Business Quotes and Sayings

When you combine extreme focus and great teams, magic happens.
– Sam Altman

Good marketing can sell once, but only a good product can sell twice. In the long run, your performance reverts to the value you provide.
James Clear

The companies that succeed are mistake fixing machines.
– Brian Norgard

Ideas are cheap. Execution is expensive. The ability to execute separates people, not the ability to come up with ideas.
Shane Parrish

Pay every invoice within 48 hours. You’d be surprised how many times people go out of their way to work with us because they know they’ll get paid right away.
Shane Parrish

Almost everyone underestimates the value of fast movers, in almost every context. Work with them. Be one yourself.
– Sam Altman

Anyone who likes meetings should be banned from attending meetings.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Escape competition through authenticity.
Naval Ravikant

Paradoxically, the best networking advice is to not spend much time networking, and instead be so good at something that everyone wants you in their network, on your terms. Some people have big networks w/o spending much time networking.
– Erik Torenberg

Sketch. Prototype. Build. Action over theory.
– Brian Norgard

Nobody wants a job where they don’t have authority to go along with the responsibility. Quite the contrary. The more authority you give people, the better people you can attract, and the harder they’re going to work, and the more loyal they are going to be.
Michael Bloomberg

Being an entrepreneur isn’t really about starting a business. It’s a way of looking at the world: seeing opportunity where others see obstacles, taking risks when others take refuge.
Michael Bloomberg

In business, when you fail at something, when something doesn’t work, you say okay, we’ve learned that that’s not a path to go down.
Michael Bloomberg

The way to operate is with OPM – other people’s money.
Rupert Murdoch

If the head man in a company is not working 12 hours a day, doing things, taking risks, but also standing with his people in the trenches at the most difficult of times, then the company loses something.
Rupert Murdoch

Money is not the motivating force. It’s nice to have money, but I don’t live high. What I enjoy is running the business.
Rupert Murdoch

It’s very important for leaders in business to work to create human capital, a team that has the same sense of purpose and alignment.
Carlos Slim

If you are in business, you are not enjoying. You are working.
Carlos Slim

Choose the right employees and then set them loose.
Carlos Slim

You have to combine both things: invention and innovation focus, plus the company that can commercialize things and get them to people.
Larry Page

There are basically no companies that have good slow decisions. There are only companies that have good fast decisions.
Larry Page

You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea.
Larry Page

You treat people with respect, they tend to return the favor to the company.
Larry Page

If we are not trusted, we have no business.
Larry Page

Lots of companies don’t succeed over time. What do they fundamentally do wrong? They usually miss the future.
Larry Page

Business need to go beyond the interest of their companies to the communities they serve.
Ratan Tata

Business must serve a larger societal purpose.
Mukesh Ambani

Any business that has the soul purpose of making money is not worth doing.
Mukesh Ambani

Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
Karl Marx

America is not a country, it’s a business.
Brad Pitt

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