Quotes on Business

I have always recognized that the object of business is to make money in an honorable manner. I have endeavored to remember that the object of life is to do good. Peter Cooper Quote Details

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We get paid for bringing value to the marketplace. It takes time to bring value to the marketplace, but we get paid for the value, not the time. Jim Rohn Quote Details

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If you make a sale, you can make a living. If you make an investment of time and good service in a customer, you can make a fortune. Jim Rohn Quote Details

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If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business. Ray Kroc Quote Details

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Kids ought to have two bicycles: one to ride and one to rent. Jim Rohn Quote Details

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The trouble in corporate America is that too many people with too much power live in a box (their home), then travel the same road every day to another box (their office). Faith Popcorn Quote Details

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

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The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed. Henry Ford Quote Details

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The ascending spiral of greatness in America has risen because industry has produced wealth, which in turn has supported educational institutions, which in turn have supplied leadership to industry in order that with each succeeding generation it might produce more wealth. Wallace Bennett Quote Details

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The government can supply no substitute for enterprise. Calvin Coolidge Quote Details

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Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling never fails of employment. Thomas Jefferson Quote Details

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There are only four ways to create value (in a digital economy): information, entertainment, convenience, and savings. Jay Walker Quote Details

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There's no great mystery to satisfying your customers. Build them a quality product and treat them with respect. It's that simple. Lee Iacocca Quote Details

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The purpose of a business is to create and keep a customer. If a business does this in sufficient quantity and with proper cost controls, it will make a profit. The profit is the result of creating and keeping customers efficiently. Brian Tracy Quote Details

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In the long run, investing is not about markets at all. Investing is about enjoying the returns earned by businesses. John Bogle Quote Details

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Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. Bill Gates Quote Details

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Organizations that refuse to accept poor performance at any level and that take the time to deal with every slip in service do well regardless of economic conditions. They thrive in spite of it all just because they expect, demand, and deliver excellence at every level. Larry Winget Quote Details

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Businesses get better only when the people in the business get better. Larry Winget Quote Details

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You can't get rich keeping other people broke. Larry Winget Quote Details

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If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys. James Goldsmith Quote Details

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Don't be different. Different scares people. People won't spend their money on different. They will, however, pay a premium for unique. Larry Winget Quote Details

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Branding is nothing but knowing who you are and what you do that makes you stand out from everyone else, then communicating that through your marketing efforts. Branding is discovering your uniqueness and learning to exploit it. Larry Winget Quote Details

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I was convinced that in order to be successful I should do what everyone else was doing, but just be better at doing it. That is a clear formula for disaster in both my business and your business. Larry Winget Quote Details

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Any company that requires constant supervision is not a well-trained, well-managed, well-led company. Larry Winget Quote Details

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It's better to spend money on a really good attorney than a really bad employee. You're better off fighting them on the outside of your company than from inside your company. Larry Winget Quote Details

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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 Quote Details

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The best advertising in the whole world is a satisfied customer with a big mouth. Larry Winget Quote Details

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Selling the customer is serving the customer. When you have a product that helps customers, you owe it to customers to sell it to them. To not offer customers something that can genuinely serve them well is a lack of good service. Larry Winget Quote Details

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Prove you are smarter than everyone by hiring people who are smarter than you. Larry Winget Quote Details

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The customers have the money. Give them what they want, and they will share it with you. Larry Winget Quote Details

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When a management team with a reputation for brilliance joins a business with poor fundamental economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact. Warren Buffett Quote Details

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I am a better investor because I am a businessman and a better businessman because I am an investor. Warren Buffett Quote Details

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In business, competition is never as healthy as total domination. Peter Lynch Quote Details

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Most businesses are not about coming up with a brand-new, fantastic, never-tried-before, first-time-ever-on-the-planet idea. Most businesses are about a solid business model that delivers good quality and value to a consumer, who you can identify, and do it over and over again. Seth Godin Quote Details

