We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Business Quotes from William Wordsworth, Adam Neumann, Peter Diamandis, Woodrow Wilson, Robin Williams. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
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.
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.
Your mindset matters. It affects everything – from the business and investment decisions you make, to the way you raise your children, to your stress levels and overall well-being.
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.
Carpe per diem – seize the check.
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.
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
If anything is good for pounding humility into you permanently, it’s the restaurant business.
If you go back, ‘The Great Gatsby’ would be a portrait of the rich and fortune made by 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.
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.
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.
Meetings are indispensable when you don’t want to do anything.
At the end of the day, we’re all brothers and sisters in God. What people do is none of my business.
Commitment, belief and positive attitude are all important if you’re going to be a success, whether you’re in sports, in business or, as in my case, anthropology.
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.
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.
Without our customers, we don’t have a 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.
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.
Politics is show business for ugly people.
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.
There is no Internet business in furniture or bedding. Zero – practically in the world.
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.
Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
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.
I think the path is different for everybody. Go after the doors that are open to you. That has always been my motto getting into the music business. Do the things that seem to be good opportunities and work hard at it. Try to make good decisions and be nice. Hopefully all of that will pay off at some point.
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.
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.
Word of mouth is the best medium of all.
Small business is America’s engine of job creation.
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.
One of the biggest problems out there that I hear from my friends in the business community is that there’s no lending, that it’s tough to get a loan today.
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.
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.
In this business, until you’re known as a monster you’re not a star.
Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without a passion, without business, without entertainment, without care.
No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.
In business or in life, don’t follow the wagon tracks too closely.
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.
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.
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.
God has blessed me with a wonderful family, a successful business, and outstanding employees. I do not take these blessings lightly.
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.
Corporate executives and business owners need to realize that there can be no compromise when it comes to ethics, and there are no easy shortcuts to success. Ethics need to be carefully sown into the fabric of their companies.
City life is stressful. Everybody is running around like crazy, stuck in traffic jams trying to make meetings, trying to make ends meet, trying to meet deadlines, trying to get kids to and from activities. There aren’t enough hours in the day for all this business.
What helps people, helps business.
Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it’s not going to get the business.
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.
A business like an automobile, has to be driven, in order to get results.
The restaurant business is something that you have to treat like a baby. You have to constantly be there. You can’t trust it to anybody else, because no one’s going to love it like you do.
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.
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.
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.
I come from a family of business people, but I had the idea I wanted to become an artist.
Details create the big picture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t go getting mixed up in the business of your betters, or you’ll land in trouble too big for you.
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.
It’s not hard to get your way when it’s your way or the highway. People either follow suit or they’re not around. I don’t really like the sound of that, ’cause that sounds like a temper tantrum. I’m just very black and white when it comes to my business. There’s really no gray area.
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.
Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
The Army is into every business in this country. Except hairdressing.
It is indeed true that the stock market can forecast the business cycle.
Markets change, tastes change, so the companies and the individuals who choose to compete in those markets must change.
Ask five economists and you’ll get five different answers – six if one went to Harvard.
Markets change, tastes change, so the companies and the individuals who choose to compete in those markets must change.
Every orchid or rose or lizard or snake is the work of a dedicated and skilled breeder. There are thousands of people, amateurs and professionals, who devote their lives to this business. Now imagine what will happen when the tools of genetic engineering become accessible to these people.
The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions.
I am thrilled to join the NBCUniversal family and to have the opportunity to work alongside many of the most talented and accomplished individuals in the business.
The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your relationships. The quality of your business is no different.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
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.
I look at every business and ask, How long can this last? How can I identify the status quo and change it?
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.
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.
Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.
To be the best CEO you can be, you have to be passionate about the business you’re running. And I have true passion for the financial markets and the financial industry.
Companies that grow for the sake of growth or that expand into areas outside their core business strategy often stumble. On the other hand, companies that build scale for the benefit of their customers and shareholders more often succeed over time.
There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!
Good writers are in the business of leaving signposts saying, Tour my world, see and feel it through my eyes; I am your guide.
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 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.
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.
The real business of life is trying to understand each other.
The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork.
