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Men who do things without being told draw the most wages.

Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.
Anything that you do to increase job security automatically does work for you. It makes your employees a closer part of the unit.
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.
To business that we love we rise betime, and go to't with delight.
I've got to keep breathing. It'll be my worst business mistake if I don't.
Quality, service, cleanliness, and value.
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.
You can employ men and hire hands to work for you, but you must win their hearts to have them work with you.
The big will get bigger; the small will get wiped out.
In our factory, we make lipstick. In our advertising, we sell hope.
Corporations are social organizations, the theater in which men and women realize or fail to realize purposeful and productive lives.
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away.
Don't open a shop unless you like to smile.
In business partnerships and marriage partnerships, oh, the cheating that goes on.
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.
The poor man who enters into a partnership with one who is rich makes a risky venture.
Far too many executives have become more concerned with the four P's -- pay, perks, power and prestige -- rather than making profits for shareholders.
If we decide to take this level of business creating ability nationwide, we'll all be plucking chickens for a living.
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.
To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.
Let love give way to business; give attention to business and you will be safe.
One of the vices of the virtue of decentralization is that people don't share ideas.
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 nickel when short of cash. Borrow big, but always repay promptly.
You make the best products you can, and you grow as fast as you deserve to.
If each of us hires people smaller than we are, we shall become a company of dwarfs.
The consumer isn't a moron. She is your wife.
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.
The commercial class has always mistrusted verbal brilliancy and wit, deeming such qualities, perhaps with some justice, frivolous and unprofitable.
The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without and to depart.
Get the best people and train them well.
In a start-up company, you basically throw out all assumptions every three weeks.
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.
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.
Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.
We're going to see a lot more young people entering entrepreneurial ventures.
If when a businessman speaks of minority employment, or air pollution, or poverty, he speaks in the language of a certified public accountant analyzing a corporate balance sheet, who is to know that he understands the human problems behind the statistical ones? If the businessman would stop talking like a computer printout or a page from the corporate annual report, other people would stop thinking he had a cash register for a heart. It is as simple as that -- but that isn't simple.
The simple opposition between the people and big business has disappeared because the people themselves have become so deeply involved in big business.
Never let an inventor run a company. You can never get him to stop tinkering and bring something to market.
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.

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