The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.— Michael Porter
Terrific Great Business quotations
Silence is a source of great strength.
The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things.
He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.
A true and faithful Christian does not make holy living an accidental thing.
It is his great concern. As the business of the soldier is to fight, so the business of the Christian is to be like Christ.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
Give them quality. That's the best kind of advertising.
Marketing takes a day to learn. Unfortunately, it takes a lifetime to master.
The goal as a company is to have customer service that is not just the best, but legendary.
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.
You have one business on earth – to save souls.
In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.
We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power.
We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little; many services but few conversions; much machinery but few results.
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.
Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.
There are long periods when life seems a small, dull round, a petty business with no point, and then suddenly we are caught up in some great event which gives us a glimpse of the solid and durable foundations of our existence.
If you're going to be thinking anyway, think big!
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
Great companies are built by people who never stop thinking about ways to improve the business.
A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman.
But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.
You have to know accounting. It's the language of practical business life. It was a very useful thing to deliver to civilization. I've heard it came to civilization through Venice which of course was once the great commercial power in the Mediterranean. However, double entry bookkeeping was a hell of an invention.
To a great mind, nothing is little.
Greatness is not a function of circumstance.
Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline.
I am more scared now that I was at any point since I began trading, because I recognize how ephemeral success can be in this business. I know that to be successful, I have to be frightened. My biggest hits have always come after I have had a great period and I started to think that I knew something.
This is a very exciting time in the world of information.
It`s not just that the personal computer has come along as a great tool. The whole pace of business is moving faster. Globalization is forcing companies to do things in new ways.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
Great men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
Customer satisfaction is worthless. Customer loyalty is priceless.
Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.
I'm busy. Thank you very much. Have a great day.
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
The secret of great fortunes without apparent cause is a crime forgotten, forgotten because it was properly done.
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
It is the great business of every Christian to save souls.
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!
Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.
Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.
To get your name well enough known that you can run for a public office, some people do it by being great lawyers or philanthropists or business people or work their way up the political ladder. I happened to become known from a different route.
Good tactics can save even the worst strategy. Bad tactics will destroy even the best strategy.
Be strong, but not rude; Be kind, but not weak; Be bold, but not bully; Be humble, but not timid; Be prooud, but not arrogant.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
The Power of WHO provides great lessons about how to succeed in business and in life. If you surround yourself with quality people and great friends, the sky's the limit.
Failure is not the opposite of success; it's part of success.
If you think you can't, you're right.
You can be anything you want to be, if only you believe with sufficient conviction and act in accordance with your faith; for whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
The greater the contrast, the greater the potential.
Great energy only comes from a correspondingly great tension of opposites.