on Drucker:

“Knowledge work is not defined by quantity. Neither is knowledge work defined by its costs. Knowledge work is defined by its results.”

“Of all the decisions an executive makes, none is as important as the decisions about people because they determine the performance capacity of the organization.”

“[The relationship between knowledge workers and their superiors] is far more like that between the conductor of an orchestra and the instrumentalist than it is like the traditional superior/subordinate relationship. The superior in an organization employing knowledge workers cannot, as a rule, do the work of the supposed subordinate any more than the conductor of an orchestra can play the tuba. In turn, the knowledge work is dependent on the superior to give direction and, above all, to define what the “score” is for the entire organization, that is, what are its standards and values, performance and results. And just as an orchestra can sabotage even the ablest conductor — and certainly even the most autocratic one — a knowledge organization can easily sabotage even the ablest, let alone the most autocratic superior.”

He’s also got a Twitter blog with rapid-fire snippets.