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what that might mean in terms of financial crisis ahead.


Bill Gates - Challenges - Worry - Finance - Crisis
QUOTES FOR LIFE It has been my experience that competency in mathematics, both
in numerical manipulations and in understanding its conceptual
foundations, enhances a person's ability to handle the more
ambiguous and qualitative relationships that dominate our day-
Finance Quotes from some of the leaders to-day financial decision-making
in investing, business, and finance. Alan Greenspan - Money - Investing - Knowledge - Finance -
Includes quotes about Finances, financial Any informed borrower is simply less vulnerable to fraud and
information and resources. abuse
Alan Greenspan - Money - Dishonesty - Knowledge - Finance -
::: Business Quotes> Financial Quotes
To succeed, you will soon learn, as I did, the importance of a solid
I believe that I was lucky to have suffered. Some people don’t foundation in the basics of education--literacy, both verbal and
realize that in suffering there is great potential, because if you numerical, and communication skills.
are deprived for any reason.. politically, financially, socially or Alan Greenspan - Success - Knowledge - Finance -
otherwise.. and if you set your mind in the right direction, you
will find that the only way to survive is for you to excel, by being The reason I entered the election race was to promote reforms.
better so you can be treated better. For us who engage in business, we will be severely affected if
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh - Belief - Luck - Inspirational - Politics - financial and structural reforms don't proceed.
Finance - Social - Best - Pain - Challenges Takafumi Horie - Politicians - Business - Change - Finance

Financial education needs to become a part of our national A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind
curriculum and scoring systems so that it’s not just the rich kids free from worry about the what-ifs of life.
that learn about money.. it’s all of us. Suze Orman - Life - Stress - Freedom - Finance
David Bach - Rich - Learning - Finance - Money
Owning a home is a keystone of wealth.. both financial affluence
Before you can really start setting financial goals, you need to and emotional security.
determine where you stand financially. Suze Orman - Assets - Real Estate - Finance
David Bach - Finance - Goals
After you marry, every asset either of you acquires is jointly held.
The basic prescription for preventing deflation is That's why you both need to be in sync on your long-term
straightforward, at least in principle: Use monetary and fiscal financial goals, from paying off the mortgage to putting away for
policy as needed to support aggregate spending, in a manner as retirement. Ideally, you should talk about all this before you wed.
nearly consistent as possible with full utilization of economic If you don't, you can end up deeply frustrated and financially
resources and low and stable inflation. In other words, the best spent.
way to get out of trouble is not to get into it in the first place. Suze Orman - Relationships - Assets - Goals - Retirement -
Ben Bernanke - Problems - Economy - Finance Finance - Frustration

The sources of deflation are not a mystery. Deflation is in almost In all realms of life it takes courage to stretch your limits, express
all cases a side effect of a collapse of aggregate demand.. a drop your power, and fulfill your potential.. it's no different in the
in spending so severe that producers must cut prices on an financial realm.
ongoing basis in order to find buyers. Suze Orman - Life - Finance - Power
Ben Bernanke - Finance - Economy - Products
A weak currency is the sign of a weak economy, and a weak
There’s no denying that a collapse in stock prices today would economy leads to a weak nation.
pose serious macroeconomic challenges for the United States. Ross Perot - Capitalism - Money - Finance
Consumer spending would slow, and the U.S. economy would
become less of a magnet for foreign investors. Economic growth, Debt has become a part of who we are.
which in any case has recently been at unsustainable levels, Dave Ramsey - Money - Finance
would decline somewhat. History proves, however, that a smart
central bank can protect the economy and the financial sector The most important thing for a young man is to establish a
from the nastier side effects of a stock market collapse. credit.. a reputation, character.
Ben Bernanke - Problems - Economy - Finance - Stock Market John D. Rockefeller - Responsibility - Finance -

Mr. Greenspan did a very good job in the early 1990’s. But Business is not financial science, it's about trading.. buying and
recently he’s fallen prey to this crazy theory that prosperity selling. It's about creating a product or service so good that
causes inflation. So they’re trying to slow the economy down by people will pay for it.
raising interest rates. It’s like a doctor saying you’re in great Anita Roddick - Business - Finance - Selling -
health, so we have to make you sick a little bit. It’s a bizarre
theory. It’s going to hurt our economy. The pace at eBay was frantic and urgent. We knew that if we
Steve Forbes - Economy - Finance didn't move fast, somebody would come into the market and
quash us. Participant doesn't make a lot of sense from a financial
I'm quite worried about the fiscal imbalances that we've got and investment perspective, so it's unlikely that other people will be

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approaching the business in the same way. So you see less their potential. That’s because the person who owns the business
urgency; you see a thoroughness and willingness to spend extra doesn’t truly know how to build a company that works without
time to get things right. Which I think is really important. him or her.. which is the key.
Jeff Skoll - Competition - Finance - Business - Important Michael Gerber - Business - Achievement - Failure

Whenever there is a a financial crisis, it is always the banks that Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard
get hit. effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any
Gordon Wu - Crisis - Banks - Finance goal that is worthwhile.
Vince Lombardi - Determination - Leadership - Achievement -
Goals - Hard Work
Achievement Quotes from some of the leaders in
investing, business, and finance. Includes quotes about We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of
Achievement, being a high achiever, and how to achieve success. them as impossible.
Vince Lombardi - Optimistic - Achievement - Thinking
I'm realising my dream of owning a top football club. Some will Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will be
doubt my motives, others will think I'm crazy. judged by only one thing. the result.
Roman Abramovich - Passions - Achievement Vince Lombardi - Life - Achievement - Jobs
Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they Part of the issue of achievement is to be able to set realistic goals,
think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What but that's one of the hardest things to do because you don't
you believe, remember, you can achieve. always know exactly where you're going, and you shouldn't.
Mary Kay Ash - Belief - Motivational - Ambition George Lucas - Goals - Challenges
I'm a big believer in growth. Life is not about achievement, it's A government cannot be expected to allow independence to its
about learning and growth, and developing qualities like central bank unless that bank is also accountable to it and to the
compassion, patience, perseverance, love, and joy, and so forth. wider public. That is, the central bank must be able to be judged
And so if that is the case, then I think our goals should include on whether or not it has achieved its agreed objective.
something which stretches us. Ian Macfarlane - Banks - Government - Achieve
Jack Canfield - Learning - Goals - Belief - Growth - Achievement -
Compassion - Persistence - Patience - Love A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be
achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.
I believe the true road to preeminent success in any line is to Ralph Nader - Leadership - Inspirational - Achievement
make yourself master in that line. I have no faith in the policy of
scattering one's resources, and in my experience I have rarely if For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is
ever met a man who achieved preeminence in money making.. not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to
certainly never one in manufacturing.. who was interested in achieve, to conquer.
many concerns. Arnold Schwarzenegger - Action - Strength - Achievement - Life -
Andrew Carnegie - Money - Success - Commitment Ambition
If you have a task to perform and are vitally interested in it, You ask me if we are going to hold the sword all our lives. If we
excited and challenged by it, then you will exert maximum have to do it we will do it, but I hope that it won’t be necessary.
energy. But in the excitement, the pain of fatigue dissipates, and There are those among the Palestinians who understand that
the exuberance of what you hope to achieve overcomes the they will not be able to achieve anything by force. Those that are
weariness. ready to speak peace, I am ready to talk and negotiate with, as a
Jimmy Carter - Challenges - Achievement - Inspirational matter of fact I am in contact with them now.
Ariel Sharon - War - Peace - Achievement
I feel sorry for the person who can't get genuinely excited about
his work. Not only will he never be satisfied, but he will never The present moment has always been available to spiritual
achieve anything worthwhile. seekers, but as long as you are seeking you are not available to
Walter Chrysler - Work - Achievement - Jobs - Satisfaction the present moment. "Seeking" implies that you are looking to
the future for some answer, or for some achievement, spiritual or
The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, otherwise. Everybody is in the seeking mode, seeking to add
first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense. something to who they are, whether it be money, relationships,
Thomas Edison - Work - Commitment possessions, knowledge, status.. or spiritual attainment.
Eckhart Tolle - Now - Spiritual - Achievement - Money -
The only question to ask yourself is, how much are you willing to Relationships - Knowledge - Assets
sacrifice to achieve this success?
Larry Flynt - Questions - Self Control - Success You have to put in many, many, many tiny efforts that nobody
sees or appreciates before you achieve anything worthwhile.
Satisfaction does not come with achievement, but with effort. Brian Tracy - Goals - Work - Achievement
Full effort is full victory.
Mahatma Gandhi - Winning - Achievement - Action People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a
shorter period of time than people without them could ever
If they don’t fail outright, most businesses fail to fully achieve imagine.

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Brian Tracy - Goals - Achievement an undertaking powered by hard work, initiative, self-belief but,
above all else, the capacity, as he would often say, "to dream with
I believe through learning and application of what you learn, you your eyes wide open".
can solve any problem, overcome any obstacle and achieve any Anil Ambani - Ambition - Belief - Goals - Commitment - Work
goal that you can set for yourself.
Brian Tracy - Achievement - Learning - Goals - Problems - I think that our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way
Solutions - Belief of life and we have to grow at all times.
Mukesh Ambani - Ambition - Change - Business Growth
One quality of leaders and high achievers in every area seems to
be a commitment to ongoing personal and professional The organizational architecture is really that a centipede walks
development. on hundred legs and one or two don’t count. So if I lose one or
Brian Tracy - Achievement - Leadership - Commitment - Self two legs, the process will go on, the organization will go on, the
Control growth will go on.
Mukesh Ambani - Ambition - Change - Partnership - Business
Your ability to negotiate, communicate, influence, and persuade Growth
others to do things is absolutely indispensable to everything you
accomplish in life. The most effective men and women in every Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they
area are those who can quite competently organize the think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What
cooperation and assistance of other people toward the you believe, remember, you can achieve.
accomplishment of important goals and objectives. Mary Kay Ash - Belief - Motivational - Ambition
Brian Tracy - Goals - Leadership - Achievement
We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don’t
The starting point of great success and achievement has always know where you’re aiming, you don’t have a goal. My goal is to
been the same. It is for you to dream big dreams. There is live my life in such a way that when I die, someone can say, she
nothing more important, and nothing that works faster than for cared.
you to cast off your own limitations than for you to begin Mary Kay Ash - Ambition - Goals - Life
dreaming and fantasizing about the wonderful things that you
can become, have, and do. We're going to try and recruit the very best people we can and
Brian Tracy - Achievement - Planning - Success - Goals produce the best papers we can, and publish them to the highest
standards we can.
You must master your time rather than becoming a slave to the Conrad Black - Ambition - Optimistic
constant flow of events and demands on your time. And you must
organize your life to achieve balance, harmony, and inner peace. Don't quack like a duck.. soar like an eagle.
Brian Tracy - Achievement - Planning - Time Ken Blanchard - Ambition - Motivational

One of the marks of excellent people is that they never compare We must have an expansionary vision, one that captures the
themselves with others. They only compare themselves with imagination and diversity of the whole community, one which
themselves and with their past accomplishments and future befits a nation which has moved beyond the basics of literacy
potential. and numeracy and which wants to develop a learning culture, to
Brian Tracy - Self Help - Achievement affirm its democratic traditions and give expression to the
diversity and vibrance of its community through its public
Sometimes, we just don't know enough about what we are trying education system. Putting optimism for everyone back into
to achieve. Australia’s future depends on it.
Stuart Wilde - Achievement - Knowledge - Goals Bob Brown - Learning - Ambition

I don't care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if The Greens will continue to champion a fairer society rather
you don't harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it than simply the economy and to champion the parliament rather
there you're never going to accomplish as much as your ability than simply the stock exchange.
warrants. Bob Brown - Politicians - Ambition - Stock Market - Economy
Zig Ziglar - Action - Power - Focus - Achievement
I'm probably never going to be satisfied with anything we do. I
Ambition Quotes from some of the leaders in economics, think there's always the possibility of doing better. And I'd say
business, and finance. Includes quotes about the Ambition, being we're doing better than we were a year ago, in terms of delivery
ambitious and striving to be better. and quality of service, but nowhere near what we should be
doing.
I wanted to be the exception to the other kids, but in the right Steve Case - Ambition - Desire -
way. We have a lot of suffering in our part of the world, but that
suffering is, in a way, a blessing. Obviously, I could not afford to If you believe that some day it's going to happen, some day it
go to school without a scholarship, so that meant I had to excel probably will happen. You just have to make sure you're there
in order to get one. when it's happening, and ideally you're at the front of the
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh - Inspirational - Pain - Challenges - Ambition parade, and the principle beneficiary of when it happens, but it's
- School not a kind of thing where you just sort of sit back and wait.
Steve Case - Belief - Ambition - Action
It is hope in this wider sense which enabled my father to build,
from scratch, one of India's largest modern enterprises. His was I like to build things, I like to do things. I am having a lot of fun.

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Walter Chrysler - Inspirational - Fun - Ambition - Action To implement a true urban renaissance, you first need a Grand
Design elaborated by strong leadership.
To succeed in life in today's world, you must have the will and Minoru Mori - Leadership - Real Estate - Innovation - Ambition
tenacity to finish the job.
Chin-Ning Chu - Ambition - Success - Job We could make a difference just by holding our emissions steady
as our businesses continue to grow. But that doesn't seem to be
I'd always had a childhood ambition to go into the investment enough: we want to go all the way to zero. Today, I am
capital business, and spent twenty-odd years in it. But the announcing our intention to be carbon neutral, across all our
thought of spending the second half of my career in the same businesses, by 2010.
business was boring, so I looked around for other opportunities. Rupert Murdoch - Climate Change - Carbon - Growth - Ambition
Chris Corrigan - Business - Investing - Ambition - Opportunity -
Job I was just pursuing what I enjoyed doing. I mean, I was pursuing
my passion.
What great changes have not been ambitious? Pierre Omidyar - Passions - Ambition
Melinda Gates - Ambition - Change - Great
Like most business people, I want every aspect of my business to
In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm.. in the be perfect. I know that this goal is unachievable, but it is
real world all rests on perseverance. nevertheless what I strive to achieve.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Ideas - Commitment - Ambition Bob Parsons - Ambition - People - Business

Businesses are made by people. We've proven time and time I want Wipro to be among the top ten IT companies in the world.
again that you can have wonderful shop, and put a bloke in there Azim Premji - Companies - Technology - Ambition
who's no good, and he'll stuff it up. Put a good bloke in, and it
just turns around like that. An ambitious horse will never return to its old stable.
Gerry Harvey - Companies - Management - Ambition Chinese Proverbs - Ambition - Improvement

I went to the brink many times. A couple of times I thought "I'm My father’s vision was to see the Pilbara developed in a way that
gone.. This is it." But then you would just keep working. I think if would benefit his beloved north, and West Australia and he
you're close to the brink and just make sure that you work twice wanted to see Australia become a stronger economy benefiting
as hard and put twice as much effort into everything and the from the development of our north. His life was spent pursuing
people around you and everything, you should come through. that vision.
Gerry Harvey - Management - Ambition - Challenges Gina Rinehart - Economy - Australia - Ambition

Well I DO want to go up into space, but more than that, I'm I never expected to be in the papers. I personally never expected
dissatisfied with the fact that humans have only gone to the to be in the papers. The height of my ambition for these books
moon. I want to go to Mars! I want to eventually go beyond the was, well frankly, to get reviewed. A lot of children's books don't
solar system! even get reviewed.. forget good review, bad review. Personally,
Takafumi Horie - Ambition - Optimistic no, I never expected to be in the papers so it's an odd experience
when it happens to you.
It was our duty to expand. Those who cannot or will not join us J. K. Rowling - Success - Ambition - Book - Media - Famous
are to be pitied. What we want to do, we can do and will do,
together. A glorious future! I do not know whether I will be in this place for a short or a long
Ingvar Kamprad - Growth - Partnership - Ambition time. That is for others to decide. But what I do know is that I
have no intention of being here for the sake of just being here.
When you're a self-made man you start very early in life. In my Together with my colleagues it is my intention to make a
case it was at nine years old when I started bringing income into difference.
the family. You get a drive that's a little different, maybe a little Kevin Rudd - Politicians - Change - Ambition - Improvement
stronger, than somebody who inherited.
Kirk Kerkorian - Motivational - Family - Ambition - Lots of ambitious work by young artists ends up in a dumpster
Encouragement - Strength after its warehouse debut. So an unknown artist's big glass
vitrine holding a rotting cow's head covered by maggots and
Presidential ambition is a disease that can only be cured by swarms of buzzing flies may be pretty unsellable. Until the artist
embalming fluid. becomes a star. Then he can sell anything he touches.
John McCain - Ambition - Politician Charles Saatchi - Art Collecting - Ambition - Selling

If you want more, you have to require more from yourself. My friends thought I was crazy, that I should wait until I was
Dr Phil - Self Help - Ambition - Encouragement dead. But I was determined. It is easy to promise but action is
different.
I don't believe you are simply born with the ambition of Sakip Sabanci - Action - Commitment - Ambition
becoming chancellor. But if you want to make a difference, if you
enjoy putting ideas into practice, then the post of chancellor has For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is
to be the one presenting the biggest opportunity of all. not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to
Angela Merkel - Change - Politicians - Ambition - Ideas - achieve, to conquer.
Enjoyment - Opportunity Arnold Schwarzenegger - Action - Strength - Achievement - Life -
Ambition

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Attitude - Education - Ethics


I tell you that as long as I can conceive something better than
myself I cannot be easy unless I am striving to bring it into The scientists are virtually screaming from the rooftops now. The
existence or clearing the way for it. debate is over! There's no longer any debate in the scientific
George Bernard Shaw - Ambition - Motivational - Goals community about this. But the political systems around the
world have held this at arm's length because it's an inconvenient
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The truth, because they don't want to accept that it's a moral
unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to imperative.
himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable Al Gore - Environmental - Crisis - Responsibility - Politicians -
man. Ethics - Truth
George Bernard Shaw - Ambition - Change - Growth
We have to shift our emphasis from economic efficiency and
As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is materialism towards a sustainable quality of life and to healing
death. of our society, of our people and our ecological systems.
George Bernard Shaw - Life - Goals - Ambition Janet Holmes a Court - Economy - Environmental - Life

We are taking an aggressive stance looking at the future of A man does what he must.. in spite of personal consequences, in
Percept, not just in numbers, but in terms of market share and spite of obstacles and dangers, and pressures.. and that is the
size. The challenge is to continuously sustain our growth on a basis of all human morality.
year-on-year basis. The 2010 figure of US$1 billion is just a John F. Kennedy - Risk - Challenges - Ethics
benchmark figure. Looking at the market opportunities and our
strengths, I am sure we will be well past this figure, come 2010. If you don't have integrity, you have nothing. You can't buy it.
Harindra Singh - Growth - Ambition - Strength - Challenges You can have all the money in the world, but if you are not a
moral and ethical person, you really have nothing.
I am a hero worshiper. I love the number one tennis player. I love Henry Kravis - Buying - Money - Business Ethics - Integrity -
the number one baseball player. I want to see those records Values
broken.
Martha Stewart - Success - Ambition If you build that foundation, both the moral and the ethical
foundation, as well as the business foundation, and the
High expectations are the key to everything. experience foundation, then the building won't crumble.
Sam Walton - Encouragement - Ambition Henry Kravis - Companies - Business Ethics - Integrity -
Experience
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Oscar Wilde - Inspirational - Ambition Many business leaders are asking fundamental questions about
what business they’re in, why they are doing it and how it can be
used as a means of healing human and natural communities.
Business Ethics Quotes from some of the leaders in investing, Amory Lovins - Life - People - Questions - Business Ethics -
business, and finance. Includes quotes about Business Ethics, Leadership
corporate responsibility, and being ethical
I do not believe maximizing profits for the investors is the only
If the firms that employ an increasing majority of the population acceptable justification for all corporate actions. The investors
are driven solely to satisfy the owner's greed at the expense of are not the only people who matter. Corporations can exist for
working conditions, of the stability of the community, and of the purposes other than simply maximizing profits.
health of the environment, chances are that the quality of our John Mackey - Profits - Investing - Business Ethics
lives will be worse than it is now.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Environment - Business Ethics - Greed I think the hardest thing about my job is the way Whole Foods
- Profits - Companies - Jobs Market views itself philosophically is that we are a business
dedicated to meeting all the various stakeholders of the
Many business leaders today view their jobs as entailing company's best interests. And by stakeholders we mean
responsibility for the welfare of the wider community. These customers, team members, stockholders, community, and the
individuals do not define themselves as profit-making machines environment. Sometimes what is in the best interest of one
whose only reason for existing is to satisfy escalating expectation stakeholder may not be in the best interest of another
for immediate gain. stakeholder, and as the CEO, I have to balance the various
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Business Ethics - Leadership - Business interests of the different constituencies and stakeholders to
- Profits - Jobs - Responsibility create win, win, win scenarios, and that can sometimes be very
difficult to do. Everybody wants something from the CEO.
A business is successful to the extent that it provides a product or John Mackey - Stocks - Customers - Business Ethics -
service that contributes to happiness in all of its forms. Management - Environmental - Challenges - Companies
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Business Ethics - Success - Business -
Products - Happiness Business social responsibility should not be coerced; it is a
voluntary decision that the entrepreneurial leadership of every
I believe, indeed, that overemphasis on the purely intellectual company must make on its own.
attitude, often directed solely to the practical and factual, in our John Mackey - Business Ethics - Responsibility - Leadership -
education, has led directly to the impairment of ethical values. Entrepreneurial - Companies
Albert Einstein - Values - Knowledge - Belief - Intelligence -

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I became a vegan and at the same time I realized, gosh, Whole Everybody makes business mistakes. I mean, I take the
Foods has got to create a higher standard here. I think it will responsibility, and I did. I was the captain of the ship and I took
ultimately be a good business decision because I think our that responsibility.
customers expect us, want us to pave this path. Alan Bond - Mistakes - Business - Responsibility
John Mackey - Customers - Business - Business Ethics -
Responsibility - Decisions I never get the accountants in before I start up a business. It's
done on gut feeling, especially if I can see that they are taking
I think one of the most misunderstood things about business in the mickey out of the consumer.
America is that people are either doing things for altruistic Richard Branson - Accounting - Customers - Business
reasons or they are greedy and selfish, just after profit. That type
of dichotomy portrays a false image of business. It certainly is a A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to
false image of Whole Foods. The whole idea is to do both: The exercise your creative instincts.
animals have to flourish, but in such a way that it'll be cheap Richard Branson - Business - Fun
enough for the customers to buy it.
John Mackey - Customers - Business - Business Ethics - American Family, religion, friends.. these are the three demons you must
- Greed - Profits slay if you wish to succeed in business.
Monty Burns - Family - Friends - Success - Business
We don't think of ourselves as do-gooders or altruists. It's just
that somehow we're trying our best to be run with some sense of Dealing with people is probably the biggest problem you face,
moral compass even in a business environment that is growing. especially if you are in business. Yes, and that is also true if you
Craig Newmark - Business Ethics - Best - Growth are a housewife, architect or engineer.
Dale Carnegie - People - Business - Customers - Problems
Participant (Productions) is the only production company in
town that has a double bottom line: social good plus financial I'm not sure I knew what an entrepreneur was when I was ten,
returns. It's too early to tell how our returns are going to look - but I knew that starting little businesses and trying to sell
though all signs are promising - but social good is what we're greeting cards or newspapers door-to-door or just vending
really after. machine kind of thing is.. there's just something very intriguing
Jeff Skoll - Media - Profits - Companies - Business Ethics - Social - to me about that.
Earnings Steve Case - Entrepreneur - Business - Selling

I believe that Silicon Valley is truly a place of excellence and the They say a year in the Internet business is like a dog year..
impact of this tiny community on the world is completely equivalent to seven years in a regular person's life. In other
disproportionate to its size. We are the undisputed leaders of words, it's evolving fast and faster.
technological change. But with our abundance of talent and Vinton Cerf - Internet - Business - Innovation
resources, we also have the opportunity to be the pioneers of
social change and, ultimately, this may be our greatest Business is recognizing the role it can play in combatting climate
contribution. change. Thank God, is all I can say, for there is a desperately
Jeff Skoll - Business Ethics - Social - Belief - Change - Silicon urgent need for business to play that role. Your lobbying
Valley - World - Technology - Talent - Opportunity influence can be substantial, but together, united and in large
enough numbers it could prove decisive in turning the tide.
Ethics or simple honesty is the building blocks upon which our Prince Charles - Environment - Power - Encouragement - Climate
whole society is based, and business is a part of our society, and Change - Business - Influential - God
it's integral to the practice of being able to conduct business,
that you have a set of honest standards. And it's much easier to We have to make America the best place in the world to do
do business with someone when you look them in the eye and say, business.
"This is what we're going to do," and you understand what you Dick Cheney - America - Best - Business
each mean, and you can go away and get it done.
Kerry Stokes - Business - Social - Business Ethics - Trust - Deals A culture of discipline is not a principle of business; it is a
principle of greatness.
The fact of the matter is that today, stuff-selling mega- Jim Collins - Great - Discipline - Business - Culture
corporations have a huge influence on our daily lives. And
because of the competitive nature of our global economy, these We must reject the idea.. well-intentioned, but dead wrong.. that
corporations are generally only concerned with one thing.. the the primary path to greatness in the social sectors is to become
bottom line. That is, maximizing profit, regardless of the social or "more like a business." Most businesses.. like most of anything
environmental costs. else in life.. fall somewhere between mediocre and good.
David Suzuki - Companies - Profits - Products - Business Ethics - Jim Collins - Society - Business - Wrong - Ideas - Great - Good
Social - Earnings - Influential - Environmental - Consumer
I think the most important CEO task is defining the course that
Business Quotes from some of the leaders in investing, business, the business will take over the next five or so years. You have to
and finance. Includes quotes about running businesses, starting a have the ability to see what the business environment might be
business, and the benefits of owning a business. like a long way out, not just over the coming months. You need to
I like to tell people that all of our products and business will go be able to both set a broad direction, and also to take particular
through three phases. There's vision, patience, and execution. decisions along the way that make that broad direction unfold
Steve Ballmer - Products - Business correctly.
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The NBA (National Basketball Association) is never just a


You can't overestimate the need to plan and prepare. In most of business. It’s always business. It’s always personal. All good
the mistakes I've made, there has been this common theme of businesses are personal. The best businesses are very personal.
inadequate planning beforehand. You really can't over-prepare Mark Cuban - Business
in business!
Chris Corrigan - Planning - Business - Mistakes Creating a close connection to those you do business with has its
many risks, rewards and consequences. There are few things in
I'm a firm believer that to really understand a business takes business I have encountered that are more difficult than firing
years, not months. As an investment analyst you think you someone, particularly if that someone has always been, or has
understand a business from the outside, but the reality is that, become a friend. On the flipside, I have been rewarded with many
once you are inside, you can go on learning for five or ten years. friends
Chris Corrigan - Management - Business - Investing - Learning Mark Cuban - Challenges - People - Business - Partnership

I was always acting primarily with shareholder interests in mind. Our business is about technology, yes. But it's also about
It's also true I've always had a fairly moralistic attitude to operations and customer relationships.
business, and would not do anything that I considered improper. Michael Dell - Customers - Technology - Business -
As a consequence, I have occasionally pursued issues during my
career that other people might have avoided. The corporation is the “master”, the employee is the “servant”.
Chris Corrigan - Management - Stocks - Business - Challenges - Because the corporation owns the means of production without
Job which the employee could not make a living, the employee needs
the corporation more than vice versa.
I'd always had a childhood ambition to go into the investment Peter Drucker - Business - Capitalism - Work -
capital business, and spent twenty-odd years in it. But the
thought of spending the second half of my career in the same It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are
business was boring, so I looked around for other opportunities. lucky it happens once in a lifetime.
Chris Corrigan - Business - Investing - Ambition - Opportunity - Michael Eisner - Luck - Partnership - Business
Job
The movie business has always been like the wild-catting oil
I think Virgin Blue is still a very promising and exciting business. business. Everyone wants a gusher.
Now, I know that's not a view that's widely held in the market Michael Eisner - Luck - Business
but I think the market is simply throwing it into the too-hard
basket at the present time because of the oil price events. But we Information technology and business are becoming inextricably
think it is still a very exciting business. interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about
Chris Corrigan - Business - Optimistic - Stock Market - Challenges one without the talking about the other.
Bill Gates - Internet - Technology - Business -
Many business leaders today view their jobs as entailing
responsibility for the welfare of the wider community. These Why is it that with all the information available today on how to
individuals do not define themselves as profit-making machines be successful in small business, so few people really are?
whose only reason for existing is to satisfy escalating expectation Michael Gerber - Business - Success
for immediate gain.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Business Ethics - Leadership - Business If your thinking is sloppy, your business will be sloppy. If you are
- Profits - Jobs - Responsibility disorganized, your business will be disorganized. If you are
greedy, your empoyees will be greedy, giving you less and less of
A business is successful to the extent that it provides a product or themselves and always asking for more.
service that contributes to happiness in all of its forms. Michael Gerber - Business - Thinking - Employee - Greed
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Business Ethics - Success - Business -
Products - Happiness The entrepreneur is not really interested in doing the work; he is
interested in creating the way the company operates. In that
Since the purpose of business is to satisfy existing desires, or regard, the entrepreneur is an inventor. He or she loves to invent,
stimulate new ones, if everyone were genuinely happy, there but does not love to manufacture or sell or distribute what he or
would be no need for business any longer. she invents.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Happiness - Business Michael Gerber - Entrepreneurs - Work - Business

