Inspirational Business Quotes

Best selected inspirational business quotes by some famous people of their times. These business motivational quotes will motivate and inspire you and you will be much wiser about the subject.

You can hype a questionable product

If a business does well, the stock eventually follows. Warren Buffett
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Only as long as a company can produce a desired, worthwhile, and needed product or service, and can command the public, will it receive the public dollar and succeed. Curtis Carlson

Inspirational Business Quotes

Quotes About Business
You can hype a questionable product for a little while, but you'll never build an enduring business. Victor Kiam
Quotes About Business
To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart. ~Thomas Watson, Sr.
Quotes About Business
A Business is more exciting than a game.
Inspirational Business Quotes
A man of business may talk of philosophy; a man who has none may practice it. ~Alexander Pope
Quotes About Business
In business, the competition will bite you if you keep running, if you stand still, they will swallow you. William Knudsen
Never say no when a client asks for something, even if it is the moon. You can always try, and anyhow there is plenty of time afterwards to explain that it was not possible. Cesar Ritz
It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises but only performance is reality. ~Harold Geneen
Don't open a shop unless you like to smile. Chinese Proverb
When two friends have a common bank account, one sings and the other weeps. Proverb
Make the workmanship surpass the materials. ~Ovid
Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. This can't be done, except by liars. Bernard M. Baruch
Forty for you, sixty for me And equal partners we will be. Gerald Barzan
A client is to me a mere unit, a factor in a problem. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth. Paul Hawken
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In business, words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality. Harold S. Geneen
I've got to keep breathing. It'll be my worst business mistake if I don't. Sir Nathan Rothschild
If you train people properly, they won't be able to tell a drill from the real thing. If anything, the real thing will be easier. Richard Marcinko
The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals. Adam Smith
You make the best products you can, and you grow as fast as you deserve to. Kenneth Olsen
The business of the country is business. Calvin Coolidge
The most sensible people to be met with in society are men of business and of the world, who argue from what they see and know, instead of spinning cobweb distinctions of what things ought to be. William Hazlitt
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. ~Bill Gates
Customer Quotes
Customers overwhelmingly show appreciation for great service with their wallets. ~Help Scout
Few great men could pass personal. Paul Goodman
It is very vulgar to talk about one's business. Only people like stockbrokers do that, and then merely at dinner parties. Oscar Wilde
And now I saw, though too late, the folly of beginning a work before we count the cost, and before we judge rightly of our own strength to go through with it. ~Daniel Defoe
Frankly, I don't want to see a rapid upturn. I want it to hold until some of these idiotic competitors go bust. Joe Bamford
Business Marketing Quotes
When the product is right, you don't have to be a great marketer. Lee Iacocca
The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism. Harold S. Geneen
Customer Quotes
I don't want to do business with those who don't make a profit, because they can't give the best service. Lee Bristol
Drive your business, let not you're business drive you. Benjamin Franklin
Inspirational Business Quotes
I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business. ~Henry David Thoreau
Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn’t always have to be their top priority. ~William Arthur Ward
The simple opposition between the people and big business has disappeared because the people themselves have become so deeply involved in big business. Walter Lippmann
Customer Quotes
Too many people think only of their own profit. But business opportunity seldom knocks on the door of self-centered people. No customer ever goes to a store merely to please the storekeeper. ~Kazuo Inamori
Honor sinks where commerce long prevails. Oliver Goldsmith
So much for industry, my friends, and attention to one's own business; but to these we must add frugality if we would make our industry more certainly successful. A man may, if he knows not how to save as he gets, keep his nose all his life to the grindstone, and die not worth a grout at last. Benjamin Franklin
Entrepreneur Quotes
Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage. Victor Kiam
Blessed is he who talks in circles, for he shall become a big wheel. Frank Dane
Business Startup Quotes
In a start-up company, you basically throw out all assumptions every three weeks. Scott Mcnealy
Great is the hand that holds dominion over man by a scribbled name. Dylan Thomas
Corporations are social organizations, the theater in which men and women realize or fail to realize purposeful and productive lives. Peter Rena
The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed. ~Henry Ford
Customer Quotes
The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer. Theodore Leavitt
A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes that he has got the biggest piece. Ludwig Erhard
Commerce, n. A kind of transaction in which A plunders from B the goods of C, and for compensation B picks the pocket of D of money belonging to E. ~Ambrose Bierce, The Cynic’s World Book, 1906
Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets. Henry Ford
The selfish spirit of commerce, which knows no country, and feels no passion or principle but that of gain. Thomas Jefferson
The very best financial presentation is one that's well thought out and anticipates any questions... answering them in advance. Nathan Collins
You can’t file a conversation. ~Quoted by Forest Houtenschil
Our marketing strategy is driven by the customer experience, not by "growth hawking." We believe companies should be about fewer games, fewer hoops, and more value. We feel like open content speaks to that. ~Gregory Ciotti
Quotes About Business
Conducting your business in a socially responsible way is good business. It means that you can attract better employees and that customers will know what you stand for and like you for it. M. Anthony Burns
Anything that you do to increase job security automatically does work for you. It makes your employees a closer part of the unit. Roger Smith
