January 17, 2012

The Best Business Quotes I have Come Across


“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”
Seneca, Roman Philosopher

“The things we fear most in organizations – fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances – are the primary sources of creativity.”
Margaret J. Wheatley, Management Consultant

“Technological change is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal .”
Albert Einstein

“The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.”
Sven Goran Eriksson

“When you compete with a person, you only have to be as good or better than the person to win. If you compete with yourself, there is no limitation to how good you can be.”
Chu Chin-Ning

“Incrementalism is innovation’s worst enemy.”
Nicholas Negroponte, MIT Media Lab

“The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out.”
Dee Hock, Founder of Visa

“If things seem under control, you’re just not going fast enough.”
Mario Andretti

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”
Charles Darwin

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
Thomas Edison

“You do not lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

“With ISO 9000 you can still have terrible processes and products. You can certify a manufacturer that makes life jackets out of concrete…”
Richard Buetow, Motorola

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
Mark Twain

“They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
Andy Warhol

“Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.”
Stan Smith

“Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
Albert Einstein

“Not doing more than the average is what keeps the average down.”
William Lyon Phelps, American Author

“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.”
Charles R. Swindoll, American Writer

“I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.”
Herbert B. Swope, American Journalist

“If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong.”
Charles Kettering, Engineer

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”
Alan Kay, father of the personal computer

“The customer is a rear-view mirror, not a guide to the future.”
George Colony, Forrester Research

“In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”
Eric Hoffer, American Social Philosopher

“Judge a man by his questions, not by his answers.”
Voltaire

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”
Winston Churchill

“People get into a rhythm that makes them resistant to change. To understand the mind-set, try switching hands when you brush your teeth in the morning.”
Gary Gesme, Deere & Co.

“The minute you’re satisfied with where you are, you aren’t there anymore.”
Tony Gwynn, Hall of Fame Baseball player

“Customers, I realized, don’t care about functions or specific activities that occur within our organization. The end game is whether they are getting the right product at the right time at a competitive price.”
Max Guinn, Deere & Co.

“If all you have is a hammer in the toolbox, everything looks like a nail.”
Bernard Baruch, Financial Genius

“New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.”
John Locke

“Speed is useful only if you are running in the right direction.”
Joel BarkerFuture Edge

“The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.”
Paul Valery, Poet

“Individuals and organizations that are good react quickly to change. Individuals and organizations that are great
create change.”
Robert Kriegel, Sacred Cows Make The Best Burgers

“The only thing certain about any negotiation is that it will lead to another negotiation .”
Leigh Steinberg, Sports Agent

“How fast you are moving is more important than where you are.”
Guy Kawasaki, Rules for Revolutionaries

“If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.”
Dr. Carl Sagan, Astronomer

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”
Mark Twain

“Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.”
Zig Ziglar

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
Norman Vincent Peale

“You can’t improve anything if you can’t define it.”
Max Guinn, Deere & Co.

“If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what
you’re doing.”
W. Edwards Deming

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3 Comments

  1. ahmed February 20, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    awesome

  2. Wilbur Benal June 20, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    fantastic!

  3. Krisalyn May 4, 2015 at 7:49 am

    You co’ulndt pay me to ignore these posts!

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