Selected Quotes about Business

I love this game, I love this sport, I love this league. Why don't I get my own team? (English Premiership football club) -- Roman Abramovich

'Whom are you?' he asked, for he had attended business college. -- George Ade

For me, businesses are like buses. You stand on a corner and you don't like where the first bus is going? Wait ten minutes and take another. Don't like that one? They'll just keep coming. There's no end to buses or businesses. -- Sheldon Adelson

If I were to retire, I would keep my family's interest in the company the same and say, Don't sell. -- Sheldon Adelson

I was sitting with the Prime Minister, and he was making reference to the Mice market. I said: 'Is that the little things that go across the closet and squeak? -- Sheldon Adelson

I look at every business and ask, How long can this last? How can I identify the status quo and change it? -- Sheldon Adelson

Start out with an ideal and end up with a deal. -- Karl Albrecht

You find a lot of people who are envious and jealous. They do not accept you as a foreigner, or an Egyptian in the UK or to own the greatest department store in the world. In business normally this is the nature of life. -- Mohamed Al-Fayed

I will continue to distribute blankets, sleeping bags, warm clothing and food on a regular basis, in the hope that my modest efforts will give some comfort to those people we are able help. -- Mohamed Al-Fayed

No matter what your product is, you are ultimately in the education business. Your customers need to be constantly educated about the many advantages of doing business with you, trained to use your products more effectively, and taught how to make never-ending improvement in their lives. -- Robert G Allen

If you look at the top 20 companies of the world, 19 of them are still brick-and-mortar companies. I have nothing against tech companies. What I am saying is that if you have a car manufacturer or an oil and gas manufacturer, you won’t get the supply over the Net. -- Anil Ambani

My view is to give everyone the space to grow in his own way. When you see restructuring or separations in a family [firm], value has almost always been destroyed. This is the first case where value has been enhanced. In that way it has been a win-win ending. -- Mukesh Ambani

Today I see a billion people as a billion potential consumers, an opportunity to generate value for them and to make a return for myself. -- Mukesh Ambani

Our strategy is to have some stars—and there are not many stars in the luxury business. What is a star? It's a name that is the very best. It's a name that is very profitable. But the number of true stars is less than I can count on both of my hands. -- Bernard Arnault

I like to tell people that all of our products and business will go through three phases. There's vision, patience, and execution. -- Steve Ballmer

The lifeblood of our business is that R&D spend. There's nothing that flows through a pipe or down a wire or anything else. We have to continuously create new innovation that lets people do something they didn't think they could do the day before. -- Steve Ballmer

I am very excited about where we are as a company today and our growth prospects going forward. Over the last five years, we have put in place a strong mission and values that guide our business approach and culture. -- Steve Ballmer

I wanted to be more of a business woman. I wanted to take this name I had made for myself and take to the next level. -- Tyra Banks

There has never been a lot of money for black models in that world, because all the money was in advertising, in the campaigns and black models rarely got those so my wages would be... I’d be getting so much less than the other girls and I thought that was just so wrong. -- Tyra Banks

I ran the wrong kind of business, but I did it with integrity. -- Sydney Biddle Barrows

If you wish to prosper, let your customer prosper... When people have learned this lesson, everyone will seek his individual welfare in the general welfare. Then jealousies between man and man, city and city, province and province, nation and nation, will no longer trouble the world. -- Frédéric Bastiat

We expect all our businesses to have a positive impact on our top and bottom lines ... Profitability is very important to us or we wouldn't be in this business. -- Jeff Bezos

The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling. -- Ambrose Bierce

I think if you look at people, whether in business or government, who haven't had any moral compass, who've just changed to say whatever they thought the popular thing was, in the end they're losers. -- Michael Bloomberg

We have computers now that let us do 400 million shares a day or whatever the equivalent number of transactions in the bond business is, compared to the old days. But it's the same process. We still have salesmen selling to people. -- Michael Bloomberg

We need advertising vehicles, because the biggest component cost of a consumer product is advertising. It doesn't cost very much to make a can of soup. It's the distribution and advertising that's expensive. -- Michael Bloomberg

Everybody makes business mistakes. I mean, I take the responsibility, and I did. I was the captain of the ship and I took that responsibility. -- Alan Bond

If I'm setting up a new business I’ll spend three or four months learning everything there is about that business, everything there is about that subject and then I will find good people to run it on a day-to-day basis, but whilst they’re running it at least I know what they’re talking about when they come back to me. -- Richard Branson

