Quotes about Strategy

"I know where I'm getting out before I get in."

Bruce Stanley Kovner (born 1945 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American businessman. He is the founder and Chairman of Caxton Associates, LLC, a hedge fund that trades a global macro strategy and is considered amongst the worlds top and largest 10 hedge funds with an estimated $14 billion under management. In 2009, Kovner had an estimated net worth of around $3.5 billion.


"He that is everywhere is nowhere."

Thomas Fuller (1608 – 16 August 1661) was an English churchman and historian. He is now remembered for his writings, particularly his Worthies of England, published after his death. He was a prolific author, and one of the first English writers able to live by his pen.


"Plans are nothing; planning is everything."

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was a five-star general in the United States Army and the 34th President of the United States, from 1953 until 1961.


"It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain can be handled at the time."

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War (WWII). He is widely regarded as one of the great wartime leaders. He served as prime minister twice (1940-1945 and 1951-1955). A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, writer, and an artist. To date, he is the only British prime minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature.


"Thought and planning before action is the key to accomplishment."

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"A plan, like a tree, must have branches -it is to bear fruit. A plan with a single aim is apt to prove a barren pole."

Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart (31 October 1895 – 29 January 1970) usually known before his knighthood as Captain B. H. Liddell Hart, was an English soldier, military historian and leading inter-war theorist.


"Anything that you will prepare in advance will succeed, or else it will fail."

Confucius (September 28, 551 BC – 479 BC) was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher.


"Vision without action is merely a dream.
Action without vision just passes time.
Vision with action will change the world."

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"No more prizes for predicting rain. Prizes only for building arks."

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"A mission statement is defined as 'a long ackward sentence that demonstrates management inability to think clearly'. All good companies have one."

Scott Raymond Adams (born June 8, 1957) is the American creator of the Dilbert comic strip and the author of several nonfiction works of satire, commentary, business, and general speculation.