Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Corrie Ten Boom
J. B. Priestley
James A. Baldwin
Jerry B. Jenkins
Linda M. Godwin
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
"High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation"
"Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations"
"I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for - getting paid for doing what you love"
"Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something"
"No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution"
"The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale"
"All lasting business is built on friendship"
"Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money"
"Only a monopolist could study a business and ruin it by giving away products"
"Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures"
"A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships"
"The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows"
"A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it"
"The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on"
"Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results"
"There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less. We will be the second"
"What we've gone through in the last several years has caused some people to question 'Can we trust Microsoft?'"
"Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch"
"I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me"
"My son is now an 'entrepreneur.' That's what you're called when you don't have a job"
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure"
"Don't let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn't go with it"
"A group or an artist shouldn't get his money until his boss gets his"
"I don't think meals have any business being deductible. I'm for separation of calories and corporations"
"The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks"
"What's the subject of life - to get rich? All of those fellows out there getting rich could be dancing around the real subject of life"
"If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been"
"Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best"
"An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today"
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