Selected Quotes about Products

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

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

We will continue to invest in systems, people and product expansion, each of which helps us better serve customers. -- Jeff Bezos

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

The brand is only as good as your products, so.. if people have a good experience on Virgin Atlantic or if they have a good experience on Virgin trains or.. if they have a Virgin mobile phone and they can get straight through to our people and they’re well looked after and then they’ll try the next product that we launch. -- Richard Branson

The most simply analysis will tell you that Coke is only a fizzy drink with a massive marketing budget,and that simplicity makes the market vulnerable. -- Richard Branson

Most people assume that a record shop's success lies in selling records. In fact, Virgin's success both in mail order and the record shops lay in skill at buying records. -- Richard Branson

Most people assume that a record shop's success lies in selling records. In fact, Virgin's success both in mail order and the record shops lay in skill at buying records. -- Richard Branson

When a manufacturing engineer is hired to create new products but insists on sharing his "wisdom" in accounting with the company controller, he is not going to last long in that company. -- Chin-Ning Chu

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

When you talk to users, you continue to hear the focus move away from memory-processor into other things-- video, media, networking. We as an industry have to make our products more reliable, safer, more productive, more entertaining. If we don't they won't buy it. -- Michael Dell

A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one. -- Henry Ford

Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black. -- Henry Ford

I love building the products, seeing people use the products but you know along with success comes the need for a dialogue with the government. -- Bill Gates

Learning from mistakes and constantly improving products is a key in all successful companies. -- Bill Gates

You have to study what customers say about the problems with your products and stay tuned in to what they want, extrapolating from leading-edge buyers to predict future requirements. -- Bill Gates

Well my market strategy was to put together a magazine that I myself would enjoy as a reader. I edited the magazine for myself. It was a handbook for the urban male. -- Hugh Hefner

Playboy isn't like the downscale, male bonding, beer-swilling phenomena that is being promoted now by (some men's magazines). My whole notion was the romantic connection between male and female. -- Hugh Hefner

So what you do is you start with a small niche, before you’ve got a better product, and you go on from that. -- William Hewlett

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

I think we're having fun. I think our customers really like our products. And we're always trying to do better. -- Steve Jobs

A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets. -- Steve Jobs

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. -- Steve Jobs

It's really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them. -- Steve Jobs

You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new. -- Steve Jobs

Sports is like rock 'n' roll. Both are dominant cultural forces, both speak an international language, and both are all about emotions. -- Phil Knight

I didn’t invent the hamburger. I just took it more seriously than anyone else. -- Ray Kroc

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

We provide food that customers love, day after day after day. People just want more of it. -- Ray Kroc

What some companies fail to see is that from their customers' viewpoint, their products, services, and brands are viewed as one entity. -- Chuck Martin

The industrialized countries need the economic recovery of the Third World, need these billions of human beings, potential buyers of our products. This is not only a generous attitude, it is a self-serving one. -- Francois Mitterrand

I try to keep in touch with the details... I also look at the product daily. That doesn't mean you interfere, but it's important occasionally to show the ability to be involved. It shows you understand what's happening. -- Rupert Murdoch

I started eBay as an experiment, as a side hobby basically, while I had my day job. -- Pierre Omidyar

The “Be good” concept also comes up when we design our products. We want them to have positive social effects. -- Larry Page

With an explosion of products and competitors, the consumer, individual or commercial, is overwhelmed by choices. Your distinction had best stand out - equivocally. -- Tom Peters

How do you humiliate and demean someone and then expect him or her to care about product quality and constant improvement? -- Tom Peters

The true purpose of any corporation is to create products and services that increase the quality of life for all the customers they serve. -- Tony Robbins

None of our products are a matter of life and death, so campaigning for me became the method by which we could introduce values into a non-value industry. -- Anita Roddick

We need to ask how, why, where and when things are made. Knowing more about the generation and source of products empowers us. -- Anita Roddick

We may value a product in a shop, but we do not understand how it creates people's livelihoods and how it keeps communities together- how it educates, sets up futures and provides rural relief and economic advancement. -- Anita Roddick

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

If you want to sell a car and you spend five dollars to wash and polish it and then apply a little extra elbow grease, suddenly you find you can charge and extra four hundred dollars. -- Donald Trump

The more you charge, the more people respect you. If you do things on the cheap, people tend to get down on you and find fault with what you do. -- Stuart 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

In June 1994, while it is still our hobby, we renamed it "yahoo" to stand for "yet another hierarchical officious oracle". -- Jerry Yang

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