Prof. Pierfrancesco La Mura, Ph.D.

All processes that are stable we shall predict.
All processes that are unstable we shall control.

(John von Neumann)

The quote is attributed to von Neumann, a great mathematician who pioneered the foundations of such disparate fields as computer science, physics, and economics. I personally find the quote especially inspiring in the context of management, and as a teacher strive to communicate the same lucid, goal-oriented attitude towards business life to my students.