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Profit is a payment to entrepreneurs just as wages are payments to labor, interest to capital, and rent to land. In order to earn profits in free markets, entrepreneurs must identify and satisfy human wants in a way that economizes on society's scarce resources. Walter E. Williams Quote Details

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An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive business advantage. Jack Welch Quote Details

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I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well. Alan Greenspan Quote Details

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Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. Peter Drucker Quote Details

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It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice; I consider the real vice is making losses. Sir Winston Churchill Quote Details

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People are definitely a company’s greatest asset. It doesn't make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps. Mary Kay Ash Quote Details

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Everything that you ever learned of value in the profession of selling, regarding your product or service, or personality, is only helpful to the degree to which it contributes to the building of high quality relationships with customers. Brian Tracy Quote Details

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Train up a fig tree in the way it should go, and when you are old sit under the shade of it. Charles Dickens Quote Details

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Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers. Stephen Covey Quote Details

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The primary test of managerial economic performance is the achievement of a high earnings rate on equity capital employed (without undue leverage, accounting gimmickry, etc.) and not the achievement of consistent gains in earnings per share. Warren Buffett Quote Details

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We do not view the company itself as the ultimate owner of our business assets but instead view the company as a conduit through which our shareholders own the assets. Warren Buffett Quote Details

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Do not let anyone else run your business, unless (1) you can supervise his performance with adequate care and comprehension or (2) you have unusually strong reasons for placing implicit confidence in his integrity and ability. For the investor this rule should determine the conditions under which he will permit someone else to decide what is done with his money. Benjamin Graham Quote Details

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Operations for profit should be based not on optimism but on arithmetic. Benjamin Graham Quote Details

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Creating demand is hard. Filling demand is easier. Don't create a product, then seek someone to sell it to. Find a market - define your customers - then find or develop a product for them. Timothy Ferriss Quote Details

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If you cannot be the best in the world at your core business, then your core business absolutely cannot form the basis of a great company. Jim Collins Quote Details

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The purpose of a compensation system should not be to get the right behaviors from the wrong people, but to get the right people on the bus in the first place, and to keep them there. Jim Collins Quote Details

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The ultimate throttle on growth for any great company is not markets, or technology, or competition, or products. It is one thing above all others: the ability to get and keep enough of the right people. Jim Collins Quote Details

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The ideal business is one that earns very high returns on capital and that keeps using lots of capital at those high returns. That becomes a compounding machine. Warren Buffett Quote Details

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I have nothing but respect and admiration for honest businessmen. Their contributions to our [American] society are indispensable and almost completely unsung. The entrepreneur who risks everything he has in order to realize a dream - and improve our lives in the process - is engaged in a worthy and honorable pursuit that earns him precious little respect in our society. Ron Paul Quote Details

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Whenever I read about some company undertaking a cost-cutting program, I know it's not a company that really knows what costs are all about. Spurts don't work in this area. The really good manager does not wake up in the morning and say, "This is the day I'm going to cut costs," any more than he wakes up and decides to practice breathing. Warren Buffett Quote Details

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I like a business that, when it's not managed at all, still makes a lot of money. That's my kind of business. Warren Buffett Quote Details

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Over the very long term, history shows that the chances of any business surviving in a manner agreeable to a company's owners are slim at best. Charlie Munger Quote Details

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Watch people who have money to spend, see what they're wasting their time on, cook up a solution, and try selling it to them. Trevor Blackwell Quote Details

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There's nothing more valuable than an unmet need that is just becoming fixable. If you find something broken that you can fix for a lot of people, you've found a gold mine. As with an actual gold mine, you still have to work hard to get the gold out of it. But at least you know where the seam is, and that's the hard part. Paul Graham Quote Details

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If you want to know one question to ask in terms of determining whether somebody's got a good business or not, just ask them whether they can raise prices tomorrow. Warren Buffett Quote Details

