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TO: Dr. Joe Scarcella
FROM: Phil Fournier
DATE:
1/3/2005
RE: 502/3, SA4, Fournier

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Quote for week 1, 1/3/2005

“When the conduct of men is designed to be influenced, persuasion, kind, unassuming persuasion, should ever be adopted.  It is an old and true maximum that a drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall.  So with men.  If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend…such is man, and so must he be understood by those who would lead, even to his own best interest.” Donald T. Phillips, page 39, chapter 3 of his book Lincoln on Leadership published in 1992 by Warner Books, Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10020.  Available used at www.amazon.com  

 

Quote for week 2, 1/3/2005

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will break my heart.” Robert Fulghum, page 18 of his book All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten published in 1986 by Ballantine Books, New York.  Available used from Amazon.com for very little money.

 

Quote for week 3, 1/3/2005

I can still remember my father giving my first lesson in Latin: ‘Caveat Emptor – Let the buyer beware!’ I can still remember an age where it was the buyer’s responsibility to make an effective purchasing decision; not the court’s, not the seller’s and not the state legislature’s.”  Mitch Schneider, Sight Unseen, page 58, Motor Age magazine, December, 2004 issue, Advanstar Automotive Group, Wayne, Pa.  Article may be read at www.motorage.com

 

Quote for week 4, 1/3/2005

“If you have a good idea, you can usually improve its chances of coming to life, if you can convince someone else that it is their idea as well” Mark H. McCormack, found in the chapter 2 of his book On Managing  published in 1996 by Recorded Books, Prince Fredrick, MD, 20678.  Available from the Hemet public library or by calling 800-638-1304.

 

Quote for week 5, 1/3/2005

“Great conquest and success without contribution is without significance.” Mr. Hundert, Professor of Western Civilization, from the film “The Emperor’s Club” Universal Studios, 2002, starring Kevin Kline and Emile Hirsch, directed by Michael Hoffman.  Available from Gary’s TV and Video, Hemet or from Amazon.com

 

Quote for week 6, 1/3/2005

Listening is not a natural act.  It is highly artificial and artistic.  In fact, listening is not the opposite of talking…. In our culture, the opposite of talking is more like waiting to interrupt.  George J. Thompson, Ph.D. Verbal Judo, pg. 115, HarperCollins Publishers, 10 East 53rd St., New York, NY, 10022.  Available from www.amazon.com

 

Quote for week 7, 1/3/2005

“First seek to understand, then to be understood” Habit 5 (Interdependence) Stephen Covey, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People pg. 236, Simon & Schuster Publishers, New York, NY.  Available at the Hemet Public Library or for purchase at www.amazon.com

 

Quote for week 8, 1/3/2005

“Liberation, I think, is everybody getting what they think they want without knowing the whole truth.  Or in other words, liberation finally amounts to being free from things we don’t like in order to be enslaved by things we approve of.”  Robert Fulghum, page 104 of his book All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten published in 1986 by Ballantine Books, New York.  Available used from www.amazon.com

 

Quote for week 9, 1/3/2005

“Give me clear objectives, rather than vague ones. Then, show me MY interest is those objectives…the boss that does this can manage me.”  Mark H. McCormack, found in the chapter 3 of his book On Managing  published in 1996 by Recorded Books, Prince Fredrick, MD, 20678.  Available from the Hemet public library or by calling 800-638-1304.

 

Quote for week 10, 1/3/2005

As we say in Japan ‘The slower I go, the sooner I arrive’…the modern translation is ‘It takes less time to make a better decision that it does to correct a poor decision.’” Spencer Johnson, pg. 27, Yes or No published in 1992 by HarperCollins, Inc., Publishers, 10 East 53rd St., New York, NY, 10022.  Available from www.amazon.com