He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.— Mark Twain
Promising Business Intelligence quotations
Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarter you are, the more selevtive you become.
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.
Being busy does not always mean real work.
The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.
I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.
In the short run, the market is a voting machine, but in the long run it is a weighing machine.
A man's judgment is best when he can forget himself and any reputation he may have acquired and can concentrate wholly on making the right decisions.
There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
Being busy does not always mean real work.
Almost all Iraqis with any previous experience in the intelligence business are Sunni Arab, increasing the risk of penetration of the new intelligence apparatus by the insurgency.
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?
Knowing others is intelligence, knowing yourself is true wisdom.
The education of the intellect is a great business;
but an unconsecd intellect is the saddest sight on which the sun looks down.
The white man is too intelligent to let someone else come and gain control of the economy of his community. But you will let anyone come in and take control of the economy of your community, control the housing, control the education, control the jobs, control the businesses, under the pre-text that you want to integrate. No, you outta your mind.
Never react emotionally to criticism.
Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.
Self-control is strength. Calmness is mastery. You have to get to a point where your mood doesn't shift based on the insignificant actions of someone else. Don't allow others to control the direction of your life. Don't allow your emotions to overpower your intelligence.
By changing our mindset and habits, we can actually dramatically change the course of life, improve intelligence, productivity, improve the quality of our lives, and improve every single education and business outcome.
The higher you go in a company, the less oxygen there is, so supporting intelligent life becomes difficult.
All intelligent investing is value investing - acquiring more that you are paying for. You must value the business in order to value the stock.
Intelligence is knowing the right answer. Wisdom is knowing when to say it.
I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting.
But it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously.
A good leader is always looking for people smarter and more experienced than they are. If you are the smartest one in the room, then you are stupid.
Experiment is necessary in establishing an academy, but certain principles must apply to this business of art as to any other business which affects the artistic tic sense of the community. Great art speaks a language which every intelligent person can understand. The people who call themselves modernists today speak a different language.
Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.
CEOs are hired for their intellect and business expertise - and fired for a lack of emotional intelligence.
The qualitative factors upon which most stress is laid are the nature of the business and the character of the management. These elements are exceedingly important, but they are also exceedingly difficult to deal with intelligently.
The business of banking ought to be simple.
If it is hard it is wrong. The only securities which a banker, using money that he may be asked at short notice to repay, ought to touch, are those which are easily saleable and easily intelligible.
Knowledge is having the right answer. Intelligence is asking the right questions.
Many people are very intelligent in accomplishing worldly attainments.
This intelligence is not wisdom because worldly attainments such as a high position, reputation, wealth and success in business are deceptive. If we die tomorrow they will disappear tomorrow, and nothing will be left for our future. Wisdom, however, will never deceive us.
Twenty years in this business convinces me that any normal person using the customary three percent of the brain can pick stocks just as well, if not better, than the average Wall Street expert.
Individuals with high executive intelligence cannot reach their potential unless surrounded by others with a similar level of skill. Without a concerted effort on the part of businesses to seek out those with exceptional decision-making abilities, the gap between who businesses actually need, and who they hire and promote, will remain wide.
People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic.
As a female I think it's a terrible hindrance in business.
I think it's a terrible hindrance for any female to have a lot of intelligence in private life, but I think in business sometimes it's even worse because there's deep resentment.
The theory behind representative government is that superior men-or at least men not inferior to the average in ability and integrity-are chosen to manage the public business, and that they carry on this work with reasonable intelligence and honest. There is little support for that theory in known facts.
When I went on to write my next book, Working With Emotional Intelligence, I wanted to make a business case that the best performers were those people strong in these skills.
He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.
The best part? Probably being able to portray such a respectable, ethical, intelligent, strong woman. That's still pretty rare in our business, unfortunately.
There is no human feeling to the US securities markets and sometimes no discernible evidence of human intelligence either. But they work.
I am not going to give you a number for it because it's not my business to do intelligent work.
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
In our private lives in the last decade, we've gone through enormous change that has affected everything, from the way we do business to how we view intelligence and attention. We have to rethink it all in a more interactive, networked, and collaborative way.
There can be no doubt that smoking nowadays is largely a miserable automatic business. People use tobacco without ever taking an intelligent interest in it. They do not experiment, compare, fit the tobacco to the occasion. A man should always be pleasantly conscious of the fact that he is smoking.
A dirty word in the film business right now is intelligence.
The press is like any business. Its a group of really intelligent individuals that ends up being one slathering, one-eyed, drooling monster.
I believe Business Objects is on the cusp of becoming a multi-billion-dollar sales company. There is tremendous growth potential for business intelligence.