Business Partnership Quotes
The poor man who enters into a partnership with one who is rich makes a risky venture. Titus Maccius Plautus
Utility is our national shibboleth: the savior of the American businessman is fact and his uterine half-brother, statistics. Edward Dahlberg
In college, Yuppies major in business administration. If to meet certain requirements they have to take a liberal arts course, they take Business Poetry. ~Dave Barry
Concentrate your strengths against your competitor's relative weaknesses. Bruce Henderson
Get the best people and train them well. Charles Merrill
Compromise is usually bad. It should be a last resort. If two departments or divisions have a problem they can't solve and it comes up to you, listen to both sides and then pick one or the other. This places solid accountability on the winner to make it work. Condition your people to avoid compromise. Robert Townsend
Corporation. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility. Ambrose Bierce
People that pay for things never complain. It’s the guy you give something to that you can’t please. ~Will Rogers
Business has only two functions -- marketing and innovation. Peter F. Drucker
Dealing with people is probably the biggest problem you face, especially if you are in business. Yes, and that is also true if you are a housewife, architect or engineer. ~Dale Carnegie
Work is our business; it's success is Gods. German Proverb
A man's success in business today turns upon his power of getting people to believe he has something that they want. Gerald Stanley Lee
If your advertising goes unnoticed, everything else is academic! William Bernbach
Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. Robert Galvin
There's a lot more business out there in small town America than I ever dreamed of. Sam Walton
People will go right on preferring to do business with friends. Anonymous
Cut your losses and let your profits run. American Proverb
Leisure for people of business, and business for people of leisure would cure many problems. Anonymous
It doesn't matter to me if a man is from Harvard or Sing Sing. We hire the man, not his history. Henry Ford
The absolute fundamental aim is to make money out of satisfying customers. ~John Egan
You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you. Dale Carnegie
Markets change, tastes change, so the companies and the individuals who choose to compete in those markets must change. An Wang
The executive exists to make sensible exceptions to general rules. ~Elting E. Morison
The City's reluctance to take a stand on an issue like the British Gas pay row makes a mockery of corporate governance and shareholders' ability to influence annual general meetings. Institutions should be obliged to make public how they vote at such events. They should be obliged to provide customers with a record of how they vote on every kind of issue. Patrick Donovan
People want economy and they'll pay almost any price to get it. Lee Iacocca
The big will get bigger; the small will get wiped out. Meshulam Riklis
If you can't pay for a thing, don't buy it. If you can't get paid for it, don't sell it. Do this, and you will have calm and drowsy nights, with all of the good business you have now and none of the bad. If you have time, don't wait for time. Benjamin Franklin
We are all manufacturers. Making good, making trouble, or making excuses. H. V. Adolt
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. ~Bob Parsons
Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion. John Welch
It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere. Edmund Burke
You can't run a business without taking risks. Millard Drexler
In business partnerships and marriage partnerships, oh, the cheating that goes on. American Proverb
The right merchant is one who has the just average of faculties we call common sense; a man of a strong affinity for facts, who makes up his decision on what he has seen. He is thoroughly persuaded of the truths of arithmetic. There is always a reason, in the man, for his good or bad fortune in making money. Men talk as if there were some magic about this. He knows that all goes on the old road, pound for pound, cent for cent -- for every effect a perfect cause -- and that good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nobody ever lost money taking a profit. Bernard M. Baruch
It is much more difficult to measure non-performance than performance. Performance stands out like a ton of diamonds. Non-performance can almost always be explained away. Harold S. Geneen
Every corporation has a complaint process that begins with someone telling you that you are the first person to ever complain about this. ~Robert Brault,
Among the worries of today's business executives is the large number of unemployed still on the payroll. Anonymous
In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later. ~Harold Geneen
A consumer is a shopper who is sore about something. Harold Coffin
Formerly when great fortunes were only made in war, war was business; but now when great fortunes are only made by business: Business is war! Christian Nevell Bovee
Women do not win formula one races, because they simply are not strong enough to resist the G-forces. In the boardroom, it is different. I believe women are better able to marshal their thoughts than men and because they are less egotistical they make fewer assumptions. Nicola Foulston
If a fellow wants to be a nobody in the business world, let him neglect sending the mail man to somebody on his behalf. Charles F. Kettering
A verbal agreement is not worth the paper it's written on. ~Bryan O'Loghlen
A man with a surplus can control circumstances, but a man without a surplus is controlled by them, and often has no opportunity to exercise judgment. Harvey S. Firestone
Hire character. Train skill. ~Peter Schutz
The first thing the secretary types is the boss. Anonymous
I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises -- but only performance is reality. Harold S. Geneen
Every man is a consumer and ought to be a producer. Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you don't drive your business you will be driven out of business. B. C. Forbes
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. Sam Walton
Don't forget until too late that the business of life is not business, but living. B. C. Forbes
It is not the employer who pays wages -- he only handles the money. It is the product who pays the wages. Henry Ford
For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation. Charles Baudelaire
It takes more than capital to swing business. You've got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by -- Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics. Ren Mulford Jr.