It’s so easy to make things complicated in business.
In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.
It had more layers than an onion. These writers meant business. There was a level for everybody. Your major could be celestial mechanics, and there’d be celestial-mechanics jokes.
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.
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.
Silicon Valley has some of the smartest engineers and technology business people in the world.
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.
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
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.
5G goes beyond the regular operator business; it’s a business revolution.
If I had been thinking business since I was 21, I’d be a rich man right now.
The business of business is relationships; the business of life is human connection.
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.
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.
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.
Let me remind you that credit is the lifeblood of business, the lifeblood of prices and jobs.
I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.
We all get into business, and we take a risk in terms of putting capital.
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.
I never called my work an ‘art’. It’s part of show business, the business of building entertainment.
The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.
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.
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.
We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects.
Nigeria has no business with poverty. With our human and material resources, we shall strive to eradicate poverty from our country.
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.
All lasting business is built on friendship.
To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business.
Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do.
Creativity is an import-export business.
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.
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.
Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can’t miss.
Business is other people’s money.
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?
In business it’s about people. It’s about relationships.
Go for a business that any idiot can run – because sooner or later, any idiot probably is going to run it.
The way to write is well, and how is your own business.
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.
It’s not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts.
The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart.
I think big business is a terrible thing for the spirit of the country, as our spirit is the best thing about us.
Victory is a fleeting thing in the gambling business. Today’s winners are tomorrow’s blinking toads, dumb beasts with no hope.
When times are bad is when the real entrepreneurs emerge.
Nowadays, business is all about productivity – and our folks produce.
I think, as a chef and restaurateur, that you have to take care of your business. Otherwise, you’re only as good as your last meal. You have to watch if your food costs are too high, or you could be out of business in no time.
If you can’t turn yourself into your customer, you probably shouldn’t be in the ad writing business at all.
My father, Beric, ran a joinery business and owned two factories.
I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God’s business.
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.
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.
If you don’t understand the details of your business you are going to fail.
Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.
It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.
Continuity is a wonderful thing, and it is a very rare thing in show business.
As anyone who goes into dog-rescue knows, it is not a for-profit business, but the rewards are priceless for me.
Being tall is an advantage, especially in business. People will always remember you. And if you’re in a crowd, you’ll always have some clean air to breathe.
The Golden Rule finds no limit of application in business.
I don’t create companies for the sake of creating companies, but to get things done.
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.
It’s called a pen. It’s like a printer, hooked straight to my brain.
Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.
The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.
Business is in itself a power.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A great business at a fair price is superior to a fair business at a great price.
For most people, creativity is a serious business. They forget the telling phrase ‘the play of ideas’ and think that they need to knuckle down and work more. Often, the reverse is true. They need to play.
What other people think of me is none of my business.
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.
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.
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.
Journalism: A profession whose business is to explain to others what it personally does not understand.
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.
The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason.
There is a difference between what technology enables and what historical business practices enable.
Architecture is a service business. An architect is given a program, budget, place, and schedule. Sometimes the end product rises to art – or at least people call it that.
Information technology is at the core of how you do your business and how your business model itself evolves.
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.
This business is always changing. If you’re going to be a leader, you’ve got to take chances.
If it doesn’t sell, it isn’t creative.
I believe fundamental honesty is the keystone of business.
I am going to enjoy some other things apart from business.
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.
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.
Business can be a source of progressive change.
You have to be just as mistrustful of straightforward rationality in business as you do of a uniquely gut approach.
Business? It’s quite simple; it’s other people’s money.
I don’t think meals have any business being deductible. I’m for separation of calories and corporations.
When I was 9 or 10, I had a ten-cent business: I would walk your dog for a dime, go to the store for a dime, empty your garbage for a dime – and then I could use the money to buy tricks at the magic store.
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.
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.
Like the Internet, Bitcoin will change the way people interact and do business around the world.
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.
As you grow in this business, you learn how to do more with less.
Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man’s starving!
If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it.
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.
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.
An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today.
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.
I am not in the stock market. I am beholden to no one in what I do. If I spend billions on a fashion show, I spend billions. It’s not public. And if I am in the stock market, I am obligated to account for things, and to show what the business is doing.
