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Business is a combination of war and sport.

Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.
The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer.
There is no substitute for accurate knowledge. Know yourself, know your business, know your men.
The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision.
The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.
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.
If you don't drive your business you will be driven out of business.
A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes that he has got the biggest piece.
Industry is the soul of business and the keystone of prosperity.
Corporations cannot commit treason, or be outlawed or excommunicated, for they have no souls.
More business is lost every year through neglect than through any other cause.
What helps people, helps business.
The business that considers itself immune to the necessity for advertising sooner or later finds itself immune to business.
If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.
I don't want to do business with those who don't make a profit, because they can't give the best service.
Feedback is the breakfast of champions.
Forty for you, sixty for me And equal partners we will be
Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. This can't be done, except by liars.
The picture you paint of me depends on the color of lens you are looking through.
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.
I am the world's worst salesman, therefore, I must make it easy for people to buy.
Most men are individuals no longer so far as their business, its activities, or its moralities are concerned. They are not units but fractions.
What's good for the country is good for General Motors, and vice versa.
Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.
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.
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.
Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half.
There's a lot more business out there in small town America than I ever dreamed of.
People will go right on preferring to do business with friends.
Business is like a wheelbarrow--it stands still until someone pushes it.
Leisure for people of business, and business for people of leisure would cure many problems.
Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.
A hard thing about business is minding your own
The first thing the secretary types is the boss.
Among the worries of today's business executives is the large number of unemployed still on the payroll.
The novice in advertising frequently gives the public credit, for too much intelligence.
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.
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.
Great is the hand that holds dominion over man by a scribbled name.

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