You can't run a business or anything else on a theory. Harold S. Geneen
No sale is really complete until the product is worn out, and the customer is satisfied. L.L. Bean
Unequal combinations are always disadvantageous to the weaker side. Oliver Goldsmith
For all of its faults, it gives most hardworking people a chance to improve themselves economically, even as the deck is stacked in favor of the privileged few. Here are the choices most of us face in such a system: Get bitter or get busy. ~Bill O’Reilly, about capitalism
I buy when other people are selling. J. Paul Getty
If you did not look after today's business then you might as well forget about tomorrow. Isaac Mophatlane
Show me the business man or institution not guided by sentiment and service; by the idea that ''he profits most who serves best'' and I will show you a man or an outfit that is dead or dying. B. F. Harris
The question is, then, do we try to make things easy on ourselves or do we try to make things easy on our customers, whoever they may be? Erwin Frand
The NBA is never just a business. It’s always business. It’s always personal. All good businesses are personal. The best businesses are very personal. ~Mark Cuban
If we decide to take this level of business creating ability nationwide, we'll all be plucking chickens for a living. H. Ross Perot
Anybody can cut prices, but it takes brains to produce a better article. P. D. Armour
You read a book from beginning to end. You run a business the opposite way. You start with the end, and then you do everything you must to reach it. Harold Geneen Ceo
A criminal is a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation. ~Howard Scott
There is nothing more requisite in business than dispatch. Joseph Addison
Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without. Anonymous
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. Henry Ford
Make every decision as if you owned the whole company. Robert Townsend
Industry is the soul of business and the keystone of prosperity. Charles Dickens
A generation which has passed through the shop has absorbed standards and ambitions which are not of those of spaciousness, and cannot get away from them. Everything with them is done as though for sale, and they naturally have in view the greatest possible benefit, profit and that end of the stuff that will make the best show. Alexander Herzen
Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things. Robert Louis Stevenson
Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the trouble making individual. Mason Cooley
Any business with customers is in the "people" business. ~Help Scout
When developing and designing products that invite people to use them, just do it right from the start and put your heart into it. It’s harder and it takes longer, but everyone wins in the end. ~Michael D. Harris
A vacation should be just long enough that you're boss misses you, and not long enough for him to discover how well he can get along without you. Anonymous
The business that considers itself immune to the necessity for advertising sooner or later finds itself immune to business. Derby Brown
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. Winston Churchill
Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before. Jim Manzi
Goodwill is the one and only asset that competition cannot undersell or destroy. Marshall Field
It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price. Warren Buffett
Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight. Henry Luce
Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions. ~Edward R. Murrow
Stressing output is the key to improving productivity, while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite. Andrew Grove
I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well. ~Alan Greenspan
Quality, service, cleanliness, and value. Steven J. Ross
If you don't do it with excellence, don't do it at all! Because if it's not excellent, it won't be profitable or fun, and if you're not in business for fun or profit, what the hell are you doing there? Robert Townsend
In business for yourself, not by yourself. Ray Kroc
Government in the U.S. today is a senior partner in every business in the country. ~Norman Cousins
If you can run one business well, you can run any business well. Richard Branson
There is no substitute for accurate knowledge. Know yourself, know your business, know your men. Randall Jacobs
Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half. John Wanamaker
Never write an advertisement which you wouldn't want your own family to read. You wouldn't tell lies to your own wife. Don't tell them to mine. Do as you would be done by. If you tell lies about a product, you will be found out -- either by the Government, which will prosecute you, or by the consumer, who will punish you by not buying your product a second time. Good products can be sold by honest advertising. If you don't think the product is good, you have no business to be advertising it. David Ogilvy
Our planning system was dynamite when we first put it in. The thinking was fresh; the form mattered little. It was idea oriented. We then hired a head of planning, and he hired two vice presidents, and then he hired a planner; and the books got thicker, and the printing more sophisticated, and the covers got harder, and the drawings got better. John Welch
