Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Some relevant quotes for business life

  • "Here’s my theory about meetings and life; the three things you can’t fake are erections, competence and creativity. That’s why meetings become toxic they put uncreative people in a situation in which they have to be something they can never be. And the more effort they put into concealing their inabilities, the more toxic the meeting becomes. One of the most common creativity-faking tactics is when someone puts their hands in prayer position and conceals their mouth while they nod at you and say, 'Mmmmmm. Interesting.' If pressed, they’ll add, 'I’ll have to get back to you on that.' Then they don’t say anything else." - Douglas Coupland
  • "Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you're not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were."
    David Rockefeller, US banker (1915 - )
  • "Letting your customers set your standards is a dangerous game, because the race to the bottom is pretty easy to win. Setting your own standards--and living up to them--is a better way to profit. Not to mention a better way to make your day worth all the effort you put into it." Seth Godin, Seth Godin's Blog, 07-28-06
  • "Drive thy business or it will drive thee." Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

All in all, a rather good showing of views. What other quotable thoughts do you have gentle reader?

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