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Business is a noble vocation, directed to producing wealth and improving our world. It can be a fruitful source of prosperity for the areas in which it operates, especially if it sees the creation of jobs as an essential part of its service to the common good.

Laudato Si'
Buy what's deliverable, not what could be.

Bloomberg on Bloomberg (1997)
We get business that we wouldn't get if I were an inanimate object.

Financial Times (1997)
Someone once described the information business as exactly the opposite of sex. When it's good, it's still lousy.

New York Times (1993)
Without the right attitude, a business with everything going for it will fail.

Goldfinger (1998)
A business is only as good as the sum of its parts, which means you can't afford to have weak parts.

The Supermarketers (1987)
Businesses should play to win, but they should also play by the rules. It is in our own interests that our social norms put common interests above the interests of the individual.

Speech, World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland (2000)
Business is becoming more and more akin to intellectual sumo wrestling.

All Together Now (1994)
The contribution which the human mind makes to work and business is very much one of picking up information from tiny, seemingly insignificant trifles, and relating them to new ideas or concepts.

Managing to Survive (1993)
Business is often about killing your favourite children to allow others to succeed.

'Troubleshooter.' BBC TV series (1990)
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