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If you say something stupid and no one disagrees, then you know you’re the boss. ~ Phil Simborg

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Today’s pay slip has more deductions than a Sherlock Holmes novel.  ~ Raymond Cvikota

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We know there is a problem with communication but we are not going to discuss it in front of the entire staff. ~ Anonymous

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Money makes money and the money money makes makes money. ~ Benjamin Franklin

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The person who writes the bank’s commercials is not the person who makes the loans.

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A committee of three can accomplish much if two don’t show up.

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Everybody wants to build but nobody wants to maintain. ~ Vonnegut

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The hardest thing about business is minding your own.

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A man is known by the company he owns.

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We must beat the iron while it is hot, but we may polish it at leisure. ~ John Dryden

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An employer once said, “What if I train my people and they leave?” and I answered, “What if you don’t train them and they stay?” ~ Evan Kirshenbaum

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She sells sea shells by the sea shore.  Seems like a misguided business venture to me.

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If you have to keep thinking outside the box, maybe something is wrong with the box. ~ Malcolm Gladwell

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I see little difference between the government taking over the companies and the companies taking over the government. ~ slashdot

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Winning isn’t everything.  Wanting to is. ~ Catfish Hunter  

The Ten Commandments Of Street Smarts (Mark H. McCormack)

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1.  Never underestimate the importance of money.  It’s how business people keep score! 2.  Never overestimate the value of money.  Cash is important, but sometimes not as important as respect, thanks, integrity, or the thrill of a job well done. 3.  You can never have too many friends in business…  Given a choice always do […]

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Scientists have yet to explain how 300 people can be working at a Wal-Mart but only 4 registers will be open.  

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Mentioning Jesus in speeches is small government.   Doing what Jesus asks is big government. ~ Stephen Colbert  

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You and the CEO have something in common. You’ve both gone as far as you can in this company.  

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Don’t hold a $1,000 meeting to solve a $100 problem.  

There Are Four Ways You Can Spend $

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There are four ways in which you can spend money. You can spend your own money on yourself. When you do that, why then you really watch out what you’re doing, and you try to get the most for your money. Then you can spend your own money on somebody else. For example, I buy […]

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The idea of strictly minding our own business is moldy rubbish. Who could be so selfish? ~ Myrtie Barker  

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If your company is stupid enough to be run by a committee, be on that committee.~ Anonymous

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The strongest argument for free enterprise is that it prevents anybody from having too much power. Whether that person is a government official, a trade union official, or a business executive. If forces them to put up or shut up. They either have to deliver the goods, produce something that people are willing to pay […]

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People who do only what is required of them are, in a sense, slaves. Those who do more are free. ~ Anonymous  

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A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of others. ~ Norman G. Shiddle  

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Some men die in shrapnel Some go down in flames Most men perish inch by inch Playing little games. ~ from “Business Beyond the Box” by John O’Keeffe  

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Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. ~ Peter Drucker  

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85% of the worlds work is done by people who don’t feel very well. ~ Winston Churchill    ++  

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The quality of an organization can never exceed the quality of the minds that make it up. ~ Harold R. McAlindon

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Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen. ~ John Steinbeck  

The Meaning of Service

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At one time in my life, I thought I understood the meaning of the word “service.”  The act of doing things for other people.  Then I heard the terms Internal Revenue Service, Postal Service, Civil Service, Service Stations . . . .   And I became confused about the word “service.”  This is not what […]

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Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. ~ Mark Twain  

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We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles. ~ Jimmy Carter  

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In the Soviet Union, capitalism triumphed over communism. In this country, capitalism triumphed over democracy. ~ Fran Lebowitz  

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Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell. ~ Frank Borman  

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There is only one giant machine operated by pygmies, and that is bureaucracy. ~ Honore de Balzac  

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We are all worms, but I do believe I am a glow-worm. ~  Winston S. Churchill  

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In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy. ~ J. Paul Getty  

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There’s always somebody who is paid too much, and taxed too little–and it’s always somebody else. ~ Cullen Hightower  

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A true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success. ~ Cullen Hightower  

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If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would they call it Fed UP?   ++  

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Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. ~ Malcolm Forbes  

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An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous. ~ Henry Ford  

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If you get bitten by a zombie, then you become a zombie. Unless you’re a Walmart employee, in which case your job performance  improves slightly.  

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Crack, meth, heroine.  All these drugs should be manufactured by pharmaceutical companies.  That way, no one could afford them. ~ Anonoymous  

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Our company does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, or religion… unless the religions are bizarre and unpopular and can be considered cults (and so may be freely discriminated against), or you are a short, fat, bald, ugly guy (and can be picked on without restraint), or are a nerd, smoker, or […]

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There are people who possess not so much genius as a certain talent for perceiving the desires of the century, or even of the decade, before it has done so itself. ~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg  

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If people should ever start to do only what is necessary millions would die of hunger. ~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg  

Why did the chicken cross the road?

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Why did the chicken cross the road? Deregulation of the chicken’s side of the road was threatening its dominant market position. The chicken was faced with significant challenges to create and develop the competencies required for the newly competitive market. Andersen Consulting, in a partnering relationship with the client, helped the chicken by rethinking its […]