Best 5 564 of Business quotes - MyQuotes
A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation.
Conquer your customer as you would a woman
Leaders are people who can discern the inevitable and act accordingly. When people talk about business acumen, discernment is a big part of it. It's a bit like gut instinct, but a little more developed.
If there are questions that are unanswered by research, they will be answered by a strategy division, a data-mining group or someone else within the organization. We need to be more effective at collaborating with these groups.
Strategy doesn't change when hard times arrive. Consumers' willingness to try, and to stay loyal, remains, the goal. Winners know this; their brand focus and strategy remains consistent.
SMART Goal-setting will kill your dreams and your Mission!
When you're confident in what you bring to the table, you don't have to chase and beg anyone to sit down and eat.
The trick is learning to frame your new ideas as tweaks of old ideas, to mix a little fluency with a little disfluency—to make your audience see the familiarity behind the surprise.
...one of the most inventive forms of creative capitalism involves someone we all know very well. A few years ago, I was sitting in a bar here in Davos with Bono. Late at night, after a few drinks, he was on fire, talking about how we could get a percentage of each purchase from civic-minded companies to help change the world. He kept calling people, waking them up, and handing me the phone to show me the interest.
It's much easier for me to make major life, multi-million dollar decisions, than it is to decide on a carpet for my front porch. That's the truth.
Agu Jaachynma N. E.
Be positive at all times! Leave out the negatives.
It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.
The keys to brand success are self-definition, transparency, authenticity and accountability.
Nodding your head, saying yeah, yeah and pretending to know things you don't is right up there with one of the worst things you can do when you hire someone to help you and your career.
Earn the Right - Ensure you put this chunk of Sales Tetris in place first and all the other pieces just take their own positions naturally.
In a business society, the emotional economy is an economy of scarcity.
Salespeople need to “Earn the right” to become suppliers more than they ever did before.
If someone talks bad about us, we feel bad. If someone talks good about us we feel good. The question is ,Have we given our remote to others for the way we feel? Live your life in your way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avis named her business Paradise Pastry because she imagined cathedrals. She thought about the stonemasons, glassblowers, sculptors- who gave lifetimes to the creation of beauty. Every sugar crust she rolled, every simple 'tarte Tatin' was a bit of a church. She consecrated herself to it: later, it became her tribute to her daughter and the unknown into which she'd disappeared. She had her cathedral to enter, to console her. Her friend Jean-Francoise, chef at La Petit Choux, said that her pastries would be transcendent, if only she wasn't American.
John F Kennedy
The New Frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises, it is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intend to ask of them.
Achievement results from work realizing ambition.
To invest successfully, you need not understand beta, efficient markets, modern portfolio theory, option pricing or emerging markets. You may, in fact, be better off knowing nothing of these. That, of course, is not the prevailing view at most business schools, whose finance curriculum tends to be dominated by such subjects. In our view, though, investment students need only two well-taught courses - How to Value a Business, and How to Think About Market Prices.
When the business people get done with the arts, all that’s left will be entertainment.
Business is war and your past clients and customer’s great online reviews are your elite soldiers in battle.
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.
Corporations are social institutions. If they don't serve society, they have no business existing
No enterprise can exist for itself alone. It ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others; or failing therein, it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist.
A great opportunity is often hard to be explained clearly; things that can be explained clearly are often not the best opportunities.
Hookers, Hondas and Hollywood all approach customers with a different mindset than the rest of the business world. Whereas most businesses talk about the importance of "customer service," agents, mechanics and people of the night talk about "servicing customers." It is an important distinction, as customer service is generally a reactive process in which professionals and businesses respond to the needs of their clients, while servicing customers involves exploration to discover what the customer needs in order to start firing all the cylinders.
Companies that understand their links with the communities they operate in, and their impact on the environment, are most likely to prosper in the long-term
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
They realize that spending millions to save billions is just good business.
The confidence felt, when dealing with genuine reputation, often outweighs the simplicity of price.
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.
Peter Drucker has pointed out that it is a manager's job to "do things right." It is an executive's job to make sure "the right things" get done. Even the most rigorous eco-efficient business paradigm does not challenge basic practices and methods: a shoe, building, factory, car, or shampoo can remain fundamentally ill-designed even as the materials and processes involved in its manufacture become more "efficient.
Redundancy is my favourite business strategy.
Pleasure and business, unlike oil and water, can sometimes be mixed.
If you can imagine a solution, you can make it happen.
It was actually very difficult., especially during the first five years of the start-up stage, when all the odds seemed to be against us—this is probably true for most entrepreneurs. To succeed, you really have to put your heart and soul into it. (p. 71)
De Philosopher Dj Kyos
There are strong people and there are people who claim to be strong. Strong people can conquer and survive anything , but people who claim to be strong lose and suffer in everything they do. The reason is people who claim to be strong don’t know that being strong it doesn’t mean you should not accept help or ask for help when needed. For them being strong Is faking doing well, holding pain and not crying and doing everything on their own. You are only strong when you admit your situation and on what’s really happening and find ways to deal with it. Sometimes might mean asking for help.
Good economics is good politics.
If we keep doing what we're doing, we're going to keep getting what we're getting.
A successful trader studies human nature and does the opposite of what the general public does.
30% of all people will never believe you. Do not allow your colleagues and employees to work for you. Instead, let them work for a common goal.
It's a fact that more people watch television and get their information that way than read books. I find new technology and new ways of communication very exciting and would like to do more in this field.
Success is not measured by who you are , only by the perception of what others think you are
Kent Alan Robinson
Emails, texts and social media promise the writer the power to be heard…In a society where relinquishing control is viewed as weakness, power is relinquished through every message sent without forethought to the potential consequences.
The web attacks traditional ways of doing things and elites, and this is very uncomfortable for traditional businesses to deal with.
The ugliest spectacle is that of artists selling themselves. Art as a commodity is an ugly idea... The artist as businessman is uglier than the businessman as artist.
If there's a big problem and you've got the right people with you, usually the answer emerges and you do what's the obvious thing to do. I don't think of myself as some great manager or great leader. I've been very lucky to be in the positions that I've been in. I meet a lot of people and I've grown a lot of companies, and I meet a lot of CEOs at big enterprises. I'm always so surprised at how much they seem to know. It doesn't always seem to be correlated to how well they actually do.