Business Quotes Page 2
This wonderful crop of business quotes allows us to peep into the minds of some interesting people on this topic.
No matter what people say about business, most people dream of owning their own business someday.
Some of these business quotes are eye-popping.
The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers.
-Edgar R. Fiedler
Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers - six if one went to Harvard.
-Edgar R. Fiedler
Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie but admits than under analysis some of them won't stand up either.
Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.
Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.
-Frank Lloyd Wright
An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission.
Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.
Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart.
Only a monopolist could study a business and ruin it by giving away products.
People will buy anything that is 'one to a customer.'
Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.
Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness.
A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships.
What we've gone through in the last several years has caused some people to question 'Can we trust Microsoft?'
We don't have a monopoly. We have market share. There's a difference.
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I want to put a ding in the universe.
You can't 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.
My son is now an 'entrepreneur.' That's what you're called when you don't have a job.
Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth, down an eighth -it's like playing a slot machine. I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million.
Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
-Thomas A. Edison
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
-Thomas A. Edison
The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.
Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.
If you aren't playing well, the game isn't as much fun. When that happens I tell myself just to go out and play as I did when I was a kid.
-Thomas J. Watson
I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for - getting paid for doing what you love.
Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true, and the tendency to miss lunch.
Family farms and small businesses are the backbone of our communities.
You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
Our favorite holding period is forever.
Business quotes are forever!
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