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    Maybe we should be directing our anger elsewhere - like toward Wall Street. Why is it we never think of Big Business when we think of welfare recipients? Companies take more of our tax dollars, and in much more questionable ways, than do those who are trying to heat their apartments with a kerosene stove.

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    Meetings are an addictive, highly self-indulgent activity that corporations and other large organizations habitually engage in only because they cannot actually masturbate.

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    Measure what is important, don't make important what you can measure

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    Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.

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    Meetings are by definition a concession to deficient organization. For one either meets or one works.

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    Men who are resolved to find a way for themselves will always find opportunities enough; and if they do not find them, they will make them.

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    Mentally imagine you are buying the business or applying for the job that will earn your fortune. Review each step you'd take, the obstacles you might meet, the difficulties you would meet. Continue imagining each step until you mentally reach your wealth goal.

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    Men, some to business, some to pleasure take; But every woman is at heart a rake.

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    Method goes far to prevent trouble in business: for it makes the task easy, hinders confusion, saves abundance of time, and instructs those that have business depending, both what to do and what to hope.

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    [Mickey Mouse] He 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.

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    Microsoft has had clear competitors in the past. It's a good thing we have museums to document that.

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    Microsoft has had two goals in the last 10 years. One was to copy the Mac, and the other was to copy Lotus' success in the spreadsheet - basically, the applications business. And over the course of the last 10 years, Microsoft accomplished both of those goals. And now they are completely lost.

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    Microsoft has had its success by doing low-cost products and constantly improving those products and we've really redefined the IT industry to be something that's about a tool for individuals.

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    Microsoft is not about greed. It's about innovation and fairness.

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    Men in great place are thrice servants: servants of the sovereign or state, servants of fame, and servants of business.

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    Men of great parts are often unfortunate in the management of public business, because they are apt to go out of the common road by the quickness of their imagination.

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    Mom has the Touch. She knows what flowers go with what occasions, what hors d'oeuvres work with what people. She believes passionately in the power of food to heal, restore, and stimulate relationships, and she has built a following of loyal customers who really hope she's right. If she's wrong, says Sonia, no one wants to know. (Thwonk)

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    Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.

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    Money and power are not your true rewards. Your name, your principles, your impeccable standards, your virtuous conduct, and remains an influence with others long after you are gone.

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    Mom and Pop were proud of my popularity, but from their point of view, show business was no way to make a living.

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    Money is misunderstood. The fact is if you want to be successful - the money will follow you. If you are a doctor, something else will follow you. If you are successful there is an accompaniment. If your goal is just to make money you won't succeed. Money is a commodity to use, not to be dictated by.

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    Mom never quit on me. My only regret is that she didn't live long enough to share some of the money and comforts my work in show business has brought me.

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    Month after month, Wizard Academy equips people who want to make a difference. This is why journalists and scientists and artists and educators and business owners and advertising professionals and ministers are attracted to our little school.

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    More business is lost every year through neglect than through any other cause.

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    Most are engaged in business the greater part of their lives, because the soul abhors a vacuum and they have not discovered any continuous employment for man's nobler faculties.

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    Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior executives make decisions or that only senior executives' decisions matter. This is a dangerous mistake.

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    Most "necessary evils" are far more evil than necessary.

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    Money-getters are the benefactors of our race. To them ... are we indebted for our institutions of learning, and of art, our academies, colleges and churches.

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    Money is kind of a base subject. Like water, food, air and housing, it affects everything yet for some reason the world of academics thinks it's a subject below their social standing.

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    More business decisions occur over lunch and dinner than at any other time, yet no MBA courses are given on the subject.

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    Most entrepreneurial ideas will sound crazy, stupid and uneconomic, and then they’ll turn out to be right.

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    Most men are individuals no longer so far as their business, its activities, or its moralities are concerned. They are not units but fractions.

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    Most innovations fail. And companies that don’t innovate die.

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    Most of our competitors were one-product wonders... They would do their one product, but never get their engineering sorted out.

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    Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.

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    Most organisations say they want creativity, but really they do not.

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    Most people define greatness through wealth and popularity and position in the corner office. But what I call everyday greatness comes from character and contribution.

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    Most people think it's all about the idea. It's not. EVERYONE has ideas. The hard part is doing the homework to know if the idea could work in an industry, then doing the preparation to be able to execute on the idea.

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    Most of the effort in the software business goes into the maintenance of code that already exists.

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    Most processes leave out the stuff no one wants to talk about: magic, intuition and leaps of faith.

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    Most so called FAILURES are only temporary defeats

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    Motivate them, train them, care about them, and make winners out of them... they'll treat the customers right. And if customers are treated right, they'll come back.

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    Most true artists care about music as a pure, passionate art form, but can get caught in the trap of the business. Which, sadly, has now become more important than the artist or even the music itself.

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    Mr. Ward, what is it that the foulest bastards on earth denounce us for, among other things? Oh yes, for our motto of 'Business as usual.' Well-business as usual, Mr. Ward!

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    Mr. Wrigley believed in this: Put all your eggs in one basket and watch the basket. They don't do that today. This is the old-fashioned way I'm talking about. He carried it on to his business. Do one thing and stay with it.

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    Most people never realize that 80% of the work is done before you step in a room. That's why they spend their entire lives grasping for magical tactics instead of changing their entire mindset.

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    Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.

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    Much of the messy advertising you see on television today is the product of committees. Committees can criticize advertisements, but they should never be allowed to create them.

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    Music and the music business are two different things.

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    Music can be so disturbing and frustrating. I mean the business side of it. The actual making music part is fun, but the business side of it is just so out of control, has nothing to do with anything.