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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.

Every man is a consumer and ought to be a producer.
Business, that's easily defined; it's other people's money.
You can't run a business without taking risks.
A client is to me a mere unit, a factor in a problem.
Location, location, location.
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.
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.
Utility is our national shibboleth: the savior of the American businessman is fact and his uterine half-brother, statistics.
The business of the country is business.
The very best financial presentation is one that's well thought out and anticipates any questions... answering them in advance.
Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the trouble making individual.
It's the economy, stupid.
A consumer is a shopper who is sore about something.
No man tastes pleasures truly, who does not earn them by previous business; and few people do business well, who do nothing else.
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.
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.
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
You don't want to get the same kind of advice from everyone on your board.
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.
It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere.
If you can run one business well, you can run any business well.
Get me inside any boardroom and I'll get any decision I want.
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.
I believe Mrs. Thatcher's emphasis on enterprise was right.
Don't steal; thou it never thus compete successfully in business. Cheat.
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.
If your advertising goes unnoticed, everything else is academic!
Business is more exciting than any game.
I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money.
No sale is really complete until the product is worn out, and the customer is satisfied.
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.
For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.
I work in a strange business, and trust is a word that's not even in the vocabulary.
Frankly, I don't want to see a rapid upturn. I want it to hold until some of these idiotic competitors go bust.
Anybody can cut prices, but it takes brains to produce a better article.
There is nothing more requisite in business than dispatch.
The first rule of luck in business is that you should persevere in doing the right thing. Opportunities will come your way if you do.
There is no such thing as weak competition, it grows all the time. - Nabil N. Jamal
We are trying to teach what an experience is like to technolgy. We would like to use technology in a way that it allows us to actually experience something. We place more value on experience.