Words matter. These are the best Business Quotes from famous people such as Adam Draper, Howard Schultz, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Dell, Thorstein Veblen, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Coinbase is ‘the’ brand in the Bitcoin space. Their founder Brian Armstrong was amongst the first good entrepreneurs to emerge in this space. While others championed ideological or underground/illicit interests, Brian saw an opportunity to change the world for the better and build a big business out of it.
Cutting prices or putting things on sale is not sustainable business strategy. The other side of it is that you can’t cut enough costs to save your way to prosperity.
If you spend your life competing with business men, what do you have? A bank account and ulcers!
The customer reaction to Dell going private has been a lot more positive than I would have ever imagined. Customers see it as – ‘You don’t have to be distracted. Now you can totally focus on your business.’ So they see it as a positive.
All business sagacity reduces itself in the last analysis to judicious use of sabotage.
I’m working at trying to be a Christian, and that’s serious business. It’s like trying to be a good Jew, a good Muslim, a good Buddhist, a good Shintoist, a good Zoroastrian, a good friend, a good lover, a good mother, a good buddy – it’s serious business.
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.
On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a computer programmer. But in my heart, I am a gamer.
I’m actually very snobbish about directors. I have to say ‘no’ all the time. ‘No’ is the most powerful word in our business. You’ve got to protect yourself.
If you were the greatest, you were the Michael Jordan of whatever business you were in.
I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.
I work in a business of extremes, so when you are with someone who is very calm and logical, it’s a great kind of balance to have.
Longevity in this business is about being able to reinvent yourself or invent the future.
The great leaders are like the best conductors – they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.
Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is. Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world. Love what you do or don’t do it.
Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
The golden rule for every business man is this: ‘Put yourself in your customer’s place.’
I like the city. I like the concrete. I like big business. I like being a CEO of my own company and having a lot of responsibilities. At the same time, when I can go off with a backpack or off on a surfboard or even off on a run somewhere in the woods – that’s where I’m really happy.
Industry is fortune’s right hand, and frugality its left.
Money is a strange business. People who haven’t got it aim it strongly. People who have are full of troubles.
The biggest sources of opportunity are collaboration and partnership. And today, with digital communication, there is more of that everywhere. We need to expose ourselves to that as a matter of doing business.
Digital life and digital services are a multi-wave business.
If you owe the bank $100 that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem.
Inside every working anarchy, there’s an Old Boy Network.
The bold enterprises are the successful ones. Take counsel of hopes rather than of fears to win in this business.
Before WeWork, I had a baby clothing company. When I started out, I had no real contacts in the garment business and no mentor to guide me on how things worked. I just had an idea to put pads on the baby clothes on to protect the baby’s knees.
Joy is the serious business of Heaven.
Networking has been cited as the number one unwritten rule of success in business. Who you know really impacts what you know.
On YouTube, women are not just users; they’re creators. They’re learning about business and technology, and having a voice.
I do not love to be printed on every occasion, much less to be dunned and teased by foreigners about mathematical things or to be thought by our own people to be trifling away my time about them when I should be about the king’s business.
I’m always a fan of good business moves.
My private life is my own business.
Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.
The gig economy is empowerment. This new business paradigm empowers individuals to better shape their own destiny and leverage their existing assets to their benefit.
I have found adventure in flying, in world travel, in business, and even close at hand… Adventure is a state of mind – and spirit.
The consumer isn’t a moron; she is your wife.
We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects.
I think ‘No’ is a very powerful word in our business that is very hard to use early on in your career. But I also think I was pretty arrogant when I was younger… I used that word maybe too much, but it did help me with finding roles that I did like.
The average bright young man who is drafted hates the whole business because an army always tries to eliminate the individual differences in men.
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.
In business, the idea of measuring what you are doing, picking the measurements that count like customer satisfaction and performance… you thrive on that.
The Golden Rule finds no limit of application in business.
I come from Toledo, Ohio, a town that has been hurt badly by the shift of the automobile business towards Japan. And yet I remember how the car workers lived in the neighborhood that I grew up in. My father was a car salesman, and I remember how we lived. I remember how modestly we lived.
My son is now an ‘entrepreneur.’ That’s what you’re called when you don’t have a job.
The business of the poet is not to find new emotions, but to use the ordinary ones and, in working them up into poetry, to express feelings which are not in actual emotions at all.
Continuity is a wonderful thing, and it is a very rare thing in show business.
Business? It’s quite simple; it’s other people’s money.
Oprah Winfrey is a big role model for me from a business capacity and a creative capacity. She is an incredible interviewer who cultivated a certain style by inserting her own personhood into a show on national television at a time when no one was talking about empowerment, spirituality, or our inner lives.
Growing up, around the dinner table my father and I didn’t talk sports. We talked business.
After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on – have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear – what remains? Nature remains.
An economist’s guess is liable to be as good as anybody else’s.
Family farms and small businesses are the backbone of our communities.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
You can put the greatest seafood restaurant next to an average steak house in an urban area, and that steak house will do more business than the seafood place. If you go to the water, you can put an average seafood place next to the greatest steak house, and people are going to eat seafood.
It is usually people in the money business, finance, and international trade that are really rich.
Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.
The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.
Stationary storage will be as big as the car business long term. The growth rate will probably be several times what it is for the car business.
I started my own little carpet and upholstery cleaning business. I’ve done it for 20 years. I live well.
Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
Business is not just doing deals; business is having great products, doing great engineering, and providing tremendous service to customers. Finally, business is a cobweb of human relationships.
I always liked having a good time. I got into this business because I got fired from any job I ever had because I stayed out late playing music.
If you want to have a good life, you should focus on your family, on your business, on your dog, on your fun, and you’ll have a good life.
At the end of the day, I am a Marwari. So I will always think of business like a Marwari!
Prosperous farmers mean more employment, more prosperity for the workers and the business men of every industrial area in the whole country.
Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
I am not embarrassed to be a banker. I am not embarrassed to be in business.
To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.
Business is war. I go out there, I want to kill the competitors. I want to make their lives miserable. I want to steal their market share. I want them to fear me and I want everyone on my team thinking we’re going to win.
If the head man in a company is not working 12 hours a day, doing things, taking risks, but also standing with his people in the trenches at the most difficult of times, then the company loses something.
It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.
I admire the courage and self-reliance it takes to start your own business and make it succeed.
I served in all commissioned ranks from a second Lieutenant to a Major General. And during that time, I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street, and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism.
We hire military veterans because they make great employees. They bring proven technical and leadership skills. They understand teamwork, and they’re adaptable. Bottom line, hiring veterans is good for business.
A company is only as good as the people it keeps.
I never get the accountants in before I start up a business. It’s done on gut feeling, especially if I can see that they are taking the mickey out of the consumer.
‘Handsome’ means many things to many people. If people consider me handsome, I feel flattered – and have my parents to thank for it. Realistically, it doesn’t hurt to be good-looking, especially in this business.
It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises-but only performance is reality.
Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
I really love travelling to places where I get to learn something new about a new group of people or a new place. Learn some history, contemplate some business ideas, and sort of get off the beaten track a little bit.
A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.
There’s no business like show business.
I used to be focused on being the dopest rapper in the game, and then once that became what I was, I wanted something different, and I wanted to become the best businessman in the game. I wanted to learn how to master the business like I mastered the rap.
All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.
