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You cant 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.
Steve Ross Category: Business
If we are to have a stabilized market demand selling pressure should be maintained ... perhaps increased ...at the first sign of a decline in business. I know of no single way business managers can do more to stabilize market demand than through greater stabilization of sales and advertising expenditures.
Paul G. Hoffman Category: Business
We have yet to find a significant case where the company did not move in the direction of the chief executives home.
Ken Patton Category: Business
In war the stronger overcomes the weaker. In business the stronger imparts strength to the weaker.
Claude Frederic Bastiat Category: Business
The incestuous relationship between government and big business thrives in the dark.
Jack Anderson Category: Business
Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art.
Andy Warhol Category: Business
Keep thy shop and thy shop will keep thee. Light gains make heavy purses.
George Chapman Category: Business
You generally hear that what a man doesnt know doesnt hurt him but in business what a man doesnt know does hurt.
E. St. Elmo Lewis Category: Business
A dinner lubricates business.
Lord Stowell Category: Business
Business dispatched is business well done But business hurried is business ill done.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton Category: Business
Business more than any other occupation is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation an instinctive exercise in foresight.
Henry R. Luce Category: Business
As a small businessperson you have no greater leverage than the truth.
John Greenleaf Whittier Category: Business
No business which depends for its existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Category: Business
Anybody can cut prices but it takes brains to make a better article.
Alice Hubbard Category: Business
A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things as in a vision a dream of the whole thing.
Charles Michael Schwab Category: Business
As long as youre green youre growing; as soon as youre ripe you start to rot.
Ray Kroc Category: Business
You can make more friends in two months by becoming genuinely interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Dale Carnegie Category: Business
Lets form multi-disciplinary task forces to reengineer our core processes until were a world class organization.
Ratbert Category: Business
To prosper soundly in business you must satisfy not only your customers but you must lay yourself out to satisfy also the men who make your product and the men who sell it.
Harry Bassett Category: Business
My son is now an entrepreneur. Thats what youre called when you don't have a job.
Ted Turner Category: Business
American business can out-think out-work out-perform any nation in the world. But we cant beat the competition if we don't get in the ball game.
George Herbert Walker Bush Category: Business
Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.
Sir Walter Scott Category: Business
Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.
Stanislaw Lem Category: Business
Business was his aversion; Pleasure was his business.
Maria Edgeworth Category: Business
Never shrink from doing anything which your business calls you to do. The man who is above his business may one day find his business above him.
Drew Category: Business
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
Ambrose Bierce Category: Business
The difference in companies is people. I would rather have a first-class manager running a second-rate business than a second-class manager running a first-rate business.
Jack E. Reichert Category: Business
The business of America is business.
John Calvin Coolidge Category: Business
The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.
Aristotle Onassis Category: Business
It takes more than Capital to swing business. Youve got to have the A. I. D. degree to get byAdvertising Initiative and Dynamics.
Ren Mulford Jr. Category: Business
Harold B. Lee Category: Business
There is no better ballast for keeping the mind steady on its keel and saving it from all risk of crankiness than business.
James Russell Lowell Category: Business
Every great man of business has got somewhere a touch of the idealist in him.
Woodrow Wilson Category: Business
Talk of nothing but business and dispatch that business quickly.
Aldus Manutius Category: Business
We rail at trade but the historian of the world will see that it was the principle of liberty; that it settled America and destroyed feudalism and made peace and keeps peace; that it will abolish slavery.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Category: Business
What synchronism means to a clock a convention means to our organization; it enables those of us who are behind to catch up and get in step with the others.
Thomas J. Watson Category: Business
If you bet on a horse thats gambling. If you bet you can make three spades thats entertainment. If you bet cotton will go up three points thats business. See the difference?
William F. (Blackie) Sherrod Category: Business
We demand that big business give people a square deal; in return we must insist that when anyone engaged in big business honestly endeavors to do right he shall himself he given a square deal.
Theodore Roosevelt Category: Business
I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes and not rather a new wearer of clothes.
Henry David Thoreau Category: Business
Business without profit is not business any more than a pickle is candy.
Charles F. Abbott Category: Business
Those who believe that we have reached the limit of business progress and employment opportunity in this country are like the farmer who had two windmills and pulled one down because he was afraid there was not enough wind for both.
Morris S. Tremaine Category: Business
The first mistake in public business is the going into it.
Benjamin Franklin Category: Business
Don't steal; thou'lt never thus compete successfully in business. Cheat.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce Category: Business
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business.
Henry Ford Category: Business
Success or failure in business is caused more by mental attitude than by mental capacities.
Walter Dill Scott Category: Business
Honest businessmen should be protected from the unscrupulous consumer.
Lestor G. Maddox Category: Business
He who thinks his place below him will certainly be below his place.
Saville Category: Business
Where wealth and freedom reign contentment fails And honour sinks where commerce long prevails.
Oliver Goldsmith Category: Business
Theres no place like home theres no place like home theres no place like home.
