Quoted in "Lasting: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases" / by Cristian Mitreanu


I was quoted in "Lasting: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases." Cool!

Here's the book's description on Amazon.com:

Ever need a fact or quotation on lasting? Designed for speechwriters, journalists, writers, researchers, students, professors, teachers, historians, academics, scrapbookers, trivia buffs and word lovers, this is the largest book ever created for this single word. It represents a compilation from a variety of sources with a linguistic emphasis on anything relating to the term “lasting,” including non-conventional usage and alternative meanings which capture ambiguities. The entries cover all parts of speech (noun, verb, adverb or adjective usage) as well as use in modern slang, pop culture, social sciences (linguistics, history, geography, economics, sociology, political science), business, computer science, literature, law, medicine, psychology, mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and other physical sciences. This “data dump” results in many unexpected examples for lasting, since the editorial decision to include or exclude terms is purely a linguistic process. The resulting entries are used under license or with permission, used under “fair use” conditions, used in agreement with the original authors, or are in the public domain. Proceeds from this book are used to expand the content and coverage of Webster’s Online Dictionary (www.websters-online-dictionary.org).

And here is the actual quote:

Mitreanu, Cristian. Author of “Is strategy a bad word?: the frequent failure of strategy might lie in its very definition which historically implies short-term victory over competitors rather than long-term vision and lasting success,” published in MIT Sloan Management Review, vol. 47, no. 2, p. 96, in Winter 2006.