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"If you did not look after today’s business then you might as well forget about tomorrow." – Isaac Mophatlane

"Building a business is like building a home. If the foundation rests on an unstable setting or is constructed with subpar materials, it doesn't matter if the rest of the home is perfect. It will never be a joy to its owner." ~ Thomas J. Stanley

"You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough." – Joseph E. Levine

"Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise." ~ Lawrence J. Peter

"Be unique and damn the trends. You might end up creating one." ~ Peter Montoya

"To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart." ~ Thomas Watson, Sr.

"You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over." ~ Richard Branson

"Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming." ~ Richard Branson

"Business is the ultimate sport, there’s nothing close." ~ Mark Cuban

"Your vision is about what drives your business to success. It is the change that you hope to make. No matter if you start with the segment, problem, product, or technology, the vision is less about how you change, and more about what you change." ~ Brant Cooper, Patrick Vlaskovits, The Lean Entrepreneur

"There are many advantages to a customer-centric approach, but here’s the big one: customers are always beautifully, wonderfully dissatisfied, even when they report being happy and business is great. Even when they don’t yet know it, customers want something better, and your desire to delight customers will drive you to invent on their behalf.." ~ Jeff Bezos, Amazon

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"A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts." ~ Richard Branson

"Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again." ~ Richard Branson

"[What is an entreprenerial success?] For a successful entrepreneur it can mean extreme wealth. But with extreme wealth comes extreme responsibility. And the responsibility for me is to invest in creating new businesses, create jobs, employ people, and to put money aside to tackle issues where we can make a difference." ~ Richard Branson

"If you want your business to survive for 100 years, you've got to make it through every single day for 100 years. It's not enough to do it 99.9% of the time." ~ Warren Buffett

"The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency." ~ Bill Gates

"The number one premise of business is that it need not be boring or dull. It ought to be fun. If it's not fun, you're wasting your life." ~ Tom Peters

"Make sure your business is creating a service experience so good that it demands loyalty." ~ Steve Maraboli

"How we do anything, means everything." ~ Dov Seidman

"Technology succeeds when it recognized that its users are human." ~ Mark Sanborn

"The best way to make a good deal is to have the ability to walk away from it.” ~ Brian Koslow

"Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work." ~ Peter Drucker

"What gets measured gets managed." ~ Peter Drucker

"Count what is countable, measure what is measurable, and what is not measurable, make measurable." ~ Galileo

" Properly defined, a startup is the largest group of people you can convince of a plan to build a different future." ~ Peter Thiel

"I would prefer even to fail with honor than to win by cheating." ~ Sophocles

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"In business, we often say that your best customers are the customers you have now. In other words, your most successful sales leads come from the selling you've already done." ~ Keith Ferrazzi

"Innovation and creativity doesn’t come from the bureaucracy of big businesses. It comes from the entrepreneurialism of small businesses." ~ Jim Joseph, The Experience Effect

"The purpose of a business is to create a customer." ~ Peter Drucker

"Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it." ~ H. James Harrington

"Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level." ~ Peter Drucker

"You can’t manage what you don’t measure." ~ Edward Deming

"The most important things cannot be measured." ~ Edward Deming

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." ~ Helen Keller

"Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road." ~ Stewart Brand

"A brand is no longer what we tell the consumer it is – it is what consumers tell each other it is." ~ Scott Cook, co-founder, Intuit

"If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late." ~ Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder

"If you are not embarrassed by how naïve you were six months ago, you are not learning fast enough." ~ Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder

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