Frank L. Baum Category: Business
In business as most of it is constituted today a man becomes valuable only as he recognizes the relation of his work to that of all his associates. One worker more or less makes little difference to most big organizations and any man may be replaced. It is the cumulative effort that counts.
W. Alton Jones Category: Business
Markets as well as mobs respond to human emotions; markets as well as mobs can be inflamed to their own destruction.
Owen D. Young Category: Business
Of all the damnable waste of human life that ever was invented clerking is the worst.
George Bernard Shaw Category: Business
Public relations in this country is the art of adapting big business to a democracy so that the people have confidence that they are being well served and at the same time the business has freedom to serve them well.
Arthur W. Page Category: Business
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
John Cleese Category: Business
American business men must learn human nature to the point of accepting as necessary the Rabble Rouser of the Right.... To get fast action somebody must stir millions to genuine anger over conditions which are adversely affecting their lives.
Walter B. Pitkin Category: Business
He who will not apply himself to business eventually discovers that he means to get his bread by cheating stealing or begging or else is wholly void of reason.
Ischomachus Category: Business
The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do.
Roy L. Smith Category: Business
Only a monopolist could study a business and ruin it by giving away products.
Scott McNealy Category: Business
The world of antitrust is reminiscent of Alice's Wonderland: everything seemingly is yet apparently isn't simultaneously. It is a world in which competition is lauded as the basic axiom and guiding principle yet too much competition is condemned as cutthroat. It is a world in which actions designed to limit competition are branded as criminal when taken by businessmen yet praised as enlightened when initiated by the government. It is a world in which the law is so vague that businessmen have no way of knowing whether specific actions will be declared illegal until they hear the judge's verdict after the fact.
Alan Greenspan Category: Business
Business is really more agreeable than pleasure: it interests the whole mind ... but it does not look as if it did.
Walter Bagehot Category: Business
The businessman only wants two things said about his companywhat he pays his public relations people to say and what he pays his advertising people to say. He doesnt like anybody ever to look above beyond or over that.
Don Hewitt Category: Business
Many blunder in business through inability or an unwillingness to adopt new ideas. I have seen many a success turn to failure also because the thought which should be trained on big things is cluttered up with the burden- some detail of little things.
Philip S. Delaney Category: Business
Define your business goals clearly so that others can see them as you do.
George Burns Category: Business
In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most it is the honest man who doesnt know what he is doing.
William Wordsworth Category: Business
In the business world everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
Harold S. Geneen Category: Business
To business that we love we rise betime And go tot with delight.
William Shakespeare Category: Business
A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
John D. Rockefeller Category: Business
I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection. People would say to me: Don't you want to have a normal job and a normal family? I guess that would be good advice for some people, but I wanted to act.
Jennifer Aniston Category: Business
Business is a combination of war and sport.
Andre Maurois Category: Business
The difficulty with businessmen entering politics after theyve had a successful business career is that they want to start at the top.
Harry S. Truman Category: Business
Sometimes during the two-year curriculum every MBA student ought to hear it clearly stated that numbers techniques and analysis are all side matters. What is central to business is the joy of creating.
Peter Robinson Category: Business
I do not believe you can do todays job with yesterdays methods and be in business tomorrow.
Nelson Jackson Category: Business
If you don't drive your business you will be driven out of business.
B. C. Forbes Category: Business
To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.
John H. Patterson Category: Business
I always said that mega-mergers were for megalomaniacs.
David Ogilvy Category: Business
The man who attends strictly to his business usually has plenty of business to attend to.
Unknown Category: Business
The art of winning in business is in working hard not taking things too seriously.
Elbert Hubbard Category: Business
We [Microsoft] don't have a monopoly. We have market share. Theres a difference.
Steve Ballmer Category: Business
Goodwill is the one and only asset that competition cannot undersell or destroy.
Marshall Field Category: Business
The most successful businessman is the man who holds onto the old just as long as it is good and grabs the new just as soon as it is better.
Robert P. Vanderpoel Category: Business
If you can build a business up big enough its respectable.
Will Rogers Category: Business
The success and ultimately the survival of every business large or small depends in the last analysis on its ability to develop people. This ability is not measured by any of our conventional yardsticks of economic success; yet is the final measurement.
Peter F. Drucker Category: Business
Utility is our national shibboleth: the savior of the American businessman is fact and his uterine half-brother statistics.
Mason Cooley Category: Business
The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and influence their actions. A chip on the shoulder is too heavy a piece of baggage to carry through life.
John Hancock Category: Business
When he who hears doesnt know what he who speaks means and when he who speaks doesnt know what he himself means that is philosophy.
Francois Voltaire Category: Business
I like business because it is competitive because it rewards deeds rather than words. I like business because it compels earnestness and does not permit me to neglect todays task while thinking about tomorrow. I like business because it undertakes to please not reform; because it is honestly selfish thereby avoiding hypocrisy and sentimentality. I like business because it promptly penalizes mistakes shiftlessness and inefficiency while rewarding well those who give it the best they have in them. Lastly I like business because each day is a fresh adventure.
R. H. Cabell Category: Business
Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
Henry Ward Beecher Category: Business