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Luxury goods are the only area in which
it is possible to make luxury margins.
Arnault - Luxury
Mass production is only profitable if its
rhythm can be maintained.. that is, if it
can continue to sell its product in steady
or increasing quantity. The result is that
while, under the handicraft or small-unit
system of production that was typical a
century ago, demand created the supply,
today supply must actively seek to create
its corresponding demand.
Bernays - Manufacturing
When forced to choose, I will not trade
even a nights sleep for the chance
of extra profits.
Buffett - Risk
Our future rates of gain will fall far short
of those achieved in the past. Berkshire's
capital base is now simply too large to
allow us to earn truly outsized returns.
If you believe otherwise, you should consider
a career in sales but avoid one in mathematics.
Buffett - Stock
Market - Investing
We lose money on signing up the customers
where there's some marketing costs associated
with giving them a free month. It doesn't
much matter whether you make a little bit
or lose a little bit.. as you well know,
because you lose a ton on every copy of
The Washington Post (newspaper).
Case - Money
A visionary company doesn't simply balance
between idealism and profitability: it seeks
to be highly idealistic and highly profitable.
A visionary company doesn't simply balance
between preserving a tightly held core ideology
and stimulating vigorous change and movement;
it does both to an extreme.
Collins - Companies
If the firms that employ an increasing majority
of the population are driven solely to satisfy
the owner's greed at the expense of working
conditions, of the stability of the community,
and of the health of the environment, chances
are that the quality of our lives will be
worse than it is now.
Csikszentmihalyi - Environment
Many business leaders today view their jobs as entailing responsibility for
the welfare of the wider community. These individuals do not define themselves
as profit-making machines whose only reason for existing is to satisfy escalating
expectation for immediate gain.
Csikszentmihalyi - Business
The most important single central fact about
a free market is that no exchange takes
place unless both parties benefit.
Friedman - Freedom
If something is expensive to develop, and
somebody's not going to get paid, it won't
get developed. So you decide: Do you want
software to be written, or not?
Gates - Invention
The message from Wal-Mart today to the rest
of the business community is there need
not be any conflict between the environment
and the economy. We will find the way not
only to reconcile (those), but to find new
profits and new opportunities as we do the
Gore - Environmental
There are many who still do not believe that global warming is a problem
at all. And it's no wonder: because they are the targets of a massive and well-organized
campaign of disinformation lavishly funded by polluters who are determined to
prevent any action to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming
out of a fear that their profits might be affected if they had to stop dumping
so much pollution into the atmosphere.
Gore - Environmental
- Fear -
I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest
dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal
with should gain as well.
In business, youre trying to make a buck. God was good to me and blessed
me. I made some money and started this foundation years ago, and it has grown
in size. With the foundation its a lot different, because the bottom line
isnt how you can make more money or get a better return, its helping
the projects that you feel strongly about move forward.
Iacocca - Business
- God - Profits
Never be frightened to take a profit. Better in your pocket then theirs.
Levy - Fear
When stocks are attractive, you buy them. Sure, they can go lower. I've bought
stocks at $12 that went to $2, but then they later went to $30. You just don't
know when you can find the bottom.
Lynch - Stocks
markets, the combination of low interest rates, strong economic growth and low
inflation has proved very beneficial, with global share markets rising solidly
in each of the past three years. This has been underpinned by strong growth in
profits so that, notwithstanding the rise in share prices, P/E ratios have been
declining on average.
Macfarlane - Growth
Market - Profits
I do not believe maximizing profits for the investors is the only acceptable
justification for all corporate actions. The investors are not the only people
who matter. Corporations can exist for purposes other than simply maximizing profits.
Mackey - Profits
I think one of the most misunderstood things about business in America is that
people are either doing things for altruistic reasons or they are greedy and selfish,
just after profit. That type of dichotomy portrays a false image of business.
It certainly is a false image of Whole Foods. The whole idea is to do both: The
animals have to flourish, but in such a way that it'll be cheap enough for the
customers to buy it.
Mackey - Customers
Ethics - American
One of the most ironic things about capitalism
is that the capitalist will sell you the
rope to hang himself with. Actually they
will give you the money to make a movie
that makes them look bad, if they believe
they can make money off it.
