Top 60 Business World Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Business World Quotes from famous people such as Erwin McManus, Sonny Perdue, Masayoshi Son, Christie Hefner, Michael Moore, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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I’ve worked in the business world and, as a futurist, the whole 20 years that I’ve led at Mosaic.
Erwin McManus
In the business world, lower profits reflect less demand for your product. But in government the opposite is true – demand for our services increases in hard times.
Sonny Perdue
I think I became an entrepreneur because I have my way of doing business… to do that, you have to have your own company. But if you have your own company, you’re an outsider in the Japanese business world. It’s difficult. But that’s life.
Masayoshi Son
If I wear a suit, as I generally do in the business world, it’s supposed to mean I’m retreating from competition with the bunnies. If I wear a very glamorous romantic dress, as I’m very likely to do if I’m going out in the evening, then I’m supposed to be competing with the bunnies.
Christie Hefner
The entire business world has figured out how to make huge buckets of money without hiring us to work for them.
Michael Moore
I was a baseball player, I taught baseball, and all of a sudden I was in the business world. Now I used the baseball world to talk about their product. Not too much, just enough to keep going. Just be yourself and you’ll never have a problem. That’s what I did.
Willie Mays
When I was a little girl, my dad always said to me that I was going to be this great businesswoman, that I was going to be the CEO of IBM. So that’s what I came into the world thinking, that I was going to go into the business world and make my mark there.
Pramila Jayapal
Throughout history, the organizational evolution of the military has been inextricably linked with that of the business world.
Stanley A. McChrystal
Some people confuse confidence with arrogance. There’s no doubt in the business world there are a few big egos and I think arrogance can get in the way. But if you have the confidence to go to your higher superior and say this is wrong, it can make a difference.
Ben Fogle
As a group, anthropologists are not too fond of people who work in the business world.
Helen Fisher
Football, that’s just athletics. But in the business world – doing everything – people are competing. So you need good work ethics, and I think it helped me to develop good work ethics, being in a small town.
Herschel Walker
People in the business world lament economic resources wasted on unsustainable development projects and what they see as activists’ naive failure to grasp the importance of building strong economies.
Craig Kielburger
In the business world, if you’re not looking ahead, you’re missing something.
Jared Polis
In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.
Warren Buffett
In the charitable world as in the business world, opportunities should drive budgets, not the other way around.
George Kaiser
I find the business world hard.
Haile Gebrselassie
I came to music and knowing a little bit about life, and I came to music knowing a lot about business – and that’s a real advantage. By the time I came to music, I had purchased real estate, opened restaurants, and been in the business world, so the music business didn’t blindside me.
Mary Gauthier
I consider my position in the business world not as a woman but as a person.
Deborah Meaden
I say to my father quite frequently that my success professionally is very much due to the guidance he gave me and to watching him in the business world. He really taught me to fight for what is right. He taught me to persevere and never give up.
Shari Redstone
In the business world, those who are slow to act and adapt find themselves out of business in a hurry. In Washington, it can take 10 years to get even a good idea across the finish line.
Mike Braun
There’s very little substitute in the business world for making money.
Michael Heisley
In the business world today, failure is apparently not an option. We need to change this attitude toward failure – and celebrate the idea that only by falling on our collective business faces do we learn enough to succeed down the road.
Naveen Jain
President Trump, who made his name in the business world and built a brand as a successful CEO via a reality TV show that punished incompetence, was not just elected for a series of tough policy views.
Kristen Soltis Anderson
Authors should do multiple submissions to agents. I mean, that’s the way the business world works and whether or not the industry likes it or not, they can’t stop you from submitting to multiple agents and you know what? If an agent misses out on you because they took too long with your query letter, tough luck for them.
Brad Thor
As you would expect, I come from a business background, and the idea that a finance director would be somewhat not working closely with the CEO of a company is very strange to anyone in the business world.
Rishi Sunak
In the business world an executive knows something about everything, a technician knows everything about something and the switchboard operator knows everything.
Harold Coffin
If someone really wants my company’s business, why shouldn’t he be able to do everything he can – including paying me off – to get that business? Because bribery encourages people to make decisions based on the wrong criteria, which means in the business world that it distorts the efficient allocation of resources.
James Surowiecki
In this fast-paced business world, female leaders need to make sure they’re not perceived as pushy, aggressive or competent. One way to do that is to alter your leadership style to account for the (sometimes) fragile male ego.
Sarah Cooper
There is the expression of selfishness and there is the expression of selflessness – but economists or theoreticians never touched that part. They said: ‘Go and become a philanthropist.’ I said, ‘No, I can do that in the business world, create a different kind of business – a business based on selflessness.’
