Best 5 564 of Business quotes - MyQuotes
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
James C. Collins
In a truly great company profits and cash flow become like blood and water to a healthy body: They are absolutely essential for life but they are not the very point of life
The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake. You can't learn anything from being perfect.
Sales professional is a profession deals with people, it's a people business not a selling job.
The whole purpose of choosing to invest as a career is to let the management be constantly worried about his company and let yourself sip your wine; But the opposite happens.
Pixar is seen by a lot of folks as an overnight success, but if you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.
Without doubt machines will be able to determine the means and avenues to goals, but men will continue to set the goals themselves. For what machine can ever apply the considerations of compassion and justice which, as man's enlightenment spreads ... will enter ever more into the decisions that affect his future ... in the universe?
Twenty years and $40 billion. They seem like good round numbers.
You're not in competition with other women. You're in competition with everyone.
If you're a single man and you happen to be in this business, you're deemed a player. But I don't see myself as a ladies' man.
I don,t just want success for my self ,I want my success to benefit others . Osman Gulum
James C. Collins
If I were running a company today, I would have one priority above all others: to acquire as many of the best people as I could. I'd put off everything else to fill my bus. Because things are going to come back. My flywheel is going to start to turn. And the single biggest constraint on the success of my organization is the ability to get and to hang on to enough of the right people.
Fire the committee. No great website in history has been conceived of by more than three people. Not one. This is a deal breaker.
In Business School they taught us about cash flow, not about corporate politics; about return on equity, not about egos and pride. Oh, there were optional courses on 'Organizational Behavior' and 'Managerial Skills,' but these were a little too bloodless to convey what I learned on the job.
The man who will neither play nor do business unless everything is just to his liking and notions, retards rather than contributes to progress.
Take this guinea then and use it, not to burn the house down, but to make its windows blaze. And let the daughters of uneducated women dance round the new house, the poor house, the house that stands in a narrow street where omnibuses pass and the street hawkers cry their wares, and let them sing, ‘We have done with war! We have done with tyranny!’ And their mothers will laugh from their graves, ‘It was for this that we suffered obloquy and contempt! Light up the windows of the new house, daughters! Let them blaze!
I have begun to publicly declare that the only thing that will enable the poor to emerge from poverty is a decent job. And the primary creators of decent jobs are businesspeople who believe deeply in the free-enterprise system.
Be persistent, be persistent, they say. But please, do not mistake being a pest for being persistent.
A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.
The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.
Let's face it: Most companies in most industries have a kind of tunnel vision. They chase the same opportunities that everyone else is chasing, they miss the same opportunities that everyone else is missing. It's the companies that see a different game that win big. The most important question for innovators today is: What do you see that the competition doesn't see?
It's just such a freeing thing to set these great challenges for yourself, to travel, to learn more about the world, to just go out there and get crazy and get free and get strong.
A great brand is a story that’s never completely told. A brand is a metaphorical story that connects with something very deep – a fundamental appreciation of mythology. Stories create the emotional context people need to locate themselves in a larger experience.
mystify, mislead, and surprise the enemy
Some of us are happy with our African hair, thank you very much. I don't want some poor Indian girl's hair. And I wish to God I could buy black hair products from black people for once. How we going to make it in this country if we don't make our own business?
One of the things I have learned over 26 years in the business is that the most productive place to focus new business efforts on is current clients. Think about it you have the relationship, you have inside knowledge of the company, the people and often, the brand, so it's a much less diverting exercise. Simply put, the odds of getting a higher share with current clients is much better than getting in the front door with new ones.
C. Northcote Parkinson
In the foundation and development of a successful enterprise there must be a single-minded pursuit of financial profit.
Without respect, the subtle alchemy that binds an organization or that serves as the impetus for a business transaction would dissolve into mutual suspicion and hostility.
Quality is free. It's not a gift, but it's free. The 'unquality' things are what cost money.
Social responsibility is a fundamentally subversive doctrine" in a free society, and have said that in such a society, "there is one and only one social responsibility of business–to use it resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which is to say, engages in open and free competition without deception or fraud.
Unfortunately, they develop a fixed mindset that they're the most talented, and they think that continued success is a right. Problems arise because pure talent only works as long as the going is easy. Furthermore, they don't take risks because failure would harm their image of being the best, brightest, and most talented. When they do fail, they deny it or attribute it to anything but their shortcomings.
To paraphrase Einstein, insanity is expecting employees to do one thing while rewarding them for doing something else.
A sure sign of failure for a startup is when someone sends me logo-embroidered polo shirts. If your people are at shows and in public, it's okay to buy for your own employees, but if you really think people are going to wear your branded polo when they're out and about, you are mistaken and have no idea how to spend your money.
Anyone who thinks my story is anywhere near over is sadly mistaken.
Business Empires and Dynasties are not built on Day one, but they will never be built if you don’t start on Day one.
Cricket is a game full or forlorn hopes and sudden dramatic changes of fortune and its rules are so ill-defined that their interpretation is partly an ethical business.
Only move forward with creating a product that will be "above the bar.
You don't need to be a rocket scientist. Investing is not a game where the guy with the 160 IQ beats the guy with 130 IQ.
B. C. Forbes
I have known not a few men who, after reaching the summits of business success, found themselves miserable on attaining retirement age. They were so exclusively engrossed in their day-to-day affairs that they had no time for friend-making.... They may flatter themselves that their unrelaxing concentration on business constitutes patriotism of the highest order. They may tell themselves that the existing emergency will pass, and that they can then adopt different, more sociable, more friendly habits. [But] such a day is little likely to come for such individuals.
With an evening coat and a white tie, anybody, even a stockbroker, can gain a reputation for being civilized
Perhaps the sorrow was not, after all, emanating from the attic, but from her.
Pluck from under the family all the props which religion and morality have given it, strip it of the glamour, true or false, cast round it by romance, it will still remain a prosaic, indisputable fact, that the whole business of begetting, bearing and rearing children, is the most essential of all the nation's businesses.
How you react when your back is against the wall will determine if you see what's actually over the wall.
Haji Ali taught me to...slow down and make building relationships as important as building projects.
If you want to succeed, you've got to be okay to just lose control.
Robert G. Allen
The future you see is the future you get.
Why should how I act in my workplace be any different from how I interact with my family at home? It's making sure the company runs on feminine principles where the major ethic is care.
Robert Louis Stevenson
A Morning Prayer The day returns and brings us the petty round of irritating concerns and duties. Help us to play the man; help us to perform them with laughter and kind faces, let cheerfulness abound with industry. Give us to go blithely on our business all this day. Bring us to our resting beds weary and content and undishonored and grant us in the end the gift of sleep.
Never underestimate the importance of self-belief to transform your own organization, to reassure nervous clients, and to change the future of our business.
I live for the moment. I'm basically a Buddhist-type person. I'm just here right now, and I don't think about what's going to happen a hundred years from now. I try to concentrate on what's going on right now. But I'm really trying to run this company like it is going to be here a hundred years from now. That's what's important.