By nature I am curious about life, and this extends to my business. -- Richard Branson

Virgin's policy has always been to reinvest our surplus cash back into the business, our profit and loss accounts understate the underlying value of the businesses. -- Richard Branson

I have always believed that personal relationships are vital in business and that people should be directly accountable for their actions. -- Richard Branson

Throughout my business life I have always tried to keep on top of costs and protect the downside risk as much as possible. -- Richard Branson

It became apparent to me that business could be a creative enterprise in itself. Above all, you want to create something you are proud of. -- Richard Branson

In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield. -- Warren Buffett

Can you really explain to a fish what it's like to walk on land? One day on land is worth a thousand years of talking about it, and one day running a business has exactly the same kind of value. -- Warren Buffett

Time is the enemy of the poor business and the friend of the great business. -- Warren Buffett

Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it's not going to get the business. -- Warren Buffett

If you don't know jewelry, know the jeweller. -- Warren Buffett

The speed at which a business success is recognized, furthermore, is not that important as long as the company's intrinsic value is increasing at a satisfactory rate. -- Warren Buffett

If a business does well, the stock eventually follows. -- Warren Buffett

That leaves 93 percent of potential" untapped. Humans only use 10 percent of the brain and 7 percent of company databases, yet we’re always 100 percent sure of everything. That just doesn’t add up." -- Christina Bultinck

I just feel very honored and very happy, ... I just feel very happy to have achieved something in my career that I wanted -- and I'm sure every girl that started in this business always wanted. -- Gisele Bundchen

To succeed as a team is to hold all of the members accountable for their expertise. -- Mitchell Caplan

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

You can dramatize your ideas in business or in any other aspect of your life. It's easy. -- Dale Carnegie

I enjoyed high school and college, and I think I learned a lot, but that was not really my focus. My focus was on trying to figure out what businesses to start. -- Steve Case

I'm not sure I knew what an entrepreneur was when I was ten, but I knew that starting little businesses and trying to sell greeting cards or newspapers door-to-door or just vending machine kind of thing is.. there's just something very intriguing to me about that. -- Steve Case

One of the biggest challenges we had in the first decade was not that many people had personal computers. There weren't that many people to sell to, and it was hard to identify them. -- Steve Case

I'm sympathetic to the Americans incapacity to comprehend my thought process. After all, their nation has yet to spawn any genuine philosophers or legitimate literature. All their finest minds are devoted to developing ways to make hamburgers faster and cheaper. -- Jacques Chirac

I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me. -- John Cleese

To make a small business work you need considerable knowledge, skill, management, experience, as well as a high level of commitment, plenty of hard work, access to finance, and some good luck. -- Paul Clitheroe

A successful business is a good way to create significant wealth, but not every business will grow into a News Corporation or a McDonalds. -- Paul Clitheroe

For many people buying an existing business sounds like a good way to get started. But this may not always be the best option. -- Paul Clitheroe

Study the business you think you might like. Satisfy yourself that they will suit your needs. There are so many alternatives available - don't be too quick to choose. Just about any business can fail and any can succeed. -- Paul Clitheroe

The best thing about starting your own business is the freedom it gives you to do your own thing. -- Paul Clitheroe

Learn as much as you can about your proposed business. Ask questions. Join industry associations. Study successful competitors carefully. -- Paul Clitheroe

You are solely responsible for the business, which means there is no one to take over if you need a break. -- Paul Clitheroe

Success on any level begins when you accept responsibility for creating life what you want. You are the only person who can truly make it happen. Not your boss, your business partner, your financial planner, your spouse of life-partner. Just you. -- Paul Clitheroe

Don't go into business with the sole objective of making lot of money. If you put service, quality, and customer satisfaction first - the money will follow. -- Paul Clitheroe

In the business world an executive knows something about everything, a technician knows everything about something - and the switchboard operator knows everything. -- Harold Coffin

The chief business of the American people is business. -- Calvin Coolidge

Here’s my theory about meetings and life; the three things you can’t fake are erections, competence and creativity. That’s why meetings become toxic they put uncreative people in a situation in which they have to be something they can never be. And the more effort they put into concealing their inabilities, the more toxic the meeting becomes. One of the most common creativity-faking tactics is when someone puts their hands in prayer position and conceals their mouth while they nod at you and say, 'Mmmmmm. Interesting.' If pressed, they’ll add, 'I’ll have to get back to you on that.' Then they don’t say anything else. -- Douglas Coupland

