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If you're attacking your market from multiple
positions and your competition isn't, you
have all the advantage and it will show
up in your increased success and income.
Abraham - Marketing
Small groups of persons can, and do, make
the rest of us think what they please about
a given subject. But there are usually proponents
and opponents of every propaganda, both
of whom are equally eager to convince the
Bernays - Propaganda
I believe that competition in the future
will not be only an advertising competition
between individual products or between big
associations, but that it will in addition
be a competition of propaganda.
Bernays - Competition
New Yorkers are predatory about real estate.
When they sense softening, they move in
for the kill.
Cooper - Real
Estate - Competition
The object of this competition is not to
be mean to the losers but to find a winner.
The process makes you mean because you get
frustrated. Kids turn up unrehearsed, wearing
the wrong clothes, singing out of tune and
you can either say, "Good job"
and patronize them or tell them the truth,
and sometimes the truth is perceived as
Cowell - Mean
With savages, the weak in body or mind are
soon eliminated; and those that survive
commonly exhibit a vigorous state of health.
We civilized men, on the other hand, do
our utmost to check the process of elimination;
we build asylums for the imbecile, the maimed,
and the sick; we institute poor-laws; and
our medical men exert their utmost skill
to save the life of every one to the last
moment. There is reason to believe that
vaccination has preserved thousands, who
from a weak constitution would formerly
have succumbed to smallpox. Thus the weak
members of civilized societies propagate
their kind. No one who has attended to the
breeding of domestic animals will doubt
that this must be highly injurious to the
race of man. It is surprising how soon a
want of care, or care wrongly directed,
leads to the degeneration of a domestic
race; but excepting in the case of man himself,
hardly any one is so ignorant as to allow
his worst animals to breed.
Darwin - Competition
In the struggle for survival, the fittest
win out at the expense of their rivals because
they succeed in adapting themselves best
to their environment.
Darwin - Struggle
I have always loved the competitive forces
in this business. You know I certainly have
meetings where I spur people on by saying,
"Hey, we can do better than this. How
come we are not out ahead on that?"
Thats what keeps my job one of the most
interesting in the world.
Gates - Internet
Competition is always a fantastic thing,
and the computer industry is intensely competitive.
Whether it's Google or Apple or free software,
we've got some fantastic competitors and
it keeps us on our toes.
Gates - Technology
They might be a good friend, but they are
also a bitter commercial rival. Lets
not kid ourselves.. The American wheat industry
has done everything it possibly can to criticize
the Australian wheat industry in order to
take the Iraqi wheat market from us.
Howard - America
Our philosophy has been to be fiscally conservative,
so we can be operationally aggressive. We're
not using borrowed money to grow. So we'll
put up a store just to get there before
the competition. If it doesn't work, we'll
close it and lose a little equity. It won't
Huizenga - Growth
We're looking for something where we can
make something happen: an industry where
the competition is asleep, hasn't taken
advantage. It's going to be hard to find
another Blockbuster, but that doesn't mean
you can't have three good companies growing.
The point is, we're going to be busy.
Huizenga - Growth
If you're a competitive person, that stays
with you. You don't stop. You always look
over your shoulder.
Johnson - Competitive
Research your idea. See if there's a demand.
A lot of people have great ideas, but they
don't know if there's a need for it. You
also have to research your competition.
Johnson - Competitive
I just feel that my competitive drive is
far greater than anyone else that Ive
met, and I think that I thrive on that.
Jordan - Competitive
Many businesses with unpopular products
or inefficient production find it much easier
to curry the favor of a few influential
politicians or a government agency than
to compete in the open market.
Koch - Government
In the large buy out space, which is where
we (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts) focus our efforts,
there are relatively few firms with the
capital, experience, infrastructure and
networks to compete effectively with the
large complex companies that we seek to
Kravis - Companies
You must have complete determination. The
worst opponent you can come across is one
whose aim has become an obsession. For instance,
if a man has decided that he is going to
bite off your nose no matter what happens
to him in the process, the chances are he
will succeed in doing it. He may be severely
beaten up, too, but that will not stop him
from carrying out his objective. That is
the real fighter.
