"This really is a merger of equals. I wouldn't have come back to work for anything less than this fantastic opportunity. This lets me combine my two great loves - technology and biscuits."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Lou Gerstner on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."Lou Gerstner on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Lou Gerstner on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."Lou Gerstner on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."Lou Gerstner on John F. Kennedy
"It's about communication. It's about honesty. It's about treating people in the organization as deserving to know the facts. You don't try to give them half the story. You don't try to hide the story. You treat them as - as true equals, and you communicate and you communicate and communicate."
"I think that my leadership style is to get people to fear staying in place, to fear not changing."
"You can never be comfortable with your success, you've got to be paranoid you're going to lose it."