"Naoshige (1537-1619), leader of the powerful Nabeshima clan, told his army of twelve thousand samurai: "When things are done leisurely, seven out of ten turn out poorly. A warrior is one who does things fast."
It reminded me of a quote by Sam Pitroda:
"An entrepreneur is one who has a sense of urgency even when there is no emergency."
PS1: I had read Mr. Pitroda's quote in a book titled 'Business Mantras' by Gita Piramal. The book is a compilation of quotes from Indian Business greats such as Dhirubhai Ambani, Aditya Birla, Rahul Bajaj, Ratan Tata, Sumantra Ghoshal etc.
PS2: Have not been reading regularly at all. Let's hope this book (Samurai Techniques) brings me back to my old ways.