Lee - Fighting
A good martial artist does not become tense,
but ready. Not thinking, yet not dreaming.
Ready for whatever may come. When the opponent
expands, I contract; and when he contracts,
I expand. And when there is an opportunity,
"I" do not hit, "it"
hits all by itself.
Lee - Fighting
Bill Maher and I are on against each other,
and we're friends. He can do my show any
time he wants, and I've done Politically
Incorrect several times. There's no reason
to think competition has to be adversarial.
Leno - Competition
Banks and other providers of credit to households
have been competing vigorously to expand
or protect their market share. In the process,
lending standards have been progressively
eroded so that lenders are now engaging
in practices that would have been regarded
as out of the question five or ten years
Macfarlane - Banks
You've got to look for a gap, where competitors
in a market have grown lazy and lost contact
with the readers or the viewers.
Murdoch - Growth
As with all politically lead governments,
foreign investment is the slowest in the
media section. Politicians are somewhat
paranoid about the media but we still think
Murdoch - Change
I wasn't running toward the theater but
running away from the sporting goods store.
Of course now that I'm selling spaghetti
sauce (with Newman's Own), I begin to understand
the romance of business.. the allure of
being the biggest fish in the pond and the
juice you get from beating out your competitors.
Newman - Career
A computer once beat me at chess, but it
was no match for me at kick boxing.
Philips - Funny
If you know your strength it never becomes
a weakness. If the market knows your strength
then it becomes a weakness.
Singh - Strength
The pace at eBay was frantic and urgent.
We knew that if we didn't move fast, somebody
would come into the market and quash us.
Participant doesn't make a lot of sense
from a financial investment perspective,
so it's unlikely that other people will
be approaching the business in the same
way. So you see less urgency; you see a
thoroughness and willingness to spend extra
time to get things right. Which I think
is really important.
Skoll - Competition
Marx was right when he said capitalism would
destroy itself as capitalist would eat capitalist
until they became so big they could not
Smith - Capitalism
I think the environment has become more
competitive. That has made Indian industry
more concerned with a) its customers, b)
the quality of its products, and c) its
brand image in the marketplace.
Tata - India
The strong live and the weak die. There
is some bloodshed, and out of it emerges
a much leaner industry, which tends to survive.
Tata - Industry
Ive never believed protectionism of
that kind will lead us anywhere. I think
you can have certain specific rules for
engaging with India.. for example, not allowing
mineral resources to be taken out of the
country.. but there is not a shred of doubt
in my mind that when you open an economy
you should do it in totality. Foreign investment
adds a sense of competition; we should see
this as a wake-up call to modernise and
upgrade. Companies that do not will undoubtedly
Tata - India
Resources - Foreign
One of the weaknesses of Indian industry
is that in many areas.. like consumer goods..
it is very fragmented. Individually, the
companies might not be able to survive.
What is needed is a consortium of like companies
in one industry, presenting a strong front
to the multinationals. The Swiss watch industry
Tata - India
Why should we be in such desperate haste
to succeed and in such desperate enterprises?
If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different
drummer. Let him step to the music which
he hears, however measured or far away.
David Thoreau - Success
An organization's ability to learn, and
translate that learning into action
rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.
I can't deny that Jerry Springer supposedly
beating us didn't affect me. There was a
point where I felt like, Golly, you work
so hard, you try so hard and the people
say they want meaningful television and
then Jerry Springer ends up beating you.
It was disturbing.
Winfrey - Work
This is a business that thrives on competition
(Casino Resorts). For 24 hours a day, seven
days a week, the strip hosts the most violent
competition in business in America.
Wynn - Competition
We worry about staying competitive as well
as continue to come up with new things.
What I can say is that look for Yahoo! to
continue to push the envelope on what we
can offer for free, as well as a continued
focus to develop the Yahoo! set of services
around the world.
Yang - Competitive
On the outside, Yahoo is a fun and irreverent
place, but on the inside we are extremely
Yang - Competition
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