From the start I had my own ideas about how the business should run. I wanted it to benefit everybody who contributed to its success-stockholders, labor and the American public.
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Be ready to revise any system, scrap any method, abandon any theory, if the success of the job requires it.
I do not believe that material accumulation is the whole of success, and on the other hand I do not believe that true success ever excludes a sufficient possession of wealth-but wealth as a means, not as an end.
You’ve got to teach youngsters the difference between right and wrong, but you shouldn’t try to poke it down their throats. Let them ask the questions and then give them the answers.
In teaching the children at Greenfield Village, we are trying to get back some of the solid McGuffey qualities.
I believe that any stock that is sold should have real value as automobile or bushel of potatoes, and stock market should be run as a vegetable market.
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I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress.
Can advertising foist an inferior product on the consumer? Bitter experience has taught me that it cannot. On those rare occasions when I have advertised products which consumer tests have found inferior to other products in the same field, the results have been disastrous.
The relationship between a manufacturer and his advertising agency is almost as intimate as the relationship between a patient and his doctor. Make sure that you can life happily with your prospective client before you accept his account.
In New York and Los Angeles, you can throw your car keys to the valet and he parks it. Same in Hong Kong and Singapore, the service is off the scale. In London it’s sub-standard to abysmal.
London has got better as it’s become more international – you only have to look at the quality of the restaurants to see how improved it’s become.
There is a time and place for all things to be successful. There is fate and destiny and opportunity, and you need all three things in line at the same time.
Our modern industrialism, changed to motives of public service, will provide means to remove every injustice that gives soil for prejudice.
I may be kindly, I am ordinarily gentle, but in my line of business I am obliged to will terribly what I will at all.
[On his first job in the mailroom of William Morris a casting agency] It was the first time in the my life that I thought ‘I can do that.’
I think everybody thought I was crazy that I quit my job and started a management company in which I was managing one client – Laura Nyro.
When people are ‘stung’ in false investment schemes there are three causes; greed of something for nothing; sheer inability to know their mind; or infantile trustfulness.