I didn't follow the policies of those already in the business. If I had, I would never have made a go of it. Instead, I started out with the determination to make a better nickel chocolate bar than any of my competitors made, and I did so.— Milton S. Hershey
Superior Competitor quotations
There is no gaming table in the world where loaded dice are tolerated, no athletic field where men must not start fair. Yet Mr. Rockefeller has systematically played with loaded dice, and it is doubtful if there has ever been a time since 1872 when he has run a race with a competitor and started fair.
If you deprive yourself of outsourcing and your competitors do not, you're putting yourself out of business.
You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die.
The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.
BMW models are more powerful on average than competitors.
This is precisely what we are aiming for: less fuel consumption and more driving pleasure.
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
I always try to attack. While I'm on the offensive, my opponent can think of nothing but defending.
I saw greatness in John and he lived up to it.
I also saw a tremendous competitor who loved to win. John is a standard bearer, someone that players, coaches, fans and the Raider Nation can all look up to. One of his great virtues, the fire that burned brightest in him, was his love and passion for football, which was seldom ever equaled.
When men lose against me, they always have a headache .
.. or things of that kind. I have never beaten a completely healthy man!
An organization's strategy is simply its plan for success.
It's nothing more than the collection of intentional decisions a company makes to give itself the best chance to thrive and differentiate from competitors.
Every company should work hard to obsolete its own product line - before its competitors do.
We get brilliant results from average people managing brilliant processes - while our competitors get average or worse results from brilliant people managing broken processes
If you do not know where your competitor is, or overconfident and snobbish about your competitor, or are unable to comprehend how yourcompetitor became a real threat, you will surely fall behind him. Don't be the "they" in this idiom: First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
Airlines go in the long run at the competition to reason.
For the passenger the competition is good, because each competitor tries to undercut the other one.
Secrecy in science does not work. Withholding information does more damage to us than to our competitors.
Be your biggest competitor - challenge yourself each day to be better than you were yesterday.
The most meaningful way to differentiate your company from your competitors, the best way to put distance between you and the crowd is to do an outstanding job with information. How you gather, manage and use information will determine whether you win or lose.
If any of my competitors were drowning, I'd stick a hose in their mouth and turn on the water. It is ridiculous to call this an industry. This is not. This is rat eat rat, dog eat dog. I'll kill 'em, and I'm going to kill 'em before they kill me. You're talking about the American way - of survival of the fittest.
I’m proud to be Japanese and I wanted my country to succeed.
I believed my system was a way that could help us become a modern industrial nation. That is why I had no problem with sharing it with other Japanese companies, even my biggest competitors.
Nothing focuses the mind better than the constant sight of a competitor who wants to wipe you off the map.
When there are doubters, it always fuels the fire a little bit.
When people say you can't do something, if you are a competitor, that drives you.
The true competitors, though, are the ones who always play to win.
He who is running a race ought to endeavor and strive to the utmost of his ability to come off victor; but it is utterly wrong for him to trip up his competitor, or to push him aside. So in life it is not unfair for one to seek for himself what may accrue to his benefit; but it is not right to take it from another.
You should know how many incompetent men I had to compete with-in vain.
Competitive advantage is a companys ability to perform in one or more ways that competitors cannot or will not match.
Business is war. I go out there, I want to kill the competitors. I want to make their lives miserable. I want to steal their market share. I want them to fear me and I want everyone on my team thinking we're going to win.
We can never have too much preparation and training.
We must be a strong competitor. We must adhere staunchly to the basic principle that anything less than full equality is not enough. If we compromise on that principle our soul is dead.
No man ever got very high by pulling other people down.
The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not work those who work with him. Don't knock your friends. Don't knock your enemies. Don't knock yourself.
The Lord Jesus Christ is in a class all by Himself;
there are no competitors, no rivals; He is unique. He is Lord of all. He is King of kings, Lord of lords, the image of the invisible God. He is Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Preeminent One.
Show me a golfer who doesn't have a mean streak, and I'll show you a weak competitor.
If you're competitor-focused, you have to wait until there is a competitor doing something. Being customer-focused allows you to be more pioneering.
It is piracy, not overt online music stores, which is our main competitor.
If you've got the power to raise prices without losing business to a competitor, you've got a very good business. And if you have to have a prayer session before raising the price by a tenth of a cent, then you've got a terrible business. I've been in both, and I know the difference.
I feel it is a tremendous compliment to a natural competitor to hear "I just don't believe you're natural," because it means you just look that good.