Jeffrey Rovell & Associates, Inc.
Jeff's Favorite
Business Quotes

Jeff says: I love business quotes. Some of these are from people I've known personally; others are from articles and books I've read.

"Never acquire a business you do not know how to run."

Robert W. Johnson

"The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas."

Dr. Linus Pauling

"Before you build a better mousetrap, it helps to know if there are any mice out there."

Mortimer B. Zuckerman

"You must capture and keep the heart of the orginal and supremely able man before his brain can do its best."

Andrew Carnegie

"Modern corporations should be communities, not battlefields. At the their heart lie covenants between executives and employess that rest on shared committments to ideas, to issues, to values, to goals and to managment processes. Words such as love, warmth, and personal chemsitry are certainly pertinent."

Max De Pree

"If you want to be a big company tommorrow, start acting like one today."

Peter F. Drucker

"Test fast, fail fast, adjust fast."

Tom Peters

"Challenge the rules. Inspect your own rules. Fall out of love with your own rules and ideas. Think frivolously. Make jokes about the problem you are working on."

Roger Von Oech

"The first responsilbilty of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between the two, the leader must become a servant and a debtor... A friend of mine characterized leaders simply like this: 'Leaders don't inflict pain, they bear it.'"

Max De Pree

"Love what you're doing. Believe in your product. Select good people."

Debbie Fields

"Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final."

Robert Babson

"If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius."

Joseph Addison

"Success is a journey, not a destination."