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.
We should keep on going along the path of globalization. Globalization is good… when trade stops, war comes.
As a business person, I want the world to share the prosperity together.
Opportunity lies in the place where the complaints are.
I try to make myself happy because I know that if I’m not happy, my colleagues are not happy and my shareholders are not happy and my customers are not happy.
I’m not a tech guy. I’m looking at the technology with the eyes of my customers, normal people’s eyes.
I don’t care about revenues.
A trade war would be a disaster for the world. It’s very easy to slip into a trade war.
When you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.
A leader should have higher grit and tenacity, and be able to endure what the employees can’t.
Success and profitability are outcomes of focusing on customers and employees, not objectives.
The aim of marketing is to make selling superfluous.
You can’t make a good deal with a bad person.
Focus on your customers and lead your people as though their lives depend on your success.
In the world of business, the people who are most successful are those who are doing what they love.
Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre.
Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.
If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.
Can you really explain to a fish what it’s like to walk on land? One day on land is worth a thousand years of talking about it, and one day running a business has exactly the same kind of value.
It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price, than a fair company at a wonderful price.
In the business world, the rear view mirror is always clearer than the windshield.
Never invest in a business you cannot understand.
The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.
Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.
You’re dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.
A man should never neglect his family for business.
Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people.
That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity.
The secret of my success is that we have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses
Great companies are built on great products.