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" A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well. "
" It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime. "
" When I was a kid growing up in the '60s, music was an outlet for enlightenment, frustration, rebellion. It was more about individualism. Today it's just like a big business. "
" If I have cash and I can't figure a way to put it into real estate or my business, I hold it in gold and silver. "
" Like great teams in sports and business endeavors, if there's a chemistry among the participants, and they truly enjoy fellowship together, everybody wants to be there, stay involved, and just have fun together. "
" If you don't understand the details of your business you are going to fail. "
" Thought, not money, is the real business capital. "
Harvey S. Firestone
" The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business. "
" In the 1940s, the petroleum business was an American game, and it was enormously to our advantage that the world ran on oil. "
" You know, we love stories and we love narrative; we love to get lost in an author's world. "
" The odds of me coming into the rocket business, not knowing anything about rockets, not having ever built anything, I mean, I would have to be insane if I thought the odds were in my favor. "
" If being a werewolf is really a curse, you've got to treat it honorably. If werewolves are going to carry on, there has to be an incredibly powerful force. There is the business of the craving, the hunger for the kill. It has to be deeply pleasurable and more than an appetite for meat. There has to be a sensual dimension to it. "
" As far as this business of solitary confinement goes, the most important thing for survival is communication with someone, even if it's only a wave or a wink, a tap on the wall, or to have a guy put his thumb up. It makes all the difference. "
" Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them. "
W. Edwards Deming
" You have to be just as mistrustful of straightforward rationality in business as you do of a uniquely gut approach. "
" I think naturally, if you're an actor, there's a high level of assertiveness that you need to have to survive this business. There's boldness in being assertive, and there's strength and confidence. "
" Today I continue with my science-fiction reading habit and find it very mind-expanding. Always makes me think. "
" Relationships are personal, even in business, so sharing some of yourself and taking an interest in others helps to build trust and break down walls. "
" Most small business owners are not particularly sophisticated business people. That's not a criticism; they're passionate about cutting hair or cooking food, and that's why they got in the business, not because they have an MBA. "
" The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them. "
" There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time! "
" Personal relationships are always the key to good business. You can buy networking; you can't buy friendships. "
" Real estate is the key cost of physical retailers. That's why there's the old saw: location, location, location. "
" The golden rule for every business man is this: 'Put yourself in your customer's place.' "
Orison Swett Marden
" Football teaches you hard work. It takes a lot of unspectacular preparation to have spectacular results in both business and football. "
" When a nanotech company matures and becomes a real business, it becomes something else. It becomes a biotech company or a cleantech company or a memory chip company. Nanotechnology has fueled the core innovations in electronics and energy. "
" Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart. "
" If you're trying to create a company, it's like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion. "
" Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon. "
" To think that the new economy is over is like somebody in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution is over because some textile manufacturers in Manchester went broke. "
" If a business does well, the stock eventually follows. "