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175 Great Quotes on Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Sales
175 Great Quotes on Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Sales
175 Great Quotes on Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Sales
175 Great Quotes on Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Sales
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  • 1. Great Quotes On Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Sales1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 2. “Our plan is to invent some sort of doohickey that everyone wants to buy.” A “visionary” in a Dilbert cartoon strip1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 3. “Innovation is not about saying yes to everything. It’s about saying NO to all but the most crucial features.” Steve Jobs Co-Founder, Apple1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 4. The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all!" Richard Branson1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 5. “Why join the Navy when you can be a pirate.” Steve Jobs Co-Founder, Apple1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 6. “If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.” Jeff Bezos Founder & CEO, Amazon1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 7. “I dont look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.” Warren Buffett1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 8. “Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.” Zig Ziglar1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 9. “One finds limits by pushing them.” Herbert Simon1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 10. “If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong.” Charles Kettering1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 11. “Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.” Andrew Grove1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 12. “A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.” Jeff Bezos1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 13. “We built this company from the customer back, not from the company out.” Lou Gerstner, IBM (who traveled over 1,000,000 miles to visit customers during his nine years as CEO)1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 14. “The best vision is insight.” Malcolm S. Forbes1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 15. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 16. “What we are trying to do in marketing is not to change minds, but to take advantage of the perceptions that are already there.” Ries and Trout Bottom-Up Marketing1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 17. “Anything worth having is worth going for - all the way.” “J.R. Ewing” (Larry Hagman), From Dallas1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 18. “The key to evangelism is a great product. It is easy, almost unavoidable, to catalyze evangelism for a great product. It is hard, almost impossible, to catalyze evangelism for crap.” Guy Kawasaki1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 19. “When you innovate, youve got to be prepared for everyone telling you youre nuts.” Larry Ellison, Co-founder & CEO, Oracle1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 20. “An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.” Mae West1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 21. “Rather than seeing the world as it is, those in charge would rather see it as they want it to be.” Jack Trout The Power of Simplicity1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 22. “Learn to speak from the customers view.” Ranjan Acharya1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 23. “The more alike two products are, the more important their differences become.” Regis McKenna1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 24. “It has been a founding principle of our company to listen to the end- users, the consumers, and not just guess what they want.” Montgomery Kersten VitalSigns Software1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 25. “Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones of genius.” Elbert Hubbard1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 26. “What can a sales person say to somebody to get them to buy a product that they already use every day if they don’t like it? Nothing.” Larry Ellison CEO, Oracle1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 27. “Every organization has to prepare for the abandonment of everything it does.” Peter Drucker Harvard Business Review September-October 19921999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 28. “Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.” Steve Jobs1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 29. “In the future, it will become increasingly obvious that your competitors are just as clueless as you are.” Scott Adams The Dilbert Future Thriving on Stupidity in the 21st Century1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 30. “You cant just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, theyll want something new.” Steve Jobs1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 31. “Talk to unhappy customers.” Linda Sanford, Senior Vice President, IBM1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 32. “Complexity is not be admired. It is to be avoided.” Jack Trout The Power of Simplicity1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 33. “The secret is to make the time to immerse yourself in the people you’re marketing to. To live them, breathe with them and study them from every angle.” Lisa Fortini-Campbell, Ph.D. Hitting the Sweet Spot1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 34. “Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.” Antishenes, 500 BC1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 35. “It’s hard to make predictions, especially about the future.” Yogi Berra1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 36. “Most products are still created in a vacuum, driven by what is technically feasible rather than what is needed by customers.” Kristin Zhivago Marketing Technology1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 37. “Paying attention to simple little things that most men neglect makes a few men rich.” Henry Ford1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 38. “You can observe a lot just by watching.” Yogi Berra1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 39. “It’s better to be first in the mind than to be first in the marketplace.” The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing Al Ries and Jack Trout1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 40. “If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it.” Charles Kettering1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 41. “Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.” Tony Hsieh Co-founder, Zappos1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 42. “If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.” Ivan Turgenev1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 43. “If the other guy is getting better, then you’d better be getting better faster than the other guy is getting better... or you’re getting worse.” Tom Peters1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 44. “The most powerful concept in marketing is owning a