It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. It doesn’t matter how If they don’t fail outright, most businesses fail to fully achieve
many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or their potential. That’s because the person who owns the business
care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to doesn’t truly know how to build a company that works without
do is learn from them and those around you because... All that him or her.. which is the key.
matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone Michael Gerber - Business - Achievement - Failure
can tell you how lucky you are.
Mark Cuban - Business - Luck - Failure The message from Wal-Mart today to the rest of the business
community is there need not be any conflict between the
In business, one of the challenges is making sure that your environment and the economy. We will find the way not only to
product is the easiest to experience and complete a sale. reconcile (those), but to find new profits and new opportunities
Mark Cuban - Products - Challenges - Business as we do the right thing.
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In life and business, there are two cardinal sins.. The first is to act
I could have closed down bits of British Home Stores to make precipitously without thought and the second is to not act at all.
more money but it’s not my style. I want to make my money as a Carl Icahn - Business - Life - Mistakes - Action
retailer, not by putting people out of work.
Philip Green - Commitment - Jobs - Work - Money - Business You learn in this business.. If you want a friend, get a dog.
Carl Icahn - Business - Learning
I have been quoted saying that, in the future, all companies will
be Internet companies. I still believe that. More than ever, really It takes a lot more to run a good business than just trailing
Andrew Grove - Companies - Internet - Business commissions or kickbacks otherwise everybody would succeed,
wouldn't they?
Basically we get confused a bit about what retail is. It is really John Ilhan - Business - Success
just buying things, putting them on a floor and selling them.
Gerry Harvey - Selling - Business - I work with wonderful people who support me. And, my beliefs
are that the business needs to serve the family rather than the
I think one of the big errors people are making right now is family serve the business.
thinking that old-style businesses will be obsolete, when actually Kathy Ireland - Help - Family - Work - Belief - Business
they will be an important part of this new civilization. Some
retail groups are introducing e-commerce and think that the I viewed it as a business, but I always viewed it as a game. An
"bricks" are no longer useful. But they will continue to be opportunity to show my skills, my basketball skills, amongst the
important. best in the world.
Carlos Slim Helu - Technology - Mistakes - Business - Internet Michael Jordan - Business - Opportunity - Skill - Best - Sports

The reason I entered the election race was to promote reforms. We take the hamburger business more seriously than anyone
For us who engage in business, we will be severely affected if else.
financial and structural reforms don't proceed. Ray Kroc - Business - Commitment
Takafumi Horie - Politicians - Business - Change - Finance
There's no business like show business, but there are several
Elections are a kind of business. I have to present myself: 'I can businesses like accounting.
do this and that for this area so please give me your vote'. People David Letterman - Accounting - Business
vote for the politicians who can best understand and contribute
to their region or country. In a business you can choose your My first six years in the business were hopeless. There are a lot of
clients, and the message is targeted to them only. But politics is times when you sit and you say "Why am I doing this? I'll never
universal; no matter what age the audience, you have to send the make it. It's just not going to happen. I should go out and get a
same message to everyone. real job, and try to survive."
Takafumi Horie - Politicians - Business George Lucas - Business - Commitment - Challenges - Jobs

It's not that I'm not interested in politics, but rather, I think that Go for a business that any idiot can run - because sooner or later,
the people who become politicians in Japan are not very any idiot probably is going to run it.
dynamic. Honestly, I find business much more interesting than Peter Lynch - Management - Business - Investing -
politics.
Takafumi Horie - Politicians - Business - Interesting For us, our most important stakeholder is not our stockholders, it
is our customers. We're in business to serve the needs and desires
Remarks such as ‘great Australian’, ‘larger than life’ are of our core customer base.
sometimes used where they are not appropriate. But in the case John Mackey - Stocks - Customers - Business
of Kerry Packer both of those descriptions are entirely
appropriate. He was a great Australian, he was a larger than life There can be little doubt that a certain amount of corporate
character and in so many ways he left his mark on the Australian philanthropy is simply good business and works for the long-
community over a very long career in business, particularly in term benefit of the investors.
the media and also that other great passion of his, Australian John Mackey - Business - Long Term Investing - Philanthropy
sport
John Howard - Media - Passions - Business - Australia I became a vegan and at the same time I realized, gosh, Whole
Foods has got to create a higher standard here. I think it will
In business, I loved cars. I couldn’t wait to get to work in the ultimately be a good business decision because I think our
morning. Only in America can you decide to get a good education customers expect us, want us to pave this path.
and pursue what you like. John Mackey - Customers - Business - Business Ethics -
Lee Iacocca - Business - Jobs - Learning - Passions Responsibility - Decisions

In business, you’re trying to make a buck. God was good to me I think one of the most misunderstood things about business in
and blessed me. I made some money and started this foundation America is that people are either doing things for altruistic
years ago, and it has grown in size. With the foundation it’s a lot reasons or they are greedy and selfish, just after profit. That type
different, because the bottom line isn’t how you can make more of dichotomy portrays a false image of business. It certainly is a
money or get a better return, it’s helping the projects that you false image of Whole Foods. The whole idea is to do both: The
feel strongly about move forward. animals have to flourish, but in such a way that it'll be cheap
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John Mackey - Customers - Business - Business Ethics - American The industry is littered with self-styled purists who believe the
- Greed - Profits business of media.. the requirement to make a profit.. somehow
corrupts the craft.
If you stop building stars, which we never do, you wouldn't be in Lachlan Murdoch - Business - Media - Belief - Profits
business.
Vince McMahon - Business - Rich - Products I have been privileged to grow up retaining the love of good
journalism, the craft, while learning its business: the dollars and
Regardless of how well a studio is run, it's only as good as the cents. I have learnt that they are not mutually exclusive but
product it produces. integrally self-reliant. Each dependent on the other.
Vince McMahon - Business - Management - Products Lachlan Murdoch - Journalism - Business - Media - Profits -
Money - Learning
The motivation for war is simple. The U.S. government started
the war with Iraq in order to make it easy for U.S. corporations We're starting with our own carbon footprint. Not nothing. But
to do business in other countries. They intend to use cheap labor much of what we're doing is already, or soon will be, little more
in those countries, which will make Americans rich. than the standard way of doing business. We can do something
Michael Moore - Greed - America - War - Business - Rich - that's unique, different from just any other company. We can set
Government an example, and we can reach our audiences. Our audience's
carbon footprint is 10,000 times bigger than ours. That's the
In my experience, in the real-estate business past success stories carbon footprint we want to conquer.
are generally not applicable to new situations. We must Rupert Murdoch - Carbon - Responsibility - Business - Media -
continually reinvent ourselves, responding to changing times Influential - Encouragement - Companies
with innovative new business models.
Akira Mori - Real Estate - Success - Change - Innovation - I wasn't running toward the theater but running away from the
Business sporting goods store. Of course now that I'm selling spaghetti
sauce (with Newman's Own), I begin to understand the romance
We intend to conduct our business in a way that not only meets of business.. the allure of being the biggest fish in the pond and
but exceeds the expectations of our customers, business partners, the juice you get from beating out your competitors.
shareholders, and creditors, as well as the communities in which Paul Newman - Career - Selling - Business - Competition
we operate and society at large.
Akira Mori - Management - Business - Customers - Society - When the idea came up, (Newman's Own) I said, "Are you crazy?
Partnership - Stocks Stick my face on the label of salad dressing?" And then, of course,
we got the whole idea of exploitation and how circular it is. Why
Today the strategies of many companies in the real estate not, really, go to the fullest length, and the silliest length, in
industry are premised on low interest rates, an assumption that exploiting yourself and turn the proceeds back to the
has resulted in the rapid expansion of the real estate community?
securitization business. This trend could be regarded as a risk Paul Newman - Business - Ideas - Branding - Philanthropy
factor, as it exposes the real estate sector to at least three
potential problems: first, interest rate hikes; second, revisions to I feel that one of the best things a person can do for another is to
securitization business accounting standards; and third, create a job. So you do OK commercially, and then you try to
overheating in the real estate market. make a difference of some sort.
Akira Mori - Growth - Real Estate - Business - Strategies - Craig Newmark - Best - Jobs - Business
Accounting - Debt - Problems
That is the true genius of America, a faith in the simple dreams of
I believe my concepts are more than just business, they are about its people, the insistence on small miracles. That we can say what
our culture. we think, write what we think, without hearing a sudden knock
Minoru Mori - Management - Business - Belief - Culture on the door. That we can have an idea and start our own
business without paying a bribe or hearing a sudden knock on
We both (He and Warren Buffett) insist on a lot of time being the door. That we can participate in the political process without
available almost every day to just sit and think. That is very fear of retribution, and that our votes will be counted-or at least,
uncommon in American business. We read and think. So Warren most of the time.
and I do more reading and thinking and less doing than most Barack Obama - America - Politicians - Dreams - Fear - Miracles
people in business. We do that because we like that kind of a life. - Thinking - Ideas - Hope - Business
Charlie Munger - Smart - Thinking - American - Business
eBay's business is based on enabling someone to do business with
You have to know accounting. It's the language of practical another person, and to do that, they first have to develop some
business life. It was a very useful thing to deliver to civilization. measure of trust, either in the other person or the system.
I've heard it came to civilization through Venice which of course Pierre Omidyar - Technology - People - Business
was once the great commercial power in the Mediterranean.
However, double entry bookkeeping was a hell of an invention. When I started eBay, it was a hobby, an experiment to see if
Charlie Munger - Accounting - Business - Power people could use the Internet to be empowered through access to
an efficient market. I actually wasn't thinking about it in terms
Good journalism is good business practice; good business of a social impact. It was really about helping people connect
supports great journalism. around a sphere of interest so they could do business.
Lachlan Murdoch - Journalism - Good - Business - Support Pierre Omidyar - People - Internet - Business - Power

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Like most business people, I want every aspect of my business to Jack Canfield - Questions - Wealth - Goals - Problems - Books -
be perfect. I know that this goal is unachievable, but it is Teaching - Solutions
nevertheless what I strive to achieve.
Bob Parsons - Ambition - People - Business There is a certain degree of satisfaction in having the courage to
admit one's errors. It not only clears up the air of guilt and
Let’s be honest. There’s not a business anywhere that is without defensiveness, but often helps solve the problem created by the
problems. Business is complicated and imperfect. Every business error.
everywhere is staffed with imperfect human beings and exists by Dale Carnegie - Courage - Solutions - Problems - Mistakes
providing a product or service to other imperfect human beings.
Bob Parsons - Problems - Challenges - People - Business - We will have an unchallenged, open, panoramic opportunity on a
Products global scale to demonstrate the finest aspects of what we know
in this country: peace, freedom, democracy, human rights,
A friendship founded on business is a good deal better than a benevolent sharing, love, the easing of human suffering. Is that
business founded on friendship. going to be our list of priorities or not?
John D. Rockefeller - Business - Partnership - Jimmy Carter - Challenges - Freedom - Solutions

Business is not financial science, it's about trading.. buying and When you confront a problem you begin to solve it.
selling. It's about creating a product or service so good that Rudy Giuliani - Solutions - Challenges - Problems
people will pay for it.
Anita Roddick - Business - Finance - Selling - If we did not take action to solve this crisis, it could indeed
threaten the future of human civilization. That sounds shrill. It
For me, campaigning and good business is also about putting sounds hard to accept. I believe it's deadly accurate. But again,
forward solutions, not just opposing destructive practices or we can solve it. (talking about the environamental crisis)
human rights abuses. Al Gore - Environmental - Crisis - Solutions - Action
Anita Roddick - Business - Philanthropy -
I drive a hybrid. Tipper and I got a Lexus hybrid. And we have a
To be successful, you have to be able to relate to people; they couple of Priuses in the family with our children. And I encourage
have to be satisfied with your personality to be able to do people to make environmentally conscious choices because we
business with you and to build a relationship with mutual trust. all have to solve this climate crisis.
Al Gore - Environmental - Crisis - Solutions - Encouragement
Business Solution Quotes from some of the leaders in investing,
business, and finance. Includes quotes about business solutions, Not all problems have a technological answer, but when they do,
solving problems and being able to find a solution. that is the more lasting solution.
Andrew Grove - Technology - Problems - Solutions
You are surrounded by simple, obvious solutions that can
dramatically increase your income, power, influence and success. As a tither you automatically become solution-oriented rather
The problem is, you just don't see them. than problem-oriented.
Jay Abraham - Success - Solutions - Ideas Mark Victor Hansen - Philanthropy - Solutions - Problems

In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every
over must be educated. problem as a nail.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk - Learning - Knowledge - Solution Abraham Maslow - Problems - Solutions

The number one benefit of information technology is that it Becoming carbon neutral is only the beginning. The climate
empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be problem will not be solved by one company reducing its
creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things emissions to zero, and it won't be solved by one government
they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all acting alone. The climate problem will not be solved without
about potential. mass participation by the general public in countries around the
Steve Ballmer - Technology - Learning - Innovation - Solutions globe.
Rupert Murdoch - Climate Change - Responsibility - Carbon -
We may need to solve problems not by removing the cause but by Problems - Companies - Solutions - World
designing the way forward even if the cause remains in place.
Edward de Bono - Problems - Solutions People don't expect government to solve all their problems. But
they sense, deep in their bones, that with just a slight change in
Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at priorities, we can make sure that every child in America has a
in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of decent shot at life, and that the doors of opportunity remain
action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists. open to all. They know we can do better.
Edward de Bono - Problems - Solutions - Ideas - Change Barack Obama - America - Government - Solutions - Problems -
Priorities - Change - Life - Opportunity
I teach something called The Law of Probabilities, which says the
more things you try, the more likely one of them will work. The I've got a passion for solving a problem that I think I can solve in
more books you read, the more likely one of them will have an a new way. And that maybe it helps that nobody has done it
answer to a question that could solve the major problems of your before as well.
life.. make you wealthier, solve a health problem, whatever it Pierre Omidyar - Passions - Problems - Solutions
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Try handling problems in the office as dispassionately as you can confidence and enthusiasm, the solution is on the way.
and I guarantee you will have a better time of it; not least Zig Ziglar - Motivational - Problems - Solutions
because when you bring emotion into the conversation, you
furnish your colleagues with an easy “out” for dismissing you. If Capitalism Quotes from some of the leaders in investing,
you are able to strip out the emotion, however, people have to business, and finance. Includes quotes about capitalism, money
deal with you based on the facts. making, capital, and famous capitalists.
Suze Orman - Jobs - Problems - Emotional - Solutions
It's very difficult to be continuously charitable in a capitalistic
Whenever you’re confronted with a tough work situation, stop society. You've also got to make sure that you can pay everyone
for a second and try to honestly answer this question: Am I who works for you.
approaching this emotionally or am I approaching this Felix Dennis - Difficult - Philanthropy - Society - Wages -
professionally? Capitalism - Charity
Suze Orman - Emotional - Solutions - Questions - Challenges
The corporation is the “master”, the employee is the “servant”.
I now know that I learn by solving problems as they arise. Rarely Because the corporation owns the means of production without
do we learn significant lessons, or significantly improve, any which the employee could not make a living, the employee needs
other way. the corporation more than vice versa.
Bob Parsons - Learning - Problems - Solutions Peter Drucker - Business - Capitalism - Work

When I hear bad news I look at it as another leadership test that The Internet will help achieve "friction free capitalism" by
will determine how successful Go Daddy will become. So I no putting buyer and seller in direct contact and providing more
longer dread it. Instead, I enjoy the game of finding the very best information to both about each other.
way to deal with it, and take great satisfaction in having a hand Bill Gates - Internet - Capitalism - Customers
in resolving the issues that come my way.
Bob Parsons - Problems - Solutions - Leadership - Successful One of the most ironic things about capitalism is that the
capitalist will sell you the rope to hang himself with. Actually
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t they will give you the money to make a movie that makes them
have any problems, you don’t get any seeds. look bad, if they believe they can make money off it.
Norman Vincent Peale - Problems - Solutions Michael Moore - Capitalism - Greed - Profits - Money

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. For all of its faults (capitalism), it gives most hardworking
Chinese Proverbs - Solutions - Criticism people a chance to improve themselves economically, even as the
deck is stacked in favor of the privileged few. Here are the
We still have a great amount of work to do in social choices most of us face in such a system: Get bitter or get busy.
development, including resolving one of the biggest challenges Bill O'Reilly - Rich - Capitalism - Improvement
we face in this area, namely, reducing the gap between high-
income earners and people, citizens of our country, who are still A weak currency is the sign of a weak economy, and a weak
living on very modest means indeed. But we cannot, of course, economy leads to a weak nation.
adopt the solution used 80 years ago and simply confiscate the Ross Perot - Capitalism - Money - Finance
riches of some to redistribute among others. We will use
completely different means to resolve this problem, namely, we Globalization has gone wrong, as it has no rules. Multinationals
will ensure good economic growth. are almost above the law. They are so huge they are bigger than
Vladimir Putin - Society - Russia - Challenges - Solutions - governments.
Problems - Rich - Economy - Growth Dick Smith - Capitalism - Business - Companies

Mr Howard's problem is for so long he's been a climate change If we are not careful, capitalism will self-destruct. We will
sceptic, how can he, therefore, put himself to the country as part destroy it as the companies have no conscience and do not really
of a climate change solution for the future. compete. They are so big they can't go broke, so they simply
Kevin Rudd - Australia - Politicians - Criticism - Problems - acquire everything.
Climate Change - Solutions Dick Smith - Capitalism - Growth - Companies

I believe through learning and application of what you learn, you Marx was right when he said capitalism would destroy itself as
can solve any problem, overcome any obstacle and achieve any capitalist would eat capitalist until they became so big they
goal that you can set for yourself. could not compete.
Brian Tracy - Achievement - Learning - Goals - Problems - Dick Smith - Capitalism - Growth - Competition
Solutions - Belief
Poverty has been created by the economic and social system that
You have to seek the simplest implementation of a problem we have designed for the world. It is the institutions that we have
solution in order to know when you've reached your limit in that built and feel so proud of, which created poverty them.
regard. Then it's easy to make tradeoffs, to back off a little, for Muhammad Yunus - Poverty - Economy - Capitalism
performance reasons. You can simplify and simplify and simplify
yet still find other incredible ways to simplify further. Challenge Quotes from some of the leaders in investing,
Steve Wozniak - Computers - Solutions - Problems - Improvement business, and finance. Includes quotes about Challenges,
adversity and overcoming challenging situations.
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realize that in suffering there is great potential, because if you shaking peanuts.
are deprived for any reason.. politically, financially, socially or Jimmy Carter - Power - Responsibility - Jobs - Challenges
otherwise.. and if you set your mind in the right direction, you
will find that the only way to survive is for you to excel, by being Climate change should be seen as the greatest challenge to face
better so you can be treated better. man and treated as a much bigger priority in the United
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh - Belief - Luck - Inspirational - Politics - Kingdom.
Finance - Social - Best - Pain - Challenges Prince Charles - Climate Change - Challenges - Britain - Priorities

I wanted to be the exception to the other kids, but in the right I think we're going to find, with climate change and everything
way. We have a lot of suffering in our part of the world, but that else.. things like global warming and goodness knows what else
suffering is, in a way, a blessing. Obviously, I could not afford to and the cost of fuel for a start.. that things are going to become
go to school without a scholarship, so that meant I had to excel very complicated.
in order to get one. Prince Charles - Environment - Climate Change - Challenges -
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh - Inspirational - Pain - Challenges - Ambition Global Warming
- School
Never give in.. never, never, never, never, in nothing great or
Despite the immense challenges that we have faced and continue small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of
to face, we refuse to indulge in negativity or pessimism. We are honour and good sense. Never yield to force.. never yield to the
an organization that believes in empowering people to be their apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
best. Winston Churchill - Strength - Challenges - Encouragement -
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh - Arab - Power - Encouragement - Belief - War -
Challenges - Negative - Best
We shall fight on the beaches. We shall fight on the landing
I will continue to distribute blankets, sleeping bags, warm grounds. We shall fight in the fields, and in the streets, we shall
clothing and food on a regular basis, in the hope that my modest fight in the hills. We shall never surrender!
efforts will give some comfort to those people we are able help. Winston Churchill - Strength - Challenges - Encouragement -
Mohamed Al-Fayed - Philanthropy - Challenges War -

We're getting hurt, but I'm a long-term investor. The challenges of change are always hard. It is important that
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud - Challenges - Commitment - we begin to unpack those challenges that confront this nation
Long Term Investing - and realize that we each have a role that requires us to change
and become more responsible for shaping our own future.
I've got the greatest job in the world. There's no other job in Hillary Rodham Clinton - Challenges - Change - Responsibility -
government where cause and effect is so tightly coupled where America - Encouragement
you can make a difference every day in so many different ways
and in so many different people's lives. It's a great challenge. The challenge is to practice politics as the art of making what
Michael Bloomberg - Optimistic - Politicians - Change - Job - appears to be impossible, possible.
Challenges Hillary Rodham Clinton - Challenges - Politicians - Optimistic

It is clear that global challenges must be met with an emphasis A warrior of light who trusts too much in his intelligence will end
on peace, in harmony with others, with strong alliances and up underestimating the power of his opponent.
international consensus. Imperfect as it may be, there is no doubt Paulo Coelho - Knowledge - Challenges -
that this can best be done through the United Nations.. not
merely to preserve peace but also to make change, even radical A lot of compelling stories in the world aren't being told, and the
change, without violence. fact that people don't know about them compounds the
Jimmy Carter - Challenges - Change - Improvement suffering. To me, there is value in bearing witness to what is
happening to people who are living their lives with great dignity
We will have an unchallenged, open, panoramic opportunity on a in the face of horror.
global scale to demonstrate the finest aspects of what we know Anderson Cooper - Knowledge - Values - Challenges - News
in this country: peace, freedom, democracy, human rights,
benevolent sharing, love, the easing of human suffering. Is that I was always acting primarily with shareholder interests in mind.
going to be our list of priorities or not? It's also true I've always had a fairly moralistic attitude to
Jimmy Carter - Challenges - Freedom - Solutions business, and would not do anything that I considered improper.
As a consequence, I have occasionally pursued issues during my
If you have a task to perform and are vitally interested in it, career that other people might have avoided.
excited and challenged by it, then you will exert maximum Chris Corrigan - Management - Stocks - Business - Challenges -
energy. But in the excitement, the pain of fatigue dissipates, and Job
the exuberance of what you hope to achieve overcomes the
weariness. I think Virgin Blue is still a very promising and exciting business.
Jimmy Carter - Challenges - Achievement - Inspirational Now, I know that's not a view that's widely held in the market
but I think the market is simply throwing it into the too-hard
People would ask me how I could stand the long campaigning, basket at the present time because of the oil price events. But we
how I could stand being charged with the responsibilities of a think it is still a very exciting business.
great nation, one of the most powerful and difficult jobs in the Chris Corrigan - Business - Optimistic - Stock Market - Challenges
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In business, one of the challenges is making sure that your badly broken. And it can no longer support the weight it must
product is the easiest to experience and complete a sale. bear.
Mark Cuban - Products - Challenges - Business Melinda Gates - Education - Strength - Challenges

Creating a close connection to those you do business with has its There are many qualities that make a great leader. But having
many risks, rewards and consequences. There are few things in strong beliefs, being able to stick with them through popular and
business I have encountered that are more difficult than firing unpopular times, is the most important characteristic of a great
someone, particularly if that someone has always been, or has leader.
become a friend. On the flipside, I have been rewarded with many Rudy Giuliani - Leadership - Belief - Challenges - Strength
friends
Mark Cuban - Challenges - People - Business - Partnership When you confront a problem you begin to solve it.
Rudy Giuliani - Solutions - Challenges - Problems
I'd say it's been my biggest problem all my life.. it's money. It
takes a lot of money to make these dreams come true. I went to the brink many times. A couple of times I thought "I'm
Walt Disney - Challenges - Money gone.. This is it." But then you would just keep working. I think if
you're close to the brink and just make sure that you work twice
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from as hard and put twice as much effort into everything and the
mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of people around you and everything, you should come through.
understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to Gerry Harvey - Management - Ambition - Challenges
conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his
opinions courageously and honestly. The good things take care of themselves. We want to find all the
Albert Einstein - True - Great - Challenges - Spirit - negatives.
Understanding - Opinions - Courage Wayne Huizenga - Challenges - Negative - Improvement

When you innovate, you've got to be prepared for everyone I don't want to be just a voice on the phone. I have to get to know
telling you you're nuts. these guys face-to-face and develop a sincere relationship. That
Larry Ellison - Innovation - Challenges way, if we run into problems in a deal, it doesn't get adversarial.
We trust each other and have the confidence we can work things
The Net as a whole is not that reliable, so our blips in service out.
don't cause major problems. However, we are certainly working Wayne Huizenga - Problems - Challenges - Confidence -
on improving our own reliability as well as those sites that we Partnership
depend on.
David Filo - Challenges - Internet - Problems It was quite tough, not many opportunities. I remember in
primary school, one of my teachers said, "As for you young man,
When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of you haven't got much of a future."
truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and John Ilhan - Criticism - Opportunity - Challenges
murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end,
they always fall.. think of it, always. It's a very, very tough market. So unless you do a really good job,
Mahatma Gandhi - Challenges - Truth - Love - Winning - Power you buy the right products from the manufacturers, you service
the customer, they keep coming back, they bring their friends in,
We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in it's all about numbers, numbers, numbers.
thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our John Ilhan - Challenges - Job - Customers - Marketing
goal and make strong progress towards it.
Mahatma Gandhi - Challenges - Strength - Thinking - Goals Don't let anyone say you can't do it.
John Ilhan - Criticism - Challenges
We're responsible for the creation of the PC industry. The whole
idea of compatible machines and lots of software.. that's My family gave me values that have sustained me through
something we brought to computing. And so it's a responsibility situations that would challenge any person. My personal
for us to make sure that things like security don't get in the way relationship with the Lord inspires me in all I do.
of that dream. Kathy Ireland - Family - Values - Challenges - Inspirational - God
Bill Gates - Internet - Technology - Responsibility - Challenges
A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was
We're at the point now where the challenge isn't how to the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief
communicate effectively with e-mail, it's ensuring that you spend was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers,
your time on the e-mail that matters most. they would continue to open their wallets.
Bill Gates - Internet - Challenges Steve Jobs - Marketing - Challenges - Customers

I'm quite worried about the fiscal imbalances that we've got and A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of
what that might mean in terms of financial crisis ahead. hardships.
Bill Gates - Challenges - Worry - Finance - Crisis Helen Keller - Life - Encouragement - Happiness - Challenges

Think, for a moment, about our educational ladder. We’ve It is a mistake always to contemplate the good and ignore the
strengthened the steps lifting students from elementary school to evil, because by making people neglectful it lets in disaster. There
junior high.. and those from junior high to high school. But, that is a dangerous optimism of ignorance and indifference.
critical step taking students from high school into adulthood is Helen Keller - Challenges - People - Mistakes - Optimistic

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interests of the different constituencies and stakeholders to


