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Elon MuskThe problem is that at a lot of big companies, process becomes a substitute for thinking. You're encouraged to behave like a little gear in a complex machine. Frankly, it allows you to keep people who aren't that smart, who aren't that creative.

 - Elon Musk

Tags:   business  creativity  process  thinking  

Jeff BezosIf you can't feed a team with two pizzas, it's too large.

 - Jeff Bezos

Tags:   business  teams  

Warren BuffettI insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business. I do it because I like this kind of life.

 - Warren Buffett

Henry FordA business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.

 - Henry Ford

Tags:   business  profit  service  

Bill GatesI've heard some people describe the economy of the future as 'post-corporatist and post-capitalist'--one in which large corporations crumble and all innovation happens from the bottom up. What nonsense. People who say things like that never have a convincing explanation for who will make drugs or low-cost carbon-free energy. Catalytic philanthropy doesn't replace businesses. It helps more of their innovations benefit the poor.

 - Bill Gates

Tags:   business  economy  innovation  philanthropy  poverty  

Susan CainOpen-plan offices have been found to reduce productivity and impair memory. They're associated with high staff turnover. They make people sick, hostile, unmotivated, and insecure.

 - Susan Cain

Tags:   business  memory  office  productivity  work  

Dale CarnegieMost of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

 - Dale Carnegie

Tags:   accomplishment  business  persistence  

There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down. simply b spending his money somewhere else.

 - Sam Walton

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.

 - Herbert Hoover

Tags:   business  consumers  depression  economics  

Jeff BezosThere arc two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less. We will he the second.

 - Jeff Bezos

Tags:   amazon  business  prices  

Warren BuffettYou should invest in a business that even a fool can run, because someday a fool will.

 - Warren Buffett

Tags:   business  investing  investment  

You can't build a great company without great people. But how do you know them when you see them? Over the past few years, a number of companies in a wide range of industries -- from airlines to steel, computers to hotels -- have asked themselves what separates their winners from their losers, good hires from bad, and they all arrived at the same answer: what people know is less important than who they are. Hiring, they believe, is not about finding people with the right experience; it's about finding people with the right mind-set. These companies hire for attitude and train for skill.

 - Peter Carbonara

Tags:   attitude  business  experience  people  

Warren BuffettI like to sit and think and I like to spend a lot of time doing that. Sometimes it's pretty unproductive, but I find it enjoyable to think about business or investment problems. They're easy, it's the human problems that are the tough ones. Sometimes there aren't any good answers to human problems; there is almost always a good answer with money.

 - Warren Buffett

Tags:   business  investments  money  problems  thinking