Best 25 Quotes & Tweets on Organization

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1

Any discipline or institution whose output is to tell people how to think and behave eventually gets co-opted and corrupted. Only disciplines and institutions whose output tells us how to manipulate nature, tools, and systems can stay objective.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

Organization is the enemy of innovation.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

Before you learn to code, learn to codify. Codifying means taking the repetitive tasks in your job or life and organizing them in a systemic way. Once you see a pattern you can automate with code, learn to code.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

4

One of the biggest problems in organizations is that people with no relevant knowledge help make the decisions.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

5

Chaos Monkey your organization. Get rid of all meetings, deadlines, and goals. Let everyone work on whatever they want. See what happens.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

6

Everybody takes screenshots. But nobody has a good way to organize them. Screenshots might be a billion dollar product opportunity. 💰

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

7

In addition to assisting remote workers, a commitment to a written culture helps quickly moving organizations by making sure that people execute on decisions made even if they were not yet hired when the decision was made.

Patrick McKenzie

Patrick McKenzie

@patio11

8

Disorder is not a mistake; it is our default. Order is always artificial and temporary.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

9

The foundation of a successful culture and organization is rigor of thought.

Keith Rabois

Keith Rabois

@rabois

10

Fundamental skill: Planning, organizing, and executing projects. No matter what you do, from cleaning your house to to running a company, life is a series of projects. Life is a game of project management.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

11

The biggest threat to your organization isn't external competition, it's internal culture.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

12

In most organizations, outcomes are secondary to optics, so the first priority of the manager is to avoid being blamed for anything bad. While they generally care about the success of the firm, they care about optics more.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

13

The easiest way for organizations to improve decision making instantly is to remove decisions from groups and assign them to individuals.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

14

Taking notes is one of the easiest ways to stand out. We’re sending emails, reading books, scrolling articles, sitting through meetings, reading company memos, and scanning slide-decks. The better you can organize that information, the more people will want to work with you.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

15

Tweeting is writing. Writing organizes your thoughts. Organizing your thoughts clarifies your thoughts. Clarifying your thoughts improves your thinking. Tweeting improves your thinking.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

16

Once a city, group, or organization reaches a critical mass, it becomes small again. Big cities have small neighborhoods, big groups have cliques, and big organizations have small teams. Likewise, the internet is about to fragment. Small communities are the future.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

17

Culture is the imprint left behind from what the organization actually does. Not what it says. Not where it sits.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

18

How an organization exits team members tells you more than how they hire.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

19

“Operating cadence” is one of the most powerful advantages a person or organization can have, and I think that it explains more of the last few months than e.g. “organizational capacity” does.

Patrick McKenzie

Patrick McKenzie

@patio11

20

A key to running a successful organization is minimizing large meetings & maximizing small ones High frequency micro conversations create trust, continuity & ownership Large meetings optimize for consensus & hierarchical game play (at worse they muffle soft voices)

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

21

The larger an organization gets, the harder it is to know what’s happening and who’s doing what. This problem is currently unsolved.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

22

4-tier / micro-service architectures are organizational scaling patterns far more than they're tech. 1st rule of distributed systems: Don't.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

23

People say running a business gets harder over time. You’re dealing with more customers, team members and competition. They say this because it gets harder to change as you grow. The solution is to create an organization from the start that knows how to adapt to change.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

24

Terrible organizations use bureaucratic solutions to solve people problems.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

25

Organizing your notes will only take you so far.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher