Very often people who admit the facts, who are willing to see that Mr. Rockefeller has employed force and fraud to secure his ends, justify him by declaring, 'It's business.' That is, 'it's business' has come to be a legitimate excuse for hard dealing, sly tricks, special privileges.— Ida Tarbell
Jaw-dropping Business Deal quotations
Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.
We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power.
We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little; many services but few conversions; much machinery but few results.
My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration: set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes, cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell, simmer down and go about business as usual.
People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic.
Business is not just doing deals; business is having great products, doing great engineering, and providing tremendous service to customers. Finally, business is a cobweb of human relationships.
We don't have much in the way of a business strategy.
Like no business plan. Which I say to torment all my friends who are VCs or MBAs. That's always entertaining. The deal is, it's a mixture of luck and persistence.
The print magazine and print journalism industry is obviously in a great deal of trouble, and one of the things that happened when this business started to give way to the Internet and to broadcast television is that a lot of organizations started cutting specifically investigative journalism and they also started cutting fact-checkers.
Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.
Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.
Ludacris is a very smart individual. He's about his business. Everything is business with him. So I learned a lot about making deals from him.
As actors, we deal with rejection so much more than any other business.
So I don't care how much of a genius you are, if you don't have the propensity to be able to get back up every time you get knocked down, then you're not going to survive.
Instead of complaining about your circumstances, get busy and create some new ones.
I don't want to be just a voice on the phone.
I have to get to know these guys face-to-face and develop a sincere relationship. That way, if we run into problems in a deal, it doesn't get adversarial. We trust each other and have the confidence we can work things out.
If we can learn to deal with our discomfort and just relax into it we'll have a better life.
But you were always a good man of business, Jacob,' faltered Scrooge, who now began to apply this to himself. Business!' cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. "Mankind was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The deals of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!
There's no need to be perfect to inspire others. Let people get inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.
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.
Love should be treated like a business deal, but every business deal has its own terms and its own currency. And in love, the currency is virtue. You love people not for what you do for them or what they do for you. You love them for the values, the virtues, which they have achieved in their own character.
Everyone experiences tough times, it is a measure of your determination and dedication how you deal with them and how you can come through them.
Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.
I'm a man of some intelligence. I've had some education, passed the bar, practiced law. I've been a teacher and I deal with men of substance, statesman, business leaders, the clergy... So why do I spend my time arguing with Dizzy Dean?
In setting up a business under the name and meaning of the Golden Rule, I was publicly binding myself, in my business relations, to a principle which had been a real and intimate part of my family upbringing. Our idea was to make money and build business through serving the community with fair dealing and honest value.
Selling is the most important skill as an entrepreneur.
I'm not talking so much about selling a product so much as selling yourself, team, and deals.
Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat the well enough so they don't want to.
We only want to link up with people whom we like, admire, and trust.
... We do not wish to join with managers who lack admirable qualities, no matter how attractive the prospects of their business. We've never succeeded in making a good deal with a bad person.
I'm a business man and I'm a grown man.
I spend a lot of time thinking about how to restructure my life, support my family with this music... I don't have time to deal with the repercussions of breaking somebody's jaw or breaking their nose.
We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace - business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering
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.
Sometimes the biggest gain in productive energy will come from cleaning the cobwebs, dealing with old business, and clearing the desks—cutting loose debris that's impeding forward motion.
Running helped me learn how to deal with failure, and failure is a big part of the Internet business.
In a game there are winners and losers.
But a business deal is always advantageous for both parties. If both the buyer and the seller were not to consider the transaction as the most advantageous action they could choose under the prevailing conditions, they would not enter into the deal.
Either get busy living or get busy dying.
Basically he never went to work and didn't have a job.
Of course I thought he did. I thought he was on the phone doing business deals instead of borrowing money from people.
And remember: Everything in business is a paradox.
To be excellent, you have to be consistent. When you're consistent, you're vulnerable to attack. Yes, it's a paradox. Now deal with it!
Starting a business isn't for everyone, and it's not what you should do if you aren't sure what else to do. It requires thick skin and the willingness to carry a great deal of stress, sometimes alone. It's more often a life of failure than a life of success, and the majority of successes came after a long road of disappointment, and often shame.
Nobody has a perfect life. Everybody has their own problems. Some people just know how to deal with it in a perfect way.
Believe in yourself.. in all you can do.. and for you, the deals will start to work in your favor. You need to be open to such deals, and they will come, I assure you.
But there is only one person I blame for getting shafted, and that's myself.
I went into the deal which I thought would secure the future of Orange Aids with culpable impetuosity. I had been used to doing business on a handshake and my work of honour, and I made the error of actually believing what the men in the pin-striped suits told me.
If everybody minded their own business... the world would go round a deal faster than it does.
Don't find customers for your products, find products for your customers.
Maybe being oneself is an acquired taste.
For a writer it's a big deal to bow--or kneel or get knocked down--to the fact that you are going to write your own books and not somebody else's. Not even those books of the somebody else you thought it was your express business to spruce yourself up to be.
If you believe in unlimited quality and act in all your business dealings with total integrity, the rest will take care of itself.
I faced a number of challenges whilst I built Biocon.
Initially, I had credibility challenges where I couldn't get banks to fund me; I couldn't recruit people to work for a woman boss. Even in the businesses where I had to procure raw materials, they didn't want to deal with women.
Donald Trump has built a super successful business.
He's an effective organizer. He's an effective execution-oriented executive. He has the right political personality to get on with people in a way that'll surprise people. He will cut deals in a way that are more favorable for America than what establishment politicians have done.
We demand that big business give the people a square deal;
in return we must insist that when any one engaged in big business honestly endeavors to do right he shall himself be given a square deal.