1. Strategy is 10%. Execution is 90%
“The key to success is being able to take an idea and execute it.”
- Ivan Epstein is the founder of Softline, which was acquired by Sage Group in 2003.
- He is currently CEO Sage AAMEA (Africa, Australia, Middle East, Asia).
“Even though I can admit that I work six days a week, it’s still about the quality of your time, not how long you work. Never procrastinate, it’s a complete waste of time.
“The key to success is being able to take an idea and execute it. Strategy is only 10% of it. The other 90% of success lies in your ability to execute your great ideas. I’ve made a point of always surrounding myself with highly intelligent people who get the job done.”
“We don’t waste time. The art is in the execution. As a company we have always moved quickly. My MDs report directly to me, but they also have ownership of their autonomous business units, which gives them a sense of urgency.”
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