"You can never be comfortable with your success, you've got to be paranoid you're going to lose it."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Lou Gerstner on Bill Cosby
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."Lou Gerstner on Swami Vivekananda
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."Lou Gerstner on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Lou Gerstner on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Lou Gerstner on Winston Churchill
"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."
"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."