"Hire and promote first on the basis of integrity;
Second on motivation;
Third, capacity;
Fourth, understanding;
Fifth, knowledge;
Last and least, experience.

Without integrity, motivation is dangerous.
Without motivation, capacity is impotent;
Without capacity, understanding is limited;
Without understanding, knowledge is meaningless;
Without knowledge, experience is blind.
Experience is easy to provide and quickly put to use by people with all the other qualities."

-Dee Hock, founder and former CEO of the VISA credit card association

"Through the years, I have greatly feared and sought to keep at bay the four beasts that inevitably devour their keeper -- Ego, Envy, Avarice, and Ambition."