Business Book Quotes

In school we learn that mistakes are bad, and we are punished for making them. Yet, if you look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes. We learn to walk by falling down. If we never fell down, we would never walk.

Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.

The writer Umberto Eco belongs to that small class of scholars who are encyclopedic, insightful, and nondull. He is the owner of a large personal library (containing thirty thousand books), and separates visitors into two categories: those who react with Wow! Signore, professore dottore Eco, what a library you have ! How many of these books have you read? and the others – a very small minority – who get the point that a private library is not an ego-boosting appendage but a research tool. Read books are far less valuable than unread ones. The library should contain as much of what you don’t know as your financial means, mortgage rates and the currently tight real-estate market allows you to put there. You will accumulate more knowledge and more books as you grow older, and the growing number of unread books on the shelves will look at you menancingly. Indeed, the more you know, the larger the rows of unread books. Let us call this collection of unread books an antilibrary.

It has been more profitable for us to bind together in the wrong direction than to be alone in the right one. Those who have followed the assertive idiot rather than the introspective wise person have passed us some of their genes. This is apparent from a social pathology: psychopaths rally followers.

The most basic way to get someone’s attention is this: Break a pattern.

What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

Life moves on and so should we

Secret #1 : One minute Goal Setting “People who feel good about themselves produce good results

Take a minute: look at your goals, look at your performance, see if your behavior matches your goals.

When the tools of production are available to everyone, everyone becomes a producer.

as Joe Kraue, CEA of JotSpot … puts it, “Up until now, the focus has been on dozens of markets of millions, instead of millions of markets of dozens.

To sell well is to convince someone else to part with resources—not to deprive that person, but to leave him better off in the end.

Anytime you’re tempted to upsell someone else, stop what you’re doing and upserve instead.

The world clings to its old mental picture of the stock market because it’s comforting; because it’s so hard to draw a picture of what has replaced it; and because the few people able to draw it for you have no interest in doing so.

When something becomes obvious to you, he said, you immediately think surely someone else is doing this.

Advice is one thing that is freely given away, but watch that you only take what is worth having.

Our acts can be no wiser than our thoughts.

value is created when a person makes something useful and shares it with the world.