Charity is just writing checks and not being engaged. Philanthropy, to me, is being engaged, not only with your resources but getting people and yourself really involved and doing things that haven't been done before.

— Eli Broad

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Contemporary art challenges us.. it broadens our horizons. It asks us to think beyond the limits of conventional wisdom.

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While I am proud of a number of accomplishments, there are real costs to being unreasonable. Long hours. Too little time with family. A near incapacity for, as they say, stopping and smelling the roses.

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If someone can't give me a good reason why you can't do something, I find a way to do it.

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The best move you can make in negotiation is to think of an incentive the other person hasn't even thought of - and then meet it.

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Who you spend your life with-much more so than how you choose to spend it-is the most important decision you can make. Do it right. That's the best advice I can give you.

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I am not a patient person. My friends and colleagues will confirm this. But, frankly, we should all feel a little more impatient with the state of public education in America today.

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I learned to embrace risk, as long as it was well thought out and, in a worst-case scenario, I'd still land on my feet.

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No one ever made a million bucks by being cautious or timid or reasonable.

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Time is the most valuable thing you have - and I'm not just talking about the minutes for which you're paid.

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Research – and using what you learn from it to analyze every situation – is what separates being unreasonable from being irrational.

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There is no substitute for knowledge.

To this day, I read three newspapers a day. It is impossible to read a paper without being exposed to ideas. And ideas - more than money - are the real currency for success.

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I'd rather be respected than loved.

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About Eli Broad

Quotes 26 sayings
Profession Business person
Birthday June 6, 1933

I can imagine no more important contribution to our country's future than a long-term commitment to improving urban K-12 public schools.

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Collectors become obsessive and then addicted.

You become addicted to art and you can't live without it.

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For businesses to be successful, they need to constantly ask the question: how can we provide value to our customers? At the end of the day, that is what matters.

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People always say congratulations. When you're a successful bidder it means you're willing to spend more money than anyone else. I'm not sure if that's congratulations or condolences.

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How absurd that our students tuck their cell phones, BlackBerrys, iPads, and iPods into their backpacks when they enter a classroom and pull out a tattered textbook.

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I'd be bored to death if I spent all my time with other businesspeople, bankers and lawyers.

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You always learn lessons in business.

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I don't want to be in the film business. I'm not even sure it's a business.

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Public education is the key civil rights issue of the 21st century.

Our nation's knowledge-based economy demands that we provide young people from all backgrounds and circumstances with the education and skills necessary to become knowledge workers. If we don't, we run the risk of creating an even larger gap between the middle class and the poor. This gap threatens our democracy, our society and the economic future of America.

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At a time when all the other builders were selling homes with basements but without carports, we would sell homes without basements and with carports. This allowed us to provide a more appealing product at a lower price. In other words, we felt we would be giving customers greater value.

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One, Andrew Carnegie said, ‘He who dies with wealth dies in shame.

’ And someone once said, ‘He who gives while he lives also knows where it goes.’

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I don't think the market can keep going up.

In the U.S., we see real estate not going up.. houses are selling at lower prices. You can't have anything going up 10 percent to 20 percent to 30 percent indefinitely.

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Ideas, more than money, are really the currency for success.

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