Business quotes page 3
My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other's kind of
negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the
sum of the parts. That's how I see business: Great things in business are never done by one
person, they're done by a team of people.
There are more fakers in business than in jail.
Malcolm S. Forbes
Don't spend years trying to find just the "right business" for yourself; don't worry if you don't
get it right the first time. You're not signing up for life and you're not giving up your day job
(yet). Just pick something that gets you excited and get going.
In my opinion, building a business and taking it public, which means selling shares on a stock
exchange, is the ultimate goal of an entrepreneur.
The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed,
alcoholism; it's egotism.
You know, you don't have to have money to be a successful businessperson. You don't need
a college degree. You just need a lot of common sense backed up by a willingness to work
You can buy a person's hands but you can't buy his heart. His heart is where his enthusiasm,
his loyalty is.
Stephen R. Covey
Communication is one of the most vital tools we can harness in terms of building better
companies and better relationships. How you present yourself in person and now through
social media platforms speaks volumes to your character, integrity and frankly, they are
deciding factors for people to determine whether they want to do business with you.
A business is simply an idea to make other people's lives better.
Sir Richard Branson
The Law of Income: You will be paid in direct proportion to the value you deliver according to
T. Harv Eker
One of the principal reasons so many successful people have failed miserably at trading is
that their success is partly attributable to their superior ability to manipulate and control the
social environment, to respond to what they want. To some degree, all of us have learned or
developed techniques to make the external environment conform to our mental (interior)
environment. The problem is that none of these techniques work with the market.
If you don't know how to close, you'll be depending on hope, luck and magic to make money.
So Much Depends On Reputation - Guard It With Your Life
Reputation is the cornerstone of power. Through reputation alone you can intimidate and win;
once it slips, however, you are vulnerable, and will be attacked on all sides. Make your
reputation unassailable. Always be alert to potential attacks and thwart them before they
happen. Meanwhile, learn to destroy your enemies by opening holes in their own reputations.
Then stand aside and let public opinion hang them.
Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.
What is good for our customers is also in the long run good for us.
With all the firings, we ended up stripping out several levels of management. We cut down
the number of people who needed to be involved in important decisions. Initially we did it out
of the sheer necessity to survive. But over time we found that running a large company with
fewer people actually made things easier. With hindsight it's clear that Chrysler had been
top-heavy, far beyond what was good for us. That's a lesson our competitors have yet to
learn - and I hope they never do!
A dinner lubricates business.
Lord William Stowell
Let's be honest. There's not a business anywhere that is without problems. Business is
complicated and imperfect. Every business everywhere is staffed with imperfect human beings
and exists by providing a product or service to other imperfect human beings.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
You have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart.
Thomas J. Watsoon, Sr.
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 M. Schwab
Formula for success: Underpromise and overdeliver.
Anybody can cut prices, but it takes brains to make a better article.
Call it what you will, incentives are what get people to work harder.
Business is more exciting than any game.
Trust and reputation are not discretionary. They are as necessary in business as the people in
whom they reside.
A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
John D. Rockefeller
There is only one boss: The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company, from the
chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.
Business is above all a vehicle for achieving personal and organization greatness. It is for
accomplishing something worthy and noble. Business is an institution that can enable you to
make significant contributions to society.
Always do what you say you are going to do. It is the glue and fiber that binds successful
Jeffrey A. Timmons
In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.
Laurence J. Peter