Business leaders cannot begin to foster a climate of positive order if their sole concern is making a profit. They must also have a vision that gives life meaning, that offers people hope for their own future and those of their children. -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

There will be no good business unless the majority comes to agree that we should demand more from business than large quarterly returns. -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

In today's world it is primarily businesses that have the power and the responsibility to make our lives comfortable and secure. But how many firms are actually taking up this challenge? -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

A business organization whose employees are happy is more productive, has a higher morale, and has a lower turnover. -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Whatever the composition of a firm, if it is to do good business it should be a place where everyone is encouraged to progress toward complexity- or at the very least a place that does not make it more difficult to achieve personal growth. -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

It is impossible to survive as a leader in business without enjoying what one does. The job would become too stressful, the hours too long, and the temptation to spend more and more time on diversions too strong. -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Trust is such a central requirement for doing business that unless one believes in the fundamental decency of humanity it would be difficult to operate without becoming paranoid. -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Most people think it's all about the idea. It's not. EVERYONE has ideas. The hard part is doing the homework to know if the idea could work in an industry, then doing the preparation to be able to execute on the idea. -- Mark Cuban

All that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are. -- Mark Cuban

In business, one of the challenges is making sure that your product is the easiest to experience and complete a sale. -- Mark Cuban

The NBA (National Basketball Association) 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

There are no shortcuts. You have to work hard, and try to put yourself in a position where if luck strikes, you can see the opportunity and take advantage of it. -- Mark Cuban

Our business is about technology, yes. But it's also about operations and customer relationships. -- Michael Dell

The important thing is the family. If you can keep the family together — and that’s the backbone of our whole business, catering to families — that’s what we hope to do. -- Walt Disney

You're dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway. -- Walt Disney

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. -- Walt Disney

Different people in business take social leadership differently. -- Peter Drucker

It is the opportunity for business to develop managers far more effectively than any company or university can. -- Peter Drucker

Business, that's easily defined - it's other people's money. -- Peter Drucker

If you're soft and fuzzy, like our little characters, you become the skinny kid on the beach, and people in this business don't mind kicking sand in your face. -- Michael Eisner

It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime. -- Michael Eisner

It has been a fantastic ride for the past 20 years. Ups and downs, to be sure, but filled with great satisfaction in building this wonderful creator of classic American culture into one of the premier entertainment-orientated companies in the world. -- Michael Eisner

We operate in many countries, in many jurisdictions in the world. As part of that, for the sake of the employees working in those areas, we have to abide by the laws. -- David Filo

Drive thy business or it will drive thee. -- Benjamin Franklin

Even when you look at your existing business, it's not always clear where the next growth opportunity is. -- Bill Gates

A company needs to have good business reflexes, to be able to marshal its forces in a crisis or in response to any unplanned event. -- Bill Gates

You need to think about your company's fundamental business issues and develop a long-term business strategy to solve problems and take advantage of the opportunities your analysis unearths. -- Bill Gates

You can be a business thinker. -- Bill Gates

Only a few businesses will succeed by having the lowest price, so most will need a strategy that includes customer service. -- Bill Gates

Change the boundaries of business. -- Bill Gates

If we go out of business, it won't be because we're not focused on the Internet. It'll be because we're too focused on the Internet. -- Bill Gates

If you're in business it's both a promise and a warning. It says that sometimes little things can cause some little guy to have an overnight success. -- Malcolm Gladwell

I hope I have encouraged people in business to expand the way they make sense of human behavior. -- Malcolm Gladwell

Letting your customers set your standards is a dangerous game, because the race to the bottom is pretty easy to win. Setting your own standards--and living up to them--is a better way to profit. Not to mention a better way to make your day worth all the effort you put into it. -- Seth Godin

The message from Wal-Mart today to the rest of the business community is there need not be any conflict between the environment and the economy. We will find the way not only to reconcile (those), but to find new profits and new opportunities as we do the right thing. -- Al Gore

There are many who still do not believe that global warming is a problem at all. And it's no wonder: because they are the targets of a massive and well-organized campaign of disinformation lavishly funded by polluters who are determined to prevent any action to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming out of a fear that their profits might be affected if they had to stop dumping so much pollution into the atmosphere. -- Al Gore

