"The most successful people are those who are good at plan B."
James Yorke --- Submitted by Howard Nevin
"With responsibilities come authority and accountability."
Written in 2014 by Sheye Hassan --- Nigeria
"Good decisions can have bad results (sometimes people must take terrible chances or at times people are faced with bad luck in spite of making the right choices), and bad decisions can have results
(Better lucky than good, surgeons like to say). Thus, decisions cannot be judged good or bad solely on the basis of their outcomes. The decisions that are in alignment with your values, deepest desires
and goals are good decisions and the decisions that run against them are bad decisions. The rest are neutral."
Dr. Atul Gawande --- Submitted by D.M. --- India
These thoughts were taken from the book, Complications, written by Dr. Atul Gawande. I have made some minor modifications to his writing.
"Humans are ambitious and rational and proud. And we don't fall in line with people who don't respect us and who we don't believe have our best interests at heart. We are willing to follow leaders, but
only to the extent that we believe they call on our best, not our worst."
"My father did not tell me how to live. He lived, and let me watch him do it."
Clarence Budington Kelland
"I think leadership comes from integrity - that you do whatever you ask others to do. I think there are non-obvious ways to lead. Just by providing a good example as a parent, a friend, a neighbor makes
it possible for other people to see better ways to do things. Leadership does not need to be a dramatic, fist in the air and trumpets blaring, activity."
"For every sale you miss because you're too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you're not enthusiastic enough."
"An entrepreneur must pitch a potential investor for what the company is worth as well as sell the dream on how much of a profit can be made."
"Simplicity and common sense should characterize planning and strategic direction."
"Kindness doesn't cost a dime but it's priceless."
Written in 2014 by Robert Moore --- Massachusetts
"Building a successful company (or living a happy life, for that matter) is not about embracing someone else's philosophy, but staying true to your own beliefs about the world and learning from the
mistakes you make along the way."
Ben Parr ---Submitted by George Wachirah --- Kenya
"The will to win is great, but to become great you must have the will to persevere in preparation."
Written in 2014 by Joseph Arazashvili --- Florida
There has never been a big league game won without much practice and mental preparation. So is in business, so is in life. If you want to win, you must be willing to prepare.
"In selling, the best commodity that you can sell is YOURSELF, while the most expensive thing is HONESTY, and the only accepted currency is TRUST."
Written in 2014 by Gigs Gasper --- California
"We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It's our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better."
Jeff Bezos - Amazon
"We have no patent on anything we do and anything we do can be copied by anyone else. But you can't copy the heart and the soul and the conscience of the company."
Howard Schultz - Starbucks
"Your day and your attention span are finite, so maintain focus on vital issues and let the peripheral ones fall by the wayside."
Jeff Davidson --- Submitted by Frank Ellis --- Illinois
"The man who swan five miles in clear water should never be compared to the man who swam two miles among sharks."
Written in 2014 by Betty V. Oliver --- Barbados
August 25, 2014
"The 3D formula: Dream, Dare, Do."
Written in 2014 by CV Varghese --- India
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