Thoughts on Perseverance and Promises

Written by Sean Murphy. Posted in Quotes

“The future not being born, my friend, we will abstain from baptizing it.”
George MeredithBeauchamp’s Career

“Victory belongs to the most persevering.”
Napoleon Bonaparte

“Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.
Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.”
Samuel Johnson

“Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.”
James Michener

“Success is largely about keeping your promises.”
Seth Godin in “Successful?

“Your brand is the promise that you keep.”
Kirstin Zhivago

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  • SKMurphy » Cisco Presents Collaboration Technology as Sufficiently Advanced

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    […] Just as the steam engine, the telegraph, electricity, and the telephone took decades to go from invention to full business impact, I keep George Meredith’s guidance in mind when it comes to the perseverance needed to discover new technology applications and deploy them in production: “The future not being born, my friend, we will abstain from baptizing it.” […]

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  • SKMurphy » Quotes for Entrepreneurs - December 2008

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    […] I had used this in November 2006 in “Thoughts on Perseverance and Promises” but Cisco’s positioning itself as the archetype of the first successful Enterprise 2.0 firm in Fast Company led me to recycle it in “Cisco Presents Collaboration Technology as Sufficiently Advanced.” […]

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