Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.— Albert Einstein
Empowering Business Education quotations
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.
A customer is the most important visitor on our premises.
He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.
Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it.
It is what the client or customer gets out of it.
Customer satisfaction is worthless. Customer loyalty is priceless.
American Education has a long history of infatuation with fads and ill-considered ideas. The current obsession with making our schools work like a business may be the worst of them, for it threatens to destroy public education. Who will Stand up to the tycoons and politicians and tell them so?
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
In looking for people to hire, look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy. And if they don't have the first, the other two will kill you.
Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
If you're not serving the customer, your job is to be serving someone who is.
Smart businesses do not look at labor costs alone anymore.
They do look at market access, transportation, telecommunications infrastructure and the education and skill level of the workforce, the development of capital and the regulatory market.
You can rule ignorance; you can manipulate the illiterate; you can do whatever you want when a people are uneducated, so that goes in line with corrupt business and corrupt politics.
You may be a well-educated, clever and virtuous person, but those qualities will not necessarily make you a successful businessman. You must give your best to each and every task you take on, and reflect on your performance with an honest and unprejudiced eye.
If you are working or you are running a business you have to set aside time and money to invest in your continued formal education and skills acquisition.
For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.
Positive thinking is the key to success in business, education, pro football, anything that you can mention. I go out there thinking that I'm going to complete every pass.
Here in the United States our Muslim citizens are making many contributions in business, science and law, medicine and education, and in other fields...[they are]upholding our nation's ideals of liberty and justice in a world at peace.
In education, in marriage, in religion, in everything, disappointment is the lot of women. It shall be the business of my life to deepen this disappointment in every woman's heart until she bows down to it no longer.
There is nothing more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
The most important adage and the only adage is, the customer comes first, whatever the business, the customer comes first.
Being on par in terms of price and quality only gets you into the game. Service wins the game.
If I had to sum up in a word what makes a good manager, I'd say decisiveness.
You can use the fanciest computers to gather the numbers, but in the end you have to set a timetable and act.
You don't earn loyalty in a day. You earn loyalty day-by-day.
Unless you have 100% customer satisfaction, you must improve.
He dons are too busy educating the young men to be able to teach them anything.
The business of education is not to make the young perfect in any one of the sciences, but so to open and dispose their minds as may best make them - capable of any, when they shall apply themselves to it.
It would be as wise to set up an accomplished lawyer to saw wood as a business as to condemn an educated and sensible woman to spend all her time boiling potatoes and patching old garments. Yet this is the lot of many a one who incessantly stitches and boils and bakes, compelled to thrust back out of sight the aspirations which fill her soul.
The business of both parent and teacher is to enable and to help the child to educate himself, to develop his own intellectual, moral, aesthetic and practical capacities and to grow freely as an organic being, not to be kneaded and pressured into form like an inert plastic material
I would suggest maintaining a life and a career outside the Industry.
This is a fickle business and a lousy one to make a steady living in, so it's important to have a good family, friends, job and education to fall back on.
Leaders, whether in the family, in business, in government, or in education, must not allow themselves to mistake intentions for accomplishments .
Our politics, religion, news, athletics, education and commerce have been transformed into congenial adjuncts of show business, largely without protest or even much popular notice. The result is that we are a people on the verge of amusing ourselves to death.
The #1 business opportunity for those who want to create new wealth is educating consumers about products and services that will improve their lives.
Have you ever noticed how statists are constantly "reforming" their own handiwork? Education reform. Health-care reform. Welfare reform. Tax reform. The very fact that they're always busy "reforming" is an implicit admission that they didn't get it right the first 50 times.