[The secret to coming back after Pearl Harbor was] “… training, TRAINING, and M-O-R-E T-R-A-I-N-I-N-G” –Admiral Chester Nimitz, Commander in Chief/Pacific, communication to Chief of Naval Operations Ernest King in 1943.
(Fact: The U.S. Navy was woefully unprepared at the time of Pearl Harbor. The fix: T-R-A-I-N-I-N-G. Yes, more training was more important than more ships at the outset of the conflict.) (Note: The capitalization and punctuation in the quote above are Admiral Nimitz's, not mine.)
Source: Tome Peters. Excellence Now: Extreme Humanism. TomPeters.com