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Born: 1931-10-25
Profession: Businessman
Nation: American
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In the '20s they were telling us wed all have our own private plane and take vacations to the moon.

Tags: Moon, Private, Telling

Transferring successfully to the next generation means producing work that's as good as or better than the work of the first generation that founded the agency.

Tags: Good, Means, Work

Charlie Rose is the ultimate ad.

Tags: Ad, Rose, Ultimate

I can't say the advertising model is obsolete yet but it doesn't make a lot of sense in the long range.

Tags: Model, Obsolete, Sense

I like the Gap ad, the khaki one. I liked that.

Tags: Ad, Gap, Liked

If you really think about it, when watching television, you have product placement all the time.

Tags: Television, Time, Watching

It's hard to build a brand, competitively, and tell people what you do as well.

Tags: Build, Hard, Tell

Outside of advertising, the person who's influenced me most is quite possibly Frank Gehry.

Tags: Influenced, Outside, Quite

Taking risks gives me energy.

Tags: Energy, Risks, Taking

The intellectual architecture means focusing on doing great work instead of focusing on agency politics.

Tags: Great, Politics, Work

The team architecture means setting up an organization that helps people produce that great work in teams.

Tags: Great, Team, Work

Advertising ought to work by telling you what it is you want to tell, you should understand what you want us to do, what you want us to think, where you want us to shop.

Tags: Tell, Understand, Work

But I think technology advertising will have to stop addressing how products are made and concentrate more on what a product will do for the consumer.

Tags: Consumer, Stop, Technology

Eighty percent of what everyone's talking about never happens. I don't mean in terms of product development that's happening right now, I'm talking about the far-flung visions of the future.

Tags: Everyone, Future, Mean

Fire has impacted every part of our lives - without fire, there would be no shopping, right? - that's how the Internet will intrude on our lives, particularly our kids' lives.

Tags: Fire, Kids, Lives

First, this isn't about telecommuting, because we still have offices that people will come to regularly when they need to brainstorm together, meet with clients, or do research in the library.

Tags: Library, Research, Together

One is that that's the way we started and we thought there would be more value and less confusion if the business model was just based on delivering news that's of value to Web sites.

Tags: Business, Confusion, Thought

Our technology is very scalable. Our software can accommodate enormous numbers of clients. It's a marvelous opportunity. We'll keep developing products.

Tags: Keep, Numbers, Technology

Research we've done seems to indicate that people who are on the Net like the idea that they don't have to leave what they are reading to go buy something.

Tags: Done, Idea, Leave

Second, we're spending a huge amount of money on technology so that everyone can check out laptops and portable phones. We're spending more money to write our existing information into databases or onto CD-ROM.

Tags: Everyone, Money, Technology

Technology is the fashion of the '90s. It affects everyone, and everyone is interested in it - either from fear of being left behind or because they have a real need to use technology.

Tags: Fear, Real, Technology

We don't have titles on our business cards. No one really gets any special treatment. No one gets a corner office to put pictures of their family and their dog in.

Tags: Business, Family, Special

We set up a beta site, a test site, with movie, music and book reviews. If you're reading them and you want to buy a book or a ticket for a movie that's reviewed on the site, you can do that without leaving our site.

Tags: Book, Leaving, Music

You come to work because the office is a resource: The office is a place where you can meet with other people, and the office has libraries of books and information on CD-ROM that might help you with your work.

Tags: Help, Place, Work

Anyone who works on a quilt, who devotes her time, energy, creativity, and passion to that art, learns to value the work of her hands. And as any quilter will tell you, a quilter's quilting friends are some of the dearest, most generous, and most supportive people she knows.

Tags: Art, Time, Work

For as long as I can remember, I've always been interested in issues of social justice, political freedom, and civil rights.

Tags: Freedom, Justice, Political
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Over the years, I've traveled to many places for inspiration and research, including Pennsylvania, Ohio, South Carolina, California, and Hawaii.

Tags: Places, Research, South

Beginning writers are often advised to 'write what you know,' and since I knew about quilters - their quirks, their inside jokes, their disputes and their generosity, their quarrels and their kindnesses - the lives of quilters became a natural subject for me. Quilting wove together my two themes as completely and effortlessly as I could have hoped.

Tags: Often, Together, Write

Elizabeth Keckley was a woman of remarkable strength, courage, perseverance, and dignity. She was exceptionally talented, but also very diligent and ambitious, and together those qualities enabled her to deliver herself from slavery and become a successful businesswoman.

Tags: Courage, Strength, Successful

I wanted to write about women and their work, and about valuing the work we, as women, choose to do. Too many women I knew disparaged their work. Many working mothers thought they ought to be home with their children instead, so they carried around too much guilt to enjoy much job satisfaction.

Tags: Home, Women, Work

I was very fortunate that my first novel captivated the imaginations of so many readers who asked for a sequel. After that, one book led to another as I discovered other facets to my characters I wanted to investigate further.

Tags: After, Another, Book

I've always wanted to be a writer. Ever since I learned to read, I've wanted to share stories with others the way my favorite writers shared their stories with me.

Tags: Learned, Others, Wanted

In my contemporary stories, I write about today's quilters, inventive techniques they use, and how technology has influenced their art. Novels set in the past let me have fun researching patterns that were popular and fabrics and tools available to quilters through history.

Tags: Art, History, Technology

Mary Lincoln provided Elizabeth Keckley with opportunities for social and economic advancement she probably had never imagined during her years as a slave, while Elizabeth offered Mary the loyal, steadfast friendship she craved but had always found so elusive.

Tags: Friendship, Her, She

People who assume my books are only about quilts obviously haven't read them! I've always known that my books are about quilters - in other words, people - rather than quilts or quilting.

Tags: Rather, Read, Words

Two quilters who have just met will be strangers only until their mutual passion for quilting is revealed. Then they can talk for hours like the best of friends.

Tags: Best, Friends, Passion

'What I would give,' I thought, 'to have been present as Elizabeth Keckley measured Mary Lincoln for a new gown, to overhear their conversations on topics significant and ordinary, to observe the Lincoln White House from such an intimate perspective.'

Tags: Give, House, Thought

When I was working on my first novel, 'The Quilter's Apprentice,' I knew I wanted to write about friendship, especially women's friendship and how women use friendship to sustain themselves and nurture each other.

Tags: Friendship, Women, Working
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