Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.— Karl Marx
Pleasurable Business Opportunity quotations
I had to make my own living and my own opportunity.
But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.
Some jobs pay better, some jobs smell better, and some jobs have no business being treated like careers. But work is never the enemy, regardless of the wage. Because somewhere between the job and the paycheck, there’s still a thing called opportunity, and that’s what people need to pursue.
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.
If you're going to be thinking anyway, think big!
Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming.
A good portfolio is more than a long list of good stocks and bonds.
It is a balanced whole, providing the investor with protections and opportunities with respect to a wide range of contingencies.
I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others... I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.
When parents see their children's problems as opportunities to build the relationship instead of as negative, burdensome irritations, it totally changes the nature of parent-child interaction. Parents become more willing, even excited, about deeply understanding and helping their children. . . . This paradigm is powerful in business as well.
Being an entrepreneur isn't really about starting a business.
It's a way of looking at the world: seeing opportunity where others see obstacles, taking risks when others take refuge.
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.
I'm the head coach at LSU. I will be the head coach at LSU. I have no interest in talking to anybody else. I got a championship game to play, and I'm excited for the opportunity of my damn strong football team to play in it. Please ask me after. I'm busy. Thank you very much. Have a great day!
Lorenzo Fertitta was a good friend of mine since we were kids.
He and I were going to do something together in boxing anyway, so I called Lorenzo - he was down in Miami - and I said, ‘You know what, I just found out the UFC is for sale. What do you think?’ And he said, ‘That’s interesting.
Be ready when opportunity comes...Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet.
Do not rush into a business just because you have the capital.
You'd lose your shirt if you jump into it recklessly. Do your homework first. Study the market and look for that golden opportunity. Whatever business you choose to go into, it must be something that you can pursue with passion.
You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills
Luck? Luck is hard work - and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't.
I have never once regretted missing a business opportunity so that I could be with my children and grandchildren.
Managing your problems can only make you good, whereas building your opportunities is the only way to become great.
I’ll keep it short and sweet - Family.
Religion. Friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business.
The message from Wal-Mart today to the rest of the business community is there need not be any conflict between the environment and the economy. We will find the way not only to reconcile (those), but to find new profits and new opportunities as we do the right thing.
Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work.
But if you're not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.
Don't spend so much time trying to choose the perfect opportunity, that you miss the right opportunity.
Have the end in mind and every day make sure your working towards it.
A good businessman must have nose for business the same way a journalist has nose for news. In places where people see a lot of obstacles, I see a lot of opportunities. A good businessman sees where others don’t see.
How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it.
Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
Life and business is like the changing seasons.
You cannot change the seasons, but you can change yourself. Therein lies the opportunity to live an extraordinary life, the opportunity to change yourself.
My hope is that more and more investors around the world see an opportunity to do business in Greece.
ALEC has forged a unique partnership between state legislators and leaders from the corporate and business community. This partnership offers businessmen the extraordinary opportunity to apply their talents to solve America's problems and build on our opportunities.
I look forward to an America which will reward achievement in the arts as we reward achievement in business or statecraft. I look forward to an America which will steadily raise the standards of artistic accomplishment and which will steadily enlarge cultural opportunities for all of our citizens. And I look forward to an America which commands respect throughout the world not only for its strength but for its civilization as well.
The mere possession of monopoly power, and the concomitant charging of monopoly prices, is not only not unlawful, it is an important element of the free-market system. The opportunity to charge monopoly prices - at least for a short period - is what attracts 'business acumen' in the first place; it induces risk taking that produces innovation and economic growth.
Why should not Africa give to the world its Black Rockefeller, Rothschild and Henry Ford? Now is the opportunity. Now is the chance for every Negro to make every effort toward a commercial, industrial standard that will make us comparable with the successful business men of other races.
Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business.
This morning did you wake up to an alarm clock or an opportunity clock?
The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business.
How many people are completely successful in every department of life? Not one.
The most successful people are the ones who learn from their mistakes and turn their failures into opportunities.
Then get busy and find out how to do it.
Investing is the greatest business in the world because you never have to swing.
You stand at the plate; the pitcher throws you General Motors at 47! U.S. Steel at 39! And nobody calls a strike on you. There's no penalty except opportunity. All day you wait for the pitch you like; then, when the fielders are asleep, you step up and hit it.
Businesses always have opportunities to improve service, product lines, manufacturing techniques, and the like, and obviously these opportunities should be seized. But a business that constantly encounters major change also encounters many chances for major error
A great investment opportunity occurs when a marvelous business encounters a one-time huge, but solvable problem.
America is a land of opportunity and don't ever forget it.
INNOVATION is the specific tool of entrepreneurs, the means by which they exploit change as an opportunity for a different business or a different service. It is capable of being presented as a discipline, capable of being learned, capable of being practiced. Entrepreneurs need to search purposefully for the sources of innovation, the changes and their symptoms that indicate opportunities for successful innovation. And they need to know and to apply the principles of successful innovation.
Innovation requires us to systematically identify changes that have already occurred in a business - in demographics, in values, in technology or science - and then to look at them as opportunities. It also requires something that is most difficult for existing companies to do: to abandon rather than defend yesterday.
Innovation is the specific tool of entrepreneurs, the means by which they exploit change as an opportunity for a different business or a different service.