You can make a lot of mistakes and still recover if you run an efficient operation. Or you can be brilliant and still go out of business if you’re too inefficient.
Well, basically I have a lot of friends because I’ve been in the business a long time and worked with a lot of people.
Our focused customers are small business and young people. We did a great job in China. How can we help those young people in India, in Pakistan, in Africa. If they can use in the same ways.
I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for – getting paid for doing what you love.
Politics is a rough and tumble business, and yet there seems to be an effort by the commentariat to sanitise American politics to some type of high-level Victorian debating society.
In the TV business, you’ve got to write fast, and someone will tell you, ‘Can you rewrite this episode before… 6 P.M.?’ So that’s when you rewrite it. You can’t wait for the muse to show up.
Advertising is a business of words, but advertising agencies are infested with men and women who cannot write. They cannot write advertisements, and they cannot write plans. They are helpless as deaf mutes on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.
Chinese people, young people, they don’t go shopping a lot in department stores. All department store guys hate me. They say business is bad because of Jack.
I don’t often think of Donald Trump, but his daughter is very smart. She’s a woman working in real estate, which is predominantly men, and she’s both savvy and articulate about her business and her business acumen.
What kind of business world are we living in?
We’re in the business of selling pleasure. We don’t sell handbags or haute couture. We sell dreams.
No, I regret nothing, all I regret is having been born, dying is such a long tiresome business I always found.
When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world, and droop. Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired, how gracious, how benign is solitude.
Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business.
Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
Access to capital is critical for small business success and crucial to our economic recovery. Without access to capital, many small companies are not able to maintain operations, let alone expand and create new jobs.
No employer today is independent of those about him. He cannot succeed alone, no matter how great his ability or capital. Business today is more than ever a question of cooperation.
I don’t believe in this business of being behind, better to be in front.
Every designer needs a story. Mine is all about glamour because my family has been in the business of glamour for three generations. My grandfather Shamshuddin Khan started his embroidery and fabric-making business in the 1930s.
I’m a school dropout. So, at the age of 16, I moved to Mumbai to try my luck on some business.
The death of any man aged 56 is very sad for his widow and family. And no one would deny that Steve Jobs was a brilliant and highly innovative technician, with great business flair and marketing ability.
Herbalife: the customers are fictitious, the business opportunity is a scam, the university degree is a fraud.
When steam first began to pump and wheels go round at so many revolutions per minute, what are called business habits were intended to make the life of man run in harmony with the steam engine, and his movement rival the train in punctuality.
I’m not a detail guy. I depend on accountants and administrators to do my detail stuff for me, but I do know the overall picture and I know that if you put business people together in a room, not just politicians, they could shrink the deficit tremendously by good business tactics.
I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night.
I’m afraid for all those who’ll have the bread snatched from their mouths by these machines. What business has science and capitalism got, bringing all these new inventions into the works, before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!
A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity.
The more people you meet, and the more people you have influence over your business can scale quicker.
The normal profits of a business concern in the United States are six, eight, ten, and sometimes twelve percent. But war-time profits – ah! that is another matter – twenty, sixty, one hundred, three hundred, and even eighteen hundred per cent – the sky is the limit.
The business of America is business.
They are the guiding oracles which man has found out for himself in that great business of ours, of learning how to be, to do, to do without, and to depart.
What we have to do is support business, but also support our workers with job training programs and with reasonable wages.
Our business is infested with idiots who try to impress by using pretentious jargon.
The Right’s view of government and the Left’s view of big business are both correct.
My business is to teach my aspirations to confirm themselves to fact, not to try and make facts harmonize with my aspirations.
My cash cows, the slick magazines, were put out of business by TV.
I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill.
In this business you either sink or swim or you don’t.
The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.
To be at ease is better than to be at business. Nothing really belongs to us but time, which even he has who has nothing else.
I just respect people and mind my business. I don’t got time to worry about what the next man’s pockets are looking like, I gotta worry about what mine are looking like and my family.
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.
I’m fascinated by the business of belief, obviously, because it’s so ever present with humanity anyway. And, you know, when you have science, which constantly talks of proofs, you have religion, which constantly talks of beliefs and faith and so on.
If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.
When I’m at home, I don’t discuss business. I don’t talk business. I don’t answer the phone. It’s just me, my wife, my children, my dogs. That’s my world.
Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.
Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation.
We want to help U.S. entrepreneurs, small business owners, and brands and companies of all sizes sell their goods to the growing Chinese consumer class. Chinese consumers will get to buy the American products they want. This, in turn, will help create American jobs and increase U.S. exports.
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.
When most people ask about a business growing, what they really mean is growing revenue, not just growing the number of people using a service. Traditional businesses would view people using your service that you don’t make money from as a cost.
Business is a sprint until you find an opportunity, then it’s the patience of a marathon runner.
I think big business is a terrible thing for the spirit of the country, as our spirit is the best thing about us.
Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request.
It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime.
The basic principle which I believe has contributed more than any other to the building of our business as it is today, is the ownership of our company by the people employed in it.
Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.
I work in a business environment forty hours a week, and writing is what I do to unwind. It allows me to transport myself to a happy place where I can indulge my hopes, beliefs, aspirations and fantasies. It also allows me to live and breathe a topic for eighteen months while I’m researching and writing.
Broadcasting is a brutal, often unfair business, where looks are valued more than skill.
I feel I’ve done everything late in life. Got married late, and I didn’t do my first movie until I was 31. But in this crazy business, you never know what’s going to happen. Maybe after 20 years of making movies I’ll become an overnight sensation.
Most people in business and within their personal lives move towards complexity. More To Dos. More projects. More products. More meetings. More possessions. More goals. The best – I suggest to you – move in the opposite direction.
I’m trying to have some longevity in this business. If that means not working for a while and just picking the right job, so be it.
For a very long time, I wasn’t thought of as anyone with any credibility in the film world. Everybody is tramping through the swamp every day in this business. ‘I’m worth it, I’m credible – believe me, give me a shot!’ That’s the way I feel on a consistent basis.
Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.
Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.
I deal with creativity all the time. What I have fun with is trying to transform creativity into business reality all over the world. To do this, you have to be connected to innovators and designers but also make their ideas livable and concrete.
I am interested in a lot of things – not just show business and my passion for animals. I try to keep current in what’s going on in the world. I do mental exercises. I don’t have any trouble memorizing lines because of the crossword puzzles I do every day to keep my mind a little limber. I don’t sit and vegetate.
The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.
Employers have recognized for some time that it’s smart business to have a diverse workforce – one in which many views are represented and everyone’s talents are valued. Well, disability is part of diversity.
If I had been thinking business since I was 21, I’d be a rich man right now.
Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, coast for a while, and then have a hell of a close.
Our business is about technology, yes. But it’s also about operations and customer relationships.
The most important decision I’ve made in business? The choices of people I have around me. When I first started I brought everybody with me, my homies from the neighborhood, criminals. I just said, ‘Come on everybody, we made it.’ Then I had to realize we didn’t make it. I made it.
When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were – to the very last minute – a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
Our core values and business ethics will always be paramount in all that we do, and we are always looking to do the right thing and settle claims fairly and accurately.
Where I know I wanna go is being consistent on business, and that’s just making another artist, my clothing line – capitalizing off the moment. I wanna be consistently doing that – capitalizing off every move I make.
