Business quotes page 1
There's no luck in business. There's only drive, determination, and more drive.
Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it's not going to get the
Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre.
Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you
promised and easier than you said.
When good news about the market hits the front page of the New York Times, sell.
Bernard Mannes Baruch
Every company has room for the man who has a definite plan of action which is to the
advantage of that company.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things.
And powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose and burning desire, can
be translated into riches.
Never invest in a business you can't understand.
First weigh, then venture.
Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.
To do business with a clear conscience is an attitude that pays. We have to find more time
for ourselves and to regain respect for the environment in which we live.
Serving more people, increasing your customer base and making them more deeply engaged is
by itself good business.
Business goes where it is invited and stays where it is well treated.
Business is full of complexities. That's what makes it so interesting. Anyone who thinks it's
boring hasn't given it much thought.
If you make a sale, you make a living. If you make an investment of time and good service in
a customer, you can make a fortune.
Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning.
Economic power is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward, an incentive,
a payment, a value; political power is exercised by means of a negative, by the threat of
punishment, injury, imprisonment, destruction. The businessman's tool is values; the
bureaucrat's tool is fear.
No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for
Boldness in business is the first, second, and third thing.
I've always felt that a manager has achieved a great deal when he's able to motivate one
other person. When it comes to making the place run, motivation is everything. You might be
able to do the work of two people, but you can't be two people. Instead, you have to inspire
the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.
Business is like a wheel barrow. Nothing happens until you start pushing.
Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.
Peter F. Drucker
Watch the costs and the profits will take care of themselves.
Having a total and seamless system of organization in place gives you tremendous
because it allows your mind to let go of lower-level thinking and graduate to intuitive
focusing, undistracted by matters that haven't been dealt with appropriately. But your
physical organization system must be better than your mental one in order for that to
Good people are found, not changed. Recently, I read a headline that said, "We don't
our people to be nice. We simply hire nice people." Wow! What a clever shortcut.
Always remember, the art of good business is being a good middleman.
Layer Cake, 2004
Quality is simply giving people the product or service they really want and need.
Every person is building a life and thus is really in business for themselves. Think of
as a business; which you must increase. You must not concern yourself with the past but
with the present and future. You cannot go back and you cannot stand still. You must grow
Don't open a shop unless you know how to smile.
The best organizations assign people to jobs in much the same way that sports coaches
music teachers choose exercises for their students - to push them beyond their current
capabilities and build the skills that are most important.
The best businesses are really the ones that combine profits, passion and a purpose.
That's what the marketplace does: it basically disciplines anybody that refuses to