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" A desire of gain is common to mankind, and the general motive to business and industry. "
" When you're young, you look at television and think, there's a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realize that's not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want. "
" The god whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively, a God who does a wholesale, not a retail business. He cannot accommodate his processes to the convenience of individuals. "
" A bankruptcy judge can fix your balance sheet, but he cannot fix your company. "
" Most of my relationships were people in the business. Having said that, me and Tim don't really talk that much about work. He comes into my bit of the house every so often to vent but we don't really have very high, cultured conversations. "
Helena Bonham Carter
" I have a saying, which is, 'Crazy is good for business.' I think rock and roll really is about being a bit crazy. "
" Corporate executives and business owners need to realize that there can be no compromise when it comes to ethics, and there are no easy shortcuts to success. Ethics need to be carefully sown into the fabric of their companies. "
" Our favorite holding period is forever. "
" Whenever you're sitting across from some important person, always picture him sitting there in a suit of long red underwear. That's the way I always operated in business. "
Joseph P. Kennedy
" The best defence against mafia business is full declaration of assets and incomes. "
" A successful economic development strategy must focus on improving the skills of the area's workforce, reducing the cost of doing business and making available the resources business needs to compete and thrive in today's global economy. "
" Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money. "
" Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time. Sometimes it will be ahead, other times it will be behind. But brand is simply a collective impression some have about a product. "
" I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress. "
" It's important to think good, speak good, and do good. If we want to see positive change in the world, then we need to connect to goodness. I try in everything I do, both in business and philanthropy, to make a positive change and do that by doing good. "
" When you feel like this isn't your business, get out of the business. "
" When thinking about how to deploy kind of professional and social networking into your business, it's really not a question of if - it's a question of when. "
" Movie-making is serious business. The director and the crew are already under a lot of pressure to give their best to the audience. Therefore, the best part for me as an actor is to act well in the movies and make a jolly atmosphere with the co-stars on the sets. "
" If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it. "
" Inside every working anarchy, there's an Old Boy Network. "
" Failure is the most terrible thing in our business. When we fail, the whole world knows about it. "
" Some people want fame, popularity and huge sales. I've always hoped to have a really long career. So I've tried to make each of my creative decisions and business decisions to allow for longevity. As a side effect I got really famous and really big. I didn't realize the two could go together. "
" My laptop helps me carry on my business functions and stay in touch with my executives when I'm abroad. "
" From my standpoint, we ought to be talking about... how do you make Wisconsin a more attractive place for risk-taking, business investment, business expansion. "
" Social media requires that business leaders start thinking like small-town shop owners. This means taking the long view and avoiding short-term benchmarks to gauge progress. It means allowing the personality, heart and soul of the people who run all levels of the business to show. "
" The concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has long been used as an effective lens through which to examine the actions business can take toward ensuring mutual long-term well-being and sustainability. "
" An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission. "
" When you build a product, you make a lot of assumptions about the state of the art of technology, the best business practices, and potential customer usage/behavior. "
" Our philosophy is that we want to be an ecosystem. Our philosophy is to empower others to sell, empower others to service, making sure the other people are more powerful than us. With our technology, our innovation, our partners - 10 million small business sellers - they can compete with Microsoft and IBM. "
" I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod. "
" Some guys play with their heads. That's okay. You've got to be smart to be number one in any business. But more importantly, you've got to play with your heart, with every fiber of your body. "