word in the prospect’s mind.” The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing Al Ries and Jack Trout1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 45. “Simplification is one of the most difficult things to do.” Jonathan Ive vice-president of industrial design at Apple Designer of iPod and iMac1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 46. “Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.” Robert H. Schuller1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 47. “Dividing meager resources across a host of medium term operational goals creates mediocrity on a broad scale.” Hamel and Prahalad Harvard Business Review, 19931999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 48. “We watch our competitors, learn from them, see what they are doing for customers and copy those things as much as we can.” Jeff Bezos Founder & CEO, Amazon1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 49. “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure–which is, “Try to please everybody.” Herbert Bayard Swope1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 50. “In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words; people, product and profits. Unless youve got a good team, you cant do much with the other two.” Lee Iacocca1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 51. “Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far.” Will Rogers1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 52. “20 years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bow line. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream Discover” Mark Twain1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 53. “In Confusion there is Profit.” “Lt. Nicholas Holden” (Tony Curtis), From “Operation Petticoat”, (1959)1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 54. “If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure.” Dan Quayle1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 55. “If at first you don’t succeed, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.” W. C. Fields1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 56. “If I had to live my life again, I would make the same mistakes ONLY SOONER.” Tallulah Bankhead1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 57. “There’s nothing wrong with market research as long as you remember that marketing is a game of the future. Most market research is a report on the past.” Ries and Trout Bottom-Up Marketing1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 58. “Customers buy on price because they can’t find extraordinary quality, convenience, service and value.” Warren Greshes Supercharged Selling1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 59. “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” Thomas A. Edison1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 60. “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted, and the trouble is, I don’t know which half.” John Wanamaker1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 61. “I have always found that if I move with seventy-five percent or more of the facts that I usually never regret it. Its the guys who wait to have everything perfect that drive you crazy” Lee Iacocca1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 62. “9 out of 10 products are introduced to fill a void in the company’s product line, not to fill a void in the market.” Ries and Trout1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 63. “A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success.” Bo Bennett1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 64. “When you’re up against a clearly superior product, you can forget about marketing. You cannot win a war with vastly inferior weapons.” Ries & Trout1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 65. “In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.” Harold S. Geneen1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 66. “Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.” Warren Buffett1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 67. “There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home.” Kenneth Olsen, president of Digital Equipment Corp, 19771999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 68. “You have to pretend youre 100 percent sure. You have to take action; you cant hesitate or hedge your bets. Anything less will condemn your efforts to failure.” Andy Grove1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 69. “Business opportunities are like buses, theres always another one coming.” Richard Branson1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 70. “Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.” Steve Jobs1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 71. “All things being equal, people will do business with a friend; all things being unequal, people will still do business with a friend.” Mark Mccormack1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 72. “Your most unhappy customer is your greatest source of learning.” Bill Gates Co-founder, Microsoft1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 73. “Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiam.” Winston Churchill1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 74. “You need to keep your head down, and build a great product before you raise money.” Dina Kaplan, Co-founder, BLIP.TV1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 75. “Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning.” Bill Gates1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 76. “Everyone whos ever taken a shower has an idea. Its the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it that makes a difference.” Nolan Bushnell1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 77. “Everyone whos ever taken a shower has an idea. Its the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.” Nolan Bushnell, Founder, Atari, Androbot, Chuck E. Cheeses1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 78. “Our company has, indeed, stumbled onto some of its new products. But never forget that you can only stumble if you’re moving.” Richard P. Carlton 3M Corporation, 19501999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 79. “Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere.” Ronald Reagan1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 80. “Having a partner definitely allows you to take more risks.” Arianna Huffington Co-founder, The Huffington Post1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 81. “You miss 100% of the shots you never take.” Wayne Gretzky1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 82. “Nothing is ever gained by winning an argument and losing a customer.” C.F. Norton1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 83. “Make mistakes faster.” Andrew Grove Co-founder, Intel1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 84. “You cannot design better products by staying in the office.” Tom Kelley The Art of Innovation1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 85. “People don’t ask for facts in making up their minds. They would rather have one good, soul-satisfying emotion than a dozen facts.” Robert Keith Leavitt1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 86. “A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.” Groucho Marx1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 