There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
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.
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.
Great things in business are never done by one person. Theyre done by a team of people.
The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.
If people like you, theyll listen to you, but if they trust you, theyll do business with you.
Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lords Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.
There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.
It doesnt matter whether you are pursuing success in business, sports, the arts, or life in general: The bridge between wishing and accomplishing is discipline.
Just because something doesnt do what you planned it to do doesnt mean its useless.
Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I dont think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other.
There is always space for improvement, no matter how long youve been in the business.
The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether its business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you dont love what youre doing and you cant give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. Youll be an old man before you know it.
If youre trying to create a company, its like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.
A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.
An organizations ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
There is no health without mental health; mental health is too important to be left to the professionals alone, and mental health is everyones business.
Ethics or simple honesty is the building blocks upon which our whole society is based, and business is a part of our society, and its integral to the practice of being able to conduct business, that you have a set of honest standards.
Sometimes I get extremely disturbed with the things that are written. But you cant do anything about it. As a celebrity, you are putting yourself out there to be judged, and thats fine. I am now learning not to get affected by such things. I am building my career and making choices that I think are right while minding my own business.
The biggest hurdle is rejection. Any business you start, be ready for it. The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is the successful people do all the things the unsuccessful people dont want to do. When 10 doors are slammed in your face, go to door number 11 enthusiastically, with a smile on your face.
Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.
Information technology is at the core of how you do your business and how your business model itself evolves.