The stock market resembles a huge laundry in which institutions take in large blocks of each other's washing--nowadays to the tune of 30 million shares a day--without true rhyme or reason. But technologically it is remarkably well-organized. -- Ben Graham

Technology happens, it's not good, it's not bad. Is steel good or bad? -- Andrew Grove

I think one of the big errors people are making right now is thinking that old-style businesses will be obsolete, when actually they will be an important part of this new civilization. Some retail groups are introducing e-commerce and think that the "bricks" are no longer useful. But they will continue to be important. -- Carlos Slim Helu

All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgments of probabilities, and not on certainties. -- William Hewlett

Designing your product for monetization first, and people second will probably leave you with neither. -- Tara Hunt

In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words; people, product and profits. Unless you've got a good team, you can't do much with the other two. -- Lee Iacocca

There is no substitute for accurate knowledge. Know yourself, know your business, know your men. -- Lee Iacocca

We're not about liquidating companies, but if you do that, why is that terrible? We're not blowing up the factories. The person who buys it should be able to make the asset more productive. -- Carl Icahn

In life and business, there are two cardinal sins.. The first is to act precipitously without thought and the second is to not act at all. -- Carl Icahn

You learn in this business.. If you want a friend, get a dog. -- Carl Icahn

I am the business side, I am the marketing and promotion side. I'm the straight man who plays off of the wild man. I'm Jane, he's Tarzan. It's always been like that. But I think that that is the spice of life. That is what's so exciting, and that's why people tune in. -- Terri Irwin

I think decision makers, in business and elsewhere, just reject the metaphor altogether. Managers think of themselves as captains of a ship on a stormy sea. Risk for them is danger, but they are fighting it, very controlled. -- Daniel Kahneman

Businesses are not investing in trying to figure out what they’ve done wrong. That’s not an accident. They don’t want to know. -- Daniel Kahneman

As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth. -- Paul Keating

You'll either build that business or you'll go back to finding a job-forever. -- Robert Kiyosaki

Think about educating people to be owners of businesses, not employees of business. -- Robert Kiyosaki

If you do not like real estate, all you have to do is make hamburgers, build a business around that hamburger, and franchise it. -- Robert Kiyosaki

One of the hardest things a person who is new to the way of business thinking has to go through is the countless number of people who will say to you: "You can't do that." -- Robert Kiyosaki

My career has developed where I get to do an interesting range - television commercials, campaigns for big companies such as Victoria's Secret, designing shoes, jewellery, even my own candy, and I'm working on a television show that debuts this fall, so I get to do a lot of different projects. -- Heidi Klum

For me, my business is my business and my house is my house. I don't want the public in my house. -- Heidi Klum

Our business practices are no different than those of our competitors, but we are bigger, and thus more visible, so we get more flack. -- Phil Knight

We take the hamburger business more seriously than anyone else. -- Ray Kroc

If you're not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business. -- Ray Kroc

We're not in the hamburger business, we're in show business. -- Ray Kroc

Look after the customer, and the business will take care of itself. -- Ray Kroc

Our aim was to insure repeat business based on the system's reputation rather than on the quality of a single store or operator. -- Ray Kroc

There's no business like show business, but there are several businesses like accounting. -- David Letterman

Speculation is a hard and trying business, and a speculator must be on the job all the time or he’ll soon have no job to be on. -- Jesse Livermore

In this business if you're good, you're right six times out of ten. You're never going to be right nine times out of ten. -- Peter Lynch

Talk of nothing but business, and dispatch that business quickly. -- Aldus Manutius

My business education started at the shallow end of a swimming pool and sometimes seemed like it was stuck in the deep end of a shark tank. But you keep going, and pretty soon you're on dry land. -- Max Markson

The three pillars on which I believe any business success is based are: Persistence, Enthusiasm and Focus. -- Max Markson

That's what business is like. If someone comes to you and says they've got a great idea, you've got to come back at them and say: "That's a great idea, but my idea to promote it is even better". -- Max Markson

The cornerstone of all business is the deal. That's the way it is, the way it has always been. -- Max Markson

In my business, supply and demand works this way: someone wants me to supply something, and I demand as much as I can. -- Max Markson

In business your can never learn anything more important than successful communication skills. -- Max Markson

Through books and experience I have learned not to worry about business problems, not to let them overwhelm me. I prefer to compartmentalize - to mentally isolate the problems and put each into its own imaginary folder, just like a filing cabinet or computer program. -- Max Markson

