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Letter "C" » committees
«Not even computers will replace committees, because committees buy computers.»
«You can't build a strong corporation with a lot of committees and a board that has to be consulted every turn. You have to be able to make decisions on your own.»
«A committee is organic rather than mechanical in its nature: it is not a structure but a plant. It takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts, and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom in their turn.»
«Much of the messy advertising you see on television today is the product of committees. Committees can criticize advertisements, but they should never be allowed to create them.»
«Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work.»
«When committees gather, each member is necessarily an actor, uncontrollably acting out the part of himself, reading the lines that identify him, asserting his identity. We are designed, coded, it seems, to place the highest priority on being individuals, and we must do this first, at whatever cost, even if it means disability for the group.»
Author: Lewis Thomas
, First Group
, First Priority
, read between the lines
, The Group
«While nobody likes a watchdog, and for that reason many investigation committees are unpopular, I thank God for men who, in the face of public denouncement and ridicule, go loyally on in their work of exposing the pinks, the lavenders and the reds who have sought refuge beneath the wings of the American eagle and from that vantage point try in every subtle, undercover way to bring comfort, aid and help to the greatest enemy we have ever known -- communism.»
Author: Billy Graham
, Public Enemy
, public works
, The Wings
, vantage point
«Outside of traffic, there is nothing that has held this country back as much as committees.»