One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.— Abraham Maslow
Controversy Business Growth quotations
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.
If you're going to be thinking anyway, think big!
Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.
We cannot choose between [economic] growth and sustainability - we must have both
I believe in destiny. But I also believe that you can’t just sit back and let destiny happen. A lot of times, an opportunity might fall into your lap, but you have to be ready for that opportunity. You can’t sit there waiting on it. A lot of times you are going to have to get out there and make it happen.
Companies that grow for the sake of growth or that expand into areas outside their core business strategy often stumble. On the other hand, companies that build scale for the benefit of their customers and shareholders more often succeed over time.
We can't be in survival mode. We have to be in growth mode.
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.
Science fiction does not remain fiction for long. And certainly not on the Internet.
How do you know you have won? When the energy is coming the other way and when your people are visibly growing individually and as a group.
It was our duty to expand. Those who cannot or will not join us are to be pitied. What we want to do, we can do and will do, together. A glorious future!
Sustainability at Nike means being laser-focused on evolving our business model to deliver profitable growth while leveraging the efficiencies of lean manufacturing, minimizing our environmental impact and using the tools available to us to bring about positive change across our entire supply chain.
Gujarat, with its all inclusive, sustainable and rapid growth, is emerging as a globally preferred place to live in and to do business.
We must speed up the deployment of broadband in order to bring high-speed data services to homes and businesses. The spread of information technology has contributed to a steady growth in U.S. productivity.
I am excited to rise today to support National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day.
This celebration honors the husband and wife business owner teams whose work helps drive the economy and fuel job growth.
Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.
The American economy has always been driven by the entrepreneurial nature of its citizens, and blocking access to affordable health care will only suffocate growth within the small business sector of our economy.
Hotness to me is scary. I don't want to be hot. I just want to be a staple. I want to be something that's trusted.
For CEOs today, it's all about acheieving growth and efficiency through innovation. It's not about product innovation so much anymore as about innovating business models. process, culture and management.
At the end of the day, both men and women who become CEOs have showed tenacity and hard work to succeed in their careers. It takes not just skills but also extreme dedication and commitment. And regardless of gender, CEOs are measured by the same criteria - the growth and success of the business.
It is hard to keep that which has not been obtained through personal development.
Don't be afraid to go for positions, jobs or take on clients just outside of your knowledge base. It's when you're uncomfortable that you learn and grow the most.
IT and the entire communications business clearly have the greatest potential for growth. But if you're talking about sheer size, the steel and auto industries will remain at the top.
Entrepreneurship is the cornerstone to African development and the key to local value creation in Africa. I am determined to ensure that Africa's next generation of entrepreneurs have the platform they need to turn their entrepreneurial aspirations into sustainable businesses that will drive economic growth and job creation across Africa.
People who bring transformative change have courage, know how to re-frame the problem and have a sense of urgency.
Money is only used for two things. One, it's to make you comfortable, and the more comfortable you are the more creative you will become. And the other purpose is it enables you to extend the service you provide far beyond your own presence.
The idea that growth equals profitability is a misconception.
If you can't afford the financial or qualitative side of growth, it can just as easily put you out of business.
I know many members of our community steer clear of Wall Street because of the perception that the stock market is risky, but I am convinced the biggest risk of all is not taking one.
Don't sacrifice your spirit for wealth. Grow your wealth by first growing your spirit.
Green, the color of growth, or surgent life, enwraps the land.
New green, still as individual as the plants themselves. Cool green, which will merge as the weeks pass, the Summer comes, into a canopy of shade of busy chlorophyll.
I advise other companies' CEOs, don't fall into the trap where you go, 'Where's the growth? Where's the growth?' Where's the growth?' They feel a tremendous pressure to grow. Well, sometimes you can't grow. Sometimes you don't want to grow. In certain businesses, growth means you either take on bad clients, excess risk, or too much leverage.
If you wait until all the lights are 'green' before you leave home, you'll never get started on your trip to the top.
The game of business used to be like football: size mattered.
Then it changed to basketball: speed and agility. Today, business is more like chess. Customer priorities change continually, and the signals given by these changes are vital clues to the next cycle of growth.
"Growth!" is not a Hedgehog Concept. Rather, if you have the right Hedgehog Concept and make decisions relentlessly consistent with it, you will create such momentum that your main problem will not be how to grow, but how not to grow too fast.