The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision. Harold Hook
Successful enterprises are usually led by a proven chief executive who is a competent benevolent dictator. ~Richard Pratt
Business is a combination of war and sport. ~André Maurois
No man tastes pleasures truly, who does not earn them by previous business; and few people do business well, who do nothing else. Lord Chesterfield
You can employ men and hire hands to work for you, but you must win their hearts to have them work with you. Riorio
If each of us hires people smaller than we are, we shall become a company of dwarfs. David Ogilvy
To take something from a person and keep it for oneself: that is robbery. To take something from one person and then turn it over to another in exchange for as much money as you can get: that is business. Robbery is so much more stupid, since it is satisfied with a single, frequently dangerous profit; whereas in business it can be doubled without danger. ~Octave Mirbeau, Torture Garden
To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them. John H. Patterson
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away. Ronald Reagan
Method goes far to prevent trouble in business: for it makes the task easy, hinders confusion, saves abundance of time, and instructs those that have business depending, both what to do and what to hope. William Penn
It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. It doesn’t matter how many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because... All that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are. ~Mark Cuban
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. ~Henry Ford
Most men are individuals no longer so far as their business, its activities, or its moralities are concerned. They are not units but fractions. Woodrow T. Wilson
You have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart. Thomas J. Watson
Let love give way to business; give attention to business and you will be safe. Ovid
Well, I don't know as I want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do. I hire him to tell how to do what I want to do. John Pierpont Morgan
In our factory, we make lipstick. In our advertising, we sell hope. Charles Revson
The more business one has, the more you are able to accomplish, for you learn to economize your time. Sir Matthew Hale
It is almost as difficult to keep a first class person in a fourth class job, as it is to keep a fourth class person in a first class job. Paul H. Dunn
You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough. ~Joseph E. Levine
The novice in advertising frequently gives the public credit, for too much intelligence. Anonymous
To business that we love we rise bedtime, and go to't with delight. William Shakespeare
Treat employees like partners, and they act like partners. Fred A. Allen
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. H. Ross Perot
Don't worry about your physical shortcomings. I am no Greek god. Don't get too much sleep and don 't tell anybody your troubles. Appearances count: Get a sun lamp to keep you looking as though you have just come back from somewhere expensive: maintain an elegant address even if you have to live in the attic. Never nickle when short of cash. Borrow big, but always repay promptly. Aristotle Onassis
What's good for the country is good for General Motors, and vice versa. Charles E. Wilson
I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages. ~Robert Bosch
The trouble with not being into social networking is that people think you're anti-social when you're only anti-networking. ~Robert Brault,
Men who do things without being told draw the most wages. Edwin H. Stuart
We let folks know we're interested in them and that they're vital to us. cause they are. Sam Walton
You generally hear that what a man doesn't know doesn't hurt him, but in business what a man doesn't know does hurt. E. St. Elmo Lewis
Business is like war in one respect. If its grand strategy is correct, any number of tactical errors can be made and yet the enterprise proves successful. General Robert E. Woods
We have yet to see the full impact of the open, global marketplace. By 1997 all raw materials and technology will be available everywhere in the world. The only differences between countries and markets will be skill levels, education, and the level of empowerment of the workplace. Lew Pritchett
I am the world's worst salesman, therefore, I must make it easy for people to buy. F. W. Woolworth
The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows. Aristotle Onassis
What the customer demands is last year's model, cheaper. To find out what the customer needs you have to understand what the customer is doing as well as he understands it. Then you build what he needs and you educate him to the fact that he needs it. Nicholas Dewolf
Executives are like joggers. If you stop a jogger, he goes on running on the spot. If you drag an executive away from his business, he goes on running on the spot, pawing the ground, talking business. He never stops hurtling onwards, making decisions and executing them. Jean Baudrillard
I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money. Geoffrey Beene
Men err when they think they can be inhuman exploiters in their business life, and loving husbands and fathers at home. ~Smiley Blanton