If I regarded my life from the point of view of the pessimist, I create win, win, win scenarios, and that can sometimes be very
should be undone. I should seek in vain for the light that does not difficult to do. Everybody wants something from the CEO.
visit my eyes and the music that does not ring in my ears. I John Mackey - Stocks - Customers - Business Ethics -
should beg night and day and never be satisfied. I should sit Management - Environmental - Challenges - Companies
apart in awful solitude, a prey to fear and despair. But since I
consider it a duty to myself and to others to be happy, I escape a I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the
misery worse than any physical deprivation. triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
Helen Keller - Life - Encouragement - Happiness - Challenges - but he who conquers that fear.
Optimistic Nelson Mandela - Challenges - Inspirational - Learning - Courage
- Fear - Brave
Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a
tangible white darkness shut you in, and the great ship, tense The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising
and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet every time we fall.
and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for Nelson Mandela - Inspirational - Great - Challenges -
something to happen? I was like that ship before my education Determination
began, only I was without compass or sounding-line, and had no
way of knowing how near the harbour was. Anger is nothing more than an outward expression of hurt, fear
Helen Keller - Challenges - Knowledge - Learning and frustration.
Dr Phil - Fear - Challenges
The New Frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises.. it is a
set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the Everyone experiences tough times, it is a measure of your
American people, but what I intend to ask of them. determination and dedication how you deal with them and how
John F. Kennedy - Encouragement - America - Challenges you can come through them.
Lakshmi Mittal - Challenges - Commitment - Problems
A man does what he must.. in spite of personal consequences, in
spite of obstacles and dangers, and pressures.. and that is the I remember the difficulty we had in the beginning replacing
basis of all human morality. magnetic cores in memories and eventually we had both cost and
John F. Kennedy - Risk - Challenges - Ethics performance advantages. But it wasn't at all clear in the
beginning.
The trouble in America is not that we are making too many Gordon Moore - Technology - Challenges -
mistakes, but that we are making too few.
Philip Knight - Mistakes - Challenges With engineering, I view this year's failure as next year's
opportunity to try it again. Failures are not something to be
Today we have a temporary aberration called “industrial avoided. You want to have them happen as quickly as you can so
capitalism” which is inadvertently liquidating its two most you can make progress rapidly.
important sources of capital.. the natural world and properly Gordon Moore - Learning - Technology - Challenges - Failure
functioning societies. No sensible capitalist would do that.
Amory Lovins - Economy - Challenges - Environmental If you don't have enemies, you don't have character.
Paul Newman - Criticism - Challenges
If you ask the wrong question, of course, you get the wrong
answer. We find in design it’s much more important and difficult Whenever you’re confronted with a tough work situation, stop
to ask the right question. Once you do that, the right answer for a second and try to honestly answer this question: Am I
becomes obvious. approaching this emotionally or am I approaching this
Amory Lovins - Questions - Challenges professionally?
Suze Orman - Emotional - Solutions - Questions - Challenges
My first six years in the business were hopeless. There are a lot of
times when you sit and you say "Why am I doing this? I'll never We need to make sure we have the best people we can in our
make it. It's just not going to happen. I should go out and get a operations, and that is a constant challenge. There is always
real job, and try to survive." room to improve.
George Lucas - Business - Commitment - Challenges - Jobs James Packer - Employee - Challenges

Part of the issue of achievement is to be able to set realistic goals, We are imperfect beings in a very imperfect world, and the one
but that's one of the hardest things to do because you don't thing we can count on is that things will go wrong, and that each
always know exactly where you're going, and you shouldn't. and every one of us will have problems.
George Lucas - Goals - Challenges Bob Parsons - Problems - Challenges - People

I think the hardest thing about my job is the way Whole Foods Let’s be honest. There’s not a business anywhere that is without
Market views itself philosophically is that we are a business problems. Business is complicated and imperfect. Every business
dedicated to meeting all the various stakeholders of the everywhere is staffed with imperfect human beings and exists by
company's best interests. And by stakeholders we mean providing a product or service to other imperfect human beings.
customers, team members, stockholders, community, and the Bob Parsons - Problems - Challenges - People - Business -
environment. Sometimes what is in the best interest of one Products
stakeholder may not be in the best interest of another
stakeholder, and as the CEO, I have to balance the various The early years were more about learning than about acting. I

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had to carry on my father’s work, which was a big challenge. generations, we will have to make painful concessions. Not in
Azim Premji - Companies - Learning - Challenges exchange for promises, but rather in exchange for peace.
Ariel Sharon - War - Peace - Challenges
Character is one factor that will guide all our actions and
decisions. We invested in uncompromising integrity that helped We are taking an aggressive stance looking at the future of
us take difficult stands in some of the most difficult business Percept, not just in numbers, but in terms of market share and
situations. size. The challenge is to continuously sustain our growth on a
Azim Premji - Truth - Decisions - Actions - Challenges year-on-year basis. The 2010 figure of US$1 billion is just a
benchmark figure. Looking at the market opportunities and our
A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected strengths, I am sure we will be well past this figure, come 2010.
without trials. Harindra Singh - Growth - Ambition - Strength - Challenges
Chinese Proverbs - Challenges - Improvement
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish
We still have a great amount of work to do in social that He didn't trust me so much.
development, including resolving one of the biggest challenges Mother Teresa - Challenges - God - Trust
we face in this area, namely, reducing the gap between high-
income earners and people, citizens of our country, who are still It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love
living on very modest means indeed. But we cannot, of course, those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger
adopt the solution used 80 years ago and simply confiscate the than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our
riches of some to redistribute among others. We will use own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love
completely different means to resolve this problem, namely, we for each other must start.
will ensure good economic growth. Mother Teresa - Challenges - Love - Philanthropy - Family
Vladimir Putin - Society - Russia - Challenges - Solutions -
Problems - Rich - Economy - Growth Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for
greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that
One doesn't accept bad challenges. Part of it is always the risk- children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very
taking without seeing that the risks are rational and the rewards little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption
are commensurate.. are more than commensurate.. with the of peace of the world.
risks. Mother Teresa - Challenges - Family - Peace - Rich
Sumner Redstone - Challenges - Risk
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle
We all have to decide how we are going to fail.. by not going far that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is Life
enough or by going too far. itself, it is an insane way to live.
Sumner Redstone - Decisions - Challenges - Risk - Failure Eckhart Tolle - Now - Life - Insanity - Challenges

Success is not built on success. It's built on failure. It's built on Is suffering really necessary? Yes and no. If you had not suffered
frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe. as you have, there would be no depth to you, no humility, no
Sumner Redstone - Challenges - Failure - Success - Frustration compassion.
Eckhart Tolle - Spiritual - Compassion - Challenges
Our company was mortgaged to the hilt, and that did restrain us,
and it's why we had to take in partners. I believe through learning and application of what you learn, you
Gina Rinehart - Companies - Partnership - Challenges can solve any problem, overcome any obstacle and achieve any
goal that you can set for yourself.
It was very difficult. We don't advertise this much, but those Brian Tracy - Goals - Problems - Challenges - Solutions
years that we went through were hell. I don't want to overstate
the situation, but everything was mortgaged to the hilt, cash was Ever notice how your senses are heightened when you are in
a real problem, and it did limit what we were able to do. challenging situations? You're experiencing an adrenaline rush
Gina Rinehart - Challenges - Problems that gives you extra energy. If you see every day as a challenge,
you’d be surprised how efficient you can become, and how much
When the people become involved in their government, can be accomplished.
government becomes more accountable, and our society is Donald Trump - Challenges - Motivational - Interesting
stronger, more compassionate, and better prepared for the
challenges of the future. In bad times, the rich usually get richer.
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Government - People - Strength - Stuart Wilde - Rich - Challenges
Challenges - Compassion
I did something that challenged the banking world. Conventional
Great men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in banks look for the rich; we look for the absolutely poor. All
war. people are entrepreneurs, but many don't have the opportunity
Seneca - War - Challenges - Success to find that out.
Muhammad Yunus - Banks - Change - Poverty - Challenges - Rich
I believe that Jews and Arabs can live together. It’s not an easy - Entrepreneurs - Opportunity
thing but I believe we can reach an agreement.
Ariel Sharon - Partnership - Belief - Challenges The reality is that I need to be challenged and interested, as long
as the risk and reward is in line.
If we are to reach a situation of true peace, real peace, peace for Sam Zell - Challenges - Interested - Risk

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Michael Bloomberg - Change - Politicians - Business - Truth


Change Quotes from some of the leaders in investing, business,
and finance. Includes quotes about Change, making positive I've got the greatest job in the world. There's no other job in
changes, and changing with the times. government where cause and effect is so tightly coupled where
you can make a difference every day in so many different ways
We can never be certain about the future and therefore we must and in so many different people's lives. It's a great challenge.
continue to be flexible and adaptable so that we can react Michael Bloomberg - Optimistic - Politicians - Success - Change -
quickly to the needs of our clients and our market place. Job - Challenges
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh - Change - Flexible
It is clear that global challenges must be met with an emphasis
Concentration can be cultivated. One can learn to exercise will on peace, in harmony with others, with strong alliances and
power, discipline one's body and train one's mind. international consensus. Imperfect as it may be, there is no doubt
Anil Ambani - Focus - Learning - Change - Power that this can best be done through the United Nations.. not
merely to preserve peace but also to make change, even radical
As long as we place millions of Indians at the canter of our change, without violence.
thought process, as long as we think of their welfare, their future, Jimmy Carter - Challenges - Change - Improvement
their opportunities for self realization we are on the right track.
For India can grow, prosper, flourish only if they grow, prosper, I've worked for four presidents and watched two others up close,
flourish. We cannot grow by any esoteric strategies. Our and I know that there's no such thing as a routine day in the Oval
purchasing power, our economic strength, our marketplace all Office.
depends on the prosperity of our people. Dick Cheney - President - Change - Government - Work
Mukesh Ambani - Growth - Change - Economy - Encouragement
Inertia is comforting, and Americans will be extremely reluctant
I think that our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way to make any change that might affect their high standard of
of life and we have to grow at all times. living.
Mukesh Ambani - Ambition - Change - Business Growth Deepak Chopra - America - Change - Priorities

The organizational architecture is really that a centipede walks The challenges of change are always hard. It is important that
on hundred legs and one or two don’t count. So if I lose one or we begin to unpack those challenges that confront this nation
two legs, the process will go on, the organization will go on, the and realize that we each have a role that requires us to change
growth will go on. and become more responsible for shaping our own future.
Mukesh Ambani - Ambition - Change - Partnership - Business Hillary Rodham Clinton - Challenges - Change - Responsibility -
Growth America - Encouragement

It is a transition, from modelling to singing, but for me it's a For many people a job is more than an income – it's an
natural progression. The modelling was something I did to travel important part of who we are. So a career transition of any sort
the world and make some money and end up doing what I want is one of the most unsettling experiences you can face in your life.
to do. It was a way for me to go gather the experience to write an Paul Clitheroe - Jobs - Change - Life
album and now sing about it.
Erica Baxter - Change - Money - Career I'm not a fan of facts. You see, the facts can change, but my
opinion will never change, no matter what the facts are.
Over the years, the U.S. economy has shown a remarkable ability Stephen Colbert - Facts - Change - Opinions
to absorb shocks of all kinds, to recover, and to continue to grow.
Flexible and efficient markets for labor and capital, an When the president decides something on Monday, he still
entrepreneurial tradition, and a general willingness to tolerate believes it on Wednesday.. no matter what happened Tuesday.
and even embrace technological and economic change all Stephen Colbert - Change - President - Belief - Stupid
contribute to this resiliency.
Ben Bernanke - Change - Economy - Entrepreneurs - Technology A visionary company doesn't simply balance between idealism
and profitability: it seeks to be highly idealistic and highly
The blunt truth about the politics of climate change is that no profitable. A visionary company doesn't simply balance between
country will want to sacrifice its economy in order to meet this preserving a tightly held core ideology and stimulating vigorous
challenge, but all economies know that the only sensible long change and movement; it does both to an extreme.
term way of developing is to do it on a sustainable basis. Jim Collins - Companies - Idealism - Vision - Profitable - Change
Tony Blair - Truth - Politicians - Environmental - Economy -
Change We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened
to us in our past. We have the power of choice.
We can debate this or that aspect of climate change, but the Stephen Covey - Change - Life - Responsibility - Decisions -
reality is that most people now accept our climate is indeed
subject to change as a result of greenhouse gas emissions. It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most
Tony Blair - Environmental - Change intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Charles Darwin - Knowledge - Strength -
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 Lateral thinking is concerned not with playing with the existing
whatever they thought the popular thing was, in the end they're pieces but with seeking to change those very pieces. It is
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organise the external world into the pieces we can then ‘process’. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Change - Success - Goals
Edward de Bono - Thinking - Change
What changed in the United States with Hurricane Katrina was a
Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at feeling that we have entered a period of consequences.
in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of Al Gore - Environmental - Change - America
action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists.
Edward de Bono - Problems - Solutions - Ideas - Change I'm a great believer in particularly being alert to changes that
change something, anything, by an order of magnitude, and
It's through curiosity and looking at opportunities in new ways nothing operates with the factors of 10 as profoundly as the
that we've always mapped our path at Dell. There's always an Internet.
opportunity to make a difference. Andrew Grove - Change - Internet
Michael Dell - Success - Opportunity -
The Internet doesn't change everything. It doesn't change supply
Almost everybody today believes that nothing in economic and demand. It doesn't magically allow you to build businesses
history has ever moved as fast as, or had a greater impact than, by turning investors' money into operating expenses indefinitely.
the Information Revolution. But the Industrial Revolution moved The money always runs out eventually.. the Internet doesn't
at least as fast in the same time span, and had probably an equal change that, as we have seen.
impact if not a greater one. Andrew Grove - Change - Internet - Investing - Money
Peter Drucker - Technology - Change -
A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its
What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have
change our lives, we need to stretch our minds. to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation.
Wayne Dyer - Goals - Change - Self Control Andrew Grove - Change - Companies - Focus

When you're the first person whose beliefs are different from I think that the major message of my life and what I hope to be
what everyone else believes, you're basically saying, "I'm right, remembered for is someone who managed to change the social
and everyone else is wrong." That's a very unpleasant position to sexual values of his time absolutely.
be in. It's at once exhilarating and at the same time an invitation Hugh Hefner - Life - Change - Values
to be attacked.
Larry Ellison - Innovation - Belief - Change The reason I entered the election race was to promote reforms.
For us who engage in business, we will be severely affected if
Think not of yourself as the architect of your career but as the financial and structural reforms don't proceed.
sculptor. Expect to have to do a lot of hard hammering and Takafumi Horie - Politicians - Business - Change - Finance
chiselingand scraping and polishing.
BC Forbes - Change - Work - Self Help I haven't changed. If it seems I'm becoming more mainstream,
doesn't that mean instead that Japan is aligning itself with me? I
In their late 40s, Forbes mens' hormones seem to change. Pop haven't changed one bit.
started riding motorcycles. I would say running for president Takafumi Horie - Change
qualifies.
Steve Forbes - Change - Politicians I always had faith in the internet. I believed in it and thought it
was obviously going to change the way the world worked. I
It's pretty incredible to look back 30 years to when Microsoft was really did not understand why others were selling their stock. As
starting and realize how work has been transformed. We're stock prices plunged, I just bought them, one after another, since
finally getting close to what I call the digital workstyle. I had the money. I guess I was rather lucky.
Bill Gates - Technology - Improvement - Change - Takafumi Horie - Change - Money - Internet - Stocks

What great changes have not been ambitious? We react very quickly in the market. We can make quick
Melinda Gates - Ambition - Change - Great changes.
John Ilhan - Marketing - Change
Everyone agrees that the failure of our high schools is tragic. It’s
bad business, and it’s bad policy. But we act as if it can’t be Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or
helped. It can be helped. We designed these high schools; we can present are certain to miss the future.
redesign them. John F. Kennedy - Change - Life - Motivational
Melinda Gates - Help - Failure - Change - Education
There is an immutable conflict at work in life and in business, a
It's really one of my all-time favorite things to do. To go out and constant battle between peace and chaos. Neither can be
really see the kids and visit the moms who are in these programs mastered, but both can be influenced. How you go about that is
because I think I really get to see what happens on the ground the key to success.
and connect with them about what changes are that happen in Philip Knight - Work - Life - Success - Change
their lives because of some of the giving that we're able to do.
Melinda Gates - Philanthropy - Change I'm just trying to make a smudge on the collective unconscious.
David Letterman - Change
A leaf that is destined to grow large is full of grooves and
wrinkles at the start. Now if one has no patience and wants it I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the
smooth offhand like a willow leaf, there is trouble ahead. cause and I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more

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will help the cause. I shall try to correct errors when shown to be
errors and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to With engineering, I view this year's failure as next year's
be true views. opportunity to try it again. Failures are not something to be
Abraham Lincoln - Belief - Mistakes - Success - Change avoided. You want to have them happen as quickly as you can so
you can make progress rapidly.
Synergies are something that the CEO basically has to force to Gordon Moore - Learning - Technology - Challenges - Failure
happen, because organizations are, generally, like bodies in
motion that tend to stay in motion. It's very hard to get big The technology at the leading edge changes so rapidly that you
organizations to change. And it takes really a very powerful have to keep current after you get out of school. I think probably
mandate to force things to happen. the most important thing is having good fundamentals.
John Malone - Management - Change - Power Gordon Moore - Learning - Knowledge - Change - Technology

Synergy is the driver. There are two levels of synergy: there are Most newspaper companies still have their heads in the sand, but
operating synergies, which, you know, you'd have to be stupid other media companies are aggressive.
not to try to take advantage of, and then there are strategic Rupert Murdoch - Change - Companies - Media - Growth
synergies. In other words, in what positions you would be more
sustainable, more long term, and so on. The Internet has been the most fundamental change during my
John Malone - Change - Improvement - Long Term Investing lifetime and for hundreds of years. Someone the other day said,
"It's the biggest thing since Gutenberg," and then someone else
College totally changed my life. It changed what I believe and said "No, it's the biggest thing since the invention of writing."
what I think about everything. I majored in philosophy. Rupert Murdoch - Change - Internet - Technology
Steve Martin - School - Education - Belief - Thinking - Change
I think we've been an agent for change, everywhere, and I think
In my experience, in the real-estate business past success stories change frightens people. They're going nicely in what seems like
are generally not applicable to new situations. We must a settled industry, and someone comes in and says: "I can do this
continually reinvent ourselves, responding to changing times better. It doesn't matter how nice that other one is." That's one of
with innovative new business models. the distinguishing points of our acquisitions.
Akira Mori - Real Estate - Success - Change - Innovation - Rupert Murdoch - Change - Fear - Improvement
Business
As with all politically lead governments, foreign investment is the
We all are learning, modifying, or destroying ideas all the time. slowest in the media section. Politicians are somewhat paranoid
Rapid destruction of your ideas when the time is right is one of about the media but we still think it’s worthwhile.
the most valuable qualities you can acquire. You must force Rupert Murdoch - Change - Media - Government - Competition -
yourself to consider arguments on the other side. Investments
Charlie Munger - Learning - Ideas - Change
I'm a catalyst for change … You can't be an outsider and be
We all have to expand our capabilities to encompass the successful over 30 years without leaving a certain amount of
changing world, its growing diversity and, indeed, its complexity. scar tissue around the place.
Lachlan Murdoch - Growth - Diversity - Change - World Rupert Murdoch - Change - Success -

I think transitions are never that noticeable, but they are always The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore.
on their way. It has to do with distance and accessibility. People It will be the fast beating the slow.
call it mellowing, but I think it's how available you are toward Rupert Murdoch - Change - Innovation
other people, or how much you distance yourself.
Paul Newman - Change - People People don't expect government to solve all their problems. But
they sense, deep in their bones, that with just a slight change in
You can't change what you don't acknowledge. priorities, we can make sure that every child in America has a
Dr Phil - Self Help - Change decent shot at life, and that the doors of opportunity remain
open to all. They know we can do better.
The question is not whether we are able to change but whether Barack Obama - America - Government - Solutions - Problems -
we are changing fast enough. Priorities - Change - Life - Opportunity
Angela Merkel - Questions - Change
We have recognized that the world is changing. How your
I don't believe you are simply born with the ambition of children are behaving, how their friends are behaving. What they
becoming chancellor. But if you want to make a difference, if you consume and what they watch.
enjoy putting ideas into practice, then the post of chancellor has James Packer - Change - Advertising - Customers
to be the one presenting the biggest opportunity of all.
Angela Merkel - Change - Politicians - Ambition - Ideas - I'm a great believer in new technology and I think new
Enjoyment - Opportunity technology is very scary for newspaper companies.
James Packer - Change - Companies - Technology
It is extremely unlikely that anyone coming out of school with a
technical degree will go into one area and stay there. Today's The fact that I have entered into IT-related business is proof that
students have to look forward to the excitement of probably businesses have to evolve and keep with time. One has to re-
having three or four careers. invent continuously.
Gordon Moore - Learning - Change - Jobs - Technology Kerry Packer - Change - Technology -

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money invested.
It's the little things you do that can make a big difference. What Jeff Skoll - Philanthropy - Positive - World - Belief - Social -
are you attempting to accomplish? What little thing can you do Money - Change
today that will make you more effective? You are probably only
one step away from greatness. I believe that Silicon Valley is truly a place of excellence and the
Bob Proctor - Change - Greatness - Action impact of this tiny community on the world is completely
disproportionate to its size. We are the undisputed leaders of
Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past technological change. But with our abundance of talent and
any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an resources, we also have the opportunity to be the pioneers of
instant. social change and, ultimately, this may be our greatest
Anthony Robbins - Decisions contribution.
Jeff Skoll - Business Ethics - Social - Belief - Change - Silicon
I do not know whether I will be in this place for a short or a long Valley - World - Technology - Talent - Opportunity
time. That is for others to decide. But what I do know is that I
have no intention of being here for the sake of just being here. Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success.
Together with my colleagues it is my intention to make a Martha Stewart - Change - Success
difference.
Kevin Rudd - Politicians - Change - Ambition - Improvement People.. especially people in positions of power.. have invested a
tremendous amount of effort and time to get to where they are.
Technology is always evolving, and companies.. not just search They really don't want to hear that we're on the wrong path,
companies.. can't be afraid to take advantage of change. that we've got to shift gears and start thinking differently.
Eric Schmidt - Technology - Change - Improving - Companies David Suzuki - People - Power - Wrong - Change - Thinking

I'm able to bring business expertise but, more importantly, Your income is a direct reward for the quality and quantity of
operating experience. The people here at Google are young. the services you render to your world. Whatever field you are in,
Every day there are lots of new challenges. I keep things focused. if you want to double your income, you simply have to double the
The speech I give everyday is: "This is what we do. Is what you quality and quantity of what you do for that income. Or you have
are doing consistent with that, and does it change the world?" to change activities and occupations so that what you are doing
Eric Schmidt - Internet - Management - Change - Focus is worth twice as much.
Brian Tracy - Goals - Work - Wages - Jobs - Change
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The
unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to Life is meant for living.. I know that sounds simplistic, but how
himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable many days do you let slip by without really doing something,
man. accomplishing something, making a life change, a lifestyle
George Bernard Shaw - Ambition - Change - Growth change?
Ivana Trump - Life - Motivational - Change
I'm not a politician. I only want to help relieve the suffering in
communities, and I want to help people see their community in Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging
each other. part of the company into total confusion for a while.
Russell Simmons - Change - Politicians - Help - Poverty Jack Welch - Change

I want to fight poverty and ignorance and give opportunity to In fact, at this point in history, the most radical, pervasive, and
those people who are locked out. earth-shaking transformation would occur simply if everybody
Russell Simmons - Change - Help - Poverty - Opportunity truly evolved to a mature, rational, and responsible ego, capable
of freely participating in the open exchange of mutual self-
America, you know, they always separate people because of race. esteem. There is the 'edge of history.' There would be a real New
They've been able to convince, 'The niggers are coming.' You Age.
know, the diversity that America has is so special. It's starting to Ken Wilber - Change - Self Help - Improvement
really become a cool thing for young people. Not only because
there are more mixes of people, but because people are more Perhaps the best place to begin with an integral approach to
open-minded about each other. So I think in the future, America business is with.. oneself. In the Big Three of self, culture, and
has a great, great opportunity, and mostly because of hip-hop. world, integral mastery starts with self. How do body and mind
Russell Simmons - Change - Opportunity - America and spirit operate in me? How does that necessarily impact my
role in the world of business? And how can I become more
The conditions of suffering that exist today in our impoverished conscious of these already operating realities in myself and in
communities are not acceptable. The reflection of those others?
conditions are less concerning to me. And I work everyday about Ken Wilber - Change - Self Help - Spiritual - Business
changing the conditions.
Russell Simmons - Change - Poverty - Hard Work If you don't change, reality in the end forces that change upon
you.
Philanthropy is all about making a positive difference in the Stuart Wilde - Change -
world by devoting your resources and your time to causes you
believe in. In my case, I like to support causes where "a lot of Though I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn't
good comes from a little bit of good," or, in other words, where changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I'm just
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Oprah Winfrey - Rich - Change I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
Winston Churchill - Commitment - Work - Politicians
I did something that challenged the banking world. Conventional
banks look for the rich; we look for the absolutely poor. All If I set for myself a task, be it so trifling, I shall see it through.
people are entrepreneurs, but many don't have the opportunity How else shall I have confidence in myself to do important
to find that out. things?
Muhammad Yunus - Banks - Change - Poverty - Challenges - Rich George Clason - Commitment - Goals - Encouragement
- Entrepreneurs - Opportunity
The kind of commitment I find among the best performers across
Each individual person is very important. Each person has virtually every field is a single-minded passion for what they do,
tremendous potential. She or he alone can influence the lives of an unwavering desire for excellence in the way they think and
others within the communities, nations, within and beyond her the way they work. Genuine confidence is what launches you out
or his own time. of bed in the morning, and through your day with a spring in
Muhammad Yunus - Motivational - Change - Important - your step.
Potential Jim Collins - Commitment - Passion - Confidence - Motivational -
Thinking - Work
Just by being private, the culture will change. We won't be forced
to make decisions that are 90 days in relevance. I'm convinced that we can write and live our own scripts more
Sam Zell - Companies - Culture - Change - Decisions than most people will acknowledge. I also know the price that
must be paid. It's a real struggle to do it. It requires visualization
You are what you are and where you are because of what has and affirmation. It involves living a life of integrity, starting with
gone into your mind. You can change what you are and where making and keeping promises, until the whole human
you are by changing what goes into your mind. personality the senses, the thinking, the feeling, and the intuition
Zig Ziglar - Change - Motivational are ultimately integrated and harmonized.
Stephen Covey - Commitment - Decisions - Goals - Life - Self Help
Commitment Quotes from some of the leaders in investing,
business, and finance. Includes quotes about Commitment, You look for stars. You look for the makeup of artists who can
making commitments, and staying committed to a goal. have long lasting careers and who could be headliners.
Clive Davis - Commitment - Jobs - Long Term Investing
We’ve had some tough times, but we’ve hung in there.
Paul Allen - Commitment The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are,
first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.
If I’m going to do something, I do it spectacularly or I don’t do it Thomas Edison - Work - Success
at all.
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud - Action - Commitment The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing
person doesn't like to do.
It is hope in this wider sense which enabled my father to build, Thomas Edison - Failure - Commitment - Success
from scratch, one of India's largest modern enterprises. His was
an undertaking powered by hard work, initiative, self-belief but, Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Accordingly a
above all else, the capacity, as he would often say, "to dream with genius is often merely a talented person who has done all of his
your eyes wide open". or her homework.
Anil Ambani - Ambition - Belief - Goals - Commitment - Work Thomas Edison - Work - Commitment - Success - Inspirational

We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength
hosts. It's our job every day to make every important aspect of and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands
the customer experience a little bit better. all of a person.
Jeff Bezos - Customers - Commitment Albert Einstein - Determination - Commitment - Strength - True

So much of politics is about the daily grind of political business: We're not in this for the fast money. Really, what we want is to be
the people to see, the myriad different facets of government, the part of this industry.
remorseless agenda of this part of the media or that. David Filo - Commitment - Money - Internet
Tony Blair - Politicians - Commitment - People
In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm.. in the
I believe the true road to preeminent success in any line is to real world all rests on perseverance.
make yourself master in that line. I have no faith in the policy of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Ideas - Commitment - Ambition
scattering one's resources, and in my experience I have rarely if
ever met a man who achieved preeminence in money making.. I could have closed down bits of British Home Stores to make
certainly never one in manufacturing.. who was interested in more money but it’s not my style. I want to make my money as a
many concerns. retailer, not by putting people out of work.
Andrew Carnegie - Money - Success - Commitment Philip Green - Commitment - Jobs - Work - Money - Business

The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line Long shots do come in and hard work, dedication and
and stuck to it. perseverance will overcome almost any prejudice and open
Andrew Carnegie - Commitment - Success almost any door.
John H. Johnson - Work - Encouragement - Commitment

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It wasn't as though I really made a commitment to it; there


