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If you have lower than a ten percent turnover, there is a problem. And if you have higher than, say 20%, there is a problem.

Author: William Mcgovern

Profession: American Businessman, Founder of MCI

In a start-up company, you basically throw out all assumptions every three weeks.

Author: Scott Mcnealy

Profession: American Businessman, CEO of Sun Microsystems

Get the best people and train them well.

Author: Charles Merrill

Profession: American Businessman, Founder of Merrill Lynch

If you did not look after today's business then you might as well forget about tomorrow.

Author: Isaac Mophatlane

Profession:

Well, I don't know as I want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do. I hire him to tell how to do what I want to do.

Author: John Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913)

Profession: American Banker, Financier, Art Collector

The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without and to depart.

Author: John Morley (1838-1923)

Profession: British Journalist, Biographer, Statesman

It takes more than capital to swing business. You've got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by -- Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics.

Author: Ren Mulford Jr.

Profession:

The commercial class has always mistrusted verbal brilliancy and wit, deeming such qualities, perhaps with some justice, frivolous and unprofitable.

Author: Dorothy Nevill

Profession:

If each of us hires people smaller than we are, we shall become a company of dwarfs.

Author: David Ogilvy (1911)

Profession: American Businessman, Advertising Expert

The most important word in the vocabulary of advertising is TEST. If you pretest your product with consumers, and pretest your advertising, you will do well in the marketplace.

Author: David Ogilvy (1911)

Profession: American Businessman, Advertising Expert

The consumer isn't a moron. She is your wife.

Author: David Ogilvy (1911)

Profession: American Businessman, Advertising Expert

Never write an advertisement which you wouldn't want your own family to read. You wouldn't tell lies to your own wife. Don't tell them to mine. Do as you would be done by. If you tell lies about a product, you will be found out -- either by the Government, which will prosecute you, or by the consumer, who will punish you by not buying your product a second time. Good products can be sold by honest advertising. If you don't think the product is good, you have no business to be advertising it.

Author: David Ogilvy (1911)

Profession: American Businessman, Advertising Expert

You make the best products you can, and you grow as fast as you deserve to.

Author: Kenneth Olsen

Profession: American Businessman, Founder of Digital Equipment

Don't worry about your physical shortcomings. I am no Greek god. Don't get too much sleep and don 't tell anybody your troubles. Appearances count: Get a sun lamp to keep you looking as though you have just come back from somewhere expensive: maintain an elegant address even if you have to live in the attic. Never nickle when short of cash. Borrow big, but always repay promptly.

Author: Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975)

Profession: Turkish Born Shipping Magnate

The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.

Author: Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975)

Profession: Turkish Born Shipping Magnate