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It is unwise to pay too much, but it is worse to pay too little. When you pay too much you lose a little money - that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot - it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run. And if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better. John Ruskin Quote Details

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Give your customers a quality product or service and a good value and they will recommend you to others and come back for more. Tricking your customers to buy is neither spiritually rewarding nor a formula for enduring success. John T. Reed Quote Details

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Always start out to give more than you get, to give more than is expected of you, to treat the other person more than fairly. And that is the secret to success. The more you help others, the more prosperous you will be personally. John Templeton Quote Details

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Be slow to hire and quick to fire. The time to discover incompatibility of temper and curl-papers is before the marriage ceremony. But when you find that you've hired the wrong man, you can't get rid of him too quick. Pay him an extra month, but don't let him stay another day. George Horace Lorimer Quote Details

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I don't want to hear ideas. I just want to see the execution. Derek Sivers Quote Details

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There are two ways to build a successful company. One is to work very, very hard to convince customers to pay high margins. The other is to work very, very hard to be able to afford to offer customers low margins. They both work. Jeff Bezos Quote Details

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A business plan should never take more than a few hours of work. Hopefully no more than a few minutes. The best plans start simple. A quick glance and common sense should tell you if the numbers will work. The rest are details. Derek Sivers Quote Details

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Present each new idea or improvement to the world. If multiple people are saying, "Wow! Yes! I need this! I'd be happy to pay you to do this!" then you should probably do it. But if the response is anything less, don't pursue it. Derek Sivers Quote Details

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Never forget that absolutely everything you do is for your customers. Make every decision—even decisions about whether to expand the business, raise money, or promote someone—according to what's best for your customers. Derek Sivers Quote Details

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If you want to be useful, you can always start now, with only 1 percent of what you have in your grand vision. It'll be a humble prototype version of your grand vision, but you'll be in the game. You'll be ahead of the rest, because you actually started, while others are waiting for the finish line to magically appear at the starting line. Derek Sivers Quote Details

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Never forget that there are thousands of businesses, like Jim's Fish Bait Shop in a shack on a beach somewhere, that are doing just fine without corporate formalities. As your business grows, never let the leeches sucker you into all that stuff they pretend you need. They'll play on your fears, saying that you need this stuff to protect yourself against lawsuits. They'll scare you with horrible worst-case scenarios. But those are just sales tactics. You don't need any of it. Derek Sivers Quote Details

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You need to confidently exclude people, and proudly say what you're not. By doing so, you will win the hearts of the people you want. Derek Sivers Quote Details

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Are you helping people? Are they happy? Are you happy? Are you profitable? Isn't that enough? Derek Sivers Quote Details

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There's a big difference between being self-employed and being a business owner. Being self-employed feels like freedom until you realize that if you take time off, your business crumbles. To be a true business owner, make sure you could leave for a year, and when you came back, your business would be doing better than when you left. Derek Sivers Quote Details

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Weigh values and abilities more heavily than skills in deciding whom to hire. Ray Dalio Quote Details

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There is an excellent correlation between giving society what it wants and making money, and almost no correlation between the desire to make money and how much money one makes. Ray Dalio Quote Details

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Firing people is not a big deal—certainly nowhere near as big a deal as keeping badly performing people, because keeping a person in a job they are not suited for is terrible both for the person (because it prevents personal evolution) and our community (because we all bear the consequences and it erodes meritocracy). Ray Dalio Quote Details

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In your efforts to create interest in your own product, don't get carried away with premature promotion—creating a pretty package with hype, spin, and all the rest. First, make sure you've got something of quality to promote. Then worry about how you're going to wrap it in an attractive package. The world's best promotional tool is a good product. Bill Walsh Quote Details

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If a man has good corn or wood, or boards, or pigs, to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad hard-beaten road to his house, though it be in the woods. Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote Details

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There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply. The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey. John Ruskin Quote Details

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