Archive for November, 2008

Warren Buffett

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

“I could eliminate inflation or reduce it very easily if you had a constitutional amendment that said that no congressman or senator was eligible for reelection in a year in which the CPI increased more than over 3 percent.”
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Warren Buffett

John Maxwell

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

“Most people overvalue talking and undervalue listening, even those in people-related jobs such as sales. But the truth is effective communication is not persuasion. It’s listening… listen twice as much as you speak.”
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John Maxwell
In
Becoming A Person Of Influence

Pat Croce

Friday, November 28th, 2008

“Good listening skills educate, motivate, help innovate, build business, nurture trust, and create a sense of inclusion. Bad listening skills, on the other hand, can lead to a world of pain.”
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Pat Croce
in
Lead Or Get Off The Pot!

Bill Penzey

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

“Catalog customers are folks with more money than time or people who live in Montana with no place to buy spices. But virtually everyone shops in stores, and they always pick up a few things they didn’t intend to buy.”
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Bill Penzey, Founder of Penzeys Spices
In an interview with Fortune Small Business

Simon Cooper

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

“But when it comes to change, if it is not obvious to everyone that change is required and there are no negative numbers to prompt the change - no burning bridge - then you absolutely need everyone to buy in or the change will not be successful.”
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Simon Cooper, Ritz-Carlton

Bernard Baruch

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

“Most of the successful people I’ve known are the one who do more listening than talking.”
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Bernard Baruch, Financier

Guy Kawasaki

Monday, November 24th, 2008

“Positioning is about what you do for your customers - not about what you want to become.”
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Guy Kawasaki, Apple