I would tell young people to start where they are with what they wasn't anything else around. So I wasn't driven to become an
have and that the secret of a big success is starting with a small actor.. it just seemed to be the thing that I managed to do best.
success and dreaming bigger and bigger dreams, I would tell Paul Newman - Career - Commitment - Best
them also that a young Black woman or a young Black man can't
dream too much today or dare too much if he or she works hard, I always wanted to be the best I could be at whatever I did. I
perseveres and dedicates themselves to excellence. didn't want to be the number one golfer in the world. I just
John H. Johnson - Motivational - Work - Success - Commitment wanted to be as good as I could be. I work hard, I push myself
hard, and I probably even expect too much of myself.
It's easy to have principles when you're rich. The important thing Greg Norman - Work - Commitment - Success
is to have principles when you're poor.
Ray Kroc - Rich - Poverty - Commitment I was at the end of my tether when my first book was published.
For eight years I didn't make a penny, I worked so hard, didn't
We take the hamburger business more seriously than anyone drink, didn't enjoy life.
else. Orhan Pamuk - Work - Commitment - Focus
Ray Kroc - Business - Commitment
I work seven days a week, from 9 in the morning till 8 at night. I
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their have the titles of the next eight novels I want to write. I feel
commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of myself pitiable, degraded on a day that I don't write.
endeavor. Orhan Pamuk - Work - Commitment
Vince Lombardi - Life - Commitment
Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of
It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never
a winner, when you're number one. What you've got to have is permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture.
faith and discipline when you're not yet a winner. Norman Vincent Peale - Success - Motivational - Self Control -
Vince Lombardi - Winning - Determination - Goals - Optimistic - Commitment
Commitment - Discipline
Visy Industries' past, present and future are linked by a
My first six years in the business were hopeless. There are a lot of commitment to growth, through meeting our customers' needs
times when you sit and you say "Why am I doing this? I'll never and the wise use and reuse of scarce resources.
make it. It's just not going to happen. I should go out and get a Richard Pratt - Business Growth - Customers - Commitment
real job, and try to survive."
George Lucas - Business - Commitment - Challenges - Jobs Our most productive investment remains our people. It is
through the dedication, skills and initiative of our people that
If you want to be successful in a particular field of endeavor, I Visy Industries has prospered and will continue to move ahead.
think perseverance is one of the key qualities.It's very important Richard Pratt - Company Growth - Commitment - People -
that you find something that you care about, that you have a Employees
deep passion for, because you're going to have to devote a lot of
your life to it. Encourage your people to be committed to a project rather than
George Lucas - Commitment - Success - Passions just be involved in it.
Richard Pratt - Commitment - People - Encouragement -
Friends, Comrades and fellow South Africans. I greet you all in Employee
the name of peace, democracy and freedom for all. I stand here
before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant of you, the The only limit to your impact is your imagination and
people. Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible commitment.
for me to be here today. I therefore place the remaining years of Anthony Robbins - Commitment
my life in your hands.
Nelson Mandela - Freedom - Peace - Democracy - Commitment - My friends thought I was crazy, that I should wait until I was
Inspirational dead. But I was determined. It is easy to promise but action is
different.
Everyone experiences tough times, it is a measure of your Sakip Sabanci - Action - Commitment - Ambition
determination and dedication how you deal with them and how
you can come through them. I quickly learned that if I kept at it and plowed right through the
Lakshmi Mittal - Challenges - Commitment - Problems rejections I would eventually get somebody to buy my wares.
Charles Schwab - Commitment - Success -
Hard work certainly goes a long way. These days a lot of people
work hard, so you have to make sure you work even harder and One quality of leaders and high achievers in every area seems to
really dedicate yourself to what you are doing and setting out to be a commitment to ongoing personal and professional
achieve. development.
Lakshmi Mittal - Commitment - Work Brian Tracy - Achievement - Leadership - Commitment - Self
Control
I enjoy my work so much that I have to be pulled away from my
work into leisure. When employees and employers, even coworkers, have a
Ralph Nader - Work - Commitment commitment to one another, everyone benefits. I have people
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loyalty to the organization and to me. I know that they'll always


be dedicated to what we're trying to accomplish. Today, many companies are reporting that their number one
Donald Trump - Business - Employee - Commitment constraint on growth is the inability to hire workers with the
necessary skills.
Each Wal-Mart store should reflect the values of its customers Bill Clinton - Knowledge - Companies - Skill
and support the vision they hold for their community
Sam Walton - Customers - Commitment If we only have great companies, we will merely have a
prosperous society, not a great one. Economic growth and power
I think women have proved themselves beyond a shadow of are the means, not the definition, of a great nation.
doubt that they are as capable and as confident in delivering Jim Collins - Great - Society - Companies - Economy - Power
results. The "B" word.. babies or biology is a complicated one.
Because it doesn't mean that women can't do the work, it means A visionary company doesn't simply balance between idealism
that women have a point, a period in their life of maybe.. and profitability: it seeks to be highly idealistic and highly
depending on how many children they have, of 5 to 10 years profitable. A visionary company doesn't simply balance between
where they have a lessened amount of availablity. And in many preserving a tightly held core ideology and stimulating vigorous
many corporate settings you have to be available for face time in change and movement; it does both to an extreme.
the office and travel. And when you make the choice to have a kid Jim Collins - Companies - Idealism - Vision - Profitable - Change
you also make the choice to be not available as much.
Suzy Welch - Woman - Confidence - Family - Time - Commitment If the firms that employ an increasing majority of the population
are driven solely to satisfy the owner's greed at the expense of
I have never left the company. I keep a tiny residual salary to this working conditions, of the stability of the community, and of the
day because that's where my loyalty should be forever. I want to health of the environment, chances are that the quality of our
be an "employee" on the company data base. I won't engineer, I'd lives will be worse than it is now.
rather be basically retired, due to my family. (talking about his Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Environment - Business Ethics - Greed
relationship with Apple Inc) - Profits - Companies - Jobs
Steve Wozniak - Employee - Commitment - Retirement
In large organizations the dilution of information as it passes up
and down the hierarchy, and horizontally across departments,
Company Quotes from some of the leaders in investing, can undermine the effort to focus on common goals.
business, and finance. Includes quotes about Companies, owning Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Companies - Management - Focus -
a company, large corporations, and managing a company. Goals

We call ourselves a “capacity building” organization; self- There are a lot of things that go into creating success. I don't like
motivated and self-initiated capacity building. For example, in 30 to do just the things I like to do. I like to do things that cause the
years, I don’t think I have signed a check for the company. company to succeed. I don't spend a lot of time doing my favorite
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh - Employee - Motivational - Management - activities.
Companies - Leadership Michael Dell - Company - Success - Work - Action

If you look at the top 20 companies of the world, 19 of them are A corporation's primary goal is to make money. Government's
still brick-and-mortar companies. I have nothing against tech primary role is to take a big chunk of that money and give it to
companies. What I am saying is that if you have a car others.
manufacturer or an oil and gas manufacturer, you won’t get the Larry Ellison - Money - Goals - Taxes - Companies
supply over the Net.
Anil Ambani - Companies - Internet - Tech It's not enough to make time for your children. There are certain
stages in their lives when you have to give them the time when
People are definitely a company’s greatest asset. It doesn't make they want it. You can't run your family like a company. It doesn't
any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A work.
company is only as good as the people it keeps. Andrew Grove - Family - Companies
Mary Kay Ash - Companies - Assets - Management
I have been quoted saying that, in the future, all companies will
A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn be Internet companies. I still believe that. More than ever, really
reputation by trying to do hard things well. Andrew Grove - Companies - Internet - Business
Jeff Bezos - Branding - Companies -
A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its
Some say Google is God. Others say Google is Satan. But if they skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have
think Google is too powerful, remember that with search engines to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation.
unlike other companies, all it takes is a single click to go to Andrew Grove - Change - Companies - Focus
another search engine.
Sergey Brin - Technology - Internet - Companies Businesses are made by people. We've proven time and time
again that you can have wonderful shop, and put a bloke in there
At Revolution Health Group we will put consumers back at the who's no good, and he'll stuff it up. Put a good bloke in, and it
center of the system by giving them more choice, control and just turns around like that.
convenience.. while building the first comprehensive, consumer- Gerry Harvey - Companies - Management - Ambition
driven health care company.
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responsibility you have for helping others. Just as I think it's capital, experience, infrastructure and networks to compete
important to run companies well, with a close eye to the bottom effectively with the large complex companies that we seek to
line, I think you have to use your entrepreneurial experience to acquire.
make corporate philanthropy effective. Henry Kravis - Companies - Buying - Assets - Experience -
Carlos Slim Helu - Responsibility - Philanthropy - Help - Competition
Entrepreneurial - Companies
Our industry expertise (at KKR) enables the firm not only to
It's not a question of arriving and putting in a whole new make better investment choices but also to win the confidence of
administration, but instead, arriving and "compacting" things as senior management and sellers, which has enabled us to
much as possible, reducing management layers. We want as few purchase many companies on an exclusive basis.
management layers as possible, so that executives are very close Henry Kravis - Companies - Buying - Selling - Experience -
to the operations. We also don't believe in having big corporate Decisions - Investing - Management - Confidence
infrastructures.
Carlos Slim Helu - Companies - Management - Improving We've got a portfolio of companies that range all the way from
hotels to television stations and cable TV companies, oil and gas,
The faster we grew, the more stores we had open, the more consumer products, and industrial products. If there's anything
money we made. Employees move quickly up the ranks of a that I want to know more about, I have the opportunity. It's right
company that's growing fast. Shareholders made a lot of money. in our portfolio. I can spend time at the factory or with the
If you invested $25,000 from January 1987 to January 1994, manangement and learn as much as I want. You can't get bored
you'd have more than a million dollars. I get a lot of personal doing that.
satisfaction from that. Henry Kravis - Companies - Management - Opportunity -
Wayne Huizenga - Growth - Employee - Money - Stocks - Learning - Bored
Companies
If you build that foundation, both the moral and the ethical
We're looking for something where we can make something foundation, as well as the business foundation, and the
happen: an industry where the competition is asleep, hasn't experience foundation, then the building won't crumble.
taken advantage. It's going to be hard to find another Henry Kravis - Companies - Business Ethics - Integrity -
Blockbuster, but that doesn't mean you can't have three good Experience
companies growing. The point is, we're going to be busy.
Wayne Huizenga - Growth - Companies - Competition The trouble, in my opinion, with corporate America today, is that
everything is thought of in quarters.
We have bloated bureaucracies in Corporate America. The root Henry Kravis - Companies - America - Stock Market
of the problem is the absence of real corporate democracy.
Carl Icahn - Politics - Management - Companies - Problems I always took my role as a leader, and certainly chairman and
CEO of a major company very seriously as to our employees and
A great company in the media business needs visionary leaders, trying to create opportunities for them and create opportunities
not a conglomerate structure headquartered in Columbus Circle where they could even, as I said many times, could realize their
that second guesses. God-given potential and maybe realize more potential than even
Carl Icahn - Companies - Leadership they realize they had.
Kenneth Lay - God - Companies - Employee - Opportunity
With some exceptions, the wrong people are running U.S.
companies. It's been that way for years, and it hasn't gotten In the model that we grew up with, governments rule physical
much better. territory in which national economies function, and strong
Carl Icahn - Management - Companies - Criticism economies support hegemonic military power. In the new model,
already emerging under our noses, economic decisions don’t pay
The mission statement of my company, Kathy Ireland Worldwide, much attention to national sovereignty in a world where more
is to find solutions for families, especially busy moms. I'm than half of the one hundred or two hundred largest economic
reaching out to busy moms because that's what I am. That's entities are not countries but companies.
what I know, and I know this woman has been underserved. Amory Lovins - Politics - Economy - Government - Companies -
Kathy Ireland - Customers - Knowledge - Help - Companies - Power
Family - Busy
I think you have to learn that there's a company behind every
My job is to listen to ideas, maybe cook up a few of my own, and stock, and that there's only one real reason why stocks go up.
make decisions based on what's good for the shareholders and Companies go from doing poorly to doing well or small
for the company. companies grow to large companies.
Philip Knight - Jobs - Decisions - Business Ideas - Companies Peter Lynch - Companies - Stocks -

To understand KKR, I always like to say, don't congratulate us I think the hardest thing about my job is the way Whole Foods
when we buy a company. Any fool can buy a company. Market views itself philosophically is that we are a business
Congratulate us when we sell it and when we've done something dedicated to meeting all the various stakeholders of the
with it and created real value. company's best interests. And by stakeholders we mean
Henry Kravis - Companies - Buying - Selling - Improvement customers, team members, stockholders, community, and the
environment. Sometimes what is in the best interest of one
In the large buy out space, which is where we (Kohlberg Kravis stakeholder may not be in the best interest of another
Roberts) focus our efforts, there are relatively few firms with the stakeholder, and as the CEO, I have to balance the various

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interests of the different constituencies and stakeholders to Rupert Murdoch - Climate Change - Responsibility - Carbon -
create win, win, win scenarios, and that can sometimes be very Media - Companies - News
difficult to do. Everybody wants something from the CEO.
John Mackey - Stocks - Customers - Business Ethics - If the boss is a jerk, get over it. First of all, don’t you think there’s
Management - Environmental - Challenges - Companies a good chance that your boss’s boss knows what’s going on? If so,
just keep your head down and do the work. Usually, if you put in
Business social responsibility should not be coerced; it is a maximum effort and produce excellent results, someone in the
voluntary decision that the entrepreneurial leadership of every company is going to take notice. Either you will get promoted or
company must make on its own. your jerky boss will get the heave-ho. It happens all the time.
John Mackey - Business Ethics - Responsibility - Leadership - Suze Orman - Jobs - Management - Hard Work - Companies
Entrepreneurial - Companies
We just have to go at 100 miles an hour in all our businesses, be
Whole Foods is dedicated to helping people be healthier and live they television broadcasting, be they magazine publishing, be
lives with more vitality and greater sense of well being. they subscription television, be they online, be they gaming. We
John Mackey - Life - Companies - Help just have to go at one hundred miles an hour..
James Packer - Business Growth - Companies
Most newspaper companies still have their heads in the sand, but
other media companies are aggressive. I'm a great believer in new technology and I think new
Rupert Murdoch - Change - Companies - Media - Growth technology is very scary for newspaper companies.
James Packer - Change - Companies - Technology
Size and synergies between the different segments of the
company matter. As far as we are concerned, the Internet is You can say on one hand the market is crazy but it's not 1999.
broadening our opportunity, as well as for other big media People have had their medicine from overexuberance. I find it
companies with huge resources in sports, entertainment and really interesting that those two businesses, Yahoo! and Google,
news. There's just more opportunity. which are just online advertising businesses, are valued at more
Rupert Murdoch - Media - Internet - Company - Opportunity than the media behemoths in America.
James Packer - Advertising - Companies - Stock Market
We're starting with our own carbon footprint. Not nothing. But
much of what we're doing is already, or soon will be, little more If you can run the company a bit more collaboratively, you get a
than the standard way of doing business. We can do something better result, because you have more bandwidth and checking
that's unique, different from just any other company. We can set and balancing going on.
an example, and we can reach our audiences. Our audience's Larry Page - Companies - Partnership -
carbon footprint is 10,000 times bigger than ours. That's the
carbon footprint we want to conquer. You don't need to have a 100-person company to develop that
Rupert Murdoch - Carbon - Responsibility - Business - Media - idea.
Influential - Encouragement - Companies Larry Page - Companies - Ideas

Becoming carbon neutral is only the beginning. The climate Spend a lot of time talking to customers face to face. You'd be
problem will not be solved by one company reducing its amazed how many companies don't listen to their customers.
emissions to zero, and it won't be solved by one government Ross Perot - Customers - Companies -
acting alone. The climate problem will not be solved without
mass participation by the general public in countries around the Successful enterprises are usually led by a proven chief executive
globe. who is a competent benevolent dictator.
Rupert Murdoch - Climate Change - Responsibility - Carbon - Richard Pratt - Companies - Leadership - Management
Problems - Companies - Solutions - World
As you get bigger, you have to learn to delegate. It’s also an
News Corporation, today, reaches people at home and at work... excellent way to get staff involved in the company’s operations.
when they're thinking... when they're laughing... and when they Azim Premji - Companies - Learning - Priorities
are making choices that have enormous impact. The unique
potential.. and duty.. of a media company are to help its The early years were more about learning than about acting. I
audiences connect to the issues that define our time. had to carry on my father’s work, which was a big challenge.
Rupert Murdoch - Responsibility - Media - Influential - Azim Premji - Companies - Learning - Challenges
Encouragement - Companies - Thinking - Help
I want Wipro to be among the top ten IT companies in the world.
While we reduce our own carbon footprint we will encourage the Azim Premji - Companies - Technology - Ambition
companies who truck our DVDs and newspapers, sell us paper,
and provide an enormous range of products and services.. to all Our company was mortgaged to the hilt, and that did restrain us,
contribute. and it's why we had to take in partners.
Rupert Murdoch - Global Warming - Carbon - Influential - Gina Rinehart - Companies - Partnership - Challenges
Leadership - Companies - Encouragement
When buying shares, ask yourself, would you buy the whole
We're not a manufacturer, or an airline, but we do use energy. company?
Printing and publishing newspapers, producing films, Rene Rivkin - Stocks - Investing - Companies
broadcasting television signals, operating 24-hour newsrooms. It
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companies.. can't be afraid to take advantage of change. raising the terror alert level. As Simba once told us: "It's the
Eric Schmidt - Technology - Change - Improving - Companies circle of life."
Jon Stewart - Politicians - Profits - Products - Companies
We don’t have a traditional strategy process, planning process
like you’d find in traditional technical companies. It allows The fact of the matter is that today, stuff-selling mega-
Google to innovate very, very quickly, which I think is a real corporations have a huge influence on our daily lives. And
strength of the company. because of the competitive nature of our global economy, these
Eric Schmidt - Technology - Companies - Planning - Innovation corporations are generally only concerned with one thing.. the
bottom line. That is, maximizing profit, regardless of the social or
Search companies, which I won't mention by name, tried to do so environmental costs.
many things at the same time, they forgot all about search. They David Suzuki - Companies - Profits - Products - Business Ethics -
either missed the next revolution of search or they created an Social - Earnings - Influential - Environmental - Consumer
opening for a Google to enter.
Eric Schmidt - Companies - Internet - Focus My dream was actually just to have a computer some day. If I'd
imagined that it meant starting a company to sell them, I
I grew up in a working class family where there was no health probably would have avoided the whole thing.
insurance. I saw first hand the fracturing of the American dream Steve Wozniak - Dreams - Computers - Companies
and the bitterness that comes when there is no hope and a lot of
despair. So I wanted to build the company, in a sense, that my Just by being private, the culture will change. We won't be forced
father never got a chance to work for. to make decisions that are 90 days in relevance.
Howard Schultz - Employee - Family - America - Inspirational - Sam Zell - Companies - Culture - Change - Decisions
Poverty - Companies - Hope
When all is said and done, what must be remembered is a
Hiring people is an art, not a science, and resumes can't tell you newspaper is a business. It used to be a fabulous business that
whether someone will fit into a company's culture. When you made extraordinary margins. It's now a very good business with
realize you've made a mistake, you need to cut your losses and appropriate margins.
move on. Sam Zell - Companies - News - Business - Media - Profits
Howard Schultz - Employee - Management - Jobs - Decisions - Art
- Companies - Culture - Mistakes Research indicates that workers have three prime needs:
Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let
In the 1960s, if you introduced a new product to America, 90% of in on things that are going on in the company.
the people who viewed it for the first time believed in the Zig Ziglar - Employee - Interesting - Jobs - Companies
corporate promise. Then 40 years later if you performed the
same exercise less than 10% of the public believed it was true. Many companies have long contended that stress in the home
The fracturing of trust is based on the fact that the consumer has causes productivity loss in the market place.. and it does. But
been let down. research now reveals that stress on the job causes stress at home.
Howard Schultz - Lies - Truth - Trust - Customers - Companies - In other words, they feed off each other.
Products - America Zig Ziglar - Employee - Jobs - Stress - Companies

Participant (Productions) is the only production company in Competitive Quotes from some of the leaders in investing,
town that has a double bottom line: social good plus financial business, and finance. Includes quotes about Competition, being
returns. It's too early to tell how our returns are going to look - competitive and competing.
though all signs are promising - but social good is what we're
really after. If you're attacking your market from multiple positions and your
Jeff Skoll - Media - Profits - Companies - Business Ethics - Social - competition isn't, you have all the advantage and it will show up
Earnings in your increased success and income.
Jay Abraham - Marketing - Competition - Success
Globalization has gone wrong, as it has no rules. Multinationals
are almost above the law. They are so huge they are bigger than New Yorkers are predatory about real estate. When they sense
governments. softening, they move in for the kill.
Dick Smith - Capitalism - Business - Companies Anderson Cooper - Real Estate - Competition - America

If we are not careful, capitalism will self-destruct. We will I have always loved the competitive forces in this business. You
destroy it as the companies have no conscience and do not really know I certainly have meetings where I spur people on by saying,
compete. They are so big they can't go broke, so they simply "Hey, we can do better than this. How come we are not out ahead
acquire everything. on that?" Thats what keeps my job one of the most interesting in
Dick Smith - Capitalism - Growth - Companies the world.
Bill Gates - Internet - Innovative - Improvement - Competition -
This morning, prompted by increasing concerns about terrorism, Encouragement
oil prices reached a record high as the cost of a barrel of crude is
a whopping $44.34. Wow, it seems shocking that a product of Competition is always a fantastic thing, and the computer
finite supply gets more expensive the more we use it. Now the industry is intensely competitive. Whether it's Google or Apple or
terror alert means higher oil prices, which oddly enough means free software, we've got some fantastic competitors and it keeps
higher profits for oil companies giving them more money to give us on our toes.
to politicians whose policies may favor the oil companies such as Bill Gates - Technology - Competition

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kick boxing.
They might be a good friend, but they are also a bitter Emo Philips - Funny - Competition - Computers
commercial rival. Let’s not kid ourselves.. The American wheat
industry has done everything it possibly can to criticize the If you know your strength it never becomes a weakness. If the
Australian wheat industry in order to take the Iraqi wheat market knows your strength then it becomes a weakness.
market from us. Shailendra Singh - Strength - Weakness - Competition -
John Howard - America - Competition - Friendship - Australia Knowledge

Our philosophy has been to be fiscally conservative, so we can be The pace at eBay was frantic and urgent. We knew that if we
operationally aggressive. We're not using borrowed money to didn't move fast, somebody would come into the market and
grow. So we'll put up a store just to get there before the quash us. Participant doesn't make a lot of sense from a financial
competition. If it doesn't work, we'll close it and lose a little investment perspective, so it's unlikely that other people will be
equity. It won't kill us. approaching the business in the same way. So you see less
Wayne Huizenga - Growth - Money - Competition urgency; you see a thoroughness and willingness to spend extra
time to get things right. Which I think is really important.
We're looking for something where we can make something Jeff Skoll - Competition - Finance - Business - Important
happen: an industry where the competition is asleep, hasn't
taken advantage. It's going to be hard to find another Marx was right when he said capitalism would destroy itself as
Blockbuster, but that doesn't mean you can't have three good capitalist would eat capitalist until they became so big they
companies growing. The point is, we're going to be busy. could not compete.
Wayne Huizenga - Growth - Companies - Competition Dick Smith - Capitalism - Growth - Competition

I just feel that my competitive drive is far greater than anyone An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning
else that I’ve met, and I think that I thrive on that. into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.
Michael Jordan - Competitive - Great - Motivational Jack Welch - Action - Learning - Competition

In the large buy out space, which is where we (Kohlberg Kravis I can't deny that Jerry Springer supposedly beating us didn't
Roberts) focus our efforts, there are relatively few firms with the affect me. There was a point where I felt like, Golly, you work so
capital, experience, infrastructure and networks to compete hard, you try so hard and the people say they want meaningful
effectively with the large complex companies that we seek to television and then Jerry Springer ends up beating you. It was
acquire. disturbing.
Henry Kravis - Companies - Buying - Assets - Experience - Oprah Winfrey - Work - Competition -
Competition
This is a business that thrives on competition (Casino Resorts).
Bill Maher and I are on against each other, and we're friends. He For 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the strip hosts the most
can do my show any time he wants, and I've done Politically violent competition in business in America.
Incorrect several times. There's no reason to think competition Steve Wynn - Competition - Business
has to be adversarial.
Jay Leno - Competition - Friends - Political On the outside, Yahoo is a fun and irreverent place, but on the
inside we are extremely competitive.
Banks and other providers of credit to households have been Jerry Yang - Competition - Fun
competing vigorously to expand or protect their market share. In
the process, lending standards have been progressively eroded so Confidence Quotes from some of the leaders in investing,
that lenders are now engaging in practices that would have been business, and finance. Includes quotes about Confidence, being a
regarded as out of the question five or ten years ago. confident person, and acting confidently.
Ian Macfarlane - Banks - Competition - Risk - Growth
People who ask confidently get more than those who are hesitant
You've got to look for a gap, where competitors in a market have and uncertain. When you've figured out what you want to ask
grown lazy and lost contact with the readers or the viewers. for, do it with certainty, boldness and confidence.
Rupert Murdoch - Growth - Competition - Lazy - Customers Jack Canfield - Confident - Questions - People

As with all politically lead governments, foreign investment is the The kind of commitment I find among the best performers across
slowest in the media section. Politicians are somewhat paranoid virtually every field is a single-minded passion for what they do,
about the media but we still think it’s worthwhile. an unwavering desire for excellence in the way they think and
Rupert Murdoch - Change - Media - Government - Competition - the way they work. Genuine confidence is what launches you out
Investments of bed in the morning, and through your day with a spring in
your step.
I wasn't running toward the theater but running away from the Jim Collins - Commitment - Passion - Confidence - Motivational -
sporting goods store. Of course now that I'm selling spaghetti Thinking - Work
sauce (with Newman's Own), I begin to understand the romance
of business.. the allure of being the biggest fish in the pond and Whatever qualities the rich may have, they can be acquired by
the juice you get from beating out your competitors. anyone with the tenacity to become rich. The key, I think, is
Paul Newman - Career - Selling - Business - Competition confidence. Confidence and an unshakable belief it can be done
and that you are the one to do it.
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at Felix Dennis - Rich - Optimistic - Positive - Confidence -

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Determination - Motivational - Belief admit one's errors. It not only clears up the air of guilt and
defensiveness, but often helps solve the problem created by the
You have to pretend you're 100 percent sure. You have to take error.
action; you can't hesitate or hedge your bets. Anything less will Dale Carnegie - Courage - Solutions - Problems - Mistakes
condemn your efforts to failure.
Andrew Grove - Failure - Action - Confidence Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from
mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of
I don't want to be just a voice on the phone. I have to get to know understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to
these guys face-to-face and develop a sincere relationship. That conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his
way, if we run into problems in a deal, it doesn't get adversarial. opinions courageously and honestly.
We trust each other and have the confidence we can work things Albert Einstein - True - Great - Challenges - Spirit -
out. Understanding - Opinions - Courage
Wayne Huizenga - Problems - Challenges - Confidence -
Partnership Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor
do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger
Our industry expertise (at KKR) enables the firm not only to is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a
make better investment choices but also to win the confidence of daring adventure, or nothing.
senior management and sellers, which has enabled us to Helen Keller - Courage - Life - Risk - Encouragement
purchase many companies on an exclusive basis.
Henry Kravis - Companies - Buying - Selling - Experience - You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's
Decisions - Investing - Management - Confidence initiative and independence.
Abraham Lincoln - Encouragement - Freedom
When everyone feels that risks are at their minimum, over-
confidence can take over and elementary precautions start to get I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the
watered down. triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
Ian Macfarlane - Risk - Confidence but he who conquers that fear.
Nelson Mandela - Challenges - Inspirational - Learning - Courage
It's like my mother says: I have a gift of the words. Maybe I'm - Fear - Brave
charming. But it is a gift. I have seven brothers, and they're
introverts. I'm an extrovert. I love people. An act of heroism, of extraordinary courage, the grandeur of it,
Mr T - Optimistic - Confidence won't easily inspire us to act in imitation, but it can inspire us to
emulate its author. For that, we should learn what we can of the
A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous whole experience of the subject, the hero's life, as it was before
feeling of confidence and personal power. and after, and believe that trying to emulate the character it
Brian Tracy - Goals - Planning - Power - Confidence reveals is one tried way to prepare for the tests that might await
us and gain hope that our courage will not be wanting in the
When you allow yourself to begin to dream big dreams, moment.
creatively abandon the activities that are taking up too much of John McCain - Action - Inspiration - Politician - Courage
your time, and focus your inward energies on alleviating your
main constraints, you start to feel an incredible sense of power We are taught to understand, correctly, that courage is not the
and confidence. absence of fear, but the capacity for action despite our fears.
Brian Tracy - Confidence - Planning - Power - Time - Focus John McCain - Courage - Action - Fear

