Businesses owned by responsible and organized merchants shall eventually surpass those owned by wealthy rulers.— Ibn Khaldun
Unbelievable Business Organization quotations
Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.
Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.
The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success are concentration, discrimination, organization, innovation and communication.
People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic.
The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders and continually develops them.
I followed someone who had very large shoes.
He had very large shoes. Mr. J. R. D. Tata. He was a legend in the Indian business community. He had been at the helm of the Tata organization for 50 years. You were almost starting to think he was going to be there forever.
Organized force alone enables the quiet and the weak to go about their business and to sleep securely in their beds, safe from the violent without or within.
Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.
The strategic stimulus to economic development in Schumpeter's analysis is innovation, defined as the commercial or industrial application of something new---a new product, process or method of production, a new market or source of supply, a new form of commercial, business or financial organization.
If ethics are poor at the top, that behavior is copied down through the organization.
But every company of the future is going to be in the business of exquisite care - which means quick turnaround time and convenience. To deliver exquisite care, you need an organization that coordinates well and listens well.
Instead of complaining about your circumstances, get busy and create some new ones.
Business, labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community.
If you have a busy natural foods store in your community, give their bulk cornmeal a try: high turnover means the product will most likely be fresh. And if the cornmeal is organic, all the better.
Human beings can be beautiful. If they are not beautiful it is entirely their own fault. It is what they do to themselves that makes them ugly. The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it.
Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat the well enough so they don't want to.
That people even in well paid jobs choose ever earlier retirement is a severe indictment of our organizations - not just business, but government service, the universities. These people don't find their jobs interesting.
Organizations exist to enable ordinary people to do extraordinary things.
The print magazine and print journalism industry is obviously in a great deal of trouble, and one of the things that happened when this business started to give way to the Internet and to broadcast television is that a lot of organizations started cutting specifically investigative journalism and they also started cutting fact-checkers.
Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.
Organize around business functions, not people.
Build systems within each business function. Let systems run the business and people run the systems. People come and go but the systems remain constant.
A business leader has to keep their organization focused on the mission.
That sounds easy, but it can be tremendously challenging in today's competitive and ever-changing business environment. A leader also has to motivate potential partners to join.
Organizations, by their very nature are designed to promote order and routine.
They are inhospitable environments for innovation.
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.
Leadership happens at every level of the organization and no one can shirk from this responsibility.
The best reason to start an organization is to make meaning;
to create a product or service to make the world a better place.
The one thing I have learned as a CEO is that leadership at various levels is vastly different. When I was leading a function or a business, there were certain demands and requirements to be a leader. As you move up the organization, the requirements for leading that organization don't grow vertically; they grow exponentially.
Either get busy living or get busy dying.
Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers. It tells people to go out and stick their noses in other people's business.
...there is no more strategic issue for a company, or any organization, than its ultimate purpose. For those who think business exists to make a profit, I suggest they think again. Business makes a profit to exist. Surely it must exist for some higher, nobler purpose than that.
Focusing solely on what you can potentially do better than any other organization is the only path to greatness.
Focus on being productive instead of busy.
Every company has two organizational structures: The formal one is written on the charts; the other is the everyday relationship of the men and women in the organization.
To have a healthy and thriving business, there must be healthy relationships with the C.E.O.S. in the organization and I'm not referring to the Chief Executive Offficers. I am talking about the Customers, the Employees, the Owner (or stockholders), and the Suppliers.
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
Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.
Business, endorsements and things of that nature, I got into it kinda naturally.
Those ventures materialised as a direct result of things that I was actually doing; all the partnerships have been organic and not necessarily etched out plans for monetary gain.
Every organization has to prepare for the abandonment of everything it does.
We're too busy communicating to think, too busy communicating to connect, and sometimes we're too busy communicating to create. This is true for individuals and also true for organizations.
Joy is the serious business of heaven.
...most entrepreneurial types are free-wheelers who like to do a variety of things and do not enjoy routine tasks. But a smart entrepreneur will eventually learn that while ideas start businesses, organization makes them successful.
A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation.
I hate to lose, and if anybody gets used to losing they are going to be a loser.
I'd like to tell you losing is part of the game, and it is, but I hated it. I still hate to lose. And that will never change. By the way, just because I turned the page and poured all my energies into business does not mean that I don't miss organized sports. I do.
In an age where everything and everyone is linked through networks of glass and air, no one - no business, organization, government agency, country - is an island. We need to do right by all our stakeholders, and that's how you create value for shareholders. And one thing is for sure - no organization can succeed in a world that is failing.
Great organizations demand a high level of commitment by the people involved.