Watercooler Quote of the Day: 01/12/10

“They’ve forgotten what made us great,” a former Northrop executive told me Thursday. “If you really valued innovation, if you cared about quality and reliability and systems engineering, then you’d say: ‘Don’t come to Washington. Stay close to the people who are actually designing and producing. Challenge them, inspire them, lead them. The rest will take care of itself.’ “

– From Steven Pearlstein’s January 8 column in the Washington Post about Northrop Grumman moving its corporate headquarters to Washington, D.C.

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