Confidence can get you where you want to go, and getting there Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
is a daily process. It’s so much easier when you feel good about J. K. Rowling - Optimistic - Courage
yourself, your abilities and talents.
Donald Trump - Confidence - Skills - Action Criticism Quotes from some of the leaders in investing, business,
and finance. Includes quotes about Criticism, being criticized,
Even if you haven’t encountered great success yet, there is no critics, and to be critical.
reason you can’t bluff a little and act like you have. Confidence is
a magnet in the best sense of the word. It will draw people to you Sandwich every bit of criticism between two thick layers of
and make your daily life.. and theirs.. a lot more pleasant. praise.
Donald Trump - Confidence - Success - Self Help Mary Kay Ash - Optimistic - Leadership - Criticism

The old saying that “success breeds success” has something to it. Look at them, Smithers. Goldbrickers.. Layabouts.. Slug-a-beds!
It's that feeling of confidence that can banish negativity and Little do they realise their days of suckling at my teat are
procrastination and get you going the right way. numbered
Donald Trump - Success - Negative - Focus - Confidence - Monty Burns - Work - Criticism - Jobs - Laziness
Procrastination
I would like to thank all you Canadians for your warm welcome
Courage Quotes from some of the leaders in investing, business, at the airport. Especially those of you who waved... with all 5
and finance. Includes quotes about Courage, being courageous, fingers.
and how to use your courage inspite of your fears. George Bush - Funny - Criticism

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employees, family members and friends, and still not correct the Reviews for someone like me come in three packages. One is
situation that has been condemned. justifiable praise, the second is justifiable criticism, and the third
Dale Carnegie - Criticism - Employee - Family is, "This is only published because he’s a celebrity."
Steve Martin - Famous - Criticism - Book - Praise
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain.. and most fools do.
Dale Carnegie - Criticism I'm 48. For a while after 'The Jerk' (movie) I had a feeling of
failure. I was a little scared. First people discover you and they
It is now 14 years since I first suggested that organic farming love you. You get big and then you fail. And people are glad that
might have some benefits and ought to be taken seriously. I shall you fail. But I've always come back and I've started to trust
never forget the vehemence of the reaction.. much of it coming myself.
from the sort of people who regard agriculture as an industrial Steve Martin - Famous - Criticism - Failure - Trust
process, with production as the sole yardstick of success.
Prince Charles - Criticism - Farming - Food - Organic - Success I think the biggest frustration about reviews is when they
criticize your best bit. And then you go, “What the ****?” I
I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and remember when I was a comedian, I’d get a bad review and
disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic. they’d always fail to say that the audience was dying laughing.
We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the Steve Martin - Criticism - Funny - Best - Frustration
right to debate and disagree with any administration.
Hillary Rodham Clinton - America - Encouragement - Criticism These b**tards who run our country are a bunch of conniving,
thieving, smug pricks who need to be brought down and removed
I welcome opposing viewpoints, but I should warn you that you'll and replaced with a whole new system that we control.
be facing off against the 2nd-place finisher at the 1981 Michael Moore - America - Politicians - Criticism - Government
Charleston County High-School Debate Tournament. And
whatever became of that county champ who argued in favor of The self-anointed media elite among us believe, somewhat self-
tractor safety modifications? Last time I checked, she didn't have servingly, that not only the act, or process of making a profit is
her own show. positively sinister, but also that the very desire to do so is.
Stephen Colbert - Funny - Criticism Lachlan Murdoch - Media - Belief - Profits - Criticism

I've stopped caring about skeptics, but if they libel or defame me If you don't have enemies, you don't have character.
they will end up in court. Paul Newman - Criticism - Challenges
Uri Geller - Famous - Criticism
Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
The Prime Minister seems now to be basing his re-election Chinese Proverbs - Solutions - Criticism
campaign on this plot line. He is saying to the Australian people,
look out, the baddies behind you - hiss, boo and whatever you do, Mr Howard's problem is for so long he's been a climate change
don’t vote Labor. This political parody of pantomime is looking sceptic, how can he, therefore, put himself to the country as part
and sounding desperate. of a climate change solution for the future.
Julia Gillard - Criticism - Australia - Politics Kevin Rudd - Australia - Politicians - Criticism - Problems -
Climate Change - Solutions
We've got the most prosperous culture in human history and
we've also got the biggest spiritual hole in human history. People We want a national emissions trading scheme, the Government
are saying, "I can't fill the hole with money. I can't fill it with does not and has rejected one for years. We want to boost the
alcohol, or drugs, or sex, so what do I need to fill it with?" mandatory renewable energies target, the Government has
Mark Victor Hansen - Life - Criticism - Money failed to do that. We want a national demand side management
strategy for the country to reduce electricity consumption and
With some exceptions, the wrong people are running U.S. the Government, up until now, has done very little on that score.
companies. It's been that way for years, and it hasn't gotten Kevin Rudd - Australia - Criticism - Environment - Government -
much better. Energy - Global Warming
Carl Icahn - Management - Companies - Criticism
I just don't really get into all that sort of personal negative stuff.
It was quite tough, not many opportunities. I remember in My job is to outline some positive plans for the country's future
primary school, one of my teachers said, "As for you young man, and perhaps Mr. Howard and the Government don't like the fact
you haven't got much of a future." that I'm putting out some positive alternatives. What's their
John Ilhan - Criticism - Opportunity - Challenges preference.. for me to be a negative carping opposition leader?
Kevin Rudd - Australia - Politicians - Criticism - Government -
Don't let anyone say you can't do it. Negative - Positive - Planning
John Ilhan - Criticism - Challenges
The art critics on some of Britain's newspapers could as easily
If you're a car salesman, and someone says "This is a terrible car, have been assigned gardening or travel, and been cheerfully
I'm not buying it," it doesn't mean they hate you. They just don't employed for life.
like your product. I think that's a mistake a lot of people in show Charles Saatchi - Criticism - Employee
business make.. they're so tied to their act they take everything
personally. If you can't take a good kicking, you shouldn't parade how much
Jay Leno - Selling - Products - Criticism - Mistakes luckier you are than other people.
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that you have a set of honest standards. And it's much easier to
I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did do business with someone when you look them in the eye and say,
not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of "This is what we're going to do," and you understand what you
approval than under a spirit of criticism. each mean, and you can go away and get it done.
Charles Schwab - Management - Leadership - Work - Criticism Kerry Stokes - Business - Social - Business Ethics - Trust - Deals

When I was on my way to the podium a gentleman stopped me People get caught up in wonderful, eye-catching pitches, but they
and said I was as good a politician as I was an actor. What a don't do enough to close the deal. It's no good if you don't make
cheap shot. the sale. Even if your foot is in the door or you bring someone
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Fun - Politicians - Criticism into a conference room, you don't win the deal unless you
actually get them to sign on the dotted line.
Donald Rumsfeld. Love him or hate him, you've gotta admit: a lot Donald Trump
of people hate him. - Selling - Winning
Jon Stewart - Politicians - Funny - Love - Criticism
When I started out in business, I spent a great deal of time
No matter who says what, you should accept it with a smile and researching every detail that might be pertinent to the deal I was
do your own work. interested in making. I still do the same today. People often
Mother Teresa - Work - Criticism - Encouragement comment on how quickly I operate, but the reason I can move
quickly is that I’ve done the background work first, which no one
I’m not nearly the saint some of my fans imagine and I’m usually sees. I prepare myself thoroughly, and then when it is
nowhere near the devil my detractors wish, so you simply take time to move ahead, I am ready to sprint.
both of those with a grain of salt. Donald Trump - Business - Work - Research - Planning
Ken Wilber - Critics
Believe in yourself.. in all you can do.. and for you, the deals will
Deals Quotes from some of the leaders in investing, business, start to work in your favor. You need to be open to such deals,
and finance. Includes quotes about Deals, business dealing, and they will come, I assure you.
making good deals, and famous deal makers. Ivana Trump - Work - Belief - Deals

Decision Quotes from some of the leaders in investing, business,


I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success
and finance. Includes quotes about Decisions, deciding to do
through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for
things, and comments on decisions made.
you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well.
Alan Greenspan - Success - Truth - Profits - Partnership
Money is one of the most important subjects of your entire life.
Some of life's greatest enjoyments and most of life's greatest
I don't want to be just a voice on the phone. I have to get to know
disappointments stem from your decisions about money.
these guys face-to-face and develop a sincere relationship. That
Whether you experience great peace of mind or constant anxiety
way, if we run into problems in a deal, it doesn't get adversarial.
will depend on getting your finances under control.
We trust each other and have the confidence we can work things
Robert G Allen - Money - Life - Decisions
out.
Wayne Huizenga - Problems - Challenges - Confidence -
I made a conscious decision to earn enough to be able to choose
Partnership
my husband rather than not have a career and marry someone
who would have to earn enough for us both to live on.
Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into
Sarah Beeny - Money - Decisions - Earnings - Relationships -
contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.
Career
Nelson Mandela - Freedom - Negotiation - Deals
The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say
I don't mind paying people more for something if we're getting
yes.
more. But just to change a deal because you're greedy and you
Tony Blair - Leadership - Decisions
want more? No. I'm not gonna go along with that.
Vince McMahon - Work - Greed
My job is a job to make decisions. I'm a decision.. if the job
description were, what do you do.. it's decision maker.
We don't have much in the way of a business strategy. Like no
George Bushism - Jobs - Decisions - Stupid - Leadership -
business plan. Which I say to torment all my friends who are VCs
President
or MBAs. That's always entertaining. The deal is, it's a mixture of
luck and persistence.
We believe ranchers and farmers and family business owners can
Craig Newmark - Persistence - Strategies - Planning - Luck -
make better decisions about the future than the government can.
Deals
George Bush - Politics - Belief - Government - Taxes - Farming -
Decisions
A friendship founded on business is a good deal better than a
business founded on friendship.
There are only two words that will always lead you to success.
John D. Rockefeller - Business - Partnership
Those words are yes and no. Undoubtedly, you’ve mastered
saying yes. So start practicing saying no. Your goals depend on it!
Ethics or simple honesty is the building blocks upon which our
Jack Canfield - Goals - Success - Decisions
whole society is based, and business is a part of our society, and
it's integral to the practice of being able to conduct business,
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guilty. You cannot get ahead with your own goals if you are Because I'm thinking in a broader way, I feel like I am able to
always saying yes to someone else’s projects. You can only get make better decisions.
ahead with your desired lifestyle if you are focused on the things Takafumi Horie - Thinking - Decisions
that will produce that lifestyle.
Jack Canfield - Success - Goals - Feelings - Decisions - Focus If I am wrong and you are right then the democratic process of
the Australian community will vindicate you and condemn me.
Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns John Howard - Politicians - Decisions - Australia
out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline.
Jim Collins - Great - Discipline - Decisions Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Aldous Huxley - Decisions - Responsibility
I think the most important CEO task is defining the course that
the business will take over the next five or so years. You have to What is it that you like doing? If you don’t like it, get out of it,
have the ability to see what the business environment might be because you’ll be lousy at it. You don’t have to stay with a job for
like a long way out, not just over the coming months. You need to the rest of your life, because if you don’t like it you’ll never be
be able to both set a broad direction, and also to take particular successful in it.
decisions along the way that make that broad direction unfold Lee Iacocca - Jobs - Life - Successful - Decisions - Passions
correctly.
Chris Corrigan - Management - Decisions - Business - Planning My job is to listen to ideas, maybe cook up a few of my own, and
make decisions based on what's good for the shareholders and
You know in politics you are dealing in the realm of choices. You for the company.
don't always have clear-cut decision between a thoroughly Philip Knight - Jobs - Decisions - Business Ideas - Companies
principled position and a thoroughly unprincipled one. You're
making snap decisions with paucity of information, generally Our industry expertise (at KKR) enables the firm not only to
trying to do the best that you can, but you will make errors, and make better investment choices but also to win the confidence of
sometimes it's a decision between a bad and a worse alternative. senior management and sellers, which has enabled us to
It has to be done, because we need to order our society, and of purchase many companies on an exclusive basis.
politics it can literally be said: Bad job, but someone's got to do Henry Kravis - Companies - Buying - Selling - Experience -
it. Decisions - Investing - Management - Confidence
Peter Costello - Decisions - Social - Politics - Jobs
I became a vegan and at the same time I realized, gosh, Whole
I'm convinced that we can write and live our own scripts more Foods has got to create a higher standard here. I think it will
than most people will acknowledge. I also know the price that ultimately be a good business decision because I think our
must be paid. It's a real struggle to do it. It requires visualization customers expect us, want us to pave this path.
and affirmation. It involves living a life of integrity, starting with John Mackey - Customers - Business - Business Ethics -
making and keeping promises, until the whole human Responsibility - Decisions
personality the senses, the thinking, the feeling, and the intuition
are ultimately integrated and harmonized. You will either step forward into growth or you will step back
Stephen Covey - Commitment - Decisions - Goals - Life - Self Help into safety.
Abraham Maslow - Growth - Decisions - Encouragement
We are the creative force of our life, and through our own
decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make the
certain things, we can accomplish those goals. decision right.
Stephen Covey - Life - Self Help - Decisions - Dr Phil - Decisions - Encouraging

We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened Today, whether it is a student who holds a sit-in to get the army
to us in our past. We have the power of choice. recruiters off his campus, or the mother of a dead soldier who
Stephen Covey - Change - Life - Responsibility - Decisions - refuses to leave the front gate of the president's ranch, we
continue to be saved by brave people who risk ridicule and
Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level. rejection but end up turning huge tides of public opinion in the
Peter Drucker - Decisions - Skill - direction of righteousness. We owe them enormous debts of
gratitude. It is not easy to stand up for what is right, especially
Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior when everyone else is afraid to leave the comfortable path of
executives make decisions or that only senior executives' conformity.
decisions matter. This is a dangerous mistake. Michael Moore - Influential - Decisions - Encouragement -
Peter Drucker - Decisions - Mistakes - Management President - Gratitude - Action

Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows If you took our top fifteen decisions out, we’d have a pretty
executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, average record. It wasn’t hyperactivity, but a hell of a lot of
and where they lack knowledge or information. patience. You stuck to your principles and when opportunities
Peter Drucker - Leadership - Strength - Management - Decisions came along, you pounced on them with vigor
Charlie Munger - Investing - Best - Decisions - Opportunity
I am brave, but I take a view. It is an educated view. I am careful.
I am not reckless. You can't build a strong corporation with a lot of committees
Philip Green - Decisions - Intelligent and a board that has to be consulted every turn. You have to be
able to make decisions on your own.

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Rupert Murdoch - Strength - Decisions - I have made the tough decisions, always with an eye toward the
bottom line. Perhaps it's time America was run like a business.
There is no discussion inside this boardroom to say we've got to Donald Trump - Accounting - Business - Decisions
get into this or that. We look at every growth opportunity on its
merits. Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no
James Packer - Growth - Decisions - Opportunity difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you
have.
Character is one factor that will guide all our actions and Oprah Winfrey - Decisions - Power - Action -
decisions. We invested in uncompromising integrity that helped
us take difficult stands in some of the most difficult business It's much easier for me to make major life, multi-million dollar
situations. decisions, than it is to decide on a carpet for my front porch.
Azim Premji - Truth - Decisions - Actions - Challenges That's the truth.
Oprah Winfrey - Life - Decisions - Money -
We need to make a game out of earning money. There is so much
good we can do with money. Without it, we are bound and One of the biggest lessons I've learned recently is that when you
shackled and our choices become limited. don't know what to do, you should do nothing until you figure
Bob Proctor - Earnings - Money - Good - Decisions - Poverty out what to do because a lot of times you feel like you are pressed
against the wall, and you've got to make a decision. You never
Russia has made its choice in favor of democracy. Fourteen years have to do anything. Don't know what to do? Do nothing.
ago, independently, without any pressure from outside, it made Oprah Winfrey - Decisions - Learning - Action
that decision in the interests of itself and interests of its people..
of its citizens. This is our final choice, and we have no way back. Just by being private, the culture will change. We won't be forced
There can be no return to what we used to have before. to make decisions that are 90 days in relevance.
Vladimir Putin - Society - Russia - Democracy - History - Sam Zell - Companies - Culture - Change - Decisions
Decisions
In my case, if one out of five opportunities is interesting enough
I listen to my daughter. I listen to Paula, but I make the decisions. to work on, maybe one in five of those ends up being worth
The decision to say goodbye to Cruise was mine. doing. That might be a function of risk. That might be a function
Sumner Redstone - Decisions - Advice of price. There are all the variables. But you have to be
constantly sorting and choosing and prioritizing.
We all have to decide how we are going to fail.. by not going far Sam Zell - Decisions - Opportunity - Interested - Risk - Buying
enough or by going too far.
Sumner Redstone - Decisions - Challenges - Risk - Failure Determination Quotes from some of the leaders in investing,
business, and finance. Includes quotes about Determination,
Remember, a real decision is measured by the fact that you've learning to be determined, and to determine facts.
taken new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided.
Anthony Robbins - Decisions - Action I swore I was going to exclusively collect assets and not liabilities
for the rest of my life. I swore never to take gambles I couldn’t
Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past back up, or that I couldn’t afford to lose. And, I’ve stuck with that
any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an ever since.
instant. Tim Blixseth - Assets - Loss - Investing - Determination - Life
Anthony Robbins - Decisions - Change
I find myself born into this particular position. I'm determined to
Nobody can give you advice after you've been collecting for a make the most of it. And to do whatever I can to help. And I hope
while. If you don't enjoy making your own decisions, you're never I leave things behind a little bit better than I found them.
going to be much of a collector anyway. Prince Charles - Power - Determination - Help
Charles Saatchi - Art Collecting - Investing - Decisions
You would have to say of John Howard's government that he has
Hiring people is an art, not a science, and resumes can't tell you tended to go after things with a fair degree of determination,
whether someone will fit into a company's culture. When you and I would have thought.. I don't see any reason why that
realize you've made a mistake, you need to cut your losses and should suddenly disappear now that he has control of both
move on. houses.
Howard Schultz - Employee - Management - Jobs - Decisions - Art Chris Corrigan - Government - Determination - Power
- Companies - Culture - Mistakes
Whatever qualities the rich may have, they can be acquired by
Success is not for the timid. It is for those who seek guidance, anyone with the tenacity to become rich. The key, I think, is
make decisions, and take decisive action. confidence. Confidence and an unshakable belief it can be done
Jose Silva - Action - Decisions - Success and that you are the one to do it.
Felix Dennis - Rich - Optimistic - Positive - Confidence -
Finding your purpose may be a lifelong pursuit or you may have Determination - Motivational - Belief
discovered it when you were 5 years old. There’s no absolute
timeline for anyone. That’s a good reason never to give up, to What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to
keep on discovering things every day. change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.
Donald Trump - Decisions - Life Wayne Dyer - Goals - Change - Self Control

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The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the Sakip Sabanci - Action - Commitment - Ambition
measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation
from the self. I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if
Albert Einstein - Values - True - Determination - People - Self I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money
Control - Freedom would deter me from giving the best that there was in me. And I
have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know.
Along with a strong belief in your own inner voice, you also need Colonel Sanders - Hard Work - Determination - Money - Winning
laser-like focus combined with unwavering determination. - Best
Larry Flynt - Instinct - Belief - Self Control
I knew I was going to be a journalist, and that was it.. full stop.
There are many who still do not believe that global warming is a Suzy Welch - Journalism - Determination
problem at all. And it's no wonder: because they are the targets
of a massive and well-organized campaign of disinformation Donald Trump Biography : Billionaire Real Estate Developer
lavishly funded by polluters who are determined to prevent any Famous for : Being a billionaire, Reality show "The Apprentice",
action to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global and the term "You're fired!"
warming out of a fear that their profits might be affected if they Trump details : Born - USA June 14, 1946 Lives - USA
had to stop dumping so much pollution into the atmosphere. More Information : Donald Trump Biography - Donald Trump
Al Gore - Environmental - Profits - Problems - Fear - Books - Trump University - Ivanka Trump - Ivana Trump Quotes
Determination
I like thinking big. If you're going to be thinking anything, you
I will be fighting every minute of every day of the campaign might as well think big.
because I am determined to win and I think it's important that Donald Trump - Goals - Thinking
we have a strong experienced Government that knows it's own
mind in these more difficult times. I have made the tough decisions, always with an eye toward the
John Howard - Determination - Winning - Government - Strength bottom line. Perhaps it's time America was run like a business.
Donald Trump - Accounting - Business - Decisions
Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't
win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you You can't know it all. No matter how smart you are, no matter
do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is how comprehensive your education, no matter how wide ranging
losing. your experience, there is simply no way to acquire all the wisdom
Vince Lombardi - Winning - Habits - Losing - Determination you need to make your business thrive.
Donald Trump - Learning - Business - Knowledge
Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard
effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any Watch, listen, and learn. You can't know it all yourself.. anyone
goal that is worthwhile. who thinks they do is destined for mediocrity.
Vince Lombardi - Determination - Leadership - Achievement - Donald Trump - Learning - Business -
Goals - Hard Work
One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace,
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, good people don't go into government.
and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have Donald Trump - Politicians - Problems
applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Vince Lombardi - Losing - Determination - Hard Work - Success - Well, yes, I've fired a lot of people. Generally I like other people to
Winning fire, because it's always a lousy task. But I have fired many
people.
It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're Donald Trump - Management - Work -
a winner, when you're number one. What you've got to have is
faith and discipline when you're not yet a winner. I mean, there's no arguing. There is no anything. There is no
Vince Lombardi - Winning - Determination - Goals - Optimistic - beating around the bush. "You're fired" is a very strong term.
Commitment - Discipline Donald Trump - Management -

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising It's tangible, it's solid, it's beautiful. It's artistic, from my
every time we fall. standpoint, and I just love real estate.
Nelson Mandela - Inspirational - Great - Challenges - Donald Trump - Real Estate -
Determination
Well, real estate is always good, as far as I'm concerned.
When I hear bad news I look at it as another leadership test that Donald Trump - Real Estate - Investing -
will determine how successful Go Daddy will become. So I no
longer dread it. Instead, I enjoy the game of finding the very best Anyone who thinks my story is anywhere near over is sadly
way to deal with it, and take great satisfaction in having a hand mistaken.
in resolving the issues that come my way. Donald Trump - Life –
Bob Parsons - Problems - Solutions - Leadership - Successful
People get caught up in wonderful, eye-catching pitches, but they
My friends thought I was crazy, that I should wait until I was don't do enough to close the deal. It's no good if you don't make
dead. But I was determined. It is easy to promise but action is the sale. Even if your foot is in the door or you bring someone
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actually get them to sign on the dotted line. The worst things in history have happened when people stop
Donald Trump - Selling - Winning thinking for themselves, especially when they allow themselves
to be influenced by negative people. That’s what gives rise to
In business, I’ve discovered that my purpose is to do my best to dictators. Avoid that at all costs. Stop it first on a personal level,
my utmost ability every day. That’s my standard. I learned early and you will have contributed to world sanity as well as your
in my life that I had high standards. own.
Donald Trump - Business - Life Donald Trump - Thinking - Negative - People

I’m a busy guy but I set aside quiet time every morning and every Ever notice how your senses are heightened when you are in
evening to keep my equilibrium centered on my own path. I don’t challenging situations? You're experiencing an adrenaline rush
like being swayed by anything that might be negative or that gives you extra energy. If you see every day as a challenge,
damaging. you’d be surprised how efficient you can become, and how much
Donald Trump - Negative - Planning - Self Control can be accomplished.
Donald Trump - Challenges - Motivational - Interesting
Every day, you'll have opportunities to take chances and to work
outside your safety net. Sure, it's a lot easier to stay in your Finding your purpose may be a lifelong pursuit or you may have
comfort zone.. in my case, business suits and real estate.. but discovered it when you were 5 years old. There’s no absolute
sometimes you have to take risks. When the risks pay off, that's timeline for anyone. That’s a good reason never to give up, to
when you reap the biggest rewards. keep on discovering things every day.
Donald Trump - Business - Real Estate - Opportunity - Risk Donald Trump - Decisions - Life

I've always told people that to be successful you have to enjoy When I started out in business, I spent a great deal of time
what you're doing and right now I really enjoy what I'm doing. researching every detail that might be pertinent to the deal I was
I'm having too much fun with my life. Why would I want to do interested in making. I still do the same today. People often
something else? Why would I want to run for governor? comment on how quickly I operate, but the reason I can move
Donald Trump - Success - Enjoyment - Life quickly is that I’ve done the background work first, which no one
usually sees. I prepare myself thoroughly, and then when it is
It's always interesting to watch people who have been incredibly time to move ahead, I am ready to sprint.
successful in their own businesses work in a group made up of Donald Trump - Business - Work - Research - Planning
equally strong personalities. It takes a special kind of leader who
can effectively manage a team of veritable strangers and find the Thoreau said: “I know of no more encouraging fact than the
best way to get strong, winning performances from them. unquestioned ability of a man to elevate his life by conscious
Donald Trump - Success - Interesting - Leadership - Winning endeavor.” That is not only an encouraging statement, it is also
an empowering one. It means you can accomplish a lot by
Leaders are people who can discern the inevitable and act applying your brainpower and then moving forward with it.
accordingly. When people talk about business acumen, Donald Trump - Encouragement - Improvement - Power
discernment is a big part of it. It’s a bit like gut instinct, but a
little more developed. When employees and employers, even coworkers, have a
Donald Trump - Business - Leadership - Instinct commitment to one another, everyone benefits. I have people
who have been in business with me for decades. I reward their
Take the pains required to become what you want to become, or loyalty to the organization and to me. I know that they'll always
you might end up becoming something you’d rather not be. That be dedicated to what we're trying to accomplish.
is also a daily discipline and worth considering. Donald Trump - Business - Employee - Commitment
Donald Trump - Goals - Focus
If you really want to succeed, you’ll have to go for it every day
What matters is where you want to go. Focus in the right like I do. The big time isn’t for slackers. Keep up your mental
direction! stamina and remain curious. I think that bored people are
Donald Trump - Goals - Focus - unintelligent people.
Donald Trump - Success - Laziness - Intelligent
The old saying that “success breeds success” has something to it.
It's that feeling of confidence that can banish negativity and Business is full of complexities. That’s what makes it so
procrastination and get you going the right way. interesting. Anyone who thinks it’s boring hasn’t given it much
Donald Trump - Success - Negative - Focus - Confidence - thought.
Procrastination Donald Trump - Business - Interesting
Confidence can get you where you want to go, and getting there
is a daily process. It’s so much easier when you feel good about Encouragement Quotes from some of the leaders in investing,
yourself, your abilities and talents. business, and finance. Includes quotes about Encouragement,
Donald Trump - Confidence - Skills - Action being encouraging and how to encourage others.

