15 Of The Worlds Greatest Business Minds Have Something To Share With You

By on November 11, 2011
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These 15 Incredible Business Men of our time have broken through the boundaries and have left an imprint in the business and corporate world. Who else bettter than the geniuses themselves to quote great advice from.

Read on for some unforgettable advice from the worlds greatest business minds of our time.

 

The Modern Day Gurus:

 

Richard Branson
Company: Virgin Group
“A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.”

 

 

 

William Henry “Bill” Gates III
Company: Microsoft
“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”

 

 

 

“You’re fired!”
“Now, if your boss is a sadist, then you have a big problem. In that case, fire your boss and get a new job.”

 

 

 

Steve Jobs
Company: Apple Inc. and The Walt Disney Company
“We’re gambling on our vision, and we would rather do that than make ‘me too’ products. Let some other companies do that. For us, it’s always the next dream.”

 

 

 

Ingvar Kamprad
Company: IKEA
“If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example. I have to do so for all the IKEA employees.”

 

 

 

Michael Dell

Company: DELL Computers“Twenty years and $40 billion. They seem like good round numbers.”

 

 

 

Warren Buffett

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”

 

 

 

 

Representing the New Zealand Gurus:

 

Stephen Tindall
Company: The Warehouse
“In my view it’s not the leader that is the most important part of the business. It’s the team. We’ve always had a strong team culture here.”

 

 

 

Sam Morgan
Company: TradeMe
“One of the things we have done well is to hire really good people. If you were in charge of a company of that size and taking all the stress, then you would be doing something really wrong.”

 

 

Mike Pero
Company: Mike Pero Mortgages
“Success is not a science, you don’t have to be a Rhodes Scholar – it’s based upon commitment and desires!”

 

 

 

 

Representing the Historical Gurus

Henry Ford (1863 – 1947)
Company: Ford Motor Company
“There is no man that cannot do more than he thinks he can.”

 

 

 

John D Rockefeller (1839 – 1937)
Company: Standard Oil
“Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.”

 

 

 

Meyer Amschel Rothschild (1744 – 1812)
Company: Rothschild Family
“Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.”

 

 

 

Walt Disney (1901 – 1966)
Company: The Walt Disney Company
“If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started by a mouse.”

 

 

 

Ray Kroc (1902 – 1984)
Company: McDonalds
“The two most important requirements for major success are: first, being in the right place at the right time, and second, doing something about it.”

 

 

 

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7 Comments

  1. christian

    November 11, 2011 at 9:36 am

    this blog is great. i come visit every day! can someone please contact me? i would love to be a part of it. Helping or doing something! thanks

  2. Edwin

    November 12, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Hey! May I also just say, Props for the site. It’s unique in a good way. Also I very much enjoy the articles. God bless you man!

  3. Boise Computing

    November 20, 2011 at 9:32 am

    We are starting a new business here within a year and so its great to see some advice from others who have succeeded. I especially like Warren Buffetts and Walt Disney’s advice. Also, great website by the way! Have bookmarked it.

    http://boisecomputing.com – Boise Computing LLC

  4. Toby Knight

    December 4, 2011 at 5:00 am

    This site and this list of quotes are awesome, but I don’t really see the relevance of the quote from Michael Dell. It doesn’t seem to be in context to this post.

    Apart from that, kudos to the collator of this list!!!

  5. Chastity Crookshank

    January 10, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Have you got a e-newsletter which you supply? Or maybe any kind of training as well as instruction?

  6. Patricia Goodman

    July 3, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    I always enjoy getting words of wisdom from those who have gone before us. It always gives me pause.

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