Quotes by Carol Bartz

Carol Bartz

American business executive

Alive from: 1948-

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    Any leader needs to be constantly interested in what's going on in the world, and constantly ready - even when things are going well - to change.
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    Back when 'social' had a broad definition, you could almost say that Yahoo Finance chat was the first social product.
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    Everybody on my team - I couldn't do their jobs. I could not. I really mean that. So I figured out early on that the way you're successful is you hire really successful people.
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    If I had my way, I wouldn't do annual reviews, if I felt that everybody would be more honest about positive and negative feedback along the way. I think the annual review process is so antiquated.
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    If people really don't want ads, they can go find their information however it is they want. It's a free world on that matter.
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    It's very, very hard to affect culture. And you can get surprised thinking you're farther down the path of change than you really are because, frankly, most of us like the way things are.
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    Managing is a tough job. When you're young, you just think it's a natural progression - I'm good at this, so I'm going to be good at that - and it's not that way at all.
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    Organizations can get in the way of innovation, because if people are all bound up, and if they don't know if they get to make the decision or somebody else, and if they do, what happens to them, and so on and so forth.
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    Social does not just equal Facebook. Social is how people interact anywhere.
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    Steve Jobs came back to Apple in 1997 - the iPod came out 4 years later. 3 years after that is the first time his market cap grew. It took 7 years.
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    When trouble strikes, which it always does - bad economy, bad quarter, activists, takeover - when trouble strikes, those board members who don't understand or are not committed are not helpful.
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