Quotes in business

This may be the world's most underdeveloped nation. We're number 1.


Top management should publish a resolution that no one will lose his job for contribution to quality and productivity.


The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.


I won't close down a business of subnormal profitability merely to add a fraction of a point to our corporate returns. I also feel it inappropriate for even an exceptionally profitable company to fund an operation once it appears to have unending losses in prospect. Adam Smith would disagree with my first proposition and Karl Marx would disagree with my second; the middle ground is the only position that leaves me comfortable.


I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.

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The chief business of the American people is business.


Drive thy business or it will drive thee.


Letting your customers set your standards is a dangerous game, because the race to the bottom is pretty easy to win. Setting your own standards--and living up to them--is a better way to profit. Not to mention a better way to make your day worth all the effort you put into it.

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There's no business like show business, but there are several businesses like accounting.


Some people read business books looking for confirmation. I read them in search of disquiet. Confirmation is cheap, easy and ineffective. Restlessness and the scientific method, on the other hand, create a culture of testing and inquiry that can't help but push you forward.

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