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Harold S. Geneen Quotes

(1910), American Accountant, Industrialist, CEO, ITT

When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books You will be reading meanings.

Category: Books And Reading

It's better to take over and build upon an existing business than to start a new one.

Category: Business

You can't run a business or anything else on a theory.

Category: Business

It is much more difficult to measure non-performance than performance. Performance stands out like a ton of diamonds. Non-performance can almost always be explained away.

Category: Business

In business, words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality.

Category: Business

I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises -- but only performance is reality.

Category: Business

The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism.

Category: Business

In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.

Category: Experience

Do you want my one-word secret of happiness -- It's growth -- mental, financial, you name it.

Category: Happiness

I don't believe in just ordering people to do things. You have to sort of grab an oar and row with them.

Category: Leaders And Leadership

Management manages by making decisions and by seeing that those decisions are implemented.

Category: Time And Time Management