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.
A group or an artist shouldn’t get his money until his boss gets his.
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 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.
And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.
Make no mistake, blockchain will be a game changer, but it is not the answer to every business opportunity or problem.
A consultant is someone who saves his client almost enough to pay his fee.
Our business is about technology, yes. But it’s also about operations and customer relationships.
The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you.
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.
There is no substitute for accurate knowledge. Know yourself, know your business, know your men.
Farming’s always been my business.
For capitalism, war and peace are business and nothing but business.
The idea that you can create a template that will work forever doesn’t happen in any business. There’s some really, really bright people in this business. You can’t do the same thing the same way and be successful for a long period of time.
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.
If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.
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.
Appreciate everything your associates do for the business.
In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product, and profits.
The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.
We’re in this entertainment business really to give the audience what they want.
To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.
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.
My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration: set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes, cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell, simmer down and go about business as usual.
Getting money is not all a man’s business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.
When you are running a business, there is a constant need to reinvent oneself. One should have the foresight to stay ahead in times of rapid change and rid ourselves of stickiness in any form in the business.
The luckiest person in the world is somebody who is born into a small, shabby-genteel town on a major railway connection with 24,000 souls and a bird sanctuary and whose grandfather owns a farm and whose father owns a business -whose family is mildly prosperous but not rich, which means you can leave the town.
I believe that the Laws of Karma do not apply to show business, where good things happen to bad people on a fairly regular basis.
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.
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.
Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.
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.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.
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.
What we’ve gone through in the last several years has caused some people to question ‘Can we trust Microsoft?’
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.
Duty is the great business of a sea officer; all private considerations must give way to it, however painful it may be.
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.
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.
All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.
Your customers are the lifeblood of your business. Their needs and wants impact every aspect of your business, from product development to content marketing to sales to customer service.
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.
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.
Specialized management courses are useful but should come well after the complexity of management and business are understood.
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.
Our movements and feelings are constantly monitored, because surveillance is the business model of the digital age.
Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a new dance step – it is an old business procedure.
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.
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.
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 find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting. But it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously.
My mom cautioned me not to become a gossip! I was always up in people’s business. People told me stuff… even when I didn’t ask and I channeled my story gathering and good sources into a hunger for the news.
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.
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.
This country-right-or-wrong business is getting a little out-of-date.. History is moving pretty quickly these days and the heroes and villains keep on changing parts.
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
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.
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.
Sustainability includes how you run your business, and my bottom line includes how you treat your people. Sustainability starts with your staff.
Everybody’s business is nobody’s business, and nobody’s business is my business.
In the luxury business, you have to build on heritage.
First-rate people hire first-rate people; second-rate people hire third-rate people.
Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.
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.
I have always said that everyone is in sales. Maybe you don’t hold the title of salesperson, but if the business you are in requires you to deal with people, you, my friend, are in sales.
If you grow up in show business, you look beyond the looking glass. So, all of the surface facades get broken.
Economically considered, war and revolution are always bad business.
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.
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 want tension in my business. Tension creates change. Change is necessary to evolve and prosper. I am never satisfied.
Architecture is not an inspirational business, it’s a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that’s all.
I am happily married to a wonderful man. He is not in the business.
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.
Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!
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.
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.
The consumer isn’t a moron; she is your wife.
It is not the business of generals to shoot one another.
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.
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.
Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart.
It is the artist’s business to create sunshine when the sun fails.
Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
American business has just forgotten the importance of selling.
Succeeding in business is not just about making money.
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.
I don’t want to run around and look at a shot through a monitor. That doesn’t improve what I’m trying to do. I figure, once I’ve done my job, it’s none of my business.
You have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart.
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.
Globalization means that business strategy and business ethics cannot be separated from each other.
Before you can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like one. You must learn how to motivate yourself to counter fear with courage. Making critical decisions about your career, business, investments and other resources conjures up fear, fear that is part of the process of becoming a financial success.
In sports and in business, the greatest leaders are those who make the best decisions in the most crucial of situations. They are the ones who focus their energy on turning tough decisions into winning decisions.
