Headlines, in a way, are what mislead you because bad news is a headline, and gradual improvement is not.
I have a great respect for incremental improvement, and I've done that sort of thing in my life, but I've always been attracted to the more revolutionary changes. I don't know why. Because they're harder. They're much more stressful emotionally. And you usually go through a period where everybody tells you that you've completely failed.
Excellent firms don't believe in excellence — only in constant improvement and constant change.
Improvement begins with I.
Operating under the conscious capitalism model will show that businesses are the true value creators that can push all of humanity upward for continuous improvement.
A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
There is always space for improvement, no matter how long you've been in the business.
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.