Even if you haven’t encountered great success yet, there is no


Despite the immense challenges that we have faced and continue
reason you can’t bluff a little and act like you have. Confidence is
to face, we refuse to indulge in negativity or pessimism. We are
a magnet in the best sense of the word. It will draw people to you
an organization that believes in empowering people to be their
and make your daily life.. and theirs.. a lot more pleasant.
best.
Donald Trump - Confidence - Success - Self Help
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Challenges - Negative - Best gave us and what will be here a long time after we're gone.
Bill Clinton - Responsibility - Encouragement
As long as we place millions of Indians at the canter of our
thought process, as long as we think of their welfare, their future, Let us all take more responsibility, not only for ourselves and our
their opportunities for self realization we are on the right track. families but for our communities and our country.
For India can grow, prosper, flourish only if they grow, prosper, Bill Clinton - Responsibility - Encouragement - Motivational
flourish. We cannot grow by any esoteric strategies. Our
purchasing power, our economic strength, our marketplace all The challenges of change are always hard. It is important that
depends on the prosperity of our people. we begin to unpack those challenges that confront this nation
Mukesh Ambani - Growth - Change - Economy - Encouragement and realize that we each have a role that requires us to change
and become more responsible for shaping our own future.
America is an idea, but it's an idea that brings with it some Hillary Rodham Clinton - Challenges - Change - Responsibility -
baggage, like power brings responsibility. It's an idea that brings America - Encouragement
with it equality, but equality even though it's the highest calling,
is the hardest to reach. The idea that anything is possible, that's I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and
one of the reasons why I'm a fan of America. It's like hey, look disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic.
there's the moon up there, let's take a walk on it, bring back a We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the
piece of it. That's the kind of America that I'm a fan of. right to debate and disagree with any administration.
Bono - Action - America - Ideas - Responsible - Power - Hillary Rodham Clinton - America - Encouragement - Criticism
Encouragement
Complacency with our traditional judgement based thinking
I'm tired of dreaming. I'm into doing at the moment. It's, like, methods is not enough. Our existing thinking habits are excellent
let's only have goals that we can go after. just as the rear wheel of a motor car is excellent but not enough.
Bono - Action - Encouragement - Now - Goals We need to put far more emphasis on creative and design
thinking. Judgement and analysis are not enough.
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for Edward de Bono - Thinking - Change - Encouragement
you to hammer it into shape.
Bono - Action - Encouragement - World The bottom line is that if I did it, you can do it. I got rich without
the benefit of a college education or a penny of capital but
Be grateful for what you have now. As you begin to think about making many errors along the way. I went from being a pauper..
all the things in your life you are grateful for, you will be amazed a hippie dropout on the dole, living in a crummy room without
at the never ending thoughts that come back to you of more the proverbial pot to piss in, without even the money to pay the
things to be grateful for. You have to make a start, and then the rent, without a clue as to what to do next.. to being rich..
law of attraction will receive those grateful thoughts and give Felix Dennis - Rich - Money - Inspirational - Encouragement -
you more just like them. Education - Mistakes - Poverty
Rhonda Byrne - Thinking - Mind - Life - Attraction - Gratitude -
Encouragement America has the potential for the greatest economic boom and
spiritual renewal in our history. But we're being held back by
Business is recognizing the role it can play in combatting climate Washington politics as usual. It's time we move forward.
change. Thank God, is all I can say, for there is a desperately Steve Forbes - Politicians - Economic - Spiritual - Encouragement
urgent need for business to play that role. Your lobbying
influence can be substantial, but together, united and in large I have always loved the competitive forces in this business. You
enough numbers it could prove decisive in turning the tide. know I certainly have meetings where I spur people on by saying,
Prince Charles - Environment - Power - Encouragement - Climate "Hey, we can do better than this. How come we are not out ahead
Change - Business - Influential - God on that?" Thats what keeps my job one of the most interesting in
the world.
Never give in.. never, never, never, never, in nothing great or Bill Gates - Internet - Innovative - Improvement - Competition -
small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of Encouragement
honour and good sense. Never yield to force.. never yield to the
apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. I drive a hybrid. Tipper and I got a Lexus hybrid. And we have a
Winston Churchill - Strength - Challenges - Encouragement - couple of Priuses in the family with our children. And I
War - encourage people to make environmentally conscious choices
because we all have to solve this climate crisis.
We shall fight on the beaches. We shall fight on the landing Al Gore - Environmental - Crisis - Solutions - Encouragement
grounds. We shall fight in the fields, and in the streets, we shall
fight in the hills. We shall never surrender! One of my goals is to inspire people to be all that they can be and,
Winston Churchill - Strength - Challenges - Encouragement - hopefully, be a good example and teach some useful, interesting
War - principles. Perhaps I can be the key that turns on the engine in
their life, and then they can take their car where they want.
If I set for myself a task, be it so trifling, I shall see it through. Mark Victor Hansen - Life - Goals - Inspirational -
How else shall I have confidence in myself to do important Encouragement
things?
George Clason - Commitment - Goals - Encouragement Perhaps my most important goal is to create a million
millionaires.
Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God Mark Victor Hansen - Goals - Encouragement

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set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the


I do believe that it is extremely important that each one of us is a American people, but what I intend to ask of them.
participant in life and what's going on around us rather than John F. Kennedy - Encouragement - America - Challenges
being a spectator to it and if you do that, if you participate in the
world, in your community, your school, your company, or your When you're a self-made man you start very early in life. In my
country, whatever.. they you will be useful and hopefully leave case it was at nine years old when I started bringing income into
the planet a little better. the family. You get a drive that's a little different, maybe a little
Janet Holmes a Court - Environmental - Life - Encouragement stronger, than somebody who inherited.
Kirk Kerkorian - Motivational - Family - Ambition -
The company was quite hierarchical. I often think it was like a Encouragement - Strength
pyramid with Robert (husband Robert Holmes à Court) at the
top and lots of us paying homage to him. I try to turn the We had the same doomsday people when we were building the
pyramid upside down so that I'm at the bottom and bubbling MGM Grand, same people, same doomsday. You have to ask a lot
away and encouraging people and energising them so that they of questions and listen to people, but eventually, you have to go
are all empowered so that they can do what they need to do, now by your own instincts.
that's the dream. Kirk Kerkorian - Encouragement - Negative - Instinct - Questions
Janet Holmes a Court - Encouragement - Leadership - Employees
You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's
I just know that there are a lot of people out there who are initiative and independence.
younger than I am, and I wish to be a role model for them. If they Abraham Lincoln - Encouragement - Freedom
have a dream, I want to help them keep that motivation high, so
that they can realize their dream. I want to show people that You will either step forward into growth or you will step back
they CAN have fun in life. into safety.
Takafumi Horie - Motivational - Help - Encouraging Abraham Maslow - Growth - Decisions - Encouragement

I'm not a banner. I am an encourager and a persuader and an I have learned the novice can often see things that the expert
advocate. overlooks. All that is necessary is not to be afraid of making
John Howard - Encouragement - Leadership mistakes, or of appearing naive.
Abraham Maslow - Management - Learning - Fear - Mistakes -
Long shots do come in and hard work, dedication and Encouragement
perseverance will overcome almost any prejudice and open
almost any door. Today, whether it is a student who holds a sit-in to get the army
John H. Johnson - Work - Encouragement - Commitment recruiters off his campus, or the mother of a dead soldier who
refuses to leave the front gate of the president's ranch, we
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor continue to be saved by brave people who risk ridicule and
do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger rejection but end up turning huge tides of public opinion in the
is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a direction of righteousness. We owe them enormous debts of
daring adventure, or nothing. gratitude. It is not easy to stand up for what is right, especially
Helen Keller - Courage - Life - Risk - Encouragement when everyone else is afraid to leave the comfortable path of
conformity.
A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of Michael Moore - Influential - Decisions - Encouragement -
hardships. President - Gratitude - Action
Helen Keller - Life - Encouragement - Happiness - Challenges
We're starting with our own carbon footprint. Not nothing. But
It was my teacher's genius, her quick sympathy, her loving tact much of what we're doing is already, or soon will be, little more
which made the first years of my education so beautiful. It was than the standard way of doing business. We can do something
because she seized the right moment to impart knowledge that that's unique, different from just any other company. We can set
made it so pleasant and acceptable to me. an example, and we can reach our audiences. Our audience's
Helen Keller - Encouragement - Knowledge - Learning carbon footprint is 10,000 times bigger than ours. That's the
carbon footprint we want to conquer.
If I regarded my life from the point of view of the pessimist, I Rupert Murdoch - Carbon - Responsibility - Business - Media -
should be undone. I should seek in vain for the light that does not Influential - Encouragement - Companies
visit my eyes and the music that does not ring in my ears. I
should beg night and day and never be satisfied. I should sit News Corporation, today, reaches people at home and at work...
apart in awful solitude, a prey to fear and despair. But since I when they're thinking... when they're laughing... and when they
consider it a duty to myself and to others to be happy, I escape a are making choices that have enormous impact. The unique
misery worse than any physical deprivation. potential.. and duty.. of a media company are to help its
Helen Keller - Life - Encouragement - Happiness - Challenges - audiences connect to the issues that define our time.
Optimistic Rupert Murdoch - Responsibility - Media - Influential -
Encouragement - Companies - Thinking - Help
And so, my fellow Americans.. Ask not what your country can do
for you - ask what you can do for your country. While we reduce our own carbon footprint we will encourage the
John F. Kennedy - Action - America - Questions - Encouragement companies who truck our DVDs and newspapers, sell us paper,
and provide an enormous range of products and services.. to all
The New Frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises.. it is a contribute.

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Rupert Murdoch - Global Warming - Carbon - Influential - just be involved in it.


Leadership - Companies - Encouragement Richard Pratt - Commitment - People - Encouragement -
Employee
Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain
poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself.. Because it’s There are millions of children today who don’t attend school.
only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
yourself that you realize your true potential. Azim Premji - Learning - Encouragement - Poverty
Barack Obama - Focus - Ambition - Money - Poverty -
Encouragement - Life - Inspirational Entrepreneur Quotes from some of the leaders in investing,
business, and finance. Includes quotes about entrepreneurs, the
In my heart I know you didn't come here just for me, you came entrepreneurial spirit and being an entrepreneur.
here because you believe in what this country can be. In the face
of war, you believe there can be peace. In the face of despair, you The link between my experience as an entrepreneur and that of a
believe there can be hope. In the face of a politics that's shut you politician is all in one word: freedom.
out, that's told you to settle, that's divided us for too long, you Silvio Berlusconi - Entrepreneurs - Politicians - Freedom
believe we can be one people, reaching for what's possible,
building that more perfect union. Over the years, the U.S. economy has shown a remarkable ability
Barack Obama - War - Encouragement - America - Politics - to absorb shocks of all kinds, to recover, and to continue to grow.
Belief Flexible and efficient markets for labor and capital, an
entrepreneurial tradition, and a general willingness to tolerate
My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an and even embrace technological and economic change all
abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give contribute to this resiliency.
me an African name, Barack, or blessed, believing that in a Ben Bernanke - Change - Economy - Entrepreneurs - Technology
tolerant America your name is no barrier to success. They
imagined me going to the best schools in the land, even though I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasn't really interested
they weren't rich, because in a generous America you don't have in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an
to be rich to achieve your potential. entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going.
Barack Obama - Encouragement - Inspirational - America - Richard Branson - Entrepreneur -
Belief - Hope - Family - Love - Success - School - Rich - Generous
I'm not sure I knew what an entrepreneur was when I was ten,
I'm calling for all responsible Americans to fight back and punish but I knew that starting little businesses and trying to sell
Pepsi for using a man who degrades women, who encourages greeting cards or newspapers door-to-door or just vending
substance abuse, and does all the things that hurt particularly machine kind of thing is.. there's just something very intriguing
the poor in our society. I'm calling for all Americans to say, hey to me about that.
Pepsi, I'm not drinking your stuff. You want to hang around with Steve Case - Entrepreneur - Business - Selling
Ludacris (a rap singer that Pepsi planned to use for advertising),
you do that, I'm not hanging around with you. Am I wrong to do The entrepreneur is our visionary, the creator in each of us.
that? We're born with that quality and it defines our lives as we
Bill O'Reilly - Poverty - Responsible - America - Encouragement - respond to what we see, hear, feel, and experience. It is
Advertising developed, nurtured, and given space to flourish or is squelched,
thwarted, without air or stimulation, and dies.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone Michael Gerber - Entrepreneurs - Inspirational
else would give you.
Dr Phil - Responsibility - Encouraging The entrepreneur in us sees opportunities everywhere we look,
but many people see only problems everywhere they look. The
Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make the entrepreneur in us is more concerned with discriminating
decision right. between opportunities than he or she is with failing to see the
Dr Phil - Decisions - Encouraging opportunities.
Michael Gerber - Opportunity - Entrepreneurs - Problems
If you want more, you have to require more from yourself.
Dr Phil - Self Help - Ambition - Encouragement The entrepreneur is not really interested in doing the work; he is
interested in creating the way the company operates. In that
You only get out of it what you put into it. If you are a sheep in regard, the entrepreneur is an inventor. He or she loves to invent,
this world, you're not going to get much out of it. but does not love to manufacture or sell or distribute what he or
Greg Norman - Action - Encouragement - Work she invents.
Michael Gerber - Entrepreneurs - Work - Business
If a working class Englishman saw a bloke drive past in a Rolls-
Royce, he'd say to himself "Come the social revolution and we'll The entrepreneur builds an enterprise; the technician builds a
take that away from you, mate". Whereas if his American job.
counterpart saw a bloke drive past in a Cadillac he'd say "One Michael Gerber - Entrepreneurs - Jobs
day I'm going to own one of those". To my way of thinking the
first attitude is wrong. The latter is right. I've always said that the better off you are, the more
Kerry Packer - Inspirational - Encouragement responsibility you have for helping others. Just as I think it's
important to run companies well, with a close eye to the bottom
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make corporate philanthropy effective.


Carlos Slim Helu - Responsibility - Philanthropy - Help - The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing
Entrepreneurial - Companies person doesn't like to do.
Thomas Edison - Failure - Commitment - Success
A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net
underneath them. Succeeding is not really a life experience that does that much
Henry Kravis - Entrepreneurs - Risk good. Failing is a much more sobering and enlightening
experience.
Business social responsibility should not be coerced; it is a Michael Eisner - Success - Failure - Life
voluntary decision that the entrepreneurial leadership of every
company must make on its own. The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a
John Mackey - Business Ethics - Responsibility - Leadership - failure.
Entrepreneurial - Companies BC Forbes - Rich - Failure - Greed

Most new jobs won’t come from our biggest employers. They will The man who has done his level best, and who is conscious that
come from our smallest. We’ve got to do everything we can to he has done his best, is a success, even though the world may
make entrepreneurial dreams a reality. write him down as a failure.
Ross Perot - Jobs - Entrepreneurs - BC Forbes - Failure - Success - Work

Nobody talks of entrepreneurship as survival, but that's exactly Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.
what it is and what nurtures creative thinking. Henry Ford - Failure - Opportunity
Anita Roddick - Entrepreneurs - Ideas -
Everyone agrees that the failure of our high schools is tragic. It’s
If I were born again, I would still be an industrialist. I complain bad business, and it’s bad policy. But we act as if it can’t be
because it’s very hard work with no weekends, but I would still helped. It can be helped. We designed these high schools; we can
do it. redesign them.
Sakip Sabanci - Work - Entrepreneurs - Business Melinda Gates - Help - Failure - Change - Education

My son is now an "entrepreneur." That's what you're called when If they don’t fail outright, most businesses fail to fully achieve
you don't have a job. their potential. That’s because the person who owns the business
Ted Turner - Entrepreneurs doesn’t truly know how to build a company that works without
him or her.. which is the key.
I did something that challenged the banking world. Conventional Michael Gerber - Business - Achievement - Failure
banks look for the rich; we look for the absolutely poor. All
people are entrepreneurs, but many don't have the opportunity Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only
to find that out. the paranoid survive.
Muhammad Yunus - Banks - Change - Poverty - Challenges - Rich Andrew Grove - Success - Failure
- Entrepreneurs - Opportunity
You have to pretend you're 100 percent sure. You have to take
Failure Quotes from some of the leaders in investing, business, action; you can't hesitate or hedge your bets. Anything less will
and finance. Includes quotes about Failure, failing, adversity condemn your efforts to failure.
quotes, and how to overcome failure. Andrew Grove - Failure - Action - Confidence

There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses I've learned so many things and a lot of things I've learned the
money and nothing else. hard way. I look at failure as education in that respect I'm very
Andrew Carnegie - Money - Rich - Failure well educated.
Kathy Ireland - Learning - Failure - Education
The current perception I get from the evening news is that the
world is dominated by human failure, crime, catastrophe, Failure is a word I don't accept.
corruption, and tragedy. We are all tuning in to see how the John H. Johnson - Failure - Motivational
human mind is evolving, but the media keeps hammering home
the opposite, that the human mind is mired in darkness and folly. There was never any fear for me, no fear of failure. If I miss a
Deepak Chopra - Media - Failure - Negative shot, so what?
Michael Jordan - Sports - Fear - Failure
If we are together nothing is impossible. If we are divided all will
fail. I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot.. when
Winston Churchill - Failure - Partnership - Strength you think about the consequences you always think of a negative
result.
It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. It doesn’t matter how Michael Jordan - Sports - Failure - Negative - Positive
many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or
care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to The collapse of Enron and the subsequent collapse of Arthur
do is learn from them and those around you because... All that Andersen were tremendous tragedies. But as I stated at the time
matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone of my indictment on July 8, 2004, failure does not equate to a
can tell you how lucky you are. crime.
Mark Cuban - Business - Luck - Failure Kenneth Lay - Failure

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energy in this country, we are condemning future generations to


Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing global catastrophe.
can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed. Barack Obama - Environmental - Global Warming - Action -
Abraham Lincoln - Politicians - Failure - Success Climate Change - World - Freedom - America - Failure

Let it never be said by future generations that indifference, We all have to decide how we are going to fail.. by not going far
cynicism or selfishness made us fail to live up to the ideals of enough or by going too far.
humanism which the Nobel Peace Prize encapsulates. Let the Sumner Redstone - Decisions - Challenges - Risk - Failure
strivings of us all, prove Martin Luther King Jr. to have been
correct, when he said that humanity can no longer be tragically Success is not built on success. It's built on failure. It's built on
bound to the starless midnight of racism and war. frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe.
Nelson Mandela - Peace - Inspirational - Human Rights - Selfish - Sumner Redstone - Challenges - Failure - Success - Frustration
Failure - Ideals - War
Happy is the man who can endure the highest and lowest
I'm 48. For a while after 'The Jerk' (movie) I had a feeling of fortune. He who has endured such vicissitudes with equanimity
failure. I was a little scared. First people discover you and they has deprived misfortune of its power.
love you. You get big and then you fail. And people are glad that Seneca - Happiness - Failure - Success
you fail. But I've always come back and I've started to trust
myself. Some people are destroyed by their first failure, while others are
Steve Martin - Famous - Criticism - Failure - Trust destroyed by their first major success. So let's have successes in
small amounts, leading up to being able to be successful.
With engineering, I view this year's failure as next year's Jose Silva - Failure - People - Success
opportunity to try it again. Failures are not something to be
avoided. You want to have them happen as quickly as you can so Sometimes when a person is too successful too rapidly, he goes
you can make progress rapidly. off in all directions, and doesn't know how to cope with it. We say
Gordon Moore - Learning - Technology - Challenges - Failure do not be ruined by your first failure, or spoiled by your first
success.
Intelligent media companies strive to provide both intellectual Jose Silva - Failure - Success
and comedy programs, groundbreaking and reflective articles,
art house and popular movies. Not to be open minded in Mistake Quotes from some of the leaders in investing, business,
providing a full range of quality media would be a failure to and finance. Includes quotes about Mistakes, making a mistake,
serve the breadth and depth of the communities we live in. being mistaken, and errors..
Lachlan Murdoch - Media - Culture - Products - Failure -
Intelligent - Diversity Everybody makes business mistakes. I mean, I take the
responsibility, and I did. I was the captain of the ship and I took
All forms of government ultimately are not going to succeed in that responsibility.
trying to control or censor the Internet. Alan Bond - Mistakes - Business - Responsibility
Rupert Murdoch - Government - Internet - Fail
There is a spiritual side to our connection with the planet. And in
All across the world, in every kind of environment and region this material world, that's anathema. It is somewhat worrying.
known to man, increasingly dangerous weather patterns and What I say.. it makes life. It gives us fulfilment. It makes us whole
devastating storms are abruptly putting an end to the long- human beings. And without it, we make mistakes. And, boy, are
running debate over whether or not climate change is real. Not the leaders of the world making mistakes at the moment.
only is it real, it's here, and its effects are giving rise to a Bob Brown - Life - Mistakes - Politicians
frighteningly new global phenomenon: the man-made natural
disaster. As you begin to take action toward the fulfillment of your goals
Barack Obama - Environmental - Global Warming - Climate and dreams, you must realize that not every action will be
Change - World - Fear - Failure perfect. Not every action will produce the desired result. Not
every action will work. Making mistakes, getting it almost right,
Today we're seeing that climate change is about more than a few and experimenting to see what happens are all part of the
unseasonably mild winters or hot summers. It's about the chain process of eventually getting it right.
of natural catastrophes and devastating weather patterns that Jack Canfield - Improvement - Action - Dreams - Mistakes
global warming is beginning to set off around the world.. the
frequency and intensity of which are breaking records thousands There is a certain degree of satisfaction in having the courage to
of years old. admit one's errors. It not only clears up the air of guilt and
Barack Obama - Environmental - Global Warming - Climate defensiveness, but often helps solve the problem created by the
Change - Failure - World error.
Dale Carnegie - Courage - Solutions - Problems - Mistakes
The issue of climate change is one that we ignore at our own
peril. There may still be disputes about exactly how much we're The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting
contributing to the warming of the earth's atmosphere and how prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the
much is naturally occurring, but what we can be scientifically warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never
certain of is that our continued use of fossil fuels is pushing us to resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions..
a point of no return. And unless we free ourselves from a Paulo Coelho - Mistakes - Opportunity - Action -
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You can't overestimate the need to plan and prepare. In most of I don't fear jail because I know I'm not guilty. I know I did
the mistakes I've made, there has been this common theme of nothing wrong. I did nothing criminal and I also believe my God
inadequate planning beforehand. You really can't over-prepare will get me through this.
in business! Kenneth Lay - Fear - God - Mistakes
Chris Corrigan - Planning - Business - Mistakes
I take responsibility for what happened at Enron, both good and
The bottom line is that if I did it, you can do it. I got rich without bad. But I cannot take responsibility for criminal conduct that I
the benefit of a college education or a penny of capital but was unaware of.
making many errors along the way. I went from being a pauper.. Kenneth Lay - Responsibility - Mistakes
a hippie dropout on the dole, living in a crummy room without
the proverbial pot to piss in, without even the money to pay the I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the
rent, without a clue as to what to do next.. to being rich.. cause and I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more
Felix Dennis - Rich - Money - Inspirational - Encouragement - will help the cause. I shall try to correct errors when shown to be
Education - Mistakes - Poverty errors and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to
be true views.
Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior Abraham Lincoln - Belief - Mistakes - Success - Change
executives make decisions or that only senior executives'
decisions matter. This is a dangerous mistake. I have learned the novice can often see things that the expert
Peter Drucker - Decisions - Mistakes - Management - overlooks. All that is necessary is not to be afraid of making
mistakes, or of appearing naive.
I think one of the big errors people are making right now is Abraham Maslow - Management - Learning - Fear - Mistakes -
thinking that old-style businesses will be obsolete, when actually Encouragement
they will be an important part of this new civilization. Some
retail groups are introducing e-commerce and think that the Forgetting your mistakes is a terrible error if you are trying to
"bricks" are no longer useful. But they will continue to be improve your cognition.
important. Charlie Munger - Learning - Mistakes - Improvement
Carlos Slim Helu - Technology - Mistakes - Business - Internet
Your best teacher is your last mistake.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people Ralph Nader - Mistakes - Learning
keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Conrad Hilton - Success - Quitting - Mistakes - Action Punishing honest mistakes stifles creativity. I want people
moving and shaking the earth and they're going to make
In life and business, there are two cardinal sins.. The first is to act mistakes.
precipitously without thought and the second is to not act at all. Ross Perot - Mistakes - Action -
Carl Icahn - Business - Life - Mistakes - Action
After losing everything, I went on a quest to find out how money
I have to say I've made many mistakes, and been humbled many, really works, how I could get control of it, and how I could have
many times. But you know what? It's never too late to learn. confidence in handling it.
Kathy Ireland - Learning - Mistakes Dave Ramsey - Poverty - Problems - Money - Mistakes

Only those who are asleep make no mistakes. Hiring people is an art, not a science, and resumes can't tell you
Ingvar Kamprad - Mistakes whether someone will fit into a company's culture. When you
realize you've made a mistake, you need to cut your losses and
It is a mistake always to contemplate the good and ignore the move on.
evil, because by making people neglectful it lets in disaster. There Howard Schultz - Employee - Management - Jobs - Decisions -
is a dangerous optimism of ignorance and indifference. Companies - Culture - Mistakes
Helen Keller - Challenges - People - Mistakes - Optimistic
I've learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as
Russia on its path has oftentimes discussed and overdiscussed success.
what had happened earlier, instead of moving forward. The Jack Welch - Mistakes - Learning - Success -
result is always the same: It is very difficult to move forward
when you're looking backward. Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky - Goals - Mistakes - Oscar Wilde - Mistakes - Learning

The trouble in America is not that we are making too many Money Quotes from some of the leaders in investing, business,
mistakes, but that we are making too few. and finance. Includes quotes about money, currency and
Philip Knight - Mistakes - Challenges comments on money.

If you're a car salesman, and someone says "This is a terrible car, The goal is to win. It's not about making money. I have many
I'm not buying it," it doesn't mean they hate you. They just don't much less risky ways of making money than this (buying Chelsea
like your product. I think that's a mistake a lot of people in show football club). I don't want to throw my money away, but it's
business make.. they're so tied to their act they take everything really about having fun and that means success and trophies.
personally. Roman Abramovich - Goals - Winning - Money - Fun
Jay Leno - Selling - Products - Criticism - Mistakes
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Some of life's greatest enjoyments and most of life's greatest What good is money if it can't inspire terror in your fellow man?
disappointments stem from your decisions about money. Monty Burns - Money - Power
Whether you experience great peace of mind or constant anxiety
will depend on getting your finances under control. We believe the American people can spend their money better
Robert G Allen - Money - Life - Decisions than the government can spend it.
George Bush - Politics - America - Belief - Government - Taxes -
I think you have to work with people, and when I talk about Money
managing relationships, don’t think the derogatory ‘‘managed
relationships’’. It is a question of sharing emotion and feelings. To attract money, you must focus on wealth. It is impossible to
The common denominator of everything can’t be money, and it bring more money into your life when you are noticing you do
should not be money. not have enough, because that means you are thinking thoughts
Anil Ambani - Work - Management - Money - People that you do not have enough.
Rhonda Byrne - Thinking - Attraction - Wealth - Focus - Money -
Financial education needs to become a part of our national Negative - Positive
curriculum and scoring systems so that it’s not just the rich kids
that learn about money.. it’s all of us. There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses
David Bach - Rich - Learning - Finance - Money money and nothing else.
Andrew Carnegie - Money - Rich - Failure
It is a transition, from modelling to singing, but for me it's a
natural progression. The modelling was something I did to travel I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more
the world and make some money and end up doing what I want serious and difficult task of wise distribution.
to do. It was a way for me to go gather the experience to write an Andrew Carnegie - Money - Responsibility - Philanthropy
album and now sing about it.
Erica Baxter - Change - Money - Career I believe the true road to preeminent success in any line is to
make yourself master in that line. I have no faith in the policy of
Energy efficiency should be on the priority list for all home scattering one's resources, and in my experience I have rarely if
improvement work these days. Canny builders will be able to ever met a man who achieved preeminence in money making..
provide homeowners with energy efficient measures which help certainly never one in manufacturing.. who was interested in
them to save money and the planet. many concerns.
Sarah Beeny - Real Estate - Energy - Environmental - Money Andrew Carnegie - Money - Success - Commitment

I made a conscious decision to earn enough to be able to choose We lose money on signing up the customers where there's some
my husband rather than not have a career and marry someone marketing costs associated with giving them a free month. It
who would have to earn enough for us both to live on. doesn't much matter whether you make a little bit or lose a little
Sarah Beeny - Money - Decisions - Earnings - Relationships - bit.. as you well know, because you lose a ton on every copy of
Career The Washington Post (newspaper).
Steve Case - Money - Marketing - Customers - Profits
It is once your ideas have been transformed into enough money,
and if all failed, you would still live your lifestyle, and you Money is plentiful for those who understand the simple laws
understand that just because you have made more money than which govern its acquisition.
most, you are not better than the common person. We are all George Clason - Money - Rich -
going to die broke. (Blixseth's definition of success)
Tim Blixseth - Success - Ideas - Money - Death - Life - Wealth Wealth is power. With wealth many things are possible.
George Clason - Money - Rich - Power
Ridiculous yachts and private planes and big limousines won’t
make people enjoy life more, and it sends out terrible messages You know, people make a lot of money talking about me, don't
to the people who work for them. It would be so much better if they? They just get on those shows, and they talk away. There's
that money was spent in Africa – and it’s about getting a nothing I can do. And that's one of the great lessons I try to
balance. convey in my book, which my mother implanted in me as a young
Richard Branson - Life - Philanthropy - Money - girl.. Is you can either be an actor in your own life, or a reactor in
somebody else's.
Australia must prioritise education spending. It is not a question Hillary Rodham Clinton - Life - Money - Famous - Motivational
of whether or not we have the money, it is a question of how we
choose to spend it. The amount of money you have has got nothing to do with what
Bob Brown - Priorities - Learning - Money you earn.. people earning a million dollars a year can have no
money and.. People earning $35,000 a year can be quite well off.
With a small fraction of the hundreds of billions of dollars spent It's not what you earn, it's what you spend.
on the Iraq war, the US and Australia could ensure every Paul Clitheroe - Money - Assets - Rich
starving, sunken-eyed child on the planet could be well fed, have
clean water and sanitation and a local school to go to. There are plenty of ways to get ahead. The first is so basic I'm
Bob Brown - Money - Poverty - War almost embarrassed to say it: spend less than you earn.
Paul Clitheroe - Money - Rich - Self Control
One dollar for eternal happiness? I'd be happier with the dollar.
Monty Burns - Happiness - Money I've lost tremendous amounts of money in various markets and I
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worse. primary role is to take a big chunk of that money and give it to
Jim Cramer - Money - Stock Market - Jobs - Losing others.
Larry Ellison - Money - Goals - Taxes - Companies
I just can't stop myself; I'm addicted to making you money. I
should be spending all day in a country club or never getting out Partnership Quotes from some of the leaders in investing,
of my pajamas like Hugh Hefner. business, and finance. Includes quotes about Partnership,
Jim Cramer - Money - Retirement - Enjoyment working together, being partners, and partnering.

