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Right now I'm just delighted to be alive and to have had a nice long bath.
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I think because I have great difficulty saying the word "no," almost every day's a different 
adventure.
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Although my spelling is still sometimes poor, I have managed to overcome the worst of my
difficulties through training myself to concentrate.
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Most "necessary evils" are far more necessary than evil.
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There's an inherent danger in letting people think that they have perfected something. When
they believe they've "nailed it," most people tend to sit back and rest on their laurels while
countless others will be labouring furiously to better their work.
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I think it's quite great to set yourself a big challenge, and then you've got another reason for
keeping fit.
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Throwing yourself into a job you enjoy in one of life's greatest pleasures.
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A company is people. Employees want to know: Am I being listened to or am I a cog in the
wheel? People really need to feel wanted.
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First and foremost, any business proposal I like must sound fun.
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If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes –
then learn how to do it later.
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Life is a helluva lot more fun if you say yes rather than no.
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As much as you need a strong personality to build a business from scratch, you also must
understand the art of delegation. I have to be good at helping people run the individual
businesses, and I have to be willing to step back. The company must be set up so it can
continue without me.
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Only a fool never changes his mind.
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Unless you dream, you're not going to achieve anything.
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Above all, you want to create something you're proud of. This has always been my philosophy
of business. I can honestly say that I have never gone into any business purely to make
money. If that is the sole motive, then I believe you are better off not doing it.
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Don't think what's the cheapest way to do it or the fastest way to do it. Think what's the
most amazing way to do it!
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We're going where no one has gone before. There's no model to follow, nothing to copy. That
is what makes this so exciting.
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You can never go too far wrong by thinking like a customer who's new to the business.
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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.
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My philosophy is that if I have any money I invest it in new ventures and not have it sitting
around.
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One thing is certain in business - you and everyone around you will make mistakes.
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We look for opportunities where we can offer something better, fresher, and more valuable,
and we seize them. We often move into areas where the customer has traditionally received
a poor deal, and where the competition is complacent.
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My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and
trying to rise above them.
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Find somebody else to run your business on a day-to-day basis.
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I was born under a lucky star, and I have nothing whatsoever to regret. I wouldn't change a
thing about my life.
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Making money never was my incentive. I just want to fight big companies.
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The companies that look after their people are the companies that do really well. I'm sure
we'd like a few other attributes, but that would be the most important one.
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I believe in benevolent dictatorship provided I am the dictator.
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Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress.
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We believe that within five years, 96 per cent of British consumers will have access to the
internet, whether it be through a personal computer, a set-top box or a mobile phone.
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We'd love to be involved with the creation of something very special, something quite large
and something quite exciting.
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You can create a business, choose a name, but unless people know about it you're not going
to sell any products.
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Good brands reflect the histories of the time and the group of people that made them. They
can not be copied. They can not be recycled.
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