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" After finishing my business administration course, I had gone to look for a job in a multinational bank, but the interviewee said that I should become an actor. "
" Business can be a source of progressive change. "
" Microsoft has had two goals in the last 10 years. One was to copy the Mac, and the other was to copy Lotus' success in the spreadsheet - basically, the applications business. And over the course of the last 10 years, Microsoft accomplished both of those goals. And now they are completely lost. "
" The seminal elements of what makes a story great - challenge, struggle, resolution - are the same whether we're talking about story content for a movie such as 'Rain Man,' or telling a purposeful story to forge new business relationships or conclude a fruitful transaction, such as acquiring an NBA franchise. "
" A shady business never yields a sunny life. "
B. C. Forbes
" The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on. "
" I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod. "
" Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny. "
" Starting your own business isn't just a job - it's a way of life. "
" Many people dream about being an entrepreneur, starting their own business, working for themselves, and living the good life. Very few, however, will actually take the plunge and put everything they've got into being their own boss. "
" It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. "
" Starting a business and building a product are not for the faint of heart. You have to learn to not let little disappointments get you down and to stay focused on the big picture. "
" The fast-food industry is in very good company with the lead industry and the tobacco industry in how it tries to mislead the public, and how aggressively it goes after anybody who criticizes its business practices. "
" It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime. "
" Apple and Google want to create encryption for which they could not provide you the key. Their business model will not survive if the American government has a special relationship with them that requires them to surrender this kind of information. "
" I have made the tough decisions, always with an eye toward the bottom line. Perhaps it's time America was run like a business. "
" Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business. "
" Although there is a beast in all of us, we don't show it often. But it is very liberating to be that angry at times. Given a chance, I'm sure people would like to go on a rampage and break everything. "
" Remember the referendum on the Charlottetown constitutional accord? The more Canada's political and business elites threatened Canadians that the country would disappear into a black hole if the accord weren't passed, the more Canadians opposed it. "
" I keep lot of my opinions to myself. My grandfather, who was a gravedigger, told me one day, 'Son, the next time you go by the cemetery, remember that a third of the people are in there because they got into other people's business.' "
" Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do. "
Michel de Montaigne
" The big reason why we don't have space colonies and regular trips to the moon is that flying into outer space is just plain 'hard.' The business of safely transporting people off the Earth is a costly affair that requires a lot of technology. "
" I think everybody has their own way of looking at their lives as some kind of pilgrimage. Some people will see their role as a pilgrim in terms of setting up a fine family, or establishing a business inheritance. Everyone's got their own definition. Mine, I suppose, is to know myself. "
" I have used the laws of this country just like the greatest people that you read about every day in business have used the laws of this country, the chapter laws, to do a great job for my company, for myself, for my employees, for my family, et cetera. "
" Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness. "
" We have an unwavering commitment to our social responsibility program; it's good for business, and we know it's the right thing to do. "
Robert J. Fisher
" The stakeholder approach to business sees integration rather than separation, and sees how things fit together. "
" As a business owner who is looking to market his or her company, you should be on the lookout for opportunities to get face time with movers and shakers in your network. "
" It's been a joy to be a part of other people's journey, to be able to inspire and be a part of new singers coming up in this business. "
" I did every odd job you could possibly imagine: Holding a sign in the rain for 14 hours straight, sweeping up cigarette butts, pouring coffee, running around - anything I could to be on a film set. I wanted to be in the business. So I'd say, 'You need that job done? Fine,' and I became indispensable to people. "
" If anything is good for pounding humility into you permanently, it's the restaurant business. "