As long as you enjoy investing, you'll be willing to do the The organizational architecture is really that a centipede walks
homework and stay in the game. That's why I try to make the on hundred legs and one or two don’t count. So if I lose one or
show so entertaining, because if you aren't interested, you'll two legs, the process will go on, the organization will go on, the
either miss the opportunity to make money in the market or not growth will go on.
pay enough attention and end up losing your shirt. Mukesh Ambani - Ambition - Change - Partnership - Business
Jim Cramer - Money - Stock Market - Losing - Enjoyment - Growth
Investing - Opportunity
In the past a leader was a boss. Today’s leaders must be partners
I wish it grew on trees, but it takes hard work to make money. with their people.. they no longer can lead solely based on
Jim Cramer - Money - Hard Work positional power.
Ken Blanchard - Leadership - Partnership - Power
Picking the right stocks is one of the hardest parts of investing,
and every night on Mad Money, I try to take some of that burden The political tradition of ancient thought, filtered in Italy by
off your shoulders. Machiavelli, says one thing clearly: every prince needs allies, and
Jim Cramer - Money - Investing - Stocks the bigger the responsibility, the more allies he needs.
Silvio Berlusconi - Responsibility - Partnership - Politicians -
Twenty years and $40 billion. They seem like good round
numbers. One of the problems we have as a government is our inability to
Michael Dell - Money - Success - keep secrets. And it costs us, in terms of our relationship with
other governments, in terms of the willingness of other
People who grow rich almost always improve their sex life. More intelligence services to work with us, in terms of revealing
people want to have sex with them. That’s just the way human sources and methods. And all of those elements enter into some
beings work. Money is power. Power is an aphrodisiac. Money of these leaks.
did not make me happy. But it definitely improved my sex life. Dick Cheney - Politicians - Government - Work - Intelligent -
Felix Dennis - Rich - Improvement - People - Money - Power - Problems - Partnership
Happy
If a fox is unable to befriend a tiger, then the fox should create an
Rich people always have a certain degree of debt. Apparently it illusion of close association with the tiger by carefully trailing
helps to reduce taxes. I'm not so hot on the bean-counting side. behind the cat while boasting of the deep friendship they share.
Felix Dennis - Rich - People - Money - Debt - Taxes - Accounting In this way, he creates an impression that his well being is of
great concern to the tiger.
If it flies, floats or fornicates, always rent it.. it’s cheaper in the Chin-Ning Chu - Partnership - Power -
long run.
Felix Dennis - Funny - Money - Frugal If we are together nothing is impossible. If we are divided all will
fail.
The bottom line is that if I did it, you can do it. I got rich without Winston Churchill - Failure - Partnership - Strength -
the benefit of a college education or a penny of capital but
making many errors along the way. I went from being a pauper.. Creating a close connection to those you do business with has its
a hippie dropout on the dole, living in a crummy room without many risks, rewards and consequences. There are few things in
the proverbial pot to piss in, without even the money to pay the business I have encountered that are more difficult than firing
rent, without a clue as to what to do next.. to being rich.. someone, particularly if that someone has always been, or has
Felix Dennis - Rich - Money - Inspirational - Encouragement - become a friend. On the flipside, I have been rewarded with many
Education - Mistakes - Poverty friends
Mark Cuban - Challenges - People - Business - Partnership
I'd say it's been my biggest problem all my life.. it's money. It
takes a lot of money to make these dreams come true. It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are
Walt Disney - Challenges - Money lucky it happens once in a lifetime.
Michael Eisner - Luck - Partnership - Business
I am absolutely convinced that no wealth in the world can help
humanity forward, even in the hands of the most devoted worker The only way that has ever been discovered to have a lot of
in this cause. The example of great and pure characters is the people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free
only thing that can produce fine ideas and noble deeds. Money market. And that's why it's so essential to preserving individual
only appeals to selfishness and always tempts its owners freedom.
irresistibly to abuse it Milton Friedman - Freedom - Economy - Partnership
Albert Einstein - Wealth - Money - Ideas - Selfish
The most important single central fact about a free market is
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Milton Friedman - Freedom - Economy - Partnership - Profits A friendship founded on business is a good deal better than a
business founded on friendship.
At the end of the day government is about teamwork and John D. Rockefeller - Business - Partnership -
partnership and we will be proving that by working together.
Julia Gillard - Government - Partnership - Politics 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
The man who occupies the first place seldom plays the principal business with you and to build a relationship with mutual trust.
part. George Ross - Success - Negotiation - Business - Partnership -
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Leadership - Partnership - Success Trust

I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success I believe that Jews and Arabs can live together. It’s not an easy
through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for thing but I believe we can reach an agreement.
you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well. Ariel Sharon - Partnership - Belief - Challenges
Alan Greenspan - Success - Truth - Profits - Partnership
We can also reassure our Palestinian partners that we
In this new wave of technology, you can't do it all yourself, you understand the importance of territorial contiguity in the West
have to form alliances. Bank for a viable Palestinian state.
Carlos Slim Helu - Technology - Partnership Ariel Sharon - Partnership

I don't want to be just a voice on the phone. I have to get to know What I know for sure is that behind every catastrophe, there are
these guys face-to-face and develop a sincere relationship. That great lessons to be learned. Among the many that we as a
way, if we run into problems in a deal, it doesn't get adversarial. country need to get is that as long as we play the "us and them"
We trust each other and have the confidence we can work things game, we don't evolve as people, as a nation, as a planet.
out. Oprah Winfrey - Partnership - Learning -
Wayne Huizenga - Problems - Challenges - Confidence -
Partnership Anybody who doesn’t think that Hong Kong has to depend on the
PRC (China) must be the biggest idiot on earth because you are
If you treat staff as your equal, they'll roll their sleeves up to get talking about getting access to a 1.3 billion people market.
the job done. Gordon Wu - Partnership - Customers - People
John Ilhan - Leadership - Job - Partnership
Persistence Quotes from some of the leaders in investing,
It was our duty to expand. Those who cannot or will not join us business, and finance. Includes quotes about Persistence, the
are to be pitied. What we want to do, we can do and will do, value of being persistent, and being able to persist during
together. A glorious future! challenging times.
Ingvar Kamprad - Growth - Partnership - Ambition
This is Preservation Month. I appreciate preservation. It's what
People say New Yorkers can't get along. Not true. I saw two New you do when you run for president. You gotta preserve. (said
Yorkers, complete strangers, sharing a cab. One guy took the during "Perseverance Month")
tires and the radio; the other guy took the engine. George Bushism - Funny - Stupid - Persistence - President
David Letterman - Funny - Partnership
I'm a big believer in growth. Life is not about achievement, it's
There's an old saying that the government is your partner from about learning and growth, and developing qualities like
birth, but they don't get to come to all the meetings. compassion, patience, perseverance, love, and joy, and so forth.
John Malone - Government - Partnership - Taxes And so if that is the case, then I think our goals should include
something which stretches us.
You need to surround yourself with quality human beings that Jack Canfield - Learning - Goals - Belief - Growth - Achievement -
are intelligent and have a vision. Compassion - Persistence - Patience - Love
Vince McMahon - Intelligent - Partnership -
There's no genius behind it. It's persistence and listening to
We intend to conduct our business in a way that not only meets people.
but exceeds the expectations of our customers, business partners, Craig Newmark - Improvement - Listening - Persistence - People
shareholders, and creditors, as well as the communities in which
we operate and society at large. We don't have much in the way of a business strategy. Like no
Akira Mori - Management - Business - Customers - Society - business plan. Which I say to torment all my friends who are VCs
Partnership - Stocks or MBAs. That's always entertaining. The deal is, it's a mixture of
luck and persistence.
If you can run the company a bit more collaboratively, you get a Craig Newmark - Persistence - Strategies - Planning - Luck -
better result, because you have more bandwidth and checking Deals
and balancing going on.
Larry Page - Companies - Partnership - Through persistence, self-knowledge, prayer, commitment,
optimism, a resolute trust in God and the building of your own
Our company was mortgaged to the hilt, and that did restrain us, personal moral strength, you can enjoy the blessings of a deeper
and it's why we had to take in partners. faith and face the difficulties of life with courage and confidence.
Gina Rinehart - Companies - Partnership - Challenges Norman Vincent Peale - Life - Work - Problems - Self Control -
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you to cast off your own limitations than for you to begin
Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of dreaming and fantasizing about the wonderful things that you
yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never can become, have, and do.
permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture. Brian Tracy - Achievement - Planning - Success - Goals
Norman Vincent Peale - Success - Motivational - Self Control -
Commitment You must master your time rather than becoming a slave to the
constant flow of events and demands on your time. And you must
Planning Quotes from some of the leaders in investing, business, organize your life to achieve balance, harmony, and inner peace.
and finance. Includes quotes about Planning, business plans, Brian Tracy - Achievement - Planning - Time
planners, and preparing a plan.
When you allow yourself to begin to dream big dreams,
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things creatively abandon the activities that are taking up too much of
happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have your time, and focus your inward energies on alleviating your
imagined. main constraints, you start to feel an incredible sense of power
Deepak Chopra - Life - Thinking - Planning and confidence.
Brian Tracy - Confidence - Planning - Power - Time - Focus
My view is that, you know, life unfolds at its own rhythm. You
know, I have never lived a life that I thought I could plan out. When I started out in business, I spent a great deal of time
And I'm just trying to do the best I can every day. I find I have a researching every detail that might be pertinent to the deal I was
lot to get done between the time I get up and the time I go to bed. interested in making. I still do the same today. People often
Hillary Rodham Clinton - Life - Planning - Action - Busy comment on how quickly I operate, but the reason I can move
quickly is that I’ve done the background work first, which no one
I think the most important CEO task is defining the course that usually sees. I prepare myself thoroughly, and then when it is
the business will take over the next five or so years. You have to time to move ahead, I am ready to sprint.
have the ability to see what the business environment might be Donald Trump - Business - Work - Research - Planning
like a long way out, not just over the coming months. You need to
be able to both set a broad direction, and also to take particular I’m a busy guy but I set aside quiet time every morning and every
decisions along the way that make that broad direction unfold evening to keep my equilibrium centered on my own path. I don’t
correctly. like being swayed by anything that might be negative or
Chris Corrigan - Management - Decisions - Business - Planning damaging.
Donald Trump - Negative - Planning - Self Control
You can't overestimate the need to plan and prepare. In most of
the mistakes I've made, there has been this common theme of The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his
inadequate planning beforehand. You really can't over-prepare temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes
in business! but few calculations beforehand.
Chris Corrigan - Planning - Business - Mistakes Sun Tzu - Leadership - Planning -

We don't have much in the way of a business strategy. Like no Becoming wealthy is not a matter of how much you earn, who
business plan. Which I say to torment all my friends who are VCs your parents are, or what you do.. it is a matter of managing
or MBAs. That's always entertaining. The deal is, it's a mixture of your money properly.
luck and persistence. Noel Whittaker - Rich - Family - Planning
Craig Newmark - Persistence - Strategies - Planning - Luck -
Deals At home we have always regarded the dining table as the prime
seat of learning. We planned it so it was impossible to see or hear
I just don't really get into all that sort of personal negative stuff. a TV from the table, and it has paid dividends in the volume of
My job is to outline some positive plans for the country's future ideas that have been shared over the evening meal.
and perhaps Mr. Howard and the Government don't like the fact Noel Whittaker - Family - Planning - Learning - Ideas
that I'm putting out some positive alternatives. What's their
preference.. for me to be a negative carping opposition leader? Life is full of uncertainties. Future investment earnings and
Kevin Rudd - Australia - Politicians - Criticism - Government - interest and inflation rates are not known to anybody. However,
Negative - Positive - Planning I can guarantee you one thing.. those who put an investment
program in place will have a lot more money when they come to
We don’t have a traditional strategy process, planning process retire than those who never get around to it.
like you’d find in traditional technical companies. It allows Noel Whittaker - Life - Planning - Long Term Investing
Google to innovate very, very quickly, which I think is a real
strength of the company. If you don't have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer.
Eric Schmidt - Technology - Companies - Planning - Innovation Zig Ziglar - Planning - Action

A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous If you wait until all the lights are "green" before you leave home,
feeling of confidence and personal power. you'll never get started on your trip to the top.
Brian Tracy - Goals - Planning - Power - Confidence Zig Ziglar - Planning - Action - Procrastination

The starting point of great success and achievement has always Unless you have a definite, precise, clearly set goals, you are not
been the same. It is for you to dream big dreams. There is going to realize the maximum potential that lies within you.
nothing more important, and nothing that works faster than for Zig Ziglar - Planning - Focus - Goals

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discriminate. Money doesn't care whether a person is poor,


You need a plan to build a house. To build a life, it is even more whether a person comes from a good family, or what his skin
important to have a plan or goal. color is. Anybody can make money.
Zig Ziglar - Planning - Goals - Life Takafumi Horie - Money - Poor - Motivational

Poverty Quotes from some of the leaders in economics, business, It's easy to have principles when you're rich. The important thing
and finance. Includes quotes about Poverty, poor people is to have principles when you're poor.
struggling to live, and helping those with no money, food, or Ray Kroc - Rich - Poverty - Commitment
resources.
Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain
The more I study the wealthy.. in an effort to learn how to help poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself.. Because it’s
more people around the world become one of them.. I’m stunned only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than
by how many people are actually not rich. yourself that you realize your true potential.
David Bach - Rich - Learning - Poverty Barack Obama - Focus - Ambition - Money - Poverty -
Encouragement - Life - Inspirational
With a small fraction of the hundreds of billions of dollars spent
on the Iraq war, the US and Australia could ensure every It's hard to do it because you have got to look people in the eye
starving, sunken-eyed child on the planet could be well fed, have and tell them they're irresponsible and lazy. And who's going to
clean water and sanitation and a local school to go to. want to do that? Because that's what poverty is, ladies and
Bob Brown - Money - Poverty - War gentlemen. In this country (USA), you can succeed if you get
educated and work hard. Period.
Terrorism isn't insanity. It grows out of social conditions that are Bill O'Reilly - Poverty - Responsible - Lazy - America - Success -
well known: poverty, social oppression, dictatorship, and a void Education
of meaning in the lives of ordinary people.
Deepak Chopra - Life - Poverty - People - Problems I'm calling for all responsible Americans to fight back and punish
Pepsi for using a man who degrades women, who encourages
The bottom line is that if I did it, you can do it. I got rich without substance abuse, and does all the things that hurt particularly
the benefit of a college education or a penny of capital but the poor in our society. I'm calling for all Americans to say, hey
making many errors along the way. I went from being a pauper.. Pepsi, I'm not drinking your stuff. You want to hang around with
a hippie dropout on the dole, living in a crummy room without Ludacris (a rap singer that Pepsi planned to use for advertising),
the proverbial pot to piss in, without even the money to pay the you do that, I'm not hanging around with you. Am I wrong to do
rent, without a clue as to what to do next.. to being rich.. that?
Felix Dennis - Rich - Money - Inspirational - Encouragement - Bill O'Reilly - Poverty - Responsible - America - Encouragement -
Education - Mistakes - Poverty Advertising

My major problem with the world is a problem of scarcity in the There are millions of children today who don’t attend school.
midst of plenty ... of people starving while there are unused However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
resources ... people having skills which are not being used. Azim Premji - Learning - Encouragement - Poverty
Milton Friedman - Poverty - Greed
We need to make a game out of earning money. There is so much
As our economy faces up to potential labour shortages due to our good we can do with money. Without it, we are bound and
ageing population and as it moves to a new level of shackled and our choices become limited.
sophistication to compete with the rest of the world, we’re going Bob Proctor - Earnings - Money - Good - Decisions - Poverty
to need every Australian on board pulling their weight, rejoining
the workforce, gaining new skills. Writing off individuals and Broke is normal. Why be normal?
communities suffering from poverty just creates a dead weight Dave Ramsey - Poverty - Motivational
for our economy to drag along.
Julia Gillard - Jobs - Australia - Economy - Education - Skills - After losing everything, I went on a quest to find out how money
Poverty really works, how I could get control of it, and how I could have
confidence in handling it.
The concept of social inclusion in essence means replacing a Dave Ramsey - Poverty - Problems - Money - Mistakes
welfarist approach to helping the underprivileged with one of
investing in them and their communities to bring them into the I grew up in a working class family where there was no health
mainstream market economy. It’s a modern and fresh approach insurance. I saw first hand the fracturing of the American dream
that views everyone as a potential wealth creator and invests in and the bitterness that comes when there is no hope and a lot of
their human capital. My reason for adopting such an approach is despair. So I wanted to build the company, in a sense, that my
simple: at a time when Australia needs more skilled people and father never got a chance to work for.
has an ageing population, we simply can’t afford to have one in Howard Schultz - Employee - Family - America - Inspirational -
ten or more of our people out of the workforce due to Poverty - Companies - Hope
unemployment, low skills or the effects of chronic poverty. Social
inclusion is an economic imperative. It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more, that is
Julia Gillard - Social - Australia - Economy - Wealth - Skills - poor.
Poverty - Help - Employment Seneca - Poverty - Greed - Desire

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George Bernard Shaw - Money - Poverty make assumptions about us and others. We accept the fact that
we will always have poor people around us. So we have had poor
I'm not a politician. I only want to help relieve the suffering in people around us. If we had believed that poverty is
communities, and I want to help people see their community in unacceptable to us, and that it should not belong to a civilized
each other. society, we would have created appropriate institutions and
Russell Simmons - Change - Politicians - Help - Poverty policies to create a poverty-free world.
Muhammad Yunus - Poverty - Belief
I want to fight poverty and ignorance and give opportunity to
those people who are locked out. I have come to believe, deeply and firmly, that we can create a
Russell Simmons - Change - Help - Poverty - Opportunity poverty free world if we want to. I came to this conclusion not as
a product of a pious dream, but as a concrete result of experience
The conditions of suffering that exist today in our impoverished gained in the work of the Grameen Bank.
communities are not acceptable. The reflection of those Muhammad Yunus - Experience - Banks - Poverty - Belief -
conditions are less concerning to me. And I work everyday about Dreams
changing the conditions.
Russell Simmons - Change - Poverty - Hard Work Poverty has been created by the economic and social system that
we have designed for the world. It is the institutions that we have
Most of the poverty and misery in the world is due to bad built and feel so proud of, which created poverty them.
government, lack of democracy, weak states, internal strife, and Muhammad Yunus - Poverty - Economy - Capitalism
so on.
George Soros - Poverty The poor themselves can create a poverty-free world.. all we
have to do is to free them from the chains that we have put
I wanted to win to feed the hungry people of my community. I around them.
didn't want to win to buy a diamond.. I didn't have no diamonds Muhammad Yunus - Poverty - Encouragement - Motivational -
then. I didn't want to win to buy a car, I didn't want to win to Opportunity - Potential
bring a couple of chicks downtown to a hotel. I wanted to win to
feed the poor people of the community. Profit Quotes from some of the leaders in investing, business,
Mr T - Values - Winning - Philanthropy - Poverty and finance. Includes quotes about Profits, good earnings,
making a business profitable, and positive cashflow or
Poverty is restriction and as such, it is the greatest injustice you investments.
can perpetrate upon yourself.
Stuart Wilde - Poverty We lose money on signing up the customers where there's some
marketing costs associated with giving them a free month. It
I don't think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made doesn't much matter whether you make a little bit or lose a little
good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew bit.. as you well know, because you lose a ton on every copy of
I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good. The Washington Post (newspaper).
Oprah Winfrey - Responsibility - Motivational - Self Help - Rich - Steve Case - Money - Marketing - Customers - Profits
Poverty
A visionary company doesn't simply balance between idealism
I knew there was a way out. I knew there was another kind of life and profitability: it seeks to be highly idealistic and highly
because I had read about it. I knew there were other places, and profitable. A visionary company doesn't simply balance between
there was another way of being. preserving a tightly held core ideology and stimulating vigorous
Oprah Winfrey - Life - Knowledge - Poverty - Encouragement - change and movement; it does both to an extreme.
Self Control Jim Collins - Companies - Idealism - Vision - Profitable - Change

My experience working in the Grameen Bank has given me faith; If the firms that employ an increasing majority of the population
an unshakable faith in the creativity of human beings. It leads are driven solely to satisfy the owner's greed at the expense of
me to believe that humans are not born to suffer the misery of working conditions, of the stability of the community, and of the
hunger and poverty. They suffer now as they did in the past health of the environment, chances are that the quality of our
because we turn our heads away from this issue. lives will be worse than it is now.
Muhammad Yunus - Experience - Banks - Poverty - Creativity - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Environment - Business Ethics - Greed
Belief - Potential - Profits - Companies - Jobs

One day our grandchildren will go to museums to see what Many business leaders today view their jobs as entailing
poverty was like. responsibility for the welfare of the wider community. These
Muhammad Yunus - Poverty - Optimistic individuals do not define themselves as profit-making machines
whose only reason for existing is to satisfy escalating expectation
I did something that challenged the banking world. Conventional for immediate gain.
banks look for the rich; we look for the absolutely poor. All Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Business Ethics - Leadership - Business
people are entrepreneurs, but many don't have the opportunity - Profits - Jobs - Responsibility
to find that out.
Muhammad Yunus - Banks - Change - Poverty - Challenges - Rich The most important single central fact about a free market is
- Entrepreneurs - Opportunity that no exchange takes place unless both parties benefit.
Milton Friedman - Freedom - Economy - Partnership - Profits
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The message from Wal-Mart today to the rest of the business One of the most ironic things about capitalism is that the
community is there need not be any conflict between the capitalist will sell you the rope to hang himself with. Actually
environment and the economy. We will find the way not only to they will give you the money to make a movie that makes them
reconcile (those), but to find new profits and new opportunities look bad, if they believe they can make money off it.
as we do the right thing. Michael Moore - Capitalism - Greed - Profits - Money
Al Gore - Environmental - Economy - Business - Profits -
Opportunities The self-anointed media elite among us believe, somewhat self-
servingly, that not only the act, or process of making a profit is
There are many who still do not believe that global warming is a positively sinister, but also that the very desire to do so is.
problem at all. And it's no wonder: because they are the targets Lachlan Murdoch - Media - Belief - Profits - Criticism
of a massive and well-organized campaign of disinformation
lavishly funded by polluters who are determined to prevent any The profit motive is not only fundamental to our ability to
action to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global reward shareholders and pay employees; it's fundamental to
warming out of a fear that their profits might be affected if they excellent journalism. Far from corrupting the craft, profits
had to stop dumping so much pollution into the atmosphere. enhance it. Expansion drives diversity and diversity protects and
Al Gore - Environmental - Profits - Problems - Fear - strengthens our craft.
Determination Lachlan Murdoch - Growth - Journalism - Media - Profits -
Employee - Stocks - Strength - Diversity
I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success
through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for The industry is littered with self-styled purists who believe the
you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well. business of media.. the requirement to make a profit.. somehow
Alan Greenspan - Success - Truth - Profits - Partnership corrupts the craft.
Lachlan Murdoch - Business - Media - Belief - Profits
In business, you’re trying to make a buck. God was good to me
and blessed me. I made some money and started this foundation I have been privileged to grow up retaining the love of good
years ago, and it has grown in size. With the foundation it’s a lot journalism, the craft, while learning its business: the dollars and
different, because the bottom line isn’t how you can make more cents. I have learnt that they are not mutually exclusive but
money or get a better return, it’s helping the projects that you integrally self-reliant. Each dependent on the other.
feel strongly about move forward. Lachlan Murdoch - Journalism - Business - Media - Profits -
Lee Iacocca - Business - Money - Philanthropy - God - Profits Money - Learning

Never be frightened to take a profit. Better in your pocket then The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil
theirs. industry does not own the sun.
Michael Levy - Fear - Profits Ralph Nader - Environmental - Innovation - Profits

When stocks are attractive, you buy them. Sure, they can go Of all the things that can have an effect on your future, I believe
lower. I've bought stocks at $12 that went to $2, but then they personal growth is the greatest. We can talk about sales growth,
later went to $30. You just don't know when you can find the profit growth, asset growth, but all of this probably will not
bottom. happen without personal growth.
Peter Lynch - Stocks - Profits - Jim Rohn - Self Help - Growth - Profits - Assets

For equity markets, the combination of low interest rates, strong The future may be made up of many factors but where it truly
economic growth and low inflation has proved very beneficial, lies is in the hearts and minds of men. Your dedication should not
with global share markets rising solidly in each of the past three be confined for your own gain, but unleashes your passion for
years. This has been underpinned by strong growth in profits so our beloved country as well as for the integrity and humanity of
that, notwithstanding the rise in share prices, P/E ratios have mankind.
been declining on average. Li Ka Shing - Motivational - Profits - Encouragement
Ian Macfarlane - Growth - Economy - Stock Market - Profits
I don’t care about awards and public image. We know the
I do not believe maximizing profits for the investors is the only business of entertainment. We worship our work, we worship our
acceptable justification for all corporate actions. The investors clients and we worship profitability.
are not the only people who matter. Corporations can exist for Shailendra Singh - Work - Business - Profits - Passions
purposes other than simply maximizing profits.
John Mackey - Profits - Investing - Business Ethics Harry is my elder brother. He is the wiser one who leads Percept,
he shows us the path. My job is to run it, create the relationships,
I think one of the most misunderstood things about business in and run the business as profitably as I can. Harry acquires,
America is that people are either doing things for altruistic merges, expands he is responsible for Percept’s growth.
reasons or they are greedy and selfish, just after profit. That type Shailendra Singh - Growth - Wise - Leadership - Business - Profits
of dichotomy portrays a false image of business. It certainly is a - Relationships
false image of Whole Foods. The whole idea is to do both: The
animals have to flourish, but in such a way that it'll be cheap Participant (Productions) is the only production company in
enough for the customers to buy it. town that has a double bottom line: social good plus financial
John Mackey - Customers - Business - Business Ethics - American returns. It's too early to tell how our returns are going to look -
- Greed - Profits though all signs are promising - but social good is what we're
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Jeff Skoll - Media - Profits - Companies - Business Ethics - Social - to mention a minority group member, most would be terrified to
Earnings exercise the same discretion for someone politically, financially
or socially powerful.
This morning, prompted by increasing concerns about terrorism, Conrad Black - Rich - Politicians - Power
oil prices reached a record high as the cost of a barrel of crude is
a whopping $44.34. Wow, it seems shocking that a product of I made 50 million bucks yesterday. That's a flameout I could get
finite supply gets more expensive the more we use it. Now the used to.
terror alert means higher oil prices, which oddly enough means Conrad Black - Luck - Rich
higher profits for oil companies giving them more money to give
to politicians whose policies may favor the oil companies such as I teach something called The Law of Probabilities, which says the
raising the terror alert level. As Simba once told us: "It's the more things you try, the more likely one of them will work. The
circle of life." more books you read, the more likely one of them will have an
Jon Stewart - Politicians - Profits - Products - Companies answer to a question that could solve the major problems of your
life.. make you wealthier, solve a health problem, whatever it
The fact of the matter is that today, stuff-selling mega- might be.
corporations have a huge influence on our daily lives. And Jack Canfield - Questions - Wealth - Goals - Problems - Books -
because of the competitive nature of our global economy, these Teaching - Solutions
corporations are generally only concerned with one thing.. the
bottom line. That is, maximizing profit, regardless of the social There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses
or environmental costs. money and nothing else.
David Suzuki - Companies - Profits - Products - Business Ethics - Andrew Carnegie - Money - Rich - Failure
Social - Earnings - Influential - Environmental - Consumer
Money is plentiful for those who understand the simple laws
If you buy all the stocks selling at or below two times earnings, which govern its acquisition.
you will lose money on half of them because instead of making George Clason - Money - Rich -
profits they will actually lose money, but you will only lose a
dollar or so a share at most. Then others will be mediocre Wealth is power. With wealth many things are possible.
performers. But the remaining big winners will go up and George Clason - Money - Rich - Power
produce fabulous results and also ensure a good overall result.
John Templeton - Stocks - Profits The amount of money you have has got nothing to do with what
you earn.. people earning a million dollars a year can have no
The essence of a successful business is really quite simple. It is money and.. People earning $35,000 a year can be quite well off.
your ability to offer a product or service that people will pay for It's not what you earn, it's what you spend.
at a price sufficiently above your costs, ideally three or four or Paul Clitheroe - Money - Assets - Rich
five times your cost, thereby giving you a profit that enables you
to buy and to offer more products and services. There are plenty of ways to get ahead. The first is so basic I'm
Brian Tracy - Success - Business - Products - Profits almost embarrassed to say it: spend less than you earn.
Paul Clitheroe - Money - Rich - Self Control
When all is said and done, what must be remembered is a
newspaper is a business. It used to be a fabulous business that People who grow rich almost always improve their sex life. More
made extraordinary margins. It's now a very good business with people want to have sex with them. That’s just the way human
appropriate margins. beings work. Money is power. Power is an aphrodisiac. Money
Sam Zell - Companies - News - Business - Media - Profits did not make me happy. But it definitely improved my sex life.
Felix Dennis - Rich - Improvement - People - Money - Power -
Rich Quotes from some of the leaders in investing, business, and Happy
finance. Includes quotes about being Rich , being wealthy, having
a lot of money, and richest people lists. Whatever qualities the rich may have, they can be acquired by
anyone with the tenacity to become rich. The key, I think, is
confidence. Confidence and an unshakable belief it can be done
I love this game, I love this sport, I love this league. Why don't I
and that you are the one to do it.
get my own team? (English Premiership football club)
Felix Dennis - Rich - Optimistic - Positive - Confidence -
Roman Abramovich - Love - Passions - Rich
Determination - Motivational - Belief
The more I study the wealthy.. in an effort to learn how to help
Rich people always have a certain degree of debt. Apparently it
more people around the world become one of them.. I’m stunned
helps to reduce taxes. I'm not so hot on the bean-counting side.
by how many people are actually not rich.
Felix Dennis - Rich - People - Money - Debt - Taxes - Accounting
David Bach - Rich - Learning - Poverty
The bottom line is that if I did it, you can do it. I got rich without
Financial education needs to become a part of our national
the benefit of a college education or a penny of capital but
curriculum and scoring systems so that it’s not just the rich kids
making many errors along the way. I went from being a pauper..
that learn about money.. it’s all of us.
a hippie dropout on the dole, living in a crummy room without
David Bach - Rich - Learning - Finance - Money
the proverbial pot to piss in, without even the money to pay the
rent, without a clue as to what to do next.. to being rich..
While few judges or prosecutors would be afraid to exercise their
Felix Dennis - Rich - Money - Inspirational - Encouragement -
perfectly legitimate discretion in favour of an ordinary man, not
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very much in the rich nerd tradition. And you know, we say, like,
The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a hey, people pay us for this stuff, like programming. You know,
failure. what else do we need?
BC Forbes - Rich - Failure - Greed Craig Newmark - Technology - Money - Earnings - Rich - Jobs

