It's easy to have principles when you're rich. The important thing is to have principles when you're poor, Arthur Kroc, CEO of McDonalds
The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why. Warren Bennis, Leadership Guru
It is not so much that man is a herd animal, said Freud, but that he is a
horde animal led by a chief, Ernest Becker
Management means, in the last analysis, the substitution of thought for brawn and muscle, of knowledge for folkways and superstition, and of cooperation for force. It means the substitution of responsibility for obedience to rank, and of authority of performance for the authority of rank. Peter Drucker
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be
done at all, Peter F. Drucker, Management Author
The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people, Cesar Chavez
With all their faults, trade unions have done more for humanity than any
other organization of men that ever existed. They have done more for decency,
for honesty, for education, for the betterment of the race, for the developing
of character in men, than any other association of men., Clarence Darrow
You can't do it unless you organize, Samuel Gompers
A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned -- this is the sum of good government, Thomas Jefferson
We all know about the fantastic appeal of the Barclays Premiership in the UK but this sponsorship also fits our international presence and aspirations particularly in Asia and continental Europe. [on a deal to cost the bank £65.8m to sponsor the Premier League... who are laughing all the way to the bank], Bob Diamond, Barclays' Bank, UK
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose, Bill Gates, Microsoft Founder and CEO
No one will need more than 637 kb of memory for a personal computer. - said in the early 1970s , Bill Gates, Microsoft Founder and CEO
At Microsoft there are lots of brilliant ideas but the image is that they all come from the top - I'm afraid that's not quite right., Bill Gates, Microsoft Founder and CEO
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning, Bill Gates, Microsoft Founder and CEO
There are people who don't like capitalism, and people who don't like PCs. But there's no-one who likes the PC who doesn't like Microsoft., Bill Gates, Microsoft Founder and CEO
The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency. , Bill Gates, Microsoft Founder and CEO
The vision is that people should have the ultimate in convenience. Being able to get the things they care about on the appropriate device., Bill Gates, Microsoft Founder and CEO
To be successful, you have to be able to relate to people; they have to be satisfied with your personality to be able to do business with you and to build a relationship with mutual trust. George Ross, Billionaire Investor
Stock market bubbles don't grow out of thin air. They have a solid basis in reality, but reality as distorted by a misconception. George Ross, Billionaire Investor
I'm not doing my philanthropic work, out of any kind of guilt, or any need to create good public relations. I'm doing it because I can afford to do it, and I believe in it. George Ross, Billionaire Investor
There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman down, simply by spending his money somewhere else. Sam Walton , Founder and CEO of Wal-Mart
We're all working together; that's the secret. Sam Walton , Founder and CEO of Wal-Mart
High expectations are the key to everything. Sam Walton , Founder and CEO of Wal-Mart
Each Wal-Mart store should reflect the values of its customers and support the vision they hold for their community. Sam Walton , Founder and CEO of Wal-Mart
"A CEO's performance is as good as the performance of his Middle Managers" - Med Yones, President of International Institute of Management
A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought, Warren Buffett, CEO, Berkshire
Price is what you pay. Value is what you get. Warren Buffett, CEO, Berkshire
Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing. Warren Buffett,
Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1. Warren Buffett, CEO, Berkshire
The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective. Warren Buffett, CEO, Berkshire
The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. [For] to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves-and the better the teacher, the better the student body. Warren Buffett, CEO, Berkshire
The only time to buy these is on a day with no 'y' in it. Warren Buffett, CEO, Berkshire
We enjoy the process far more than the proceeds. Warren Buffett, CEO, Berkshire
An overburdened, overstretched executive is the best executive, because he or she doesn't have the time to meddle, to deal in trivia, to bother people., Jack Welch, CEO, G.E.
If change is happening on the outside faster than on the inside the end is in sight. Jack Welch, CEO, G.E.
We've only been wealthy in this country for 70 years. Who said we ought to have all this? Is it ordained? Jack Welch, CEO, G.E.
The Internet is the Viagra of big business. Jack Welch, CEO, G.E.
The essence of competitiveness is liberated when we make people believe that what they think and do is important - and then get out of their way while they do it. Jack Welch, CEO, G.E.
If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it you almost don't have to manage them. Jack Welch, CEO, G.E.
Giving people self-confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do. Because then they will act. Jack Welch, CEO, G.E.
The media is too concentrated, too few people own too much. There's really
five companies that control 90 percent of what we read, see and hear. It's not
The United States has got some of the dumbest people in the world. I want you to know that we know that. - Ted Turner, CEO Turner Broadcasting (CNN)
I'd say the chances are about 50-50 that humanity will be extinct or nearly extinct within 50 years. Weapons of mass destruction, disease, I mean this global warming is scaring the living daylights out of me. - Ted Turner, CEO Turner Broadcasting (CNN)
If I only had a little humility, I'd be perfect.- Ted Turner, CEO Turner Broadcasting (CNN)
Just because your ratings are bigger doesn't mean you're better. - Ted Turner, CEO Turner Broadcasting (CNN)
My son is now an 'entrepreneur'. That's what you're called when you don't have a job - Ted Turner, CEO Turner Broadcasting (CNN)
If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right. also
attributed to Mary Kay Ash., Henry Ford, Founder and CEO Ford Motors
Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I'll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I'll give you a stock clerk. J.C. Penney, Founder and CEO of J C Penney.
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