Ice cubes likely sell more alcohol for the distilling industry than attractive models in cheesecake poses. The inconspicuous ice cubes often hide the invisible sell - invisible, that is, to the conscious mind.— Wilson Bryan Key
Competitive Business Models quotations
Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.
The linear 'Take - Make - Dispose' system, which depletes natural resources and generates waste, is deeply flawed and can be productively replaced by a restorative model in which waste does not exist as such but is only food for the next cycle
Communication can't always follow the top-down model.
With the fluidity of information in business today, leaders need to be masterful listeners; they need to be able to receive as well as send.
People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic.
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.
But HBO is less interested in how many people are watching than in how much the people who are watching are liking the show. They didn't set up their business model to make writers happy. It's just a nice unintended consequence.
Breaking an old business model is always going to require leaders to follow their instinct. There will always be persuasive reasons not to take a risk. But if you only do what worked in the past, you will wake up one day and find that you’ve been passed by.
Instead of complaining about your circumstances, get busy and create some new ones.
Unless you have tested the assumptions in your business model first, outside the building, your business plan is just creative writing.
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.
The business of beauty isn't a natural model;
It's built to be the opposite of the cultures we topple. These magazines got you caught in a hustle, Cause when you starve yourself, your body doesn't burn fat, it burns muscles.
Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.
My model for business is The Beatles.
They were four guys who kept each other kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That's how I see business: great things in business are never done by one person, they're done by a team of people.
Startups don’t fail because they lack a product;
they fail because they lack customers and a profitable business model.
The business model piece is we're always talking about competing more effectively. If you're starting a company or career you don't want to compete. You want to create a monopoly. We want to invest in a company that has a good plan to create a monopoly.
Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.
Strategies are great, business models are great, but the reality is your music has to mean something to people.
It's just a reality of the business model.
People are outsourcing a lot more, and China has established a pretty good infrastructure.
Holding back technology to reserve business models is like allowing blacksmiths to veto the internal combustion engine in order to protect their horseshoes.
Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat the well enough so they don't want to.
Unfortunately, modeling takes you with no transition from being a girl to being a business woman
If you aren't building a social enterprise, I don't know what your business model will be in 5 years
A business model that hasn't been tried before is always interesting, even if it's likely to fail.
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.
As a result of the digital age and the decline of first-class mail, there is no question that the Postal Service must change and develop a new business model.
Time for a new business model for the 21st century.
For starters, retire that outdated and creepy clown. You can be a true leader by stop exploiting children. I guarantee the millennials market you’re after will reward you for it. I know the public health world will applaud you, starting with myself.
A business model that relies on trickery is doomed to fail.
Either get busy living or get busy dying.
Network marketing is the fastest growing business model in the world today.
In business school classrooms they construct wonderful models of a non- world.
The current model is global suicide. We need a revolution. Revolutionary thinking. Revolutionary action. Natural resources are becoming more and more scarce.
Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.
I believe that leaders and leadership teams working together in a proper design will run the business more effectively than by hierarchical, command-and-control managing. But I can't prove that. And there are no models.
Luck is not a business model.
Surveillance is the business model of the Internet.
Focus on being productive instead of busy.
You say: "I'm a blue sky thinker." Investor thinks: "You have no business model, and you don't know how to ship."
Young people in the business have grown up and made the wrong decisions, or bad decisions, and haven't been good role models. To be someone that people look up to is important to me.
The Cheesecake Factory is a great business model, but if you take your wife there for your 25th wedding anniversary, you might not reach your 26th.
I think I need to keep being creative not to prove anything but because it makes me happy just to do it... I think trying to be creative, keeping busy, has a lot to do with keeping you alive.
My daughter has fulfilled all of my dreams, because she has a BA and MBA in business. She's both a financial analyst and a plus-size model. She has the best of both worlds because, in modeling, you have to have something to fall back on.
Business model innovation is constant in this economy.
You start with a vision of a platform. For a while, you think there's a line of sight, and then it's gone. There's suddenly a new angle.
There's not a single business model, and there's not a single type of electronic content. There are really a lot of opportunities and a lot of options and we just have to discover all of them.
Nostalgia isn't a business model
It's extremely hard to build a company with a product that everyone loves, is free and has no business model, and then to innovate a business model. I did that with Kazaa, had half a billion downloads but that wasn't a sustainable business.