Employees want to progress. Businesses need to provide a growth path, which becomes increasingly difficult in a shrinking economy. -- Chuck Martin

Trust is the key issue! The growing gap between executive compensation and what the "poles" receive does little to increase this. -- Chuck Martin

Tough management is a way to approach work. It is a practical, reasonable, and organized way to get to decisions more easily, make the numbers on a consistent basis, have those around you understand where you stand, and increase the business. -- Chuck Martin

In today's business climate, it is only rational for the top brass to be highly demanding of results. -- Chuck Martin

Businesspeople will be responsible if they are truly given responsibiliy without second-guessing. -- Chuck Martin

It's time for people in business to take steps to recharge the workplace. -- Chuck Martin

To be serious, if we were only interested in earning big money then a politician would have to go and work in industry. -- Angela Merkel

The people who think that the power of big business is enormous are mistaken…since big business depends entirely on the patronage of those who buy its products: the biggest enterprise loses its power and its influence when it loses its customers. -- Ludwig von Mises

I've always been more interested in the content of our newspapers, political positions day to day, the thrill of communicating with people through words that I am in the pure business aspects. -- Rupert Murdoch

As long as it's (business) making money I don't care. -- Rupert Murdoch

There are three rules for running a business; fortunately, we don't know any of them. -- Paul Newman

The embarrassing thing is that the salad dressing is outgrossing my films. -- Paul Newman

Politics would be a helluva good business if it weren't for the goddamned people. -- Richard Nixon

In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. Management cannot be expected to recognize a good idea unless it is presented to them by a good salesman. -- David M. Ogilvy

eBay's business is based on enabling someone to do business with another person, and to do that, they first have to develop some measure of trust, either in the other person or the system. -- Pierre Omidyar

We just have to go at 100 miles an hour in all our businesses, be they television broadcasting, be they magazine publishing, be they subscription television, be they online, be they gaming. We just have to go at one hundred miles an hour. -- James Packer

The fact that I have entered into IT-related business is proof that businesses have to evolve and keep with time. One has to re-invent continuously. -- Kerry Packer

My interests in India are driven by the fact that the telecom, information technology and entertainment sectors are converging. -- Kerry Packer

We think we’re an important company, and we’re dedicated to doing this (business) over the long term. We like being independent. -- Larry Page

It's always too early to quit. -- Norman Vincent Peale

When this business was founded, it sought to win public confidence through service, for it was my conviction then, as it is now, that nothing else than right service to the public results in mutual understanding and satisfaction between customer and merchant. -- James Cash Penney

Business is no longer a matter of profits alone. Profits must come through public confidence, and public confidence is given to any merchant in proportion to the service which he gives to the public. -- James Cash Penney

Listening to customers must become everyone's business. With most competitors moving ever faster, the race will go to those who listen (and respond) most intently. -- Tom Peters

The challenge is to view every element of every operation through the customer's lens, to constantly attempt to redefine each element of the business in terms of the customer's perceptions. -- Tom Peters

Character is one factor that will guide all our actions and decisions. We invested in uncompromising integrity that helped us take difficult stands in some of the most difficult business situations. -- Azim Premji

We hire on requirement basis and not on anticipation. -- Azim Premji

I have been intensely lucky in business all my life. The more I practice, the luckier I get. -- Rene Rivkin

Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you're not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were. -- David Rockefeller

Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in. -- John Rockefeller

I have no use for men who fail. The cause of their failure is no business of mine, but I want successful men as my associates. -- John Rockefeller

A friendship founded on business is a good deal better than a business founded on friendship. -- John Rockefeller

With us, people are responding to a redefinition of business, where the human spirit comes into play. -- Anita Roddick

Communication is the key for any global business. -- Anita Roddick

You can't stop business from going global, but you can make it listen to the responsibilities that go with jumping onto the globalization bandwagon. -- Anita Roddick

Ideals have to be share by everyone connected with the business. That includes staff, subsidiaries, franchisees, suppliers and customers. -- Anita Roddick

We were vulnerable because we were so high profile. We were openly challenging the system, challenging the role of business. -- Anita Roddick

Running a company is rather like a marriage. When it's going well, it's fantastic. When it's not, it's absolutely miserable. -- Anita Roddick

It was: "Let's open a shop! Let's have one here! My friend wants to open up a shop! Why not?" And it was like that all round the world. -- Anita Roddick