School taught me how to do a 9-5 job rather than be a person who wants to start a business.
All lasting business is built on friendship.
Business can be a source of progressive change.
The CIA is made up of boys whose families sent them to Princeton but wouldn’t let them into the family brokerage business.
Money is catching up to the technological trends transforming all aspects of society and business; entertainment, insurance, health-care, gaming, leisure, retail – all commercial and social verticals are going digital – including money itself.
Your billion-dollar ideas don’t show up in the middle of dramatic distraction. They show up when you have the business and personal discipline to make space for your creative mind to flourish.
John D. Rockefeller said that he found friendships based on business to be far more long lasting and profitable than the reverse. I think there’s something to that. A company can end up being very Confucian, where the good of the individual is subjugated to the good of the whole.
The problem is that at a lot of big companies, process becomes a substitute for thinking. You’re encouraged to behave like a little gear in a complex machine. Frankly, it allows you to keep people who aren’t that smart, who aren’t that creative.
Acting is a trial-and-error business. Every actor has a few movies on their resume that they’re not terribly proud of, but that’s how you learn.
In this business, until you’re known as a monster you’re not a star.
Hackers are breaking the systems for profit. Before, it was about intellectual curiosity and pursuit of knowledge and thrill, and now hacking is big business.
During the 1950s, Aristotle Onassis and I formed what grew to be a close friendship and association in several business ventures.
Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.
People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
So often, we leave the selfless side of ourselves for nights and weekends, for our charity work. It is our duty to inject that into our day-to-day business, into the work that we do, to improve corporations, to improve civil society, and to improve government.
My laptop helps me carry on my business functions and stay in touch with my executives when I’m abroad.
People are definitely a company’s greatest asset. It doesn’t make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps.
Girls shouldn’t worry about being the equal of men in the business world.
Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it’s not going to get the business.
I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.
No business can stay in business without customers. How you treat – or mistreat – them determines how long your doors stay open.
You can’t be successful in business without taking risks. It’s really that simple.
No party or event is without a reason. This is how we foster new relationships, open doors, and launch new ideas that create business opportunities, investments, and jobs in the U.S. and Spain.
Your mission is to find a product or service that can positively impact the lives of 1 billion people because that’s the game we’re playing today.
The sooner you accept the fact that you will have both successes and failures, the easier it will be to get your business and personal life headed in the right direction.
The whole business is built on ego, vanity, self-satisfaction, and it’s total crap to pretend it’s not.
If you wait for the right time or the good times to start a business, you wait all your life.
A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.
Now everybody’s got a crazy notion of their own. Some like to mix up with a crowd, some like to be alone. It’s no one elses’ business as far as I can see, but every time that I go out the people stare at me, with me little ukulele in me hand.
I worry that business leaders are more interested in material gain than they are in having the patience to build up a strong organization, and a strong organization starts with caring for their people.
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.
More business is lost every year through neglect than through any other cause.
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business.
I stumbled onto the best profession to heal my childhood: the only one that lets you release and express whatever is ugly and messy and beautiful about your life. We’re in the business of creating human beings. The more we spew, and the more honestly we do it, the better. Try that on Wall Street.
You have to realize that the customer really is king. People who go into more established businesses probably have to be careful not to be casual about that. When you have a brand-new business, and nobody knows who you are, you know you have to work really hard for your customers.
If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn’t any limit to what you can do with your business and your life. Ideas are any man’s greatest asset.
It’s called a pen. It’s like a printer, hooked straight to my brain.
Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
Popularity has everything to do with business and nothing to do with music.
The reason why it is so difficult for existing firms to capitalize on disruptive innovations is that their processes and their business model that make them good at the existing business actually make them bad at competing for the disruption.
The only thing that was economic, I might say, about my music career, aside from the fact that I did everybody’s tax returns in the band, was the decision I made to leave the music business on economic grounds.
I buy when other people are selling.
The way to write is well, and how is your own business.
Nigeria has no business with poverty. With our human and material resources, we shall strive to eradicate poverty from our country.
Free Trade puts consumers at the centre of economic activity. It lowers the cost of imports, which gives people the opportunity to buy more with the same amount of money: domestic producers have to compete with the lowest global costs or invest in new business.
Money is always the least of the problems. It is finding the right business or growing the right business. You can’t do that without the right people.
I’m pretty good at weaseling my way into a job, even if I have no business being there.
Being a top performer – whether it’s in business or on the athletic field – requires grit and tenacity, as well as the continuous desire to become better.
While I have never been more excited about SecondMarket, I have chosen to move on from day-to-day management of the private company/fund business so that I can focus 100% of my energy on our digital currency business.
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.
The building up of a new, far-reaching system of inspection on the question of equal pay, with power to investigate every business in the United States, administered by a colossal new government agency with vast enforcement powers, would not be helpful to women, as far as I can see.
Employees make the best dates. You don’t have to pick them up and they’re always tax-deductible.
Business has to have a seat at the table. Infrastructure isn’t going to be built properly if business doesn’t have a seat at the table. A school is not going to happen if businesses don’t work with schools about what kind of jobs they really need.
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
Modern poets talk against business, poor things, but all of us write for money. Beginners are subjected to trial by market.
Advertising is the ability to sense, interpret… to put the very heart throbs of a business into type, paper and ink.
When did it become a problem to be a small businessman and become successful? The small businessman – like my father, or like me?
You have to respect your parents. They are giving you an at-bat. If you’re an entrepreneur and go into the family business, you want to grow fast. Patience is important. But respect the other party… My dad and I pulled it off because we really respect each other.
The concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has long been used as an effective lens through which to examine the actions business can take toward ensuring mutual long-term well-being and sustainability.
I think business has to be stupider. I want to do really straightforward, stupid business – just talk to me like a 4-year-old. And I refuse to negotiate. I do not negotiate. I can collaborate. But I’m an artist, so as soon as you negotiate, you’re being compromised.
A bankruptcy judge can fix your balance sheet, but he cannot fix your company.
Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without a passion, without business, without entertainment, without care.
Stack the cards in your favour, and in a casino, you’ll get arrested and put in prison, but in business and in life, it’s the right thing to do.
Investing is a business where you can look very silly for a long period of time before you are proven right.
Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord’s Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.
Intuition is the key to everything, in painting, filmmaking, business – everything. I think you could have an intellectual ability, but if you can sharpen your intuition, which they say is emotion and intellect joining together, then a knowingness occurs.
I just want to be master of my own time. It is ironic that someone in the watch business should not be in control of his time.
Having George W. Bush giving a lecture on business ethics is like having a leper give you a facial, it just doesn’t work!
Know your target audience. Always keep them at the forefront of your mind. Understand their lifestyle and what they are looking for. Gather their feedback and use it to tailor your approach. The voice of the consumer is an essential input into the development of any fashion business or blog.
Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart.
What we’ve gone through in the last several years has caused some people to question ‘Can we trust Microsoft?’
I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations.
Business is war. I go out there, I want to kill the competitors. I want to make their lives miserable. I want to steal their market share. I want them to fear me and I want everyone on my team thinking we’re going to win.
I am from Mumbai. I studied at the Utpal Sanghvi School at Juhu and then went to the Mithibai College. I come from a business family, and I am the only son.
What other people think of me is none of my business.
