Corporations are social organizations, the theater in which men and women realize or fail to realize purposeful and productive lives.
Author: Peter Rena
In our factory, we make lipstick. In our advertising, we sell hope.
Author: Charles Revson
Profession: American Businessman, Chairman of Revlon
The big will get bigger; the small will get wiped out.
Author: Meshulam Riklis
You can employ men and hire hands to work for you, but you must win their hearts to have them work with you.
Never say no when a client asks for something, even if it is the moon. You can always try, and anyhow there is plenty of time afterwards to explain that it was not possible.
Author: Cesar Ritz
Quality, service, cleanliness, and value.
Author: Steven J. Ross
Profession: American Businessman, CEO of Time Warner
I've got to keep breathing. It'll be my worst business mistake if I don't.
Author: Sir Nathan Rothschild (1910)
Profession: British Administrator
In a balanced organization, working towards a common objective, there is success.
Author: T. L. Scrutton
To business that we love we rise bedtime, and go to't with delight.
Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor
The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals.
Author: Adam Smith (1723-1790)
Profession: Scottish Economist
Anything that you do to increase job security automatically does work for you. It makes your employees a closer part of the unit.
Author: Roger Smith
Profession: American Businessman, CEO of GM
Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895)
Profession: Scottish Essayist, Poet, Novelist
Men who do things without being told draw the most wages.
Author: Edwin H. Stuart
Great is the hand that holds dominion over man by a scribbled name.
Author: Dylan Thomas (1914-1953)
Profession: Welsh Poet
Compromise is usually bad. It should be a last resort. If two departments or divisions have a problem they can't solve and it comes up to you, listen to both sides and then pick one or the other. This places solid accountability on the winner to make it work. Condition your people to avoid compromise.
Author: Robert Townsend
Profession: American Businessman, President of Avis