45 Motivational Alan Sugar Quotes

45 Motivational Alan Sugar Quotes

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Alan Sugar is a business magnate, media personality and political advisor from the UK. Sugar has joined the list of billionaires in 2015 with £1.4 billion.

Here is a list of Alan Sugar quotes:

45 Motivational Alan Sugar Quotes:

1. “Not everybody needs to go to university; they can get out and start working straight away.” – Alan Sugar

2. “Money is all right but once you have it you learn it’s not the be all and end all.” – Alan Sugar

3. “The entrepreneurial instinct is in you. You can’t learn it, you can’t buy it, you can’t put it in a bottle. It’s just there and it comes out.” – Alan Sugar

4. “Why work when you can fill out a few forms and get paid for doing nothing?” – Alan Sugar

5. “Put your loved ones, not your profit margin, centre stage.” – Alan Sugar

6. “It’s never a good thing to be seen to be rushing to conclude a deal.” – Alan Sugar

7. “Don’t worry if you make mistakes because that’s how most people learn.” – Alan Sugar

8. “In America, everybody thinks they’re an entrepreneur. That’s the problem. It’s not a title that anybody should call oneself.” – Alan Sugar

9. “I’ve spent my business career giving good value for money, and I hope never to deviate from that ethos.” – Alan Sugar

10th Alan Sugar Quote – “Self-belief is a critical skill for business success.” – Alan Sugar

11. “Once you decide to work for yourself, you never go back to work for somebody else.” – Alan Sugar

12. “I started my business in a so-called ‘recession.’… I didn’t know what a ‘recession’ was and I didn’t care less.” – Alan Sugar

13.“I’m a great believer in solid foundations that will last – and that will serve your family, your community and, by implication, your country and future generations.” – Alan Sugar

14. “Being employed in the old-fashioned way isn’t that available any more. People have got to start thinking about doing things for themselves.” – Alan Sugar

15. “What you need is sheer determination. Passion and great personal belief. And a slice of good luck.” – Alan Sugar

16. “I like to be a very fair person.” – Alan Sugar

17. “Let your opponent win something… I realised that it’s no good boxing people into a corner; if you really want to succeed, you need to let them win a little and leave them with a nice way out.” – Alan Sugar

18. “If you decide to work with a partner, make sure that you know their abilities. Also, do a bit of due diligence to see if all that glitters really is gold.” – Alan Sugar

19. “You’ve either got entrepreneurial spirit or you haven’t. It resides within you and it’s sparked off by ideas that come about through the various situations you find yourself in.” – Alan Sugar

20th Alan Sugar Quote – “It’s a simple rule of business: no income means you have to cut and run.” – Alan Sugar

21. “I’ve been in business since I was a 12-year-old schoolkid, really. If there was an opportunity and a demand, I’d be there.” – Alan Sugar

22. “Don’t start telling me that you’re just like me, because no one’s like me; I’m unique.” – Alan Sugar


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23. “My parents did their best, but not being able to have what I wanted made me determined to do something for myself – to be self-sufficient.” – Alan Sugar

24. “The commodity may be different, the environment may be different, but the presentation and selling skills are exactly the same – and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.” – Alan Sugar

25. “I’m a firm believer that, if you’ve got what it take’s you’ll have a feeling in your gut, a hunger in your belly – and you’ll know you want to be your own boss.” – Alan Sugar

26. “Having a vision is about using your imagination, it is about stretching your brain to think differently. It’s about training yourself to focus on where it is you want to go, what it is you want to achieve.” – Alan Sugar

27. “I would never be able to stay the course working for someone else.” – Alan Sugar

28. “I have the greatest respect for women in business. Some of the best people I’ve ever employed have been women.” – Alan Sugar

29. “You cannot make someone into an entrepreneur, just like you can’t make someone a pop singer or an artist. It has to be in-built in you; it’s a kind of a nose for things, a smell for things, and then an instinct to do it and a focus.” – Alan Sugar

30. “I’m a commercial person, not an academic.” – Alan Sugar

31. “The type of person I am – I need to know everything that’s going on in my company…” – Alan Sugar

32. “I have a passion and commitment to try and help small businesses and enterprise to see if we can get things moving again.” – Alan Sugar

33. “You are the only one who knows what to do with your business.” – Alan Sugar

34. “You mustn’t rely upon anyone else. It’s going to be you who defines the way forward.” – Alan Sugar

35. “I’m sick and tired of all this pussyfooting around and I’m going to do what I damn well want to do.” – Alan Sugar

36. “Youngsters have got to stop thinking about becoming the next Zuckerberg. It’s a trillion-to-one chance. What they need is mater and pater to say, ‘Get a job, son.'” – Alan Sugar

37. “You never know when something stored in your mind can come into play as far as business is concerned.” – Alan Sugar

38. “I have principles and I am not going to be forced to compromise them.” – Alan Sugar

39. “Do not rely upon any government to assist you in running your business.” – Alan Sugar

40. “I am personally sick and tired of listening to so-called entrepreneurs complaining about how the banks and the government are not helping them in their businesses.” – Alan Sugar

41. “You have to pay, and you can only pay if you sell…” – Alan Sugar

42. “It’s very easy for people to blame the top man when things are no good but what you have to look deeper at is what these problems are.” – Alan Sugar

43. “You can’t learn to be an entrepreneur by reading a book. You can only find out by giving it a try.” – Alan Sugar

44. “Entrepreneurial spirit does lie buried in the subconscious of many people, and it takes day-to-day opportunities and experience in business for it to actually flourish.” – Alan Sugar

45. “There is no shame in looking at your competitors or reading up on what new trends and ideas are around. By all means spend valuable time at exhibitions.” – Alan Sugar

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