Politeness and civility are the best capital ever invested in business. Large stores, gilt signs, flaming advertisements, will all prove unavailing if you or your employees treat your patrons abruptly. The truth is, the more kind and liberal a man is, the more generous will be the patronage bestowed upon him.
Motion pictures are the art form of the 20th century, and one of the reasons is the fact that films are a slightly corrupted artform. They fit this century – they combine Art and business!
When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars people said, ‘Nah, what’s wrong with a horse?’ That was a huge bet he made, and it worked.
Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
California’s drought affects everyone in the state, from farmers to fishermen, business owners to suburban residents, and everyone has a role to play in using precious water resources as wisely and efficiently as possible.
I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress.
Although it’s easy to forget sometimes, a share is not a lottery ticket… it’s part-ownership of a business.
Brethren, let us mind our own business – that is, the calling the Lord has called us to – to do everything we can to promote the good of the Cause of Truth, and never ask how big we are, or inquire who we are; but let it be, ‘What can I do to build up the Kingdom of God upon the Earth?’
I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God’s business.
If you are in the world of business, that means you are in the business of making money.
The monarchy is foremost a business, and it’s important to them that the British public continue to finance the excessive luxurious lifestyles of the now quite enormous, wasteful and useless ‘royal’ family. I find it very sad.
As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.
Everything I do and everything Pixar does is based on a simple rule: Quality is the best business plan, period.
At the Sahara, the seats are banked and most of the audience is looking down at the stage. Everybody in the business knows: Up for singers, down for comics. The people want to idealize a singer. They want to feel superior to a comic. You’re trying to make them laugh. They can’t laugh at someone they’re looking up to.
I did a business in a box called College Pro Painters. They taught you how to paint houses, how to hire and fire, how to sell, how to deal with customers. You got a one-year franchise. It was the hardest year of my life in terms of hard work. I won manager of the year. It was very successful.
To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business.
Globalization means that business strategy and business ethics cannot be separated from each other.
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
The most dangerous thing for an entrepreneur to do is to actually go into a business that he does not understand fully.
We were re-engineering the entire business and at the same time having accelerated growth. That’s like changing the engine while the plane is in the air.
While digital wallets are paving the way for the future of payments, you still need to assess whether or not they’ll work for your business. If your target audience are less tech-savvy or you’re primarily a cash-only business, it may not be worth investing too much into accepting digital payments.
My mom and dad – they were always there. They were always on the set. They focused on our family life. The entertainment business wasn’t the end-all. They weren’t out to get the next big paycheck or the next big movie. It was about ‘What can we do as a family.’
Extemporaneous speaking should be practiced and cultivated. It is the lawyer’s avenue to the public. However able and faithful he may be in other respects, people are slow to bring him business if he cannot make a speech.
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
Complaining is dangerous business. It can damage or even destroy your relationship with God, your relationships with other people, and even with your relationship with yourself.
Automotive franchise laws were put in place decades ago to prevent a manufacturer from unfairly opening stores in direct competition with an existing franchise dealer that had already invested time, money and effort to open and promote their business.
If you grow up in show business, you look beyond the looking glass. So, all of the surface facades get broken.
Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being.
It’s a diabolical business. I can’t imagine how hellish it must be to be hounded like Amy Winehouse and people like that. I have a little peripheral place on the outskirts of celebrity, when I go to premieres and that sort of stuff, which is as close as I want to get.
It is the artist’s business to create sunshine when the sun fails.
I don’t have family in this business. I had two parents that loved me, that worked 24-7, and this is what instilled hard work in me. So you hear the stories about my upbringing, my religion.
In the military, they give medals for people who are willing to sacrifice themselves so that others may survive. In business, we give bonuses to people who sacrifice others.
Test fast, fail fast, adjust fast.
I don’t really make plans and I just want to be happy and continue with my business and take care of my wife and kids. I want to sit back, relax and enjoy life.
Christmas is over and Business is Business.
We expect all our businesses to have a positive impact on our top and bottom lines. Profitability is very important to us or we wouldn’t be in this business.
If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda, it is all the more important that the public understand that difference, and choose their news sources accordingly.
No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or ‘get rich’ in business by being a conformist.
As a goalkeeper you need to be good at organising the people in front of you and motivating them. You need to see what’s going on and react to the threats. Just like a good manager in business.
I retired from public Business from a thorough Conviction that it was not in my Power to do any Good, and very much disgusted with Measures, which appeared to me inconsistent with common Policy and Justice.
Information technology is at the core of how you do your business and how your business model itself evolves.
Word of mouth is the best medium of all.
My innovation involved taking an idea from the telecommunications and banking industries, and applying that idea to transportation business.
Infrastructure is the backbone of economic growth. It improves access to basic services such as clean water and electricity, creates jobs and boosts business.
The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.
In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can’t help it. It’s the truth.
It doesn’t matter whether you are pursuing success in business, sports, the arts, or life in general: The bridge between wishing and accomplishing is discipline.
I consider a merchant someone who has a certain intuition and instinct, and – very important – knows how to run a business, knows the numbers.
Constantine ‘Costa’ Gratsos had made his fortune as a lifelong associate of shipping icon Aristotle Onassis. He took a liking to me, became my first mentor, and showed me how to swim in the deep, dangerous waters of business.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.
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.
More than 30 years ago, when I had embarked upon the fight against child labour, it was not even considered an issue worth any discussion. It was accepted as a way of life in India, much like it was in other countries. Today, no country or business or society can throw this issue away.
Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner.
I was approached about having my own network many, many years ago. There were some people who wanted to start up a network, and I didn’t want to get that involved in the business aspect of it.
I want tension in my business. Tension creates change. Change is necessary to evolve and prosper. I am never satisfied.
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.
It’s so easy to make things complicated in business.
Sustainability makes good business sense, and we’re all on the same team at the end of the day. That’s the truth about the human condition.
I don’t join the New Atheists. So, for example, I wouldn’t have the arrogance to lecture some mother who hopes to see her dying child in Heaven – that’s none of my business, ultimately. I won’t lecture her on the philosophy of science.
I’ve been in a very male-dominated business for decades. I found, particularly early on, that there’s plenty of room for passion, but there’s very little room for emotion.
Ultimately, who you choose to be in a relationship with and what you do in your bedroom is your business.
I dreamt of running my own business even as a kid, but if not a CEO, I would have probably been a pilot.
Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.
My father told me, never have partners.
The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you’re playing by somebody else’s rules, while quietly playing by your own.
I am personally a big believer that technology is the biggest driver of human development, and if you can use technology to benefit people, then that’s the best business you can have.
I believe fundamental honesty is the keystone of business.
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
If you’re not learning, then you’re stagnant. If you’re stagnant, then you’re not evolving and the business isn’t progressing.
In the entertainment business, the biggest gift you could ever get is not an Oscar, it’s not a Grammy, it’s longevity.
While academic abilities remain integral, it is the work ethics that form the soul of the business.
Silicon Valley has some of the smartest engineers and technology business people in the world.
Rural technology is moving from kind of the back office to where everything, every company – sales, marketing, customer acquisition, new product development, media – all industries are becoming technology industries. And it’s not information technology: it’s business technology.
If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
It is the business of the future to be dangerous; and it is among the merits of science that it equips the future for its duties.
War is big business. It’s a lot of money going to and fro, and unfortunately a lot of angst, and a lot of fear, and a lot of doubt. And eventually a lot of wonderful people, like soldiers, like men and women that are out there trying to do the best they can, they come back being wounded on many levels.