No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or ‘get rich’ in business by being a conformist.
In the entertainment business, the biggest gift you could ever get is not an Oscar, it’s not a Grammy, it’s longevity.
There will always be a business cycle, and white-collar workers will get hit in the next recession like they always do in recessions.
Although it’s easy to forget sometimes, a share is not a lottery ticket… it’s part-ownership of a business.
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.
Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn’t always have to be their top priority.
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.
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.
I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill.
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
The way to be successful in the software world is to come up with breakthrough software, and so whether it’s Microsoft Office or Windows, its pushing that forward. New ideas, surprising the marketplace, so good engineering and good business are one in the same.
The entertainment business remains a business of blockbusters, and increasingly so.
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.
Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.
A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.
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.
Helping doing business easier, we choose the name Alibaba because it is a global company. It is founded in China, but it was created for the world.
We take the hamburger business more seriously than anyone else.
People will buy anything that is ‘one to a customer.’
Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.
Only a monopolist could study a business and ruin it by giving away products.
Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business.
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.
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!
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.
To me, job titles don’t matter. Everyone is in sales. It’s the only way we stay in business.
Herbalife: the customers are fictitious, the business opportunity is a scam, the university degree is a fraud.
I would suggest that faith is everyone’s business. The advance or decline of faith is so intimately connected to the welfare of a society that it should be of particular interest to a politician.
A man should never neglect his family for business.
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 well-maintained physique is a great business card. Ideas and intelligence are what matters, but if you have a well-maintained physique, it’s better.
In business, the idea of measuring what you are doing, picking the measurements that count like customer satisfaction and performance… you thrive on that.
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.
Justice means minding one’s own business and not meddling with other men’s concerns.
Despite their good intentions, today’s businesses are missing an opportunity to integrate social responsibility and day-to-day business objectives – to do good and make money simultaneously.
White shall not neutralize the black, nor good compensate bad in man, absolve him so: life’s business being just the terrible choice.
Infrastructure is the backbone of economic growth. It improves access to basic services such as clean water and electricity, creates jobs and boosts business.
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.
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.
There’s nothing wrong with raising venture capital. Many lean startups are ambitious and are able to deploy large amounts of capital. What differentiates them is their disciplined approach to determining when to spend money: after the fundamental elements of the business model have been empirically validated.
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.
Run a home like you would a small business and treat it with the same seriousness.
Small business is the backbone of our economy. I’m for big business, too. But small business is where the jobs are generated.
Joy is the serious business of Heaven.
Today I can announce a raft of reforms that we estimate could save over 2.5 million police hours every year. That’s the equivalent of more than 1,200 police officer posts. These reforms are a watershed moment in policing. They show that we really mean business in busting bureaucracy.
Design has always been at the heart of our business.
I wear two hats. The one is business and increasing my shareholders’ value; the other is social responsibility.
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.
Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body – the producers and consumers themselves.
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.
We’re in the business of selling pleasure. We don’t sell handbags or haute couture. We sell dreams.
I have learned the hard way to mind my business, without judging who people are and what they do. I am more troubled by the lack of space being provided for the truth to unfold. Humans cannot seem to wait for or honor the truth. Instead, we make it up based on who we believe people should or should not be.
There’s no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can’t do any business from there.
It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises-but only performance is reality.
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.
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.
Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.
Golf isn’t just my business, it’s my hobby.
The primary goal of management education was, as originally conceived, to impart knowledge that could be applied to a variety of real-world business situations.
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.
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.
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.’
If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
In our business, things look like a failure until they’re not. It’s pretty binary transitions.
Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while.
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.
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.
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.
So much of life is a negotiation – so even if you’re not in business, you have opportunities to practice all around you.
Don’t ever break someone’s trust. Once you do, then nobody wants to do business with you.
A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage. It’s my favorite part of the business, live concerts.
Maybe I’m a dreamer, but I think the ordinary guy has just as much right to say ‘This is a good song’ as somebody who is in the music business.
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.
Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What we have to do is support business, but also support our workers with job training programs and with reasonable wages.
There is an old show business saying which warns never to work with animals or children, but nobody prepared me for Molly Meldrum.
