Thoughts from my Journal: Part 2

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.

Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation.

Change requires knowledge. Improvement requires wisdom.

Choose your own direction – rather than climb on the bandwagon.

Competition brings out the best in products and the worst in people.

Consumers are statistics. Customers are people.

Correction can help but encouragement can help far more.

Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.

Don’t be discouraged; it maybe the last key in the bunch that opens the door.

Don’t just anticipate your customer’s future needs. Create them.

Employees don’t resist change, they resist being changed.

First, there is the law. It must be obeyed. But the law is the minimum. You must act ethically.

If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just.

If your going through hell, keep going.

In character, in manner, in style, the supreme excellence is simplicity.

In life, change is inevitable. In business, change is vital.

In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.

It is the service that we are not obliged to give, that people value the most.

Machines should work, people should think.

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.

Patience is passion tamed.

Right actions for the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.

The essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.

The hardest thing about facts is facing them.

There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes.

There is no excellence uncoupled with difficulties.

This the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst; expect the best and take what comes.

To improve is to change, to be perfect is to change often.

We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.

When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.

You have to have your heart in the business and the business in you heart.

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