The real source of wealth and capital in this new era is not My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an
material things.. it is the human mind, the human spirit, the abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give
human imagination, and our faith in the future. me an African name, Barack, or blessed, believing that in a
Steve Forbes - Rich - Spirit - Innovation tolerant America your name is no barrier to success. They
imagined me going to the best schools in the land, even though
Like almost everyone who uses e-mail, I receive a ton of spam they weren't rich, because in a generous America you don't have
every day. Much of it offers to help me get out of debt or get rich to be rich to achieve your potential.
quick. It would be funny if it weren't so exciting. Barack Obama - Encouragement - Inspirational - America -
Bill Gates - Internet - Funny - Rich Belief - Hope - Family - Love - Success - School - Rich - Generous

Is the rich world aware of how four billion of the six billion live? For all of its faults (capitalism), it gives most hardworking
If we were aware, we would want to help out, we'd want to get people a chance to improve themselves economically, even as the
involved. deck is stacked in favor of the privileged few. Here are the
Bill Gates - Philanthropy - Life - Rich - Helping choices most of us face in such a system: Get bitter or get busy.
Bill O'Reilly - Rich - Capitalism - Improvement
I no longer want to be rich because I am rich.
Uri Geller - Rich We still have a great amount of work to do in social
development, including resolving one of the biggest challenges
You cannot spend money in luxury without doing good to the we face in this area, namely, reducing the gap between high-
poor. Nay, you do more good to them by spending it in luxury, income earners and people, citizens of our country, who are still
than by giving it; for by spending it in luxury, you make them living on very modest means indeed. But we cannot, of course,
exert industry, whereas by giving it, you keep them idle. adopt the solution used 80 years ago and simply confiscate the
Samuel Johnson - Money - Rich - Work riches of some to redistribute among others. We will use
completely different means to resolve this problem, namely, we
It is generally agreed, that few men are made better by affluence will ensure good economic growth.
or exaltation. Vladimir Putin - Society - Russia - Challenges - Solutions -
Samuel Johnson - Money - Rich - Problems - Rich - Economy - Growth

Fortunes are made, and disappear, over the lifetime of a single I think one can achieve a very pleasant lifestyle by treating
generation. Today, a person in essence takes his wealth from human beings, fellow human beings, very well..
society just for the duration of his or her lifetime. The next Rene Rivkin - Rich - Life
generation has to create it anew.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky - Rich - Money - Life Everything we would ever need to become rich and powerful and
sophisticated is within our reach. The major reason that so few
I have a problem with too much money. I can't reinvest it fast take advantage of all that we have is simply, neglect.
enough, and because I reinvest it, more money comes in. Yes, the Jim Rohn - Self Help - Rich - Laziness
rich do get richer.
Robert Kiyosaki - Money - Investing - Rich I get angry when someone calls me only rich.. I am happy with
my social personality and my generosity.
It's easy to have principles when you're rich. The important thing Sakip Sabanci - Happiness - Philanthropy - Rich
is to have principles when you're poor.
Ray Kroc - Rich - Poverty - Commitment There's no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You
can't do any business from there.
What you really are afraid of is that you're competing against Colonel Sanders - Business - Money - Rich - Death
somebody who is rich and irrational. I mean, it used to be a
given, a saying in the industry: Don't ever bid against Rupert All programming for prosperity should be built on spiritual
Murdoch for anything Rupert wants, because if you win you lose. foundations. The first step is to enter the spiritual dimension, the
You will have paid way too much. alpha level, and determine what your purpose in life is. Find out
John Malone - Winning - Losing - Rich - Assets what you are here for, what you are supposed to do with your
life.
The motivation for war is simple. The U.S. government started Jose Silva - Focus - Rich - Success - Life
the war with Iraq in order to make it easy for U.S. corporations
to do business in other countries. They intend to use cheap labor President Bush announced his new economic plan. The
in those countries, which will make Americans rich. centerpiece was a proposed repeal of the dividend tax on stocks,
Michael Moore - Greed - America - War - Business - Rich - a boon that could be worth millions of dollars to average
Government Americans. Well, average stock-owning Americans. Technically,
Americans who own a significant amount of shares in dividend-
I need to make an okay living. The people who work for us need dealing companies. Well, rich people, that's what I'm trying to
to. But after you make a comfortable living, how much more do say. They're going to do really well with this.
you need? It's like I make a joke about nerd values, because I'm Jon Stewart - Politicians - America - President - Taxes - Rich -

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Stocks people are entrepreneurs, but many don't have the opportunity
to find that out.
Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for Muhammad Yunus - Banks - Change - Poverty - Challenges - Rich
greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that - Entrepreneurs - Opportunity
children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very
little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption The greatest good we can do for others is not just to share our
of peace of the world. riches with them, but to reveal theirs.
Mother Teresa - Challenges - Family - Peace - Rich Zig Ziglar - Encouragement - Rich

I've never lived in a building without my name on it. Robert Kiyosaki Biography (Robert Toru Kiyosaki) : Author,
Ivanka Trump - Branding - Rich - Real Estate Public Speaker and Investor
Famous for : The Rich Dad, Poor Dad series of books and
As I started getting rich, I started thinking, 'what the hell am I resources.
going to do with all this money?'... You have to learn to give. Kiyosaki details : Born - Hawaii April 8, 1947 Lives - USA
Ted Turner - Philanthropy - Money - Rich More Details : Robert Kiyosaki Biography - Rich Dad, Poor Dad
Book Review
Over a three year period, I gave away half of what I had. To be
honest, my hands shook as I signed it away. I knew I was taking
I have a problem with too much money. I can't reinvest it fast
myself out of the race to be the richest man in the world.
enough, and because I reinvest it, more money comes in. Yes, the
Ted Turner - Philanthropy - Money - Rich
rich do get richer.
Robert Kiyosaki - Money - Investing - Rich -
Becoming wealthy is not a matter of how much you earn, who
your parents are, or what you do.. it is a matter of managing
A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That's where
your money properly.
toughness comes into play. Toughness is not being a bully. It's
Noel Whittaker - Rich - Family - Planning
having backbone.
Robert Kiyosaki - Truth - Fear - Leadership - Strength -
Becoming wealthy is like playing Monopoly.. the person who can
accumulate the most assets wins the game.
Academic qualifications are important and so is financial
Noel Whittaker - Rich - Assets
education. They're both important and schools are forgetting
one of them.
The property boom has made us all feel wealthy, but
Robert Kiyosaki - Knowledge - Learning -
unfortunately it has lulled many of those nearing retirement into
a false sense of security.
Money is kind of a base subject. Like water, food, air and housing,
Noel Whittaker - Rich - Assets - Real Estate
it affects everything yet for some reason the world of academics
thinks it's a subject below their social standing.
In bad times, the rich usually get richer.
Robert Kiyosaki - Money - Knowledge - Learning -
Stuart Wilde - Rich - Challenges
We go to school to learn to work hard for money. I write books
There is no amount of money in the world that will make you
and create products that teach people how to have money work
comfortable if you are not comfortable with yourself.
hard for them.
Stuart Wilde - Rich - Money - Self
Robert Kiyosaki - Money - Investing - Rich - Knowledge –
The rich get richer. Not only because they have surpluses with
Rupert Murdoch Biography (Keith Rupert Murdoch) :
which to invest, but because of the overriding emotional release
Chairman of News Corporation
they experience from having wealth.
Famous for : Rising to lead the global News Corporation Media
Stuart Wilde - Rich - Investing - Optimistic
Empire after coming from a small town in Australia
Murdoch details : Born - March 11, 1931 Australia / Lives - USA
I don't think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made
(became US citizen in 1985)
good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew
More Information : Rupert Murdoch Biography - Rupert
I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good.
Murdoch Companies - MySpace.com Profile - Wendi Deng -
Oprah Winfrey - Responsibility - Motivational - Self Help - Rich -
Murdoch Goes Green
Poverty

Though I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn't I'm a catalyst for change … You can't be an outsider and be
changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I'm just successful over 30 years without leaving a certain amount of
wearing better shoes. scar tissue around the place.
Oprah Winfrey - Rich - Change Rupert Murdoch - Change - Success -

Lots of people want to ride with you in the Limo, but what you There is so much media now with the Internet and people, and so
want is someone who will take the bus with you when the Limo easy and so cheap to start a newspaper or start a magazine,
breaks down. there’s just millions of voices and people want to be heard.
Oprah Winfrey - Friendship - Rich Rupert Murdoch - Internet - Technology - Media

I did something that challenged the banking world. Conventional You can't build a strong corporation with a lot of committees
banks look for the rich; we look for the absolutely poor. All and a board that has to be consulted every turn. You have to be

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able to make decisions on your own. Stephen Covey - Life - Self Help - Decisions –
Rupert Murdoch - Strength - Decisions - Management
Success Quotes from some of the leaders in investing, business,
The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. and finance. Includes quotes about Success, being successful and
It will be the fast beating the slow. succeeding.
Rupert Murdoch - Change - Innovation
If you're attacking your market from multiple positions and your
Most newspaper companies still have their heads in the sand, but competition isn't, you have all the advantage and it will show up
other media companies are aggressive. in your increased success and income.
Rupert Murdoch - Change - Companies - Media - Growth Jay Abraham - Marketing - Competition - Success

All forms of government ultimately are not going to succeed in Understand that you need to sell you and your ideas in order to
trying to control or censor the Internet. advance your career, gain more respect, and increase your
Rupert Murdoch - Government - Internet - Fail success, influence and income.
Jay Abraham - Marketing - Success - Selling
News.. communicating news and ideas, I guess.. is my passion.
And giving people alternatives so that they have two papers to You are surrounded by simple, obvious solutions that can
read and alternative television channels. dramatically increase your income, power, influence and success.
Rupert Murdoch - Media - Ideas - Passion The problem is, you just don't see them.
Jay Abraham - Success - Solutions - Ideas
The Internet has been the most fundamental change during my
lifetime and for hundreds of years. Someone the other day said, The turning point, I think, was when I really realized that you
"It's the biggest thing since Gutenberg," and then someone else can do it yourself. That you have to believe in you because
said "No, it's the biggest thing since the invention of writing." sometimes that's the only person that does believe in your
Rupert Murdoch - Change - Internet - Technology success but you.
Tim Blixseth - Motivational - Belief - Success - Self Help
Stephen R. Covey Biography : Author and Public Speaker
Famous for : The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People It is once your ideas have been transformed into enough money,
Covey details : Born - United States of America October 24, 1932 and if all failed, you would still live your lifestyle, and you
Lives - USA understand that just because you have made more money than
More Information : Stephen Covey Biography most, you are not better than the common person. We are all
going to die broke. (Blixseth's definition of success)
I'm convinced that we can write and live our own scripts more Tim Blixseth - Success - Ideas - Money - Death - Life - Wealth
than most people will acknowledge. I also know the price that
must be paid. It's a real struggle to do it. It requires visualization Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be
and affirmation. It involves living a life of integrity, starting with looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical
making and keeping promises, until the whole human and ultimately making a big difference in the world
personality the senses, the thinking, the feeling, and the intuition Sergey Brin - Success - Innovation - Truth
are ultimately integrated and harmonized.
Stephen Covey - Commitment - Decisions - Goals - Life - Self Help Family, religion, friends.. these are the three demons you must
- slay if you wish to succeed in business.
Monty Burns - Family - Friends - Success - Business
We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened
to us in our past. We have the power of choice. There are only two words that will always lead you to success.
Stephen Covey - Change - Life - Responsibility - Decisions - Those words are yes and no. Undoubtedly, you’ve mastered
saying yes. So start practicing saying no. Your goals depend on
Most people struggle with life balance simply because they it!
haven't paid the price to decide what is really important to them. Jack Canfield - Goals - Success - Decisions
Stephen Covey - Goals - Life - Self Help -
Success depends on getting good at saying no without feeling
It's a fact that more people watch television and get their guilty. You cannot get ahead with your own goals if you are
information that way than read books. I find new technology and always saying yes to someone else’s projects. You can only get
new ways of communication very exciting and would like to do ahead with your desired lifestyle if you are focused on the things
more in this field. that will produce that lifestyle.
Stephen Covey - Technology - Learning - Jack Canfield - Success - Goals - Feelings - Decisions - Focus

Actually I did not invent the seven habits, they are universal I believe the true road to preeminent success in any line is to
principles and most of what I wrote about is just common sense. I make yourself master in that line. I have no faith in the policy of
am embarrassed when people talk about the Covey Habits, and scattering one's resources, and in my experience I have rarely if
dislike the idea of being some sort of guru. ever met a man who achieved preeminence in money making..
Stephen Covey - Life - Self Help - certainly never one in manufacturing.. who was interested in
many concerns.
We are the creative force of our life, and through our own Andrew Carnegie - Money - Success - Commitment
decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do
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and stuck to it. clean as you can keep it, keep it friendly.
Andrew Carnegie - Commitment - Success - Walt Disney - Customers - Success

Even in such technical lines as engineering, about 15% of one's The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing
financial success is due one's technical knowledge and about person doesn't like to do.
85% is due to skill in human engineering, to personality and the Thomas Edison - Failure - Commitment - Success
ability to lead people.
Dale Carnegie - Skill - Technology - People - Knowledge - Success Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Accordingly a
genius is often merely a talented person who has done all of his
The remarkable social impact and economic success of the or her homework.
Internet is in many ways directly attributable to the Thomas Edison - Work - Commitment - Success - Inspirational
architectural characteristics that were part of its design. The
Internet was designed with no gatekeepers over new content or The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are,
services. first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.
Vinton Cerf - Internet - Success Thomas Edison - Work - Commitment

It is now 14 years since I first suggested that organic farming Succeeding is not really a life experience that does that much
might have some benefits and ought to be taken seriously. I shall good. Failing is a much more sobering and enlightening
never forget the vehemence of the reaction.. much of it coming experience.
from the sort of people who regard agriculture as an industrial Michael Eisner - Success - Failure - Life
process, with production as the sole yardstick of success.
Prince Charles - Criticism - Farming - Food - Organic - Success Once I began following my own instincts, sales took off and I
became a millionaire. And that, I think, is a key secret to every
To succeed in life in today's world, you must have the will and person's success, be they male or female, banker or
tenacity to finish the job. p0rnographer:Trust in your gut.
Chin-Ning Chu - Ambition - Success - Job Larry Flynt - Instinct - Belief - Success

A successful life is one that is lived through understanding and The only question to ask yourself is, how much are you willing to
pursuing one's own path, not chasing after the dreams of others. sacrifice to achieve this success?
Chin-Ning Chu - Passions - Success - Life - Goals Larry Flynt - Questions - Self Control - Success

A business is successful to the extent that it provides a product or You will encounter many distractions and many temptations to
service that contributes to happiness in all of its forms. put your goal aside: The security of a job, a wife who wants kids,
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Business Ethics - Success - Business - whatever. But if you hang in there, always following your vision,
Products - Happiness I have no doubt you will succeed.
Larry Flynt - Belief - Goals - Success
To be successful you have to enjoy doing your best while at the
same time contributing to something beyond yourself. The man who has done his level best, and who is conscious that
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Success - Enjoyment - Best he has done his best, is a success, even though the world may
write him down as a failure.
If we agree that the bottom line of life is happiness, not success, BC Forbes - Failure - Success - Work
then it makes perfect sense to say that it is the journey that
counts, not reaching the destination. It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring,
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Success - Happiness - Life - Goals who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.
BC Forbes - Work - Success
The winner is the chef who takes the same ingredients as
everyone else and produces the best results. Microsoft has had its success by doing low-cost products and
Edward de Bono - Success - Innovation constantly improving those products and we've really redefined
the IT industry to be something that's about a tool for
There are a lot of things that go into creating success. I don't like individuals.
to do just the things I like to do. I like to do things that cause the Bill Gates - Products - Technology - Improvement - Success
company to succeed. I don't spend a lot of time doing my favorite
activities. My success, part of it certainly, is that I have focused in on a few
Michael Dell - Company - Work - Action things.
Bill Gates - Success - Focus
It's through curiosity and looking at opportunities in new ways
that we've always mapped our path at Dell. There's always an I love building the products, seeing people use the products but
opportunity to make a difference. you know along with success comes the need for a dialogue with
Michael Dell - Change - Opportunity the government.
Bill Gates - Products - Success - Customers - Government
Twenty years and $40 billion. They seem like good round
numbers. Why is it that with all the information available today on how to
Michael Dell - Money - Success be successful in small business, so few people really are?
Michael Gerber - Business - Success
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The man who occupies the first place seldom plays the principal human beings, because we are here to do that and the third is to
part. express your unique talents and when you are expressing your
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Leadership - Partnership - Success unique talents you lose track of time.
Deepak Chopra - Life - Passions - God - Skill - Time
The deed is everything, the glory naught.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Philanthropy - Success A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the
value of life.
A leaf that is destined to grow large is full of grooves and Charles Darwin - Life -
wrinkles at the start. Now if one has no patience and wants it
smooth offhand like a willow leaf, there is trouble ahead. It has been my observation that most people get ahead during
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Change - Success - Goals the time that others waste time.
Henry Ford - Action
I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success
through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for Having kids has been a fantastic thing for me. It's meant that I'm
you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well. a little more balanced. In my twenties I worked massively, hardly
Alan Greenspan - Success - Truth - Profits - Partnership took vacation at all. Now, I, with the help of my wife, I'm always
making sure I've got a good balance of how I spend my time.
The true measure of a career is to be able to be content, even Bill Gates - Work - Family - Time
proud, that you succeeded through your own endeavors without
leaving a trail of casualties in your wake. You can do so much in 10 minutes' time .Ten minutes, once gone,
Alan Greenspan - Success - Truth - Happiness - Dishonesty are gone for good.. Divide your life into 10-minute units and
sacrifice as few of them as possible in meaningless activity.
I do not deny that many appear to have succeeded in a material Ingvar Kamprad - Time - Action - Life
way by cutting corners and by manipulating associates, both in
their professional and in their personal lives. But material Time is our most precious asset, we should invest it wisely.
success is possible in this world and far more satisfying when it Michael Levy - Time - Assets -
comes without exploiting others.
Alan Greenspan - Success - Life - Dishonesty - I learned that we can do anything, but we can’t do everything.. at
least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms
To succeed, you will soon learn, as I did, the importance of a solid of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is
foundation in the basics of education--literacy, both verbal and everything.
numerical, and communication skills. Dan Millman - Action - Time - Priorities
Alan Greenspan - Success - Knowledge - Finance -
I am aware that success is more than a good idea. It is timing
Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only too.
the paranoid survive. Anita Roddick - Ideas - Success - Time -
Andrew Grove - Success - Failure
Information and communications technology unlocks the value
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people of time, allowing and enabling multi-tasking, multi-channels,
keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit. multi-this and multi-that.
Conrad Hilton - Success - Quitting - Mistakes - Action Li Ka Shing - Technology - Time

What is it that you like doing? If you don’t like it, get out of it, Perhaps the very best question that you can memorize and
because you’ll be lousy at it. You don’t have to stay with a job for repeat, over and over, is, “what is the most valuable use of my
the rest of your life, because if you don’t like it you’ll never be time right now?”
successful in it. Brian Tracy - Questions - Time
Lee Iacocca - Jobs - Life - Successful - Decisions - Passions
You must master your time rather than becoming a slave to the
It takes a lot more to run a good business than just trailing constant flow of events and demands on your time. And you must
commissions or kickbacks otherwise everybody would succeed, organize your life to achieve balance, harmony, and inner peace.
wouldn't they? Brian Tracy - Achievement - Planning - Time
John Ilhan - Business - Success
When you allow yourself to begin to dream big dreams,
Time Quotes from some of the leaders in investing, business, and creatively abandon the activities that are taking up too much of
finance. Includes quotes about managing time, time saving, and your time, and focus your inward energies on alleviating your
using time wisely. main constraints, you start to feel an incredible sense of power
and confidence.
As Vice President one of the things I spend time on is the Brian Tracy - Confidence - Planning - Power - Time - Focus
continuity of government; that's the main reason I'm here is a
back up for the President if anything happens to him. I think women have proved themselves beyond a shadow of
Dick Cheney - President - Government - Time doubt that they are as capable and as confident in delivering
results. The "B" word.. babies or biology is a complicated one.
To have passion, to have a dream, to have a purpose in life. And Because it doesn't mean that women can't do the work, it means
there are three components to that purpose, one is to find out that women have a point, a period in their life of maybe..
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where they have a lessened amount of availablity. And in many George Ross - Success - Negotiation - Business - Partnership -
many corporate settings you have to be available for face time in Trust
the office and travel. And when you make the choice to have a
kid you also make the choice to be not available as much. In the 1960s, if you introduced a new product to America, 90% of
Suzy Welch - Woman - Confidence - Family - Time - Commitment the people who viewed it for the first time believed in the
corporate promise. Then 40 years later if you performed the
Trust Quotes from some of the leaders in investing, business, same exercise less than 10% of the public believed it was true.
and finance. Includes quotes about Trust, earning the trust of The fracturing of trust is based on the fact that the consumer has
others, being trusted, and trustworthy. been let down.
Howard Schultz - Lies - Truth - Trust - Customers - Companies -
Trust the Universe. Trust and believe and have faith. I truly had Products - America
no idea how I was going to bring the knowledge of The Secret
onto the movie screen. I just held to the outcome of the vision, I Ethics or simple honesty is the building blocks upon which our
saw the outcome clearly in my mind, I felt it with all my might, whole society is based, and business is a part of our society, and
and everything that we needed to create The Secret came to us. it's integral to the practice of being able to conduct business,
Rhonda Byrne - Trust - Belief - Faith - Mind - Optimistic - Create - that you have a set of honest standards. And it's much easier to
Self Help do business with someone when you look them in the eye and
say, "This is what we're going to do," and you understand what
A warrior of light who trusts too much in his intelligence will end you each mean, and you can go away and get it done.
up underestimating the power of his opponent. Kerry Stokes - Business - Social - Business Ethics - Trust - Deals
Paulo Coelho - Knowledge - Challenges - Power
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish
I must confess that I've never trusted the Web. I've always seen it that He didn't trust me so much.
as a coward's tool. Where does it live? How do you hold it Mother Teresa - Challenges - God - Trust
personally responsible? Can you put a distributed network of
fiber-optic cable "on notice"? And is it male or female? In other Understanding Quotes from some of the leaders in investing,
words, can I challenge it to a fight? business, and finance. Includes quotes about Understanding,
Stephen Colbert - Internet - Responsible - Trust - Funny being understood by others, and to learn to understand things
more clearly.
Suppliers and especially manufacturers have market power
because they have information about a product or a service that An amazing thing, the human brain. Capable of understanding
the customer does not and cannot have, and does not need if he incredibly complex and intricate concepts. Yet at times unable to
can trust the brand. This explains the profitability of brands. recognize the obvious and simple.
Peter Drucker - Branding - Customers Jay Abraham - Knowledge - Ideas

I don't want to be just a voice on the phone. I have to get to know Wide diversification is only required when investors do not
these guys face-to-face and develop a sincere relationship. That understand what they are doing.
way, if we run into problems in a deal, it doesn't get adversarial. Warren Buffett - Stock Market - Investing
We trust each other and have the confidence we can work things
out. Smart people instinctively understand the dangers of entrusting
Wayne Huizenga - Problems - Challenges - Confidence - our future to self-serving leaders who use our institutions..
Partnership whether in the corporate or social sectors.. to advance their own
interests.
I'm 48. For a while after 'The Jerk' (movie) I had a feeling of Jim Collins - Smart - Society - Understanding - Leadership -
failure. I was a little scared. First people discover you and they Management
love you. You get big and then you fail. And people are glad that
you fail. But I've always come back and I've started to trust I think if you've suffered, if you've experienced loss, you're
myself. probably more open to understanding it and more comfortable
Steve Martin - Famous - Criticism - Failure - Trust talking about it and experiencing it.
Anderson Cooper - Loss - Knowledge - Experience -
eBay's business is based on enabling someone to do business with Understanding
another person, and to do that, they first have to develop some
measure of trust, either in the other person or the system. The world reacts very strangely to people they see on TV, and I
Pierre Omidyar - Technology - People - Business can begin to understand how anchor monsters are made. If
you're not careful, you can become used to being treated as
Through persistence, self-knowledge, prayer, commitment, though you're special and begin to expect it. For a reporter,
optimism, a resolute trust in God and the building of your own that's the kiss of death.
personal moral strength, you can enjoy the blessings of a deeper Anderson Cooper - Understanding - Famous - Power - News
faith and face the difficulties of life with courage and confidence.
Norman Vincent Peale - Life - Work - Problems - Self Control - Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from
Strength mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of
understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to
To be successful, you have to be able to relate to people; they conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his
have to be satisfied with your personality to be able to do opinions courageously and honestly.
business with you and to build a relationship with mutual trust. Albert Einstein - True - Great - Challenges - Spirit -

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Understanding - Opinions - Courage

Understanding how to be a good investor makes you a better


business manager and vice versa.
Charlie Munger - Management - Investing - Understanding

I see, I forget. I hear, I remember. I do, I understand.


Chinese Proverbs - Learning - Understanding

Leaders are made, not born. You learn to become a leader by


doing what other excellent leaders have done before you. You
become proficient in your job or skill, and then you become
proficient at understanding the motivations and behaviors of
other people.
Brian Tracy - Learning - Leadership - Skill - Jobs - Motivational

Warren Buffett Biography (Warren Edward Buffett) :


Famous American Investor - Stock Market Guru
Famous for : The successful Berkshire Hathaway Company, 2nd
Richest man in the world, and Philanthropist
Buffet details : Born - August 30, 1930 Omaha, Nebraska / Lives
- United States of America - Omaha
More Information : Warren Buffett Biography - Warren
Buffett's Philanthropy

Wide diversification is only required when investors do not


understand what they are doing.
Warren Buffett - Stock Market - Investing - Knowledge

Only buy something that you'd be perfectly happy to hold if the


market shut down for 10 years.
Warren Buffett - Stock Market - Long Term Investing

We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to


be greedy only when others are fearful.
Warren Buffett - Greed - Fear - Investing

Why not invest your assets in the companies you really like? As
Mae West said, "Too much of a good thing can be wonderful".
Warren Buffett - Investing - Assets

Your premium brand had better be delivering something special,


or it's not going to get the business.
Warren Buffett - Branding

Our favourite holding period is forever.


Warren Buffet - Long Term Investing

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