Overhead will eat you alive if not constantly viewed as a parasite to be exterminated. Never mind the bleating of those you employ. Hold out until mutiny is imminent before employing even a single additional member of staff. More start-ups are wrecked by overstaffing than by any other cause, bar failure to monitor cash flow.— Felix Dennis
The most promising Felix Dennis quotes that will transform you to a better person
The belief that you have a great idea is not worth cuckoo spit.
Ideas are ten a penny while the ability to execute counts for a great deal more.
People who get trapped in the tunnel vision of making money think that is all there is to life.
Without self belief nothing can be accomplished. With it, nothing is impossible.
Obviously, waste disposal is an enormous and fantastic industry.
Teamwork is the glue which binds losers together
Nobody could like Donald Trump, surely, except his mother.
No one really likes The Donald. But how can you not have respect for a guy who's been down on the floor and just keeps coming back? Nothing will keep Donald Trump down until they drive a wooden stake in his heart and a silver bullet in his brain.
Sometimes, to ensure that a talented individual will work for you, or will stay working with you, you need to be flexible. Money is not always the great motivator here. Talented people want a good salary, of course, but surprisingly often they are more attracted to new opportunities and challenges.
I think having a great idea is vastly overrated.
I know it sounds kind of crazy and counterintuitive. I don't think it matters what the idea is, almost. You need great execution.
Rich people always have a certain degree of debt.
Apparently it helps to reduce taxes. I'm not so hot on the bean-counting side.
Very, very few entrepreneurs who accept a 51 percent partner in a new venture will get rich if they are also expected to run it. Control is mandatory.
Fear not. For fear itself is fed by fear, and all fears pass. Did no one tell you so? Come take my hand, my friend, and we will peer into this fear's abyss. And jump! And know.
It's kind of a crazy thing to decide that you're going to be worth tens and tens and tens of millions of dollars and set out to do that. It doesn't suit everybody.
People who grow rich almost always improve their sex life.
More people want to have sex with them. That's just the way human beings work. Money is power. Power is an aphrodisiac. Money did not make me happy. But it definitely improved my sex life.
I've been busy for years, buying land, often under pseudonyms, and planting trees on it. All the money is going into it when I die.. and in the end I'd like to think that it will be 20 to 30,000 acres.
You have an advantage that neither education nor upbringing can buy - you have almost nothing. And therefore you have almost nothing to lose.
When you come across real talent, it is sometimes worth allowing them to create the structure in which they choose to labor. In nine cases out of ten, by inviting them to take responsibility and control for a new venture, you will motivate them to do great things.
Computers are wasteful of paper and time.
Once, we'd get documents with a few errors. Now, people make hundreds of copies until each sheet is flawless and memos are duplicated endlessly. Managers get swamped with emails.
Poetry forces a writer to condense and crystallise his thoughts and often represents a short cut to truths unsuspected by the author himself.
I'm an entrepreneur, a businessman. I've got a lot of money, and that doesn't go very well with the whole 'starving artist in a garret' routine.
I loathe and detest movies and television and don't watch any. I do not have the time.
Whatever qualities the rich may have, they can be acquired by anyone with the tenacity to become rich.
Publishing magazines for yourself is not good business, man.
You shouldn't go around the world behaving ruthlessly when you don't have to.
Sometimes you do have to. There is only so much pie to go around. If you're going to take more than your fair share of pie, as socialists would look at it, then someone else is not getting his. That means you've got to take it away from them.
Unless you are completely retired, earning money is the best form of wealth preservation.
Having a great idea is simply not enough.
The eventual goal is vastly more important than any idea. It is how ideas are implemented that counts in the long run
Making money is certainly the one addiction I cannot shake.
If you are unwilling to fail, sometimes publicly and even catastrophically, you will never be rich.
It's a long, slow sunset for ink-on-paper magazines, but sunsets can produce vast sums of money.
False praise is worse than no praise.
America is not the center of the universe.
Say to yourself: The world is full of money.
Some of it has my name on it. All I have to do is collect it.
Most of the worst errors I made in my life came from forgetting to act small.
Discourse has ended in America. It's all just shouting and ranting and demonization. Do you know how the rest of the world laughs at you guys? Have you got any idea? They're just rocking with laughter night and day.
I couldn't care less what anyone's 'perception' of me is. I'm too long in the tooth to care.
No poetry that I'm aware of, however bad or glorious, has ever left somebody a worse person than they were before they read it.
Human beings are definitely changing the planet, but how much impact they are having on climate, I don't know and I don't care.
I don't take investment advice from wealth managers.
I have grown several businesses from scratch and amassed many millions from my publishing empire - why would I take advice from someone who has never experienced that?
I have an over-attachment to precision, which is why I've sold more magazines than any man alive.
If it flies, floats or fornicates, always rent it.. it's cheaper in the long run.
For a start, the salary begins to have an attraction and addictiveness all of its own. A regular paycheck and crack cocaine have that in common. In addition, and more to the point, working too long for other people can blunt your desire to take risks. This last factor is crucial, because the ability to live with and embrace risk is what sets apart the financial winners and losers in the world.
As with the onset of sudden celebrity, for the newly rich, the world often becomes a darker, narrower, less generous place; a paradox that elicits scant sympathy, but is nonetheless true.
People really do not have time to read all the newspapers in the world and all the sites that we now commonly use on the web. There is no possibility of keeping up.
No woman or girl is going to want to spend time looking at pretty dresses on the Internet. Vogue is going to be around for a long time to come.
Native trees are so important to our ecosystem.
Poetry is one of the oldest of all art forms, and one of its powers for shamans and tribal leaders was the mnemonic.
I cannot abide being bored.
Human nature is exactly the same as it was when my ancestor got his hands around the neck of the last Neanderthal, and battered the bastard to death.
This modern mania for interfering in other's lives, usually under the guise of health and safety concerns, is highly irritating and counterproductive. Down with the nanny state.
Great Expectations [book by Charles Dickens] has been described as "Dickens's harshest indictment of society." Which it is. After all, it's about money. About not having enough money; about the fever of the getting of money; about having too much money; about the taint of money.