I have no interest in being the biggest, the most profitable or the largest retailer. I just want The Body Shop to be the best, most breathlessly exciting company - and one that changes the way business is carried out. -- Anita Roddick

Never be seduced into believing it isn't the role of business to tackle the big issues, because it absolutely is. -- Anita Roddick

The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants them to do, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. -- Theodore Roosevelt

A partnership is really just another way of buying in joint names. -- Annette Sampson

With more than half the female population now working, and a growing number of small businesses being set up by women, we've had to learn to manage our money. -- Annette Sampson

You never really hear the truth from your subordinates until after 10 in the evening. -- Jurgen Schrempp

A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things as in a vision, a dream of the whole thing. -- Charles M. Schwab

I started with identifying within the fluidity of Chinese philosophical thinking and the science of western management, the co-ordinates upon which we could format a seamless management structure. Building on this foundation, the company structure becomes a life-force that supports the development of each division of business. -- Li Ka Shing

I used to be opposed to the idea of social entrepreneurship. I said let business be business, and philanthropy be philanthropy. Keep the two separate, don't mix it up, and this is what I did, and I did that rather successfully, but I now recognize that actually you do need to mix it up and I think there is room for social entrepreneurship. -- George Soros

I was a human being before I became a businessman. -- George Soros

In China they say, 'The thinner the chopsticks, the higher the social status.' Of course, I got the thinnest I could find.....that's why people hate me. -- Martha Stewart

I think it's very important that whatever you're trying to make or sell, or teach has to be basically good. A bad product and you know what? You won't be here in ten years. -- Martha Stewart

I have set a standard, and I'm going to stick to the standard. I may have been able to grow faster and maybe my business could have been bigger, but because I really feel very serious about my subject, I really want to be hands-on. -- Martha Stewart

All the things I love is what my business is all about. -- Martha Stewart

A dinner lubricates business. -- Lord William Stowell

No matter how smart you are, no matter how comprehensive your education, no matter how wide-ranging your experience, there's simply no way to acquire all the wisdom you need to make your business thrive. -- Donald Trump

I don't do it for the money. I've got enough, much more than I'll ever need. I do it to do it. -- Donald Trump

It never stops, and I wouldn't have it any other way. -- Donald Trump

I run my operation like a family business. I sign every check, every receipt, I’m not tough, but I’m strong. -- Ivana Trump

No one travelling on a business trip would be missed if he failed to arrive. -- Thorstein Veblen

Good design can't fix broken business models. -- Jeffrey Veen

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

Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They're absolutely free and worth a fortune. -- Sam Walton

There's a lot more business out there in small town America than I ever dreamed of. -- Sam Walton

Be number 1 or 2 in your business or get out. -- Jack Welch

The Internet is the Viagra of big business. -- Jack Welch

A business leader has to keep their organization focused on the mission. That sounds easy, but it can be tremendously challenging in today's competitive and ever-changing business environment. A leader also has to motivate potential partners to join. -- Meg Whitman

We are extremely pleased with the strength of our business and with the tremendous momentum we have going into the new year. -- Meg Whitman

Communications is at the heart of e-commerce and community. -- Meg Whitman

My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's. -- Oscar Wilde

In a world where everything is so ordinary and dull and things are churned out the same way, year in and year out, if you come from a place of originality and invest energy in things, people respond. -- Stuart Wilde

Money making is not a serious business. It is a game that you play. -- Stuart Wilde

Manufacturing, creating, selling, P.R., and shipping are not business; collecting and counting the money is the business. -- Stuart Wilde

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 Wilson

This is a business that thrives on competition (Casino Resorts). For 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the strip hosts the most violent competition in business in America. -- Steve Wynn

It helps a ton when you learn people's names and don't butcher them when trying to pronounce them. -- Jerry Yang

I think that it's always possible to have a great company if you have great ideas. I will say that since the web has become more commercialized, it also takes some good financial resources to build a great business, but as I always say, you have to have the idea first. -- Jerry Yang

David and I and the rest of the Yahoos here really believe that the internet should remain as free as possible. At the same time we are a business and have fiscal responsibilities. -- Jerry Yang

We hope that the internet becomes even more affordable and more ubiquitous over time, and our mission at Yahoo! is to continue to keep our services available AND useful on all these platforms. -- Jerry Yang

When we celebrated our first million-hit day in the autumn, we realised maybe we had a potential business. -- Jerry Yang

I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles. -- Zig Ziglar

Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business. -- Zig Ziglar

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