I am very glad that people can buy Armani - even if it's a
fake. I like the fact that I'm so popular around the world.
Armani # Brands,
got my kids brainwashed: You don't use Google, and you don't
use an iPod.
Ballmer # Fun,
- I think
it would be absolutely reckless and irresponsible for anyone
to try and break up Microsoft.
Ballmer # Brands,
means many things. Microsoft can be fairly credited with innovating
around the personal computer such that in a very short period
of time it has become a ubiquitous tool in business, schools
and many homes around the world.
Ballmer # Innovative,
- A brand
for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn
reputation by trying to do hard things well.
Bezos # Brands,
- The brand
is only as good as your products, so.. if people have a good
experience on Virgin Atlantic or if they have a good experience
on Virgin trains or.. if they have a Virgin mobile phone and
they can get straight through to our people and theyre
well looked after and then theyll try the next product
that we launch.
Branson # Brands,
- The most
simply analysis will tell you that Coke is only a fizzy drink
with a massive marketing budget,and that simplicity makes
the market vulnerable.
Branson # Products,
the Dont be evil policy leads to many discussions
about what exactly is evil. One thing we know is that people
can make better decisions with better information. Google
is a useful tool in peoples lives. There are extreme
cases, were told, when Google has saved peoples
Brin # Brands,
premium brand had better be delivering something special,
or it's not going to get the business.
Buffett # Business,
I started Oracle, what I wanted to do was to create an environment
where I would enjoy working. That was my primary goal. Sure,
I wanted to make a living. I certainly never expected to become
rich, certainly not this rich. I mean, rich does not even
describe this. This is surreal.
Ellison # Work,
- I think
it's pretty obvious to most people that Napster is not media
specific, but I could see a system like Napster evolving into
something that allows users to locate and retrieve different
types of data other than just MP3s or audio files.
Fanning # Brands,
is not for sale. Harrods is my pyramid.
Al-Fayed # Brands,
quality! It's creating brand recognition and going after market
Gates # Brands,
- I think
is the preeminent pioneer in building a new way of doing commerce:
personalized, database-driven commerce, where the big value
is not in the purchase fulfillment, but in knowing as much
about a customer base of ten or twenty million people as a
corner store used to know about a customer base of a few hundred.
Grove # Brands,
- We have
to still develop the Ikea group. We need many billions of
Swiss francs to take on China or Russia.
Kamprad # Improvement,
people do not drive flashy cars or stay at luxury hotels.
Kamprad # Brands,
is about selling clothes. I'm in a business where no one cares
about anything except how well your last collection sold.
Klein # Fashion,
an awareness of fashion in this country, and it's not limited
to gay people. If business were geared toward selling just
to gay people, we wouldn't have much of a business and neither
would anyone else, because that group is not big enough to
Klein # Fashion,
met people who didn't even know there was a Calvin Klein;
they thought it was just the name of a product.
Klein # Brands,
we wanted Nike to be the world's best sports and fitness company.
Once you say that, you have a focus. You don't end up making
wing tips or sponsoring the next Rolling Stones world tour.
Knight # World,
some companies fail to see is that from their customers' viewpoint,
their products, services, and brands are viewed as one entity.
Martin # Company,
business is based on enabling someone to do business with
another person, and to do that, they first have to develop
some measure of trust, either in the other person or the system.
Omidyar # Brands,
I started eBay, it was a hobby, an experiment to see if people
could use the Internet to be empowered through access to an
efficient market. I actually wasn't thinking about it in terms
of a social impact. It was really about helping people connect
around a sphere of interest so they could do business.
Omidyar # Internet,
- You can
say on one hand the market is crazy but it's not 1999. People
have had their medicine from overexuberance. I find it really
interesting that those two businesses, Yahoo!
which are just online advertising businesses, are valued at
more than the media behemoths in America.
Packer # America,
an explosion of products and competitors, the consumer, individual
or commercial, is overwhelmed by choices. Your distinction
had best stand out - equivocally.
Peters # Products,
- I want
Wipro to be among the top ten IT companies in the world.
Premji # Brands,
- The growth
of The Body Shop is testimony to the fact that you don't need
to waste money on costly advertising campaigns to be successful.
Instead, we've always relied on word of mouth and stories.
Roddick # Growth,
- We sell
cosmetics, but much more than that. Think of it as "skin,
care and attitude".
Roddick # Selling,
- I have
no interest in being the biggest, the most profitable or the
largest retailer. I just want The Body Shop to be the best,
most breathlessly exciting company - and one that changes
the way business is carried out.
Roddick # Business,
- I think
the environment has become more competitive. That has made
Indian industry more concerned with a) its customers, b) the
quality of its products, and c) its brand image in the marketplace.
Tata # India,
- We are
probably not doing enough to build the Tata brand globally,
but we are one of the most recognisable corporate names coming
out of India. Apart from size, market capitalisation and the
rest, we are seen as a poster boy for ethical business, trustworthy
and fair. That's a model western companies feel comfortable
Tata # Tata
- I never
planned on becoming a brand name. The success of the Trump
name worldwide has been a surprise.
Trump # Planning,
Wal-Mart store should reflect the values of its customers
and support the vision they hold for their community.
Walton # Brands,
people use your brand name as a verb, that is remarkable.
Whitman # Brands,
- The more
you charge, the more people respect you. If you do things
on the cheap, people tend to get down on you and find fault
with what you do.
Wilde # Products,
- Las Vegas
is sort of like how God would do it if he had money.
Wynn # Brands,
- It is
a pretty recognizable brand name. Originally it was "Jerry's
Guide to the World Wide Web" but we settled on "Yahoo".
Yang # Brand
- In June
1994, while it is still our hobby, we renamed it "yahoo"
to stand for "yet another hierarchical officious oracle".
Yang # Brands,
- On the
outside, Yahoo is a fun and irreverent place, but on the inside
we are extremely competitive.
Yang # Brands,
- I have
to say I was a bit shocked to see myself on the cover (TIME
magazine). It's really not my style since Yahoo! is something
built by a lot more people than just me..
Yang # Company,
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