Judges should be in the business of declaring what the law is using the traditional tools of interpretation, rather than pronouncing the law as they might wish it to be in light of their own political views.
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.
I think the high-tech industry is used to developing new things very quickly. It’s the Silicon Valley way of doing business: You either move very quickly and you work hard to improve your product technology, or you get destroyed by some other company.
If you have a business that isn’t growing the top line, it’s very hard to deliver attractive returns to shareholders.
The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks.
The Kingdom is the love of God prevailing in politics, in business, in government, in media. It is all the impact of the laws of God creating a social environment where the strong help the weak, where those who have give to those who don’t. It’s a society where relationships are built on love.
Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.
A healthy society rests on three pillars: business, government and civil society, or non-profits. Each has a distinct and important role to play, and all three need to work together synergistically to create the most value for society.
Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in business but above all… good design must primarily serve people.
I don’t think meals have any business being deductible. I’m for separation of calories and corporations.
All the business of war, and indeed all the business of life, is to endeavour to find out what you don’t know by what you do; that’s what I called ‘guess what was at the other side of the hill’.
There is always space for improvement, no matter how long you’ve been in the business.
If I love you, what business is it of yours?
You have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart.
The success combination in business is: Do what you do better… and: do more of what you do.
My objection to Liberalism is this that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind namely, politics of philosophical ideas instead of political principles.
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.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
No dancer can watch Fred Astaire and not know that we all should have been in another business.
I never trust an executive who tends to pass the buck. Nor would I want to deal with him as a customer or a supplier.
Everyone I put in business, I must’ve taught them something. They all have reaped the benefits of it. A lot of them haven’t done right by me, but it’s all gravy.
The person who I admire most in business is Warren Buffett. He is a long-term investor and has brilliant ideas, and he sticks to them.
Our movements and feelings are constantly monitored, because surveillance is the business model of the digital age.
If anything is good for pounding humility into you permanently, it’s the restaurant business.
In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product, and profits.
The Parisian has his amusements as regularly as his meals, the theatre, music, the dance, a walk in the Tuilleries, a refection in the cafe, to which ladies resort as commonly as the other sex. Perpetual business, perpetual labor, is a thing of which he seems to have no idea.
It is not the business of generals to shoot one another.
Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, ‘Make me feel important.’ Never forget this message when working with people.
The success I have achieved in bodybuilding, motion pictures, and business would not have been possible without the generosity of the American people and the freedom here to pursue your dreams.
If being the biggest company was a guarantee of success, we’d all be using IBM computers and driving GM cars.
A passionate belief in your business and personal objectives can make all the difference between success and failure. If you aren’t proud of what you’re doing, why should anybody else be?
This is our 40th year in business. We don’t have a single penny from outside investors, and we never borrowed heavily from the banks. We have a healthy balance sheet and more credit than we can use.
Each country is different. Keep an open mind, and you will able to find where the niche entry level lies – the areas where there are gaps. You have to keep an ear to the ground, and you can find a business opportunity.
Scaling a business at speed can feel like an out of control roller-coaster.
I love Johnny Cash, and I respect Johnny Cash. He’s the biggest. He’s like an Elvis in this business, but no, he’s never been the rebel.
Our favorite holding period is forever.
Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.
The girls and women of our race must not be afraid to take hold of business endeavor and, by patient industry, close economy, determined effort and close application to business, wring success out of a number of business opportunities that lie at their very doors.
Details create the big picture.
I hate anyone that is involved in the drug business.
Team synergy has an extraordinary impact on business results.
You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.
In the US, there is basically one party – the business party. It has two factions, called Democrats and Republicans, which are somewhat different but carry out variations on the same policies. By and large, I am opposed to those policies. As is most of the population.
The main business of religions is to purify, control, and restrain that excessive and exclusive taste for well-being which men acquire in times of equality.
Your workforce is your most valuable asset. The knowledge and skills they have represent the fuel that drives the engine of business – and you can leverage that knowledge.
There was a point in the late ’90s where all the graduating M.B.A.’s wanted to start companies in Silicon Valley, and for the most part they were not actually qualified to do it.
I think I’m basically a liberal Conservative – I believe in low tax, spirit of free enterprise, and in making sure that we as politicians create the framework for business to produce the dosh that we’re going to need to pay for the poorest. And the longer I live, the more I think that we all have a duty to each other.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.
Carpe per diem – seize the check.
To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials.
Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it’s business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don’t love what you’re doing and you can’t give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You’ll be an old man before you know it.
Steve Jobs is the most epic entrepreneur of all time. He served as a guiding light for any emerging businessperson who wanted to learn how things should get done. He’ll be looked at as one of the best business leaders of all time, and certainly one of the best tech entrepreneurs.
I started studying business and finance in Edinburgh as a backup plan. I was still making music many hours a day, and when I was at university, the electronic music boom started really taking off globally.
Over the long haul of life on this planet, it is the ecologists, and not the bookkeepers of business, who are the ultimate accountants.
Some guys play with their heads. That’s okay. You’ve got to be smart to be number one in any business. But more importantly, you’ve got to play with your heart, with every fiber of your body.
Just really, really believe in what you’re trying to do. Don’t let people alter that. Let people advise you and lead you down paths to make smart business decisions. But trust your instinct and trust that overwhelming drive that made you put all your dreams and everything on the line.
Make no mistake, blockchain will be a game changer, but it is not the answer to every business opportunity or problem.
I have long understood that losing always comes with the territory when you wander into the gambling business, just as getting crippled for life is an acceptable risk in the linebacker business. They both are extremely violent sports, and pain is part of the bargain. Buy the ticket, take the ride.
Like great teams in sports and business endeavors, if there’s a chemistry among the participants, and they truly enjoy fellowship together, everybody wants to be there, stay involved, and just have fun together.
I am a social democrat – I believe in pursuing greater equality and tackling social justice – but… you can’t do that unless you have got a strong economy, unless you have got a vibrant business base earning the wealth that makes that possible.
The Army is into every business in this country. Except hairdressing.
For capitalism, war and peace are business and nothing but business.
Kevin Systrom of Instagram used to work for us as a consultant in the early days of Mint. I knew him a long time ago. Maybe I could have gotten in there. But with photo sharing, I don’t know if there’s an obvious business model. I don’t think there’s a competitive, sustainable advantage.
My advice to new artists is to not follow a trend, but to start one. By that, I mean to not be tempted to do what business people might suggest to you, to jump on the bandwagon, but to be strong.
People will buy anything that is ‘one to a customer.’
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Relationships are personal, even in business, so sharing some of yourself and taking an interest in others helps to build trust and break down walls.
America isn’t Congress. America isn’t Washington. America is the striving immigrant who starts a business, or the mom who works two low-wage jobs to give her kid a better life. America is the union leader and the CEO who put aside their differences to make the economy stronger.
Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.
My basic strategy is to stick to my core business and to my area of expertise.
My philosophy is: It’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me.
In business, I think the most important thing is to position yourself for long-term and not be too impatient, which I am by nature, and I have to control myself.
Camping is nature’s way of promoting the motel business.
When you run a part of the relay and pass on the baton, there is no sense of unfinished business in your mind. There is just the sense of having done your part to the best of your ability. That is it. The hope is to pass on the baton to somebody who will run faster and run a better marathon.
