We, we – as I say, we go in and shake up other industries and I think, you know, we do it differently and I think that industries are not quite the same as a result of Virgin attacking the market.
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Ridiculous yachts and private planes and big limousines won’t make people enjoy life more, and it sends out terrible messages to the people who work for them. It would be so much better if that money was spent in Africa – and it’s about getting a balance.
It is only by being bold that you get anywhere. If you are a risk-taker, then the art is to protect the downside.
They encouraged me to always look for the good in people instead of assuming the worst and trying to find fault.
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I have a theory that the best advertisements come from personal experience. Some of the good ones I have done have really come out of the real experience of my life, and somehow this has come over as true and valid and persuasive.
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.
The union organizers are asking us to sit still while it sells our men the jobs that have always been free.
If you need a machine and don’t buy it, then you will ultimately find that you have paid for it and don’t have it.
Our friendship was based on my payouts. That wasn’t a friendship when – as, for example, it’s me, my friends, we are friends for many years, and it doesn’t matter for me what the position is, where they work; we simply are friends. And with Mr. Berezovsky, our friendship was based on my payoffs.
I really don’t retain information – by the time I arrive wherever I’m going, I already forget what it is that I wanted to say.
If you go through some big corporate change, it’s just not going to be the same. If we sold to Yahoo, they would have done something different; if you want to continue your vision of the company, then don’t sell because there’s inevitably going to be some change.
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.
Your business, and your brand, must first let people know what you care about, and that you care about them.
A manufacturer is not through with his customer when a sale is completed. He has then only started with his customer. In the case of an automobile the sale of the machine is only something in the nature of an introduction. If the machine does not give service, then it is better for the manufacturer if he never had the introduction, for he will have the worst of all advertisements-a dissatisfied customer.