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Countries are poor not because their people are lazy; their people are 'lazy' because they are poor.


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The Korean economic miracle was the result of a clever and pragmatic mixture of market incentives and state direction.



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A well-designed welfare state can actually encourage people to take chances with their jobs and be more, not less, open to changes.



[Good managers] know that people have 'good' sides and 'bad' sides and that the secret of good management is in magnifying the former and toning down the latter.

[Good managers] know that people have 'good' sides and 'bad' sides and that the secret of good management is in magnifying the former and toning down the latter.





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