What other people think of you is none of your business.
You can’t take anything personally in this business. Follow your dreams, but there is a lot of criticism. You have to brush it off. Everybody is looking for something different.
Just like football, business is a game of inches, where the smallest advancement or advantage can mean the difference between winning and losing.
The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart.
Positive thinking is the key to success in business, education, pro football, anything that you can mention. I go out there thinking that I’m going to complete every pass.
I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.
My team members are Hector Soto, who is a boxing promoter and Vice-president of Miguel Cotto Promotions. He runs all my business. He was the person that my father left in charge of it all. Bryan Perez is my right-hand man.
Every few seconds it changes – up an eighth, down an eighth – it’s like playing a slot machine. I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million.
What do I mean by concentration? I mean focusing totally on the business at hand and commanding your body to do exactly what you want it to do.
The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions.
I am not yet ready to be Tsar. I know nothing of the business of ruling.
There are two ways to extend a business. Take inventory of what you’re good at and extend out from your skills. Or determine what your customers need and work backward, even if it requires learning new skills. Kindle is an example of working backward.
No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.
If someone asks me what cloud computing is, I try not to get bogged down with definitions. I tell them that, simply put, cloud computing is a better way to run your business.
An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today.
I’ve never felt like I was in the cookie business. I’ve always been in a feel good feeling business. My job is to sell joy. My job is to sell happiness. My job is to sell an experience.
Like sex in Victorian England, the reality of Big Business today is our big dirty secret.
First-rate people hire first-rate people; second-rate people hire third-rate people.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
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.
I believe that starting any business should be as easy as a 10-year-old starting a lemonade stand.
My focus has always been very much on what we’re doing at Red Bull. We can’t control what others do. It’s not our business.
I think everybody has their own way of looking at their lives as some kind of pilgrimage. Some people will see their role as a pilgrim in terms of setting up a fine family, or establishing a business inheritance. Everyone’s got their own definition. Mine, I suppose, is to know myself.
There is an old show business saying which warns never to work with animals or children, but nobody prepared me for Molly Meldrum.
I wear two hats. The one is business and increasing my shareholders’ value; the other is social responsibility.
Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a new dance step – it is an old business procedure.
Public school was never in business to produce Thoreau. It is in business to produce a man like Richard Nixon and, even more, a population like the one which could elect him.
My husband changed jobs so fast that I simply never knew what business he was in.
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.
If you create something, you don’t want someone else to go and profit from it; you have your right to make a living and everything. So I respect copyright. What I don’t respect is copyright extremism. And I what I don’t respect is a business model that encourages piracy.
Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness.
Only a few years after building a federal system that cleared the way for equal opportunity, Republicans faced a racist and xenophobic backlash against an active government – and they folded. By the 1880s, the party’s leaders had abandoned their message of opportunity and tied themselves to big business.
There is no health without mental health; mental health is too important to be left to the professionals alone, and mental health is everyone’s business.
If you’re trying to create a company, it’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.
When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, ‘You’re gonna have to move, you’re blocking a fire exit.’ As though if there was a fire, I wasn’t gonna run. If you’re flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.
‘The bigtime for you is just around the corner.’ They told me that first in 1952 – boy, it’s been a long corner. If I don’t hit the bigtime in the next 25 or 30 years, I’m gonna pack in the music business and become a full-time gigolo.
We must get into the picture business. This is a new industry and a gold mine. it looks like another telephone industry.
Like the Internet, Bitcoin will change the way people interact and do business around the world.
You have to be cynical because this is a business. Everyone is making money out of you.
Nowadays, business is all about productivity – and our folks produce.
Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.
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.
A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.
Ethics or simple honesty is the building blocks upon which our whole society is based, and business is a part of our society, and it’s integral to the practice of being able to conduct business, that you have a set of honest standards.
Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and more fit for new projects than for settled business.
A successful economic development strategy must focus on improving the skills of the area’s workforce, reducing the cost of doing business and making available the resources business needs to compete and thrive in today’s global economy.
It is clearly better that property should be private, but the use of it common; and the special business of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition.
The movies are the only business where you can go out front and applaud yourself.
It is indeed true that the stock market can forecast the business cycle.
The Internet is the Viagra of big business.
My definition of a ‘friend’ is, coming from Chicago, someone who says, ‘Yeah, sure. You know what? Let’s talk about what we can talk about. Let’s help each other out. Your politics are none of my business.’
Networking is all about connecting with people. But then again, isn’t that what life is about? The more time you can find to get out of the office and build true friendships, the farther your startup will go. Entrepreneurs need to remember to spend as much time working on their business as they do in their business.
When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact.
One of the fun things about venture capital is you are constantly learning new ideas and strategies from one business and then applying them to others.
Starting a business is not for everyone. Starting a business – I’d say, number one is have a high pain threshold.
I enjoy moving. I like to be in a new place. Settling down doesn’t appeal to me much. I like the whole business of it. And I love the first night in the new place.
Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time. Sometimes it will be ahead, other times it will be behind. But brand is simply a collective impression some have about a product.
If you want to avoid criticism, then you shouldn’t be a historian, because historians are trying to understand and explain. If you’re trying to please people, then you should go into the fashion business, or the candy business.
I don’t think it’s a good idea to plan to sell a company.
Trust is the lubrication that makes it possible for organizations to work.
I went to art school in Chicago for a year at Columbia College. I had this whole master plan of getting into sustainable development and green architecture and construction, so I wanted to go to business school and then get my masters in construction and development.
Being in the consumer business helps us groom talent in areas like marketing, finance and logistics. We can benchmark our outsourcing business to our consumer business and its best practices.
If you can’t turn yourself into your customer, you probably shouldn’t be in the ad writing business at all.
Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do.
As Canadians who proudly demand the equal treatment of minorities, religious freedom, gender equality and basic human rights for its citizens – allowing our political leaders to shamefully ignore these values in the name of business abroad, falls short of the high standard we rightfully set for ourselves.
With success comes responsibility of playing your part, to do what you can to help not only those that helped you get to where you’re at, but the future of who’s going to be playing a part of your business and everything you do in your entire career.
No one escapes the long arm of the law, they are a business, they are very good at what they do and eventually they will catch up with you.
People who achieve the highest levels of success – whether in business or in raising families or simply in discovering fulfillment and satisfaction and purpose in life – are those who place their focus on other people rather than themselves.
If you go back, ‘The Great Gatsby’ would be a portrait of the rich and fortune made by business.
I had a band with David Gates. There was just a lot of opportunity at that time. But I left for Los Angeles the week after I graduated high school, and I actually left to try to get into the advertising business. That was really why I went out to L.A. My music career was almost an accident.
The opportunity is often lost by deliberating.
Most of the trouble in this world has been caused by folks who can’t mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has.
Justice means minding one’s own business and not meddling with other men’s concerns.
If you’re doing business, not that simple to only buy. You have to create something. You have to create something that never exist for the future.
Golf isn’t just my business, it’s my hobby.
Successful technologies often begin as hobbies. Jacques Cousteau invented scuba diving because he enjoyed exploring caves. The Wright brothers invented flying as a relief from the monotony of their normal business of selling and repairing bicycles.
When I first started out in the entertainment business, I made a list of people I thought it would be good to meet. Not people who could give me a job or a deal, but people who could shake me up, teach me something, challenge my ideas about myself and the world.
