CEO ⁄ Message

Muhammad Azfar Ahsan

Muhammad Azfar Ahsan

CEO, Nutshell Forum

Excellence is synonym for survival. Human history provides an evidence for the truth of this statement. We are living in the age of Free Market Economy and are converting our planet into a Global Village. Today not only the tangible commodities but the concepts and ideas are becoming sellable market products. We don't know how to sell products based on performance. Everything we sell, we sell on image. While talking about our economic image on the global screen we are bound to face the word "Excellence".


Computers today are superhuman in their ability to handle numbers and instructions, but still infantile in their ability to handle ideas and concepts so they can not strive for excellence only a man can strive for excellence if he has a desire for it.


The desire for excellence needs striving and continuous struggle and as matter of facet one can not strive and struggle without commitment. A committed person only with strength cannot strive for the best become excellence lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.


There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive. Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well, whether it is driving a truck or managing a multinational company. if you are not doing well you are not worth living. This is what excellence means.


I am confident that Nutshell Forum is simply the best of its kind but as we are constantly moving upward we are certainly Striving for Excellence.


Past Events / Stopovers

Pakistan India Management Summit 2012

Pakistan India Management Summit

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World Management Summit 2006

World Management Summit 2006

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Quotations


Leadership is a choice, not a position.

Dr. Stephen R. Covey


We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice.

Dr. Stephen R. Covey


Most people struggle with life balance simply because they haven't paid the price to decide what is really important to them.

Dr. Stephen R. Covey


We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals.

Dr. Stephen R. Covey


Management by objectives works if you first think through your objectives. Ninety percent of the time you haven't.

Peter Drucker


Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

Peter Drucker


Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.

Peter Drucker


The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.

Peter Drucker


All companies are service companies; some also manufacture products.

Peter Drucker


Communication is everyone's panacea for everything.

Tom Peters


Give a lot, expect a lot, and if you don't get it, prune.

Tom Peters


If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.

Tom Peters


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The magic formula that successful businesses have discovered is to treat customers like guests and employees like people.

Tom Peters


Winners must learn to relish change with the same enthusiasm and energy that we have resisted it in the past.

Tom Peters


An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.

Jack Welch


Change before you have to.

Jack Welch


Globalization has changed us into a company that searches the world, not just to sell or to source, but to find intellectual capital - the world's best talents and greatest ideas.

Jack Welch


Giving people self-confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do. Because then they will act.

Jack Welch


I've learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success.

Jack Welch


My main job was developing talent. I was a gardener providing water and other nourishment to our top 750 people. Of course, I had to pull out some weeds, too.

Jack Welch


The essence of competitiveness is liberated when we make people believe that what they think and do is important - and then get out of their way while they do it.

Jack Welch


Willingness to change is strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while.

Jack Welch


Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other.

Bill Gates


If you give people tools, [and they use] their natural ability and their curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected.

Bill Gates


Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.

Bill Gates


Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.

Bill Gates


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Big things are expected of us, and nothing big ever came of being small.

Bill Clinton


If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.

Bill Clinton


We cannot build our own future without helping others to build theirs.

Bill Clinton


Sometimes when people are under stress, they hate to think, and it's the time when they most need to think.

Bill Clinton


Globalization is not something we can hold off or turn off . . . it is the economic equivalent of a force of nature -- like wind or water.

Bill Clinton


There is nothing wrong with intellectual differences flowing from freedom of thought as long as such differences remain confined to intellectual debates.

Gen. Pervez Musharraf


Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude

Ralph Marston


We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

Aristotle


Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer.

Rick Pitino


Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein, physicist


We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end to them.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Roman philosopher


There’s no better time than the present to be better than we were yesterday.

Gary Kelley, television weatherman


Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.

Norm Papernick


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