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Alignment of business strategy and risk appetite should minimize the firm's exposure to large and unexpected losses. In addition, the firm's risk management capabilities need to be commensurate with the risks it expects to take.
In the luxury business, you have to build on heritage.
So we have a commitment to the business and to its people.
Science is so incremental and so full of setbacks and small steps forward. In order to really thrive in this business, you have to be able to glean as much joy from the failure days and from the small increments as you do from the breakthroughs.
Alfred A. Montapert
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
I'm in a stage where I feel like I need to retrain my mind, because since the beginning of my career, I've been such a fighter and a little hustler and someone who just tried to stay afloat in this business.
If being the biggest company was a guarantee of success, we'd all be using IBM computers and driving GM cars.
If the head man in a company is not working 12 hours a day, doing things, taking risks, but also standing with his people in the trenches at the most difficult of times, then the company loses something.
Business is a team sport.
Information technology is at the core of how you do your business and how your business model itself evolves.
I admit my view of the world is colored by my legal and business experiences at Liberty.
Jerry Falwell, Jr.
The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.
I think quite a bit of organized religion has become big business. Jesus Christ never sold the word of God. He never gave a sermon and then said, 'For $8.99, you can buy the CD.'.
Most artists, you know, you spend their entire lives learning how to play music and write songs, and they don't really know how the music business works.
My father is a taxi driver, and my mother ran a small business. I hadn't even met a barrister before I got my first shot at the legal profession. But back then, I was lucky enough to be given a break - I can't help but wonder if I would be so lucky today.
Having George W. Bush giving a lecture on business ethics is like having a leper give you a facial, it just doesn't work!
It is indeed true that the stock market can forecast the business cycle.
No employer today is independent of those about him. He cannot succeed alone, no matter how great his ability or capital. Business today is more than ever a question of cooperation.
Orison Swett Marden
For my money, Tony Bennett is the best singer in the business. He excites me when I watch him. He moves me. He's the singer who gets across what the composer has in mind, and probably a little more.
We all have a choice. We can create transformational action that will safeguard the living conditions for future generations. Or we can continue with our business as usual and fail.
To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
A group or an artist shouldn't get his money until his boss gets his.
People are the core of every business. Businesses are based on relationships, and relationships are based on people. I would go to an average restaurant run by amazing people over an outstanding restaurant run by awful people.
The incestuous relationship between government and big business thrives in the dark.
As business leaders, we should not choose between profit or good; rather, we must choose to profit from good. And that requires connecting what we do with a purpose beyond profit - a reason to exist that meets our shared sense of 'doing good.'.
I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you're going to innovate.
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
When times are bad is when the real entrepreneurs emerge.
I wish I was a teenager in the 1970s.
Investing is a business where you can look very silly for a long period of time before you are proven right.
I don't have a specific style. My style is unorthodox; that is my style. So you can't really place me here, place me there, because my style is just to be anywhere, you know what I'm saying?
I come from a family of business people, but I had the idea I wanted to become an artist.
Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business.
Purpose has always been part of Unilever's DNA. Our founder, William Lever, built a business around the sale of Lifebuoy soap that was not only profitable and sustainable but also helped transform the health of the poor in Victorian Britain.
All you have in business is your reputation - so it's very important that you keep your word.
Everyone wants to beat Manchester United, but that's something that we are used to coping with.
Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.
The golden rule for every business man is this: 'Put yourself in your customer's place.'.
Orison Swett Marden
If you're doing business, not that simple to only buy. You have to create something. You have to create something that never exist for the future.
Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body - the producers and consumers themselves.
A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.
People are definitely a company's greatest asset. It doesn't make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps.
Mary Kay Ash
Markets change, tastes change, so the companies and the individuals who choose to compete in those markets must change.
If the gay community thinks you're doing a good job, you're in. I don't think anything gets done in this business without the gay community - at least not anything good.
Businesses are made by people. We've proven time and time again that you can have wonderful shop, and put a bloke in there who's no good, and he'll stuff it up. Put a good bloke in, and it just turns around like that.
The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.
I am a very hands-on person, and I like to be involved in driving my business.
Reason and calm judgment, the qualities specially belonging to a leader.
I came into this music business at 26 years old. I was a fully developed man at that point. At that age, I didn't have anything to prove.
The whole business is built on ego, vanity, self-satisfaction, and it's total crap to pretend it's not.
Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is. Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world. Love what you do or don't do it.
No one has a greater asset for his business than a man's pride in his work.
I am just absolutely convinced that the best formula for giving us peace and preserving the American way of life is freedom, limited government, and minding our own business overseas.
The common question that gets asked in business is, 'why?' That's a good question, but an equally valid question is, 'why not?'.
My family had a business where they worked with gravestones, and I remember growing up and playing in cemeteries like it was a normal playground.
You take care of business on the field; everything will take care of itself off the field.
You learn in this business.. If you want a friend, get a dog.
If you can build a business up big enough, it's respectable.
Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.
Years ago I wanted to buy an apartment in New York City. I was a single female - I had gone through my divorce - I had three children, I was in show business and black. It was, like, impossible.
I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God's business.
Michael J. Fox
The fundamentals of your business are like free throws: emphasize and practice them to perfection.
An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.
A manager doesn't hear the cheers.
The success combination in business is: Do what you do better... and: do more of what you do.
David Joseph Schwartz
I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection. People would say to me, 'Don't you want to have a normal job and a normal family?' I guess that would be good advice for some people, but I wanted to act.
I do not think I'm a great talent. I think I'm a medium talent, but I think I understand the business and enjoy the business.
Being general manager is like being the de facto owner. It's like wearing the crown of 'Restaurant Man' without being 'Restaurant Man.' You're trying to run the business, but you're running the ranch without riding the big horse.
If I had a sense of humor, I'd be laughing right now.
Banking is a very treacherous business because you don't realize it is risky until it is too late. It is like calm waters that deliver huge storms.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
I think if I pick the right thing to spend my time doing, then time moves differently, because I really can get fully immersed in things and feel very alive and challenged, but in a good way. I feel a sense of progress.
A business like an automobile, has to be driven, in order to get results.
B. C. Forbes
In this business you either sink or swim or you don't.
We all get into business, and we take a risk in terms of putting capital.
I buy when other people are selling.
J. Paul Getty
Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time. Sometimes it will be ahead, other times it will be behind. But brand is simply a collective impression some have about a product.
I'm in no hurry to get anywhere. I don't have any plans. I don't have a map. If you did in this business, you'd destroy yourself.
Don't compare me to Babe Ruth. God gave me the opportunity and the ability to be here at the right time, at the right moment, just like he gave Babe Ruth when he was playing. I just hope I can keep doing what I've been doing - keep taking care of business.
If Satan wasn't around, churches would go out of business.
I view real estate as the most intriguing opportunity that I've seen in my business lifetime.
People who keep dogs are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves.
You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place or worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed - that has nothing to do with the business of the State.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Justice means minding one's own business and not meddling with other men's concerns.
When sustainability is viewed as being a matter of survival for your business, I believe you can create massive change.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
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