If you can run one business well, you can run any business well.
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My philosophy is that if I have any money I invest it in new ventures and not have it sitting around.
So I’ve seen life as one long learning process. And if I see – you know, if I fly on somebody else’s airline and find the experience is not a pleasant one, which it wasn’t in – 21 years ago, then I’d think, well, you know, maybe I can create the kind of airline that I’d like to fly on.
I really believe that being in the moment is the key to happiness and success, and being constantly glued to your phone can have a big impact on your relationship.
I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasn’t really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going.
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Anything that is not right, whether it temporarily favors the employees or the employers, cannot last-because it is not right.
In the long run people are going to buy the cheapest and the best article no matter where it is made.
Set exorbitant standards, and give your people hell when they don’t live up to them. There is nothing so demoralizing as a boss who tolerates second rate work.
We’ve designed swimming pools that turn into ballrooms, and fitted security devices that fill a garage with gas if someone is stealing your car.
My definition of an executive’s job is brief and to the point. It is simply this: Getting things done through other people.
Advertising people who ignore research are as dangerous as generals who ignore decodes of enemy signals.
I never made any public statements, at least I tried never to make any public statements. I know I don’t do it well, I become very nervous, I forget what it is that I mean to say, I can’t really convey my logic and my thought to the journalists, so I decided this is not my thing, I really shouldn’t be doing it.
A merchant who approaches business with the idea of serving the public well has nothing to fear from the competition.
You can’t tell me you can make any system or country work with low wages and high prices, and high wages with high prices don’t mean anything when the prices eat up the wages and don’t leave anything over.