Muhammad Yunus
Gov. Romney is a proven and effective leader with vast experience in the business world, in the non-profit world and in government. And in every capacity in which he has ever served, he has been effective as a leader.
Jim Talent
When I came to Congress, I came to bring what I thought was a real-world business perspective to government because, in the business world, I spent over 20 years in the high-tech industry, but it certainly was not unique.
Melissa Bean
Girls shouldn't worry about being the equal of men in t

Girls shouldn’t worry about being the equal of men in the business world.
Marilyn Monroe
I thought, ‘I have ideas. I’m creative.’ I just didn’t see why I should be pigeon-holing myself in the business world or staying in corporate America when I already knew that I was capable of taking risks.
Payal Kadakia
You can’t equate me with Joe Jackson. I’ve never hit my kid, I’m educated, I understand the business world.
Mathew Knowles
Housework has been reduced to a minimum. Even without servants, there is scarcely enough to do to keep women occupied eight hours a day. Moreover, girls are now trained to handle jobs in high school. They graduate from school and college prepared to take over places in the business world.
Van Heflin
The blanket assertion that corporations are people obfuscates the complex issues at play in the changing business world. Corporation are institutions. People are people.
Don Tapscott
The truth was that I didn’t want a career in the conventional business world.
Jedediah Bila
In the business world, I did fairly well, but wasn’t happy. A bout of sciatica put me flat on my back. All I could do was read, listen to my mother’s stories about the Sandovals, and daydream: a return to self. My writing career had begun.
Sandra Cisneros
Most of the people I came across in the finance and business world were honest people, doing the best for their staff and for their family. But I encountered many who weren’t.
Amber Rudd
At home, we don’t listen to our music-we listen to other people’s music. It keeps you attached to the show business world.
Celine Dion
Call it the Tiger Mom effect: In the business world today, failure is apparently not an option.
Naveen Jain
I initially wanted to be a teacher, and then I was going to become an engineer and build bridges and highways, but pretty soon I went into the business world. I never did get to be a teacher except in a different way.
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
Accessing capital to start a business can be a daunting process, especially for entrepreneurs who start out with a great idea, but have no real familiarity with the business world.
Gavin Newsom
Coming from losing my dream of playing professional football, not having a college degree at the time and looking to jump into the business world at a young age was pretty daunting for me.
Lewis Howes
While I was playing, I started a company that didn’t work out. I got a taste of the business world and realized I’m not going to be a 9-to-5 guy in the office after football is over. When the opportunity came for television. I thought, ‘Let’s go for it,’ even though it was nerve-racking. I enjoyed it.
Tony Gonzalez
The business world needs the best talent from both genders to compete in an ever-changing environment and drive innovation.
Denise Morrison
Who’s going to want to hire me in the business world? I have no work experience.
Diana Taurasi
In the business world, bad news is usually good news – for somebody else.
James Surowiecki
The fact was that I had always been considered a leader in my scholastic career. It just never dawned on me that this was any kind of preparation for the business world. Like most young women of my background and education, I always performed on demand and never anything else.
Geraldine Stutz
There are so many girls in school who don’t know about the opportunities out there. As a graduate, I only realised things about the business world after I completed my studies.
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
President Trump is doing what he can to act decisively. And if there’s one thing most people have in mind in distinguishing the business world from the political world is that the CEO of a business can act decisively.
H. W. Brands
The real killers in the business world aren’t the ones who aim for the top, it’s the ones who aim for two notches below the top.
Douglas Coupland
School is such an encouraging and safe environment. It’s filled with idealism and just really working on your craft. When you enter the business world – where art meets commerce – it can become quite depressing.
Troy Garity
From time to time, you have seminal personalities who really change the way the world sees itself – people like Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela. Warren Buffett is that kind of person in the business world.
Guy Spier
There are certainly more people in the business world who would score high in the psychopathic dimension than in the general population. You’ll find them in any organization where, by the nature of one’s position, you have power and control over other people and the opportunity to get something.
Robert D. Hare
No greater privilege than I had as a soldier and then as a spymaster and to some degree now in the business world.
David Petraeus
If I weren’t fighting, I’d be in the business world.
Chuck Liddell
I don’t really read ‘business books,’ and I didn’t think ‘The Paradox of Choice’ was a business book. I’m very surprised and gratified that the business world thought it was one.
Barry Schwartz
I know in the business world, some women won’t speak if there are men in meetings for fear of being seen as too assertive.
Whitney Wolfe Herd
What kind of business world are we living in?
Jack Ma