By Steve Jobs
Government ‘help’ to business is just as disastrous as government persecution… the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands-off.
The business of the novelist is not to relate great events, but to make small ones interesting.
What do I mean by concentration? I mean focusing totally on the business at hand and commanding your body to do exactly what you want it to do.
The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none.
If a man’s character is to be abused there’s nobody like a relative to do the business.
A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity. An honest man’s the noblest work of God.
It is the business of the future to be dangerous; and it is among the merits of science that it equips the future for its duties.
By definition, risk exposes businesses to danger.
I’ve always been on the business side – running P&L and working with clients.
I was always first in, last out, but not inefficiently.
If you’re not making use of even the most routine assignment to learn something, realize that many of your colleagues and coworkers are.
You can’t be successful in business without taking risks. It’s really that simple.
Use the same measure for selling that you use for purchasing.
Buy cheap and sell dear.
Investment is most intelligent when it is most businesslike.
A stock is not just a ticker symbol or an electronic blip; it is an ownership interest in an actual business, with an underlying value that does not depend on its share price.
Obvious prospects for physical growth in a business do not translate into obvious profits for investors.
Astute observers of corporate balance sheets are often the first to see business deterioration.
Think outside the box.
Never ever do business with the government. Be in love with them, never marry them.