"The nicest thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."Ken Olsen on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."Ken Olsen on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."Ken Olsen on Nelson Mandela
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."Ken Olsen on Lao Tzu
"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."Ken Olsen on Colin Powell
"There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home."
"Software comes from heaven when you have good hardware."