Investment: Warren Buffet
Our favorite holding period is forever.
Innovation: Edward de Bono
The winner is the chef who takes the same ingredients as everyone else and produces the best results.
Vision: Jack Welch
Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.
Business: Chinese Proverbs
To open a shop is easy, to keep it open is an art.
Work: Kahlil Gibran
Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
Success: Andrew Carnegie
The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.
Loyalty: Stephen Covey
You can buy a person’s hands but you can’t buy his heart. His heart is where his enthusiasm, his loyalty is.
Ego: Colin Powell
Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
Success: John Foster Dulles
The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year.
Goals: George Burns
Define your business goals clearly so that others can see them as you do.
Problem Solving: Jay Abraham
You are surrounded by simple, obvious solutions that can dramatically increase your income, power, influence and success. The problem is, you just don’t see them.
Failure: Henry Ford
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Business: Ambrose Bierce
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
Decision Making: Peter Drucker
Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.
Ideas: Tim Blixseth
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
Foresight: Edward de Bono
Traditional thinking is all about “what is.” Future thinking will also need to be about “what can be.”
Team: Lee Iacocca
In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product and profits. Unless you’ve got a good team, you can’t do much with the other two.
Mistakes: Alan Bond
Everybody makes business mistakes. I mean, I take the responsibility, and I did. I was the captain of the ship and I took that responsibility.
Opportunity: Josh Billings
The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.
Perseverance: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm. In the real world all rests on perseverance.
Success: Lee Iacocca
The most successful businessman is the man who holds onto the old just as long as it is good, and grabs the new just as soon as it is better.
Problem Solving: Edward de Bono
We may need to solve problems not by removing the cause but by designing the way forward even if the cause remains in place.