Extreme taxation, excessive controls, oppressive government competition with business, frustrated minorities and forgotten Americans are not the products of free enterprise. They are the residue of centralized bureaucracy, of government by a self-anointed elite.— Ronald Reagan
Unbelievable Business Competition quotations
Look in the mirror... that's your competition.
I'm not in competition with anybody but myself. My goal is to beat my last performance.
There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in or you’re out.
Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.
My dad is like a cactus - introverted and tough.
I'm a people person, like my mom, but I got my competitiveness from my dad. He came to this country from Belarus with nothing and built a real business. He's my hero for giving me that need to run a business and for having enormous confidence in me.
To succeed in business, you must build a brand and never destroy it.
One competitive advantage I had when I ventured into manufacturing was my brand “Dangote,” which I diligently built in the course of my trading commodities.
Those who build great companies understand that the ultimate throttle on growth for any great company is not markets, or technology, or competition, or products. It is one thing above all others: the ability to get and keep enough of the right people.
A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.
There are only two ways to establish competitive advantage: do things better than others or do them differently.
A competitive world offers two possibilities. You can lose. Or, if you want to win, you can change.
There is one and only one social responsibility of business - to use it resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which is to say, engages in open and free competition without deception or fraud.
People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic.
A business leader has to keep their organization focused on the mission.
That sounds easy, but it can be tremendously challenging in today's competitive and ever-changing business environment. A leader also has to motivate potential partners to join.
It's not competition and greed that makes the world go around, it's cooperating and caring
There's no difference in dealing with the music business with the majors than any other competition. The music business is way more cutthroat than any other business.
Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.
What business strategy is all about-what distinguishes it from all other kinds of business planning-is, in a word, competitive advantage. Without competitors there would be no need for strategy, for the sole purpose of strategic planning is to enable the company to gain, as efficiently as possible, a sustainable edge over its competitors.
Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you.
There are so many great things about this business.
Almost everybody is on the same team. It is all for one-friendly competitiveness. No one is out to hurt anyone.
Instead of complaining about your circumstances, get busy and create some new ones.
Organizational health is the single greatest competitive advantage in any business.
Competition brings out the best in products and the worst in people
A merchant who approaches business with the idea of serving the public well has nothing to fear from the competition.
Do your work with your whole heart and you will succeed - there's so little competition.
The number one idea is to view a stock as an ownership of the business and to judge the staying quality of the business in terms of its competitive advantage. Look for more value in terms of discounted future cash-flow than you are paying for. Move only when you have an advantage.
Let us show the world that a difference of opinion upon medical subjects is not incompatible with medical friendships; and in so doing, let us throw the whole odium of the hostility of physicians to each other upon their competition for business and money.
The biggest challenge in business is not the competition, it's what goes on inside your own head
Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.
Today, the forces of competition, technology, and globalization have converged to spur innovation and to transform the way business is done in the securities industry.
Above all, success in business requires two things: a winning competitive strategy, and superb organizational execution. Distrust is the enemy of both. I submit that while high trust won't necessarily rescue a poor strategy, low trust will almost always derail a good one.
The unhappy theory of business ethics is this: you have a fiduciary responsibility to maximize profit. Period. To do anything other than that is to cheat your investors. And in a competitive world, you don't have much wiggle room here.
Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat the well enough so they don't want to.
The easy way to make money is to get special political privilege.
From the beginning of time, business has cozied up to government and gotten restrictions on competition and subsidies and stuff.
There are only two kinds of businesses in this world: Businesses in crazy competition, and businesses that are one of a kind.
I genuinely believe that any business can create a competitive advantage through giving outstanding customer care.
My philosophy is: It's none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.
Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs.
Hire sales people who are really smart problem solvers, but lack courage, hunger and competitiveness, and your company will go out of business.
A business of high principle attracts high-caliber people more easily, thereby gaining a basic competitive and profit edge.
Either get busy living or get busy dying.
Beware of that profound enemy of the free enterprise system who pays lip-service to free competition, but also labels every antitrust prosecution as a persecution.
Competition is such a virtue, and everybody's so busy competing, they have no time for compassion.
In the LBO field there is a buried "covariance" with marketable equities, toward disaster in generally bad business conditions, and competition is now extremely intense.
We may well have a competitive advantage buying decent businesses at decent prices. But they won't be fabulous businesses and fabulous prices. There's too much competition and money out there, with many buyout specialists.
There is a tendency among some businesses to criticize and belittle their competitors. This is a bad procedure. Praise them. Learn from them. There are times when you can co-operate with them to their advantage and to yours! Speak well of them and they will speak well of you. You can't destroy good ideas. Take advantage of them.