Payments is a hard business. It’s a messy business, with not necessarily the largest of margins.
Our decision to close on Sunday was our way of honoring God and of directing our attention to things that mattered more than our business.
I think young writers should get other degrees first, social sciences, arts degrees or even business degrees. What you learn is research skills, a necessity because a lot of writing is about trying to find information.
Ask five economists and you’ll get five different answers – six if one went to Harvard.
Small business is America’s engine of job creation.
An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.
The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business.
When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder.
People don’t realize that we, we meaning people in show business, have the same problems as everyone else. Money doesn’t change that. Fame doesn’t change that. Sometimes that brings on more problems. You know, it’s just a different kind of problems.
The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.
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.
Follow sound business trends, not fashion trends.
If your business keeps you so busy that you have no time for anything else, there must be something wrong, either with you or with your business.
My background was computer science and business school, so eventually I worked my way up where I was running product groups – development, testing, marketing, user education.
A business like an automobile, has to be driven, in order to get results.
We’re not uncomfortable with it, and we’ve already been through enough of the music business where I’m not really worried that commercial success is going to in some way – we’re already past saving, you know what I mean? It’s too late for us.
I come from a family of business people, but I had the idea I wanted to become an artist.
One’s mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.
I think if we get freedom for women, then they are probably going to do a lot of things that I wish they wouldn’t do. But it seems to me that isn’t our business to say what they should do with it. It is our business to see that they get it.
Steve Jobs once asked me for some advice about retail, but I said, ‘I am not sure at all we are in the same business.’
No one has a greater asset for his business than a man’s pride in his work.
‘In Search of Excellence’ – even the title – is a reminder that business isn’t dry, dreary, boring, or by the numbers. Life at work can be cool – and work that’s cool isn’t confined to Tiger Woods, Yo-Yo Ma, or Tom Hanks. It’s available to all of us and any of us.
I love producing. I am loving doing that. I think that is my most natural space in the business. I just love producing or editing and that’s where I thrive.
I don’t want to do business with those who don’t make a profit, because they can’t give the best service.
Design has always been at the heart of our business.
The goal is not to do business with everybody who needs what you have. The goal is to do business with people who believe what you believe.
People think I am a workaholic but I just love business.
When a team takes ownership of its problems, the problem gets solved. It is true on the battlefield, it is true in business, and it is true in life.
The good Lord didn’t see fit to put oil and gas only where there are democratically elected regimes friendly to the United States. Occasionally we have to operate in places where, all considered, one would not normally choose to go. But we go where the business is.
One of biggest lies in politics is the lie that Republicans are the party of big business. Big business does great with big government. Big business is very happy to climb in bed with big government. Republicans are and should be the party of small business and of entrepreneurs.
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
Without our customers, we don’t have a business.
An organization, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it.
The prison-industrial complex and the military-industrial complex are here with us and are multi-billion dollar enterprises. We can make more money off the kid in Compton if he’s a criminal instead of a scholar. It’s business.
If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help… Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business – you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.
In this business it takes time to be really good – and by that time, you’re obsolete.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.
There is something sinister, something quite biographical about what I do – but that part is for me. It’s my personal business. I think there is a lot of romance, melancholy. There’s a sadness to it, but there’s romance in sadness. I suppose I am a very melancholy person.
White shall not neutralize the black, nor good compensate bad in man, absolve him so: life’s business being just the terrible choice.
You have to understand that every negotiation isn’t about taking everything off the table. It’s cliche, but you have to try and make sure the other side feels good and you feel good. Because in my business, when I make a deal, it just means once we’re done negotiating, we have to go off and work together.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
If you don’t understand the details of your business you are going to fail.
You can hype a questionable product for a little while, but you’ll never build an enduring business.
I learned this early on in the variety business: You’ve got to give folks responsibility, you’ve got to trust them, and then you’ve got to check on them.
The best in business have boundless curiosity and open minds.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
Sustainability includes how you run your business, and my bottom line includes how you treat your people. Sustainability starts with your staff.
When I hear people debate the ROI of social media? It makes me remember why so many business fail. Most businesses are not playing the marathon. They’re playing the sprint. They’re not worried about lifetime value and retention. They’re worried about short-term goals.
There is no time and space in the digital world. People chat and collaborate through social networks. Cultural icons garner millions of fans online in locations they have often never been themselves. The boundary between public and private life is now everyone’s business.
Music is spiritual. The music business is not.
Government in the U.S. today is a senior partner in every business in the country.
The stock market is a giant distraction from the business of investing.
So how does the machine work that you have a financial crisis? How does deleveraging work – what is the nature of that machine? And what is human nature, and how do you raise a community of people to run a business?
Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does.
What helps people, helps business.
Succeeding in business is not just about making money.
Learning in a face-to-face human community, as humans have evolved to do over hundreds of thousands of years, may always be the ideal – especially in an endeavor that is as relationship-driven as business.
I am just absolutely convinced that the best formula for giving us peace and preserving the American way of life is freedom, limited government, and minding our own business overseas.
‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
For me, the winning strategy in any start-up business is, ‘Think big but start small.’
If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.
The most important characteristics you need to succeed in business are resilience, determination and persistence.
I don’t care what straight people do, I don’t care what gay people do. I don’t care what nobody do. That’s they business. I just care about what I do. You know what I’m saying?
The NRA is funded by weapons manufacturers, and those same manufacturers know that they stand to lose some business if we pass common-sense gun legislation. As a result, the NRA contributes money to politicians to ensure that gun control never happens.
The purpose of a business is to create a customer.
Your own business growth and success depends on many things, and along that growing path, you are going to have to concede certain responsibilities and activities – whether for your accounting, your production, or day-to-day management.
Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.
The reality of life is, if you have a bagel shop and everybody is pouring into the doughnut shop across the street, if you want to stay in business, you start selling doughnuts.
The best way to look at any business is from the standpoint of the clients.
Business is the salt of life.
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.
Profit is not the legitimate purpose of business. The legitimate purpose of business is to provide a product or service that people need and do it so well that it’s profitable.
I never called my work an ‘art’. It’s part of show business, the business of building entertainment.
Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
We’ve always operated on the thesis that a company can have a personality, that people can be themselves, and be very successful in business at the same time.
The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation.
The fiesta of soccer, a feast for the legs that play and the eyes that watch, is much more than a big business run by overlords from Switzerland. The most popular sport in the world wants to serve the people who embrace it.
The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you.
In the commercial world, you have this problem that the amount of research you can do in a company is based on how well your current business is going, whereas there actually should be an inverse relationship: when things are going worse, you should do more research.
I got two stores, two streetwear stores, at home. Have to tend to those. Play Cloths. Have to tend to that business.
I do believe that any successful business starts from the top and works its way down.
I think that New York is not the cultural centre of America, but the business and administrative centre of American culture.
I am not an economist… I am not a business technician. I am a revolutionary, and I do what is right for an economic revolutionary.
It’s not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts.
People always think women meet us in the hotel lobby, but it’s the opposite. The majority of the time, you go out to eat with your teammates, then rest for the next day’s game. It’s not a vacation – most guys view the road as a business trip.
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 great business of life is to be, to do, to do without and to depart.
In day-to-day commerce, television is not so much interested in the business of communications as in the business of delivering audiences to advertisers. People are the merchandise, not the shows. The shows are merely the bait.
