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A. C. Benson
One's mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.
The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.
Alexis de Tocqueville
We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects.
Alfred A. Montapert
All lasting business is built on friendship.
Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
Business is a combination of war and sport.
The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such. All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force.
And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.
Employees make the best dates. You don't have to pick them up and they're always tax-deductible.
The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.
Arnold H. Glasow
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
B. C. Forbes
Real riches are the riches possessed inside.
If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business.
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
The great leaders are like the best conductors - they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.
The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out, starting with himself.
What we actually learn, from any given set of circumstances, determines whether we become increasingly powerless or more powerful.
A group or an artist shouldn't get his money until his boss gets his.
The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom
So little done, so much to do.
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!
Don't let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn't go with it.
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Our business is infested with idiots who try to impress by using pretentious jargon.
The consumer isn't a moron; she is your wife.
Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.
Edgar R. Fiedler
Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers - six if one went to Harvard.
If you have to forecast, forecast often.
The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers.
I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill.
Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie, but admits than under analysis some of them won't stand up either.
An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission.
Business is in itself a power.
Gary Ryan Blair
Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.
George Bernard Shaw
If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion.
Harold S. Geneen
In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to.
Henry David Thoreau
I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.
Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets.
The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.
Henry R. Luce
Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.
Henry Ward Beecher
Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends.
Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body - the producers and consumers themselves.
Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.
The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork.
It takes more than capital to swing business. You've got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by - Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics.
J. Paul Getty
If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.
I buy when other people are selling.
The incestuous relationship between government and big business thrives in the dark.
Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while.
If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them.
There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less. We will be the second.
I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection. People would say to me, 'Don't you want to have a normal job and a normal family?' I guess that would be good advice for some people, but I wanted to act.
Business can be a source of progressive change.
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
John Greenleaf Whittier
As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.
If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
Laurence J. Peter
An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money.
It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
Max de Pree
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
Look at growth, look at how much time people spend on the Net and look at the variety of things that they are doing. It's all really good, so I am actually encouraged by the fundamentals that underlie usage growth on the Net.
The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own.
The invisible hand of the market always moves faster and better than the heavy hand of government.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.
Paul A. Volcker
What's the subject of life - to get rich? All of those fellows out there getting rich could be dancing around the real subject of life.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
Business, that's easily defined - it's other people's money.
Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.
The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.
Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.
Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
Robert H. Schuller
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.
There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.
Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.
Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart.
Only a monopolist could study a business and ruin it by giving away products.
Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.
Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness.
A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
You can't operate a company by fear, because the way to eliminate fear is to avoid criticism. And the way to avoid criticism is to do nothing.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
My son is now an entrepreneur. That's what you're called when you don't have a job.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
Thomas A. Edison
Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.
Thomas J. Watson
If you aren't playing well, the game isn't as much fun. When that happens I tell myself just to go out and play as I did when I was a kid.
Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.
I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for - getting paid for doing what you love.
Family farms and small businesses are the backbone of our communities.
It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
W. Clement Stone
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Edwards Deming
Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.
Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.
Our favorite holding period is forever.
An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's.
It's not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts.
If you can build a business up big enough, it's respectable.
William Arthur Ward
Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority.
A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it.
In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.