Archive for August, 2008

Warren Buffett

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

“I feel the same way about managing that I do about investing. It’s just not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results.”
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Warren Buffett

Bobby Rahal

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

“Yeah, it’d be great to say you have a store in Florida, and then you have an excuse to go to Florida, but the management of that is tough.”
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Bobby Rahal, Indy-Driver And Entrepreneur
In an interview with Fortune Small Business

Tim Leatherman

Friday, August 29th, 2008

“I learned that I’m not a very good inventor. I don’t have much foresight. You know Marconi, who built some of the first radios? I’ve heard that before he picked up a pencil, he had the entire model envisioned in his mind. I’m not that way. It took a few months just to visualize each part of the knife.”
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Tim Leatherman, Founder Of Leatherman Tool Group
In an interview with Fortune Small Business

Liz Claiborne

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

“I tried to bring good taste to a mass level.”
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Liz Claiborne in a 1989 interview in Women’s Wear Daily

Bill Penzey

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

“I didn’t go to business school - the last thing I needed was some professor telling me how to run a company.”
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Bill Penzey, Founder of Penzeys Spices
In an interview with Fortune Small Business

Peter Thum

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

“My life changed entirely. I had no time for friends, and most stopped calling. I had no income for the next couple of years and lived off my savings.”
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Peter Thum, Founder Of Ethos
In an interview with Fortune Small Business

James Dyson

Monday, August 25th, 2008

“I look for things that don’t work properly, things that could be done better, things that are cumbersome or disappointing in performance. Something fails, something is very difficult to use - that’s the starting point.”
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James Dyson in an interview with Fortune