No partnership between two independent companies, no matter how well run, can match the speed, effectiveness, responsiveness and efficiency of a solely owned company.
Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.
You could have everything right but be in the wrong place. You think your business is no good, but really, the problem is your place is no good.
I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting. But it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously.
Everybody’s business is nobody’s business, and nobody’s business is my business.
There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!
I am a graduate in business management with specialisation in finance, and I love accounts!
Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.
I think that if you can achieve a balance, then you appease a lot of yourself and your career and what it takes to maintain in this business for a while.
Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers. It tells people to go out and stick their noses in other people’s business.
People are the core of every business. Businesses are based on relationships, and relationships are based on people. I would go to an average restaurant run by amazing people over an outstanding restaurant run by awful people.
There is a simple rule here, a rule of legislation, a rule of business, a rule of life: beyond a certain point, complexity is fraud. You can apply that rule to left-wing social programs, but you can also apply that rule to credit derivatives, hedge funds, all the rest of it.
I think that in any group activity – whether it be business, sports, or family – there has to be leadership or it won’t be successful.
Let me remind you that credit is the lifeblood of business, the lifeblood of prices and jobs.
If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it.
Politics is show business for ugly people.
There is an immutable conflict at work in life and in business, a constant battle between peace and chaos. Neither can be mastered, but both can be influenced. How you go about that is the key to success.
Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.
The television business is based on managed dissatisfaction. You’re watching a great television show you’re really wrapped up in? You might get 50 minutes of watching a week and then 18,000 minutes of waiting until the next episode comes along.
No one on his deathbed ever said, I wish I had spent more time on my business.
Go to your business, pleasure, whilst I go to my pleasure, business.
Creating a strong company culture isn’t just good business. It’s the right thing to do, and it makes your company better for all stakeholders – employees, management, and customers.
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.
I got to work with one of my heroes, Johnny Depp, and to see how he goes about business, which was really inspiring for me at this stage in my career.
Finding good partners is the key to success in anything: in business, in marriage and, especially, in investing.
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
Business is in itself a power.
When sustainability is viewed as being a matter of survival for your business, I believe you can create massive change.
I keep lot of my opinions to myself. My grandfather, who was a gravedigger, told me one day, ‘Son, the next time you go by the cemetery, remember that a third of the people are in there because they got into other people’s business.’
A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.
Start a part-time business and make as many mistakes as you possibly can while you still have your daytime job.
My happiness is not dictated on this business. Once I realized that, everything kind of changed.
I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for – getting paid for doing what you love.
Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn’t always have to be their top priority.
I believe in family values, and I believe that we all ought to be able to have a family and marry if you want to. I don’t think the government should be in that business of denying people the fundamental right to marry.
I’m not saying I’m wealthy. The best thing that ever happened to me in that context was turning everything over to Rita. And the business people. I am on a leash. That’s not the end of the world.
My father, Beric, ran a joinery business and owned two factories.
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.
In the business world and the volunteer world, each job has certain requirements that must be met in order for that job to be done properly and for that organization to survive and prosper.
If we must have a tyrant, let him at least be a gentleman who has been bred to the business, and let us fall by the axe and not by the butcher’s cleaver.
Any business today that embraces the status quo as an operating principle is going to be on a death march.
When you’re young, you look at television and think, there’s a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realize that’s not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want.
The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out, starting with himself.
The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.
If there’s one thing that’s certain in business, it’s uncertainty.
What other people think about me is not my business.
A manager doesn’t hear the cheers.
Never argue with a profit.
In business or in life, don’t follow the wagon tracks too closely.
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.
In both business and personal life, I’ve always found that travel inspires me more than anything else I do. Evidence of the languages, cultures, scenery, food, and design sensibilities that I discover all over the world can be found in every piece of my jewelry.
Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you; it will never come. But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business, you’ll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap.
Indomitable perseverance in a business, properly understood, always ensures ultimate success.
Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.
The true measure of the value of any business leader and manager is performance.
I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
Jerry Ormand was already a legendary Texas oilman when I met him. Yet he took the time to introduce me to the fine points of the oil business and how to survive and prosper amid the chaos of a rough-and-tumble industry.
Good design is good business.
If you help a chicken out of an egg, most of the time that bird will die. If you help a moth out of a cocoon, it’ll die because they don’t go through that struggle and maturation. I can give you a fish for the day and you’ll eat a day, but if I teach you to fish, you’ll eat for a lifetime. Maybe even start a business.
I don’t create companies for the sake of creating companies, but to get things done.
Managing forests, rivers, grasslands, and coral reefs in sustainable ways makes them more resilient and increases their ability to absorb greenhouse gases, which is good for business.
My parents divorced. There was the usual awkward business of going between them, but I was mostly with my mother. She remarried to a Greek painter Nico Ghika, so we were always around artists and intellectuals.
The biggest part of my job now is to quickly develop successors, and around the world I am working to develop new business leaders in the company.
The main business of a lawyer is to take the romance, the mystery, the irony, the ambiguity out of everything he touches.
We don’t seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business?
There will always be a business cycle, and white-collar workers will get hit in the next recession like they always do in recessions.
The known is finite, the unknown infinite; intellectually we stand on an islet in the midst of an illimitable ocean of inexplicability. Our business in every generation is to reclaim a little more land, to add something to the extent and the solidity of our possessions.
Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own business.
To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
Specialized management courses are useful but should come well after the complexity of management and business are understood.
It’s OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket.
Run a home like you would a small business and treat it with the same seriousness.
I have accomplished my childhood dream: to be in show business. Everybody should be so lucky to have their dreams come true. I’ve been truly blessed.
Everyone is your best friend when you are successful. Make sure that the people that you surround yourself with are also the people that you are not afraid of failing with.
Government ‘help’ to business is just as disastrous as government persecution… the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.
The characteristic of great innovators and great companies is they see a space that others do not. They don’t just listen to what people tell them; they actually invent something new, something that you didn’t know you needed, but the moment you see it, you say, ‘I must have it.’
I am into the candle business, have a home store, The White Window, and interior designing is my primary occupation, though writing now seems to have become better known.
In almost every profession – whether it’s law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business – people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust, we are all worse off for it.
Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.
One of the challenges in networking is everybody thinks it’s making cold calls to strangers. Actually, it’s the people who already have strong trust relationships with you, who know you’re dedicated, smart, a team player, who can help you.
Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.
Effective philanthropy requires a lot of time and creativity – the same kind of focus and skills that building a business requires.
It’s all about having a product that you’re proud of and coming to work every day. Those basic building blocks are the same in any business.
I decided that there was only one place to make money in the mutual fund business, as there is only one place for a temperate man to be in a saloon: behind the bar and not in front of it.
Kitty Wells was the first and only Queen of Country Music, no matter what they call the rest of us. She was a great inspiration to me as well as every other female singer in the country music business. In addition to being a wonderful asset to country music, she was a wonderful woman.
Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.
Regrets are something you can’t really have as an actor, because ultimately you’ll end up destroying yourself… there’s a lot of disappointment in this business.
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
The more you drive positive change, the more enhanced your business model.
Dad always said, ‘Get a degree and do something on your own before you start movies.’ He always kept me grounded, telling me the realities of the business and the struggles even the legends had to go through.
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.
If you can build a business up big enough, it’s respectable.