Quotes in business

If I had asked my customers what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.

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Most entrepreneurs are merely technicians with an entrepreneurial seizure. Most entrepreneurs fail because you are working IN your business rather than ON your business.


My experience has shown me that the people who are exceptionally good in business aren't so because of what they know but because of their insatiable need to know more.


It is always sound business to take any obtainable net gain, at any cost and at any risk to the rest of the community.


Too often, executive compensation in the U.S. is ridiculously out of line with performance. That won't change, moreover, because the deck is stacked against investors when it comes to the CEO's pay. The upshot is that a mediocre-or-worse CEO - aided by his handpicked VP of human relations and a consultant from the ever-accommodating firm of Ratchet, Ratchet and Bingo - all too often receives gobs of money from an ill-designed compensation arrangement.


The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.

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Consultants are people who borrow your watch and tell you what time it is, and then walk off with the watch.


Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.


It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages.

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Errors of omission, lost opportunities, are generally more critical than errors of commission. Organizations fail or decline more frequently because of what they did not do than because of what they did.