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.
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.
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.
Prophesy is a good line of business, but it is full of risks.
In terms of diet, my parents had a restaurant business so I don’t eat any junk food – they taught me to appreciate good food.
You need to be in the position where it is the cost of the fuel that actually matters and not the cost of building the rocket in the first place.
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.
Employers and business leaders need people who can think for themselves – who can take initiative and be the solution to problems.
Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.
If you’re not learning, then you’re stagnant. If you’re stagnant, then you’re not evolving and the business isn’t progressing.
I think the fact that I grew up in show business had a real effect on my personality. If you were born in New York during the golden age of television, and you grew up on Broadway, that marks you.
I just wanted to be a businessman, and to me, the best way to understand business was to be an accountant.
The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.
Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.
An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission.
I’ve always said it ain’t ‘Show Friends.’ It’s ‘Show Business.’
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.
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.
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.
The business of biomedical research is mostly about failure. Few projects we commission will ultimately result in success. But every study we do contributes to the body of knowledge that brings science and society closer to a solution.
Popularity has everything to do with business and nothing to do with music.
Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets.
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.
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.
If you spend your life competing with business men, what do you have? A bank account and ulcers!
I believe that starting any business should be as easy as a 10-year-old starting a lemonade stand.
I don’t think it’s a good idea to plan to sell a company.
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
There’s a lot of pride that business owners have. It’s actually really critical that pride and ownership extends to everyone in the organization. I think of everyone is in the same boat in driving the company forward.
The best in business have boundless curiosity and open minds.
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.
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.
Just because you’re working does not mean you’re making money. That’s two very different things in show business.
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.
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.
Punctuality is the soul of business.
Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.
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.
If you were the greatest, you were the Michael Jordan of whatever business you were in.
The one great principle of English law is to make business for itself.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.
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 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.
The true measure of the value of any business leader and manager is performance.
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.
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.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
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.
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.
Overcoming fear is the first step to success for entrepreneurs. The winners all exemplify that, and the hard work and commitment they have shown underlines what is needed to set up a business.
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.
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.
Sustainable fishing is a fraud. It’s a marketing term that really means ‘business as usual.’
If I love you, what business is it of yours?
Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.
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.
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.
Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, ‘Make me feel important.’ Never forget this message when working with people.
Advertising is the ability to sense, interpret… to put the very heart throbs of a business into type, paper and ink.
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.
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.
I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations of those who were much inferior in understanding to the person who took the lead in the business.
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.
There’s nobody in the business strong enough to scare me.
Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
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.
I’ve always wanted to be in the health and wellness business. I try to encourage people to live a healthy lifestyle.
Our new attitude is how can we put you in front of our customer.
If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them.
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.
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.
Networking has been cited as the number one unwritten rule of success in business. Who you know really impacts what you know.
An economist’s guess is liable to be as good as anybody else’s.
Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.
Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business.
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.
When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder.
So many folks in the venture capital business are sheep that just want to follow the herd. They are momentum investors purchasing highly illiquid investments. That is a recipe for disaster.
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.
Music is spiritual. The music business is not.
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.
On YouTube, women are not just users; they’re creators. They’re learning about business and technology, and having a voice.
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.
Love has always been the most important business in my life, I should say the only one.
The whole business is built on ego, vanity, self-satisfaction, and it’s total crap to pretend it’s not.
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.’
Business today consists in persuading crowds.
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.
I’ve seen up close what can happen when actors talk publicly about their relationships: their personal life gets dismantled. It’s a show business game, and it’s one game I won’t play.
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.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
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.
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.
Ultimately, who you choose to be in a relationship with and what you do in your bedroom is your business.
I just make it my business to get along with people so I can have fun. It’s that simple.
The more people you meet, and the more people you have influence over your business can scale quicker.
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.’
It is usually people in the money business, finance, and international trade that are really rich.
My business is to teach my aspirations to confirm themselves to fact, not to try and make facts harmonize with my aspirations.
The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.
Money is a strange business. People who haven’t got it aim it strongly. People who have are full of troubles.
My success just evolved from working hard at the business at hand each day.
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.