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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

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

 - Jeff Bezos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 - Warren Buffett

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

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