Business Quotes

Posted on January 6th, 2014

Collection of my favourite quotes about business.

“The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well, the product or service fits him and sells itself” – Peter Drucker

“What gets measured gets managed.” – Peter Drucker

“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.” - Steve Jobs

“The key to a successful marketing strategy is to retain the customers and contacts you have.” – Roberta Neault

“Without customers, you don’t have a business. You have a hobby” – Don Peppers & Martha Rogers

“Most people never realize that 80% of the work is done before you step in a room. That’s why they spend their entire lives grasping for magical tactics instead of changing their entire mindset.” – Ramit Sethi

“Short-term and long-term results typically lead to different result, which are often the opposite.” – Eben Pagan

“The value of a man’s position is often determined by the number of people qualified to fill it.” – Kevin Geary

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain

“How do you decisions change if retirement is not an option?” – Ramit Sethi

“Human beings have an infinite capacity for self-deception - Tony Schwartz

“I can’t give you a surefire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.” – Herbert Bayard Swope

“Information should not to be judged but analyzed. Put your ego aside and function as an information unit.” – Berdechevskiy

“Premature wealth or position cannot be retained because it has not been earned; we get only what we give, and those who try to get without giving always find that the law of compensation is relentlessly bringing about an exact equilibrium.” – Charles Haanel

“At the end of the day, one is tired not only from what one has done but also from all of what one could have done but never did.” - Anonymous

“We will get exactly what we give, but we shall have to give it first. - Charles Haanel

“You can make excuses or you can make money, but you can’t do both” - Pat Mesiti

“The ultimate freedom for creative groups is the freedom to experiment with new ideas. Some skeptics insist that innovation is expensive. In the long run, innovation is cheap. Mediocrity is expensive and autonomy can be the antidote” – Tom Kelley General Manager, IDEO

“Another way to be prepared is to think negatively. Yes, I’m a great optimist. but, when trying to make a decision, I often think of the worst case scenario. I call it ‘the eaten by wolves factor.’ If I do something, what’s the most terrible thing that could happen? Would I be eaten by wolves? One thing that makes it possible to be an optimist, is if you have a contingency plan for when all hell breaks loose. There are a lot of things I don’t worry about, because I have a plan in place if they do.” - Randy Pausch

“I know you’re smart. But everyone here is smart. Smart isn’t enough. The kind of people I want on my research team are those who will help everyone feel happy to be here. ” - Randy Pausch

“You’ve got seconds to grab your audience’s attention and only minutes to keep it.” - John Medina

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