87. “You cannot innovate by copying.” Larry Ellison1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 88. I have always believed you cannot run a successful enterprise from behind a desk. Lou Gerstner, IBM (who traveled over 1,000,000 miles to visit customers during his nine years as CEO)1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 89. “Your best customers are worth far more than your average customers.” Seth Godin1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 90. “It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.” Charles Kettering1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 91. “You can have brilliant ideas but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” Lee Iacocca1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 92. “If you’re not embarrassed by the first version of your product, then you’ve launched too late .” Reid Hoffman Founder, LinkedIn1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 93. “A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.” General George S. Patton1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 94. “Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome.” Samuel Johnson1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 95. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King, Jr.1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 96. I never get the accountants in before I start up a business. Its done on gut feeling, especially if I can see that they are taking the mickey out of the consumer. Richard Branson1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 97. “It had always made sense to me to build a business based on what people really wanted, rather than guess what we thought they might want.” Michael Dell1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 98. “Few things are harder to put up with than a good example.” Mark Twain1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 99. “Before you build a better mousetrap, it helps to know if there are any mice out there.” Mort Zuckerman1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 100. “Things may come to those who wait, but only things left by those who hustle.” Abraham Lincoln1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 101. “Nothing endures but change.” Herectilus1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 102. “The best decision is the right decision. The next best decision is the wrong decision. The worst decision is no decision.” Scott McNealy1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 103. “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people arent used to an environment where excellence is expected.” Steve Jobs1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 104. “I dont know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” Bill Cosby1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 105. “Build momentum by accumulating small successes.” Unknown1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 106. “Never trust anyone you don’t understand.” Jack Trout1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 107. “I am convinced that if the rate of change inside an organization is less than the rate of change outside, the end is in sight.” Jack Welch1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 108. “Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find customers buying from them, not you.” Mark Cuban, Co-founder, HDNET1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 109. “Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.” Brian Tracy1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 110. “We will either find a way or make one.” Hannibal1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 111. “If you do not know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere.” Henry Kissinger1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 112. “Nothing focuses the mind better than the constant sight of a competitor who wants to wipe you off the map.” Wayne Calloway1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 113. “Whatever made you successful in the past won’t in the future.” Lew Platt, CEO Hewlett-Packard1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 114. “You cannot sell a man who isn’t listening; word of mouth is the best medium of all; and dullness won’t sell your product, but neither will irrelevant brilliance.” Bill Bernbach DDB Advertising (1911-1982)1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 115. “Marketing begins before the product is launched.” Seth Godin1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 116. “You cant have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.” Charles Kettering1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 117. “Implement solutions, not features.” John Geleynse, Apple1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 118. “Conversations among the members of your marketplace happen whether you like it or not.” Seth Godin1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 119. “If I had to sum up in a word what makes a good manager, Id say decisiveness. You can use the fanciest computers to gather the numbers, but in the end you have to set a timetable and act.” Lee Iacocca1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 120. “You can’t fool all the people, not even most of the time. And people, once unfooled, talk about the experience.” Seth Godin1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 121. “Time is free, but its priceless. You cant own it, but you can use it. You cant keep it, but you can send it. Once youve lost it, you can never get it back.” Harvey Mackay1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 122. “ts always too soon to quit.” Norman Vincent Peale1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 123. “The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity.” Winston Churchill1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 124. “There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less. We will be the second.” Jeff Bezos1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 125. “Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.” Will Rogers1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 126. “Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.” William A. Ward1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 127. “Dont let the mistakes and disappointments of the past control and direct your future.” Zig Ziglar1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 128. “If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.” Tony Robbins1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 129. “Please all, and you will please none.” Aesop1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 130. “Stay committed to your decisions; but stay flexible in your approach.” Tony Robbins1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 131. “Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.” Margaret Thatcher1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 132. “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” Peter Drucker1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 133. “One thing is sure. We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how at the moment... if it doesnt turn out right, we can modify it as we go along.” Franklin D. Roosevelt1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 