Learning is not compulsory; it’s voluntary. Improvement is not compulsory; it’s voluntary. But to survive, we must learn.

W Edwards Deming
W. Edwards Deming (1900-1993) American management consultant, educator
“Quality, Productivity, and Competitive Position” seminar (24-28 Feb 1986)

Often paraphrased: "Learning is not compulsory. Neither is survival."
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 21-Jul-20
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