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Show me the business man or institution not guided by sentiment and service; by the idea that ''he profits most who serves best'' and I will show you a man or an outfit that is dead or dying.

Author: B. F. Harris


It is surprising, in the welter of questions that one gets at (AGMs), how few actually relate to the performance of the company, or the decisions taken by the board in particular areas.

Author: John Harvey-Jones

Profession: Business Writer and Executive

As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.

Author: Paul Hawken

Profession: American Businessman, Founder of Smith & Hawken

The most sensible people to be met with in society are men of business and of the world, who argue from what they see and know, instead of spinning cobweb distinctions of what things ought to be.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

Concentrate your strengths against your competitor's relative weaknesses.

Author: Bruce Henderson

Profession: American Businessman, CEO of Boston Consulting Group

A generation which has passed through the shop has absorbed standards and ambitions which are not of those of spaciousness, and cannot get away from them. Everything with them is done as though for sale, and they naturally have in view the greatest possible benefit, profit and that end of the stuff that will make the best show.

Author: Alexander Herzen (1812-1870)

Profession: Russian Journalist, Political Thinker

The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision.

Author: Harold Hook

Profession: American Businessman, CEO of American General

People want economy and they'll pay almost any price to get it.

Author: Lee Iacocca (1924)

Profession: American Businessman, Former CEO of Chrysler

When the product is right, you don't have to be a great marketer.

Author: Lee Iacocca (1924)

Profession: American Businessman, Former CEO of Chrysler

There is no substitute for accurate knowledge. Know yourself, know your business, know your men.

Author: Randall Jacobs


The selfish spirit of commerce, which knows no country, and feels no passion or principle but that of gain.

Author: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Profession: Third President of the USA

Doing well is the result of doing good. That's what capitalism is all about.

Author: Adnan Kashoggi


If a fellow wants to be a nobody in the business world, let him neglect sending the mail man to somebody on his behalf.

Author: Charles F. Kettering (1876-1958)

Profession: American Engineer, Inventor

When you are skinning your customers you should leave some skin on to grow again so that you can skin them again.

Author: Nikita Khrushchev (1894-1971)

Profession: Soviet Premier

Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.

Author: Victor Kiam

Profession: American Businessman, CEO of Remington