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No one is ever in doubt when a business is in overdrive... the whole business begins to hum. Problems cease to be problems and are viewed as opportunities.

All Tbgether Now (1994)
The growth of a large business is merely a survival of the fittest.
I can tell more about how someone is likely to react in a business situation from one round of golf than I can from a hundred hours of meetings.

What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School (1984)
Business demands innovation. There is a constant need to feel around the edges, but business schools, out of necessity, are condemned to teach the past.

What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School (1984)
In our business, the windows of opportunity open and close with dazzling rapidity... I constantly have to remind people to seize the moment.

McCormack on Managing (1985)
A great business has to have a conscience. You have to know who you are and who you are not.
When you're building a business or joining a company, you have to be transparent; you can't have two sets of information for two sets of people.
I used to always say, 'I never went to business school and I never read a business book.' But now I think maybe I should have read a few.

Oprah Winfrey Speaks (Janet Lowe, 1998)
I don't invest in anything I don't understand�it makes more sense to buy TV stations than oil wells.

Oprah Winfrey Speaks (Janet Lowe; 1998)
There are two ways to extend a business. Take inventory of what you're good at and extend out from your skills. Or determine what your customers need and work backward, even if it requires learning new skills. Kindle is an example of working backward.
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."