Thursday, September 22, 2011

Some Words of Wisdom for a Business Mind

"In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later."

- Harold Geneen. 20th century American business man. Most famous for serving as president and CEO of International Telephone and Telegraph Corp (ITT) during 1959 to 1977.

The longer you wait for the future the shorter it will be.”

- Anonymous.

If you look back too much you’ll soon be headed that way”

- Anonymous.

Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them”

- Joseph Joubert. French moralist and essayist with popular work Pensées.

And here are a few humorous ones –

Ask five economists and you’ll get five different answers – six if one went to Harvard.”

- Edgar R. Fiedler. American economist who served as Vice President of The Conference Board and as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy during the presidencies of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.  

If you owe the bank $100 that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem.”

- J. Paul Getty. American industrialist and was named the richest living American by Fortune magazine in 1957.

Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them more.”

- Oscar Wilde. Irish writer and poet.

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