It is surprising, in the welter of questions that one gets at (AGMs), how few actually relate to the performance of the company, or the decisions taken by the board in particular areas. John Harvey-Jones
Business is like a wheelbarrow--it stands still until someone pushes it. Anonymous
Business, that's easily defined; it's other people's money. Alexandre Dumas
I work in a strange business, and trust is a word that's not even in the vocabulary. Kim Basinger
If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you've launched too late. ~Reid Hoffman
One of the vices of the virtue of decentralization is that people don't share ideas. Anthony J. F. O'Reilly
The most important word in the vocabulary of advertising is TEST. If you pretest your product with consumers, and pretest your advertising, you will do well in the marketplace. David Ogilvy
We're going to see a lot more young people entering entrepreneurial ventures. Fred Malek
Every business is built on friendship. J. C. (James Cash) Penney
The happiest time in a man's life is when he is in the red hot pursuit of a dollar with a reasonable prospect of overtaking it. Josh Billings
A consultant is a man sent in after the battle to bayonet the wounded. ~Author Unknown
Feedback is the breakfast of champions. Ken Blanchard
Far too many executives have become more concerned with the ''four P's'' -- pay, perks, power and prestige -- rather than making profits for shareholders. T. Boone Pickens
Never let an inventor run a company. You can never get him to stop tinkering and bring something to market. Royal Little
The morality of compromise' sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised. I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle. Charles Handy
Never hire someone who knows less than you do about what he's hired to do. Malcolm S. Forbes
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. Teach a man to create an artificial shortage of fish and he will eat steak. ~Jay Leno
Such is the brutalization of commercial ethics in this country that no one can feel anything more delicate than the velvet touch of a soft buck. Raymond Chandler
In a balanced organization, working towards a common objective, there is success. T. L. Scrutton
It's the economy, stupid. Bill Clinton
There are so many men who can figure costs, and so few who can measure values. ~Author Unknown
A hard thing about business is minding your own. Anonymous
Professionalism is a frame of mind, not a paycheck. ~Cecil Castle
The consumer isn't a moron. She is your wife. David Ogilvy
Competition brings out the best in products and the worst in man. ~Author Unknown
If you have lower than a ten percent turnover, there is a problem. And if you have higher than, say 20%, there is a problem. William Mcgovern
The results of quality work last longer than the shock of high prices. ~Author Unknown
The commercial class has always mistrusted verbal brilliancy and wit, deeming such qualities, perhaps with some justice, frivolous and unprofitable. Dorothy Nevill
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. Owen D. Young
When you are skinning your customers you should leave some skin on to grow again so that you can skin them again. Nikita Khrushchev
Don't steal; thou it never thus compete successfully in business. Cheat. Ambrose Bierce
The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without and to depart. John Morley
Doing well is the result of doing good. That's what capitalism is all about. Adnan Kashoggi
The magic formula that successful businesses have discovered is to treat customers like guests and employees like people. Thomas J. Peters
The employer generally gets the employees he deserves. Walter Gilbey
Work as if you own the company and soon you just might. ~Mike Dolan,
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks. Donald Trump
When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary. William Wrigley Jr.
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. Andy Warhol
What helps people, helps business. Leo Burnett
The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration, Discrimination, Organization, Innovation and Communication Michael E. Gerber
Commerce is so far from being beneficial to arts, or to empire, that it is destructive of both, as all their history shows, for the above reason of individual merit being its great hatred. Empires flourish till they become commercial, and then they are scattered abroad to the four winds. William Blake
Corporations cannot commit treason, or be outlawed or excommunicated, for they have no souls. Sir Edward Coke
It's better to take over and build upon an existing business than to start a new one. Harold S. Geneen
You don't hear things that are bad about your company unless you ask. It is easy to hear good tidings, but you have to scratch to get the bad news. Thomas J. Watson
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell. ~Confucius
Business today consists in persuading crowds. Gerald Stanley Lee
It is unfortunate we can’t buy many business executives for what they are worth and sell them for what they think they are worth. ~Malcolm Forbes
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. ~Bill Gates
You don't want to get the same kind of advice from everyone on your board. Ruben Cardenas
More business is lost every year through neglect than through any other cause. Jim Cathcart

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