134. “Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 135. “A product for everyone rarely reaches much of anyone.” Seth Godin1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 136. “Good marketers measure.” Seth Godin1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 137. “If you want to succeed, you’ve got to be okay to just lose control.” Alexis Ohanian Co-founder, REDDIT1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 138. “Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.” George Patton1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 139. “If I’d asked my customers what they wanted, they’d have said a faster horse.” Henry Ford1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 140. “Anything that wont sell, I dont want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.” Thomas A. Edison1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 141. “I have not failed. Ive just found 10,000 ways that wont work.” Thomas A. Edison1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 142. “You cannot afford to wait for perfect conditions. Goal setting is often a matter of balancing timing against available resources. Opportunities are easily lost while waiting for perfect conditions.” Gary Ryan Blair1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 143. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” Steve Jobs1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 144. “Marketing is not a battle of products, it’s a battle of perceptions.” The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing Al Ries and Jack Trout1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 145. “Having the best product means nothing if the people won’t buy it.” Donald A. Norman The Invisible Computer1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 146. “All lasting business is built on friendship.” Alfred A. Montapert1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 147. “The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks.” Rupert Murdoch1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 148. “Pretty much, Apple and Dell are the only ones in this industry making money. They make it by being Wal- Mart. We make it by innovation.” Steve Jobs1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 149. “If you must use more than ten slides to explain your business, you probably don’t have a business.” Guy Kawasaki1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 150. “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.” Andy Grove1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 151. “Our reputation is more important than the last hundred million dollars.” Rupert Murdoch1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 152. “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” Coco Chanel1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 153. “If advertisers spent the same amount of money on improving their products as they do on advertising then they wouldnt have to advertise them.” Will Rogers1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 154. “Have a vision. Be demanding.” Colin Powell1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 155. “Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.” Colin Powell1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 156. “The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.” Colin Powell1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 157. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” Colin Powell1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 158. “Goals must never be from your ego, but problems that cry for a solution.” Robert H. Schuller1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 159. “The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.” Charles Kettering1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 160. “When you cant solve the problem, manage it.” Robert H. Schuller1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 161. “Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” George Bernard Shaw1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 162. “Don’t find fault, find a remedy; Anybody can complain.” Henry Ford1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 163. “Every time weve moved ahead in IBM, it was because someone was willing to take a chance, put his head on the block, and try something new.” Thomas J. Watson1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 164. “The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.” Napoleon Hill1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 165. “Good design is good business.” Thomas J. Watson1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 166. “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” Bill Cosby1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 167. “In business, when things arent working its time to mix it up.” Donald Trump1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 168. “If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.” Bill Gates1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 169. “What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.” Donald Trump1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 170. “Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while.” Jack Welch1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 171. “If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.” Jeff Bezos1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 172. “We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. Its our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.” Jeff Bezos Founder & CEO, Amazon1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 173. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” Bill Gates1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 174. “Never stop testing, and your advertising will never stop improving.” David Ogilvy1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 175. “One fails forward toward success.” Charles Kettering1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 176. “When you innovate, youve got to be prepared for everyone telling you youre nuts.” Larry Ellison1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 177. “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” Warren Buffett1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 178. “Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.” Zig Ziglar1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 179. “We dont have a monopoly. We have market share. Theres a difference.” Steve Ballmer1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 180. “And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.” Andrew Carnegie1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 181. “The way to succeed is to double your error rate.” Thomas J. Watson1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group
  • 182. Contact Information: Stephen Davis Interim COO/VP Sales & Marketing | Business Consultant | Sales Channel and Business Development Expert | Author & Speaker “Partnering With Clients to Drive Sustainable Profitable Growth” Phone: (508) 528-7571 Email: sdavis@cxoadvisorygroup.com Websit www.cxoadvisorygroup.com Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/stephendavis Twitter: twitter.com/stephendaviscxo1999 - 2010 © CXO Advisory Group

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