Power Thoughts

“There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.”
-Sam Walton

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”
-Bill Gates

“If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.”
–Ray Kroc

“Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.”
-Brian Tracy

“Experience is the name so many people give to their mistakes.”
-Oscar Wilde

“It takes less time to do things right than to explain why you did it wrong.”
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Even in such technical lines as engineering, about 15% of one’s financial success is due to one’s technical knowledge and about 85% is due to skill in human engineering, to personality and the ability to lead people.”
-Dale Carnegie

“The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don’t have it.”
-George Bernard Shaw

“A person who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
-Albert Einstein

“Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration.”
Thomas A. Edison

“Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.”
Ralph Marston

“Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business.”
-Zig Ziglar

“It’s not how satisfied you keep your customers, it’s how many satisfied customers you keep.”
Frederick Reichheld

“Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.”
Henry Ford

“One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.”
Arnold Glasgow

“Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.”
Dorothy Sarnoff

“The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do.”
Roy L. Smith

“In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.”
Warren Buffett

“Those that criticize the most, have accomplished the least.”
-James R. Sauer

“Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.”
Samuel Johnson

“Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.”
William James

“It doesn’t work to leap a twenty-foot chasm in two ten-foot jumps.”
American Proverb

“If you don’t have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer.”
Zig Ziglar

“Movement without Measurement is Merely Motion.”
Anonymous

“You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.”
Sam Levinson

“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.”
Vernon Sanders Law

“Drive thy business or it will drive thee.”
Benjamin Franklin

What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing
Mark Twain

“Success is going from failure to failure with confidence.”
Winston Churchill

“To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.”
Marilyn vos Savant

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”
Henry Ford

“The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get into the office.”
Robert Frost

“The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.”
Casey Stengel