Business Insights from Real American Leaders


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This 4th of July we are celebrating with business insights from real American leaders! Flip through 20 of these leaders and leave a comment of some of your favorites or any additions!

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Business Insights from Real American Leaders

  1. “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” HenryFord
  2. “Determine the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.” AbrahamLincoln
  3. “My principal business consists of giving commercial value to the brilliant but misdirected, ideas of others… Accordingly, I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.” ThomasEdison
  4. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails employment.” “Never fear the want of business.   ThomasJefferson
  5. “I feel that luck, is preparation meeting opportunity.” OprahWinfrey
  6. it is best to admit them quickly and get on with improving your other innovations.” “Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes SteveJobs
  7. “It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.” MarkTwain
  8. We didn’t go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.” “Disneyland is a work of love. WaltDisney
  9. Never forget this message when working with people.” “Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, ‘Make me feel important.’   MaryKayAsh
  10. Value is what you get.” “Price is what you pay. WarrenBuffet
  11. Perfect practice makes perfect.” “Practice does not make perfect. Vince Lombardi
  12. but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” “When one door of happiness closes, another opens;   HelenKeller
  13. “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.” MartinLutherKingJr.
  14. don’t win today’s games.” “Yesterday’s home run   Babe Ruth
  15. there is only opportunity.” “There is no security on earth, GeneralDouglasMcArthur
  16. Word of mouth is very powerful.   “If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. JeffBezos
  17. That’s my standard.”   “In business, I’ve discovered that my purpose is to do my best to my utmost ability every day. DonaldTrump
  18. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose!” Dr.Seuss
  19. “The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to neither make money nor find much fun in life.”   CharlesM.Schwab
  20. “I skate where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” WayneGretzky