Moore - Capitalism
The self-anointed media elite among us believe,
somewhat self-servingly, that not only the
act, or process of making a profit is positively
sinister, but also that the very desire
to do so is.
Murdoch - Media
The profit motive is not only fundamental
to our ability to reward shareholders and
pay employees; it's fundamental to excellent
journalism. Far from corrupting the craft,
profits enhance it. Expansion drives diversity
and diversity protects and strengthens our
Murdoch - Growth
The industry is littered with self-styled
purists who believe the business of media..
the requirement to make a profit.. somehow
corrupts the craft.
Murdoch - Business
I have been privileged to grow up retaining
the love of good journalism, the craft,
while learning its business: the dollars
and cents. I
have learnt that they are not mutually exclusive
but integrally self-reliant. Each dependent
on the other.
Murdoch - Journalism
The use of solar energy has not been opened
up because the oil industry does not own
Nader - Environmental
Our goal is long-term growth in revenue
and absolute profit.. so we invest aggressively
in future innovation while tightly managing
our short-term costs.
Page - Goal
Term Investing - Profits
War is never economically beneficial except
for those in position to profit from war
Paul - Economy
Industrial Complex - War
We are talking about an awesome power. It
is the power to weave illusions that appear
real as long as they last. That is the very
core of the Fed's power.
Of course not everyone is instinctively
against this illusion-weaving power, and
many even welcome it. Tragically, the innocent
who understand little about the complexity
of the monetary system suffer the most,
while those who are in the know reap great
profit whether the market is going up or
Paul - Federal
Reserve - Economy
Policy - Profits
Of all the things that can have an effect
on your future, I believe personal growth
is the greatest. We can talk about sales
growth, profit growth, asset growth, but
all of this probably will not happen without
Rohn - Self
Help - Growth
The future may be made up of many factors
but where it truly lies is in the hearts
and minds of men. Your dedication should
not be confined for your own gain, but unleashes
your passion for our beloved country as
well as for the integrity and humanity of
Ka Shing - Motivational
I dont care about awards and public
image. We know the business of entertainment.
We worship our work, we worship our clients
and we worship profitability.
Singh - Work
is my elder brother. He is the wiser one who leads Percept, he shows us the path.
My job is to run it, create the relationships, and run the business as profitably
as I can. Harry acquires, merges, expands he is responsible for Percepts
Singh - Growth
(Productions) is the only production company in town that has a double bottom
line: social good plus financial returns. It's too early to tell how our returns
are going to look - though all signs are promising - but social good is what we're
Skoll - Media
Ethics - Social
This morning, prompted by increasing concerns about terrorism, oil prices reached
a record high as the cost of a barrel of crude is a whopping $44.34. Wow, it seems
shocking that a product of finite supply gets more expensive the more we use it.
Now the terror alert means higher oil prices, which oddly enough means higher
profits for oil companies giving them more money to give to politicians whose
policies may favor the oil companies such as raising the terror alert level. As
Simba once told us: "It's the circle of life."
Stewart - Politicians
The fact of the matter is that today, stuff-selling mega-corporations have
a huge influence on our daily lives. And because of the competitive nature of
our global economy, these corporations are generally only concerned with one thing..
the bottom line. That is, maximizing profit, regardless of the social or environmental
Suzuki - Companies
Ethics - Social
If you buy all the stocks selling at or below two times earnings, you will lose
money on half of them because instead of making profits they will actually lose
money, but you will only lose a dollar or so a share at most. Then others will
be mediocre performers. But the remaining big winners will go up and produce fabulous
results and also ensure a good overall result.
The essence of a successful business is really quite simple. It is your
ability to offer a product or service that people will pay for at a price sufficiently
above your costs, ideally three or four or five times your cost, thereby giving
you a profit that enables you to buy and to offer more products and services.
Tracy - Success
When all is said and done, what must be
remembered is a newspaper is a business.
It used to be a fabulous business that made
extraordinary margins. It's now a very good
business with appropriate margins.
Zell - Companies
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