Archive for July, 2008

Bill Cosby

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”
Bill Cosby

Leona Helmsley

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

“If you lie to me, you’re through. I won’t do business with you.”
Leona Helmsley in a 1985 interview with Mike Wallace

Liz Claiborne

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

“The concept was to dress the American working woman because I, as a working woman with a child didn’t want to spend hours shopping. Things should be easy. You don’t have to dress in that little navy blue suit with a tie. I wanted to dress her in sportier clothes and colors.”
Liz Claiborne in an interview with Women’s Wear Daily
On where her business idea came from

James Dyson

Monday, July 28th, 2008

“I looked at this issue of the motor, and thought, “why do I have to choose, as a consumer, between a canister cleaner and an upright cleaner?” As a designer, why couldn’t I combine the two into one?”
James Dyson in an interview with Core77

Warren Buffett

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

“If you understand an idea, you can express it so others can understand it.”
Warren Buffett

Mary Wells Lawrence

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

“I sobbed real tears and I ripped off my gold watch and threw it at (colleagues) because there was no more time. I’d say, `You let me down, how could you let me down, I cannot bear this, my God, I don’t know what to do!’ I was magnificent.”
Mary Wells Lawrence, Founder of Wells Rich Greene

T.A. (Thornton) Wilson

Friday, July 25th, 2008

“I was a demanding and tough manager. I was no joy to behold. You have to kick people around and remove people. You don’t hesitate. You do it.”
T.A. (Thornton) Wilson, Boeing