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.
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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.
In Moscow I feel most comfortable. I’m used to four different seasons; it’s difficult for people in London to understand. People brought up in Russia like my kids want to play in the snow.
I’m realising my dream of owning a top football club. Some will doubt my motives, others will think I’m crazy.
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.
My feeling would be that you lose something of the beauty of the Premiership by joining something not defined at the moment.
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Machines were devised not to do a man out of a job, but to take the heavy labor from man’s back and place it on the broad back of the machine.
[on Steve jobs] Our relationship was based almost always on him calling up and asking, ‘Is this a good deal?’ I’m not in his business, and I wasn’t trying to be. I was just a guy who admired him a lot and was flattered he wanted my advice.
I have had the top people in the world into One Hyde Park, and they have seen everything and they say there is nothing quite like this.
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.
No matter what his position or experience in life, there is in everyone more latent than developed ability; far more unused than used power.
Selling is our No. 1 job. Never get away from selling a lot of merchandise personally. The more you sell the more you learn.
A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.
A world where men ran half our homes and women ran half our institutions would be just a much better world.
Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.
Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it. Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine.