- The art
of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary
to hit an opponent slightly below the belt.
Adenauer # Art,
are so many things to take into account - your ambition, your
ego, the press, the consumers. You can never be sure that
you`ll be on top of the pile again.
Armani # Ambition,
going to compete. We're going to be in the online business.
We are going to have a core around online. We're going to
Ballmer # Competition,
- I'm competitive
with myself. I always try to push past my own borders.
Banks # Competition,
now need to promote themselves, think like businesswomen and
diversify their careers by doing other things. Chances are
very slim that a mere model will become a household name today.
Banks # Competition,
- I am
no stranger to healthy competition- working hard and playing
Branson # Life,
- I found
myself in a weird world in which I had to fight off a growing
number of attacks that arrived from every side without warning.
Branson # Weird,
- The Greens
will continue to champion a fairer society rather than simply
the economy and to champion the parliament rather than simply
the stock exchange.
Brown # Politics,
- The key
to investing is not assessing how much an industry is going
to affect society, or how much it will grow, but rather determining
the competitive advantage of any given company and, above
all, the durability of that advantage.
Buffett # Growth,
- We went
from one million to 20 million subscribers in the past five
years. That's great, but a billion people watch CNN.
Case # Achievement,
- If you
are small and face overwhelming opposition, you must find
a way to spend half the effort to obtain twice the result.
Chu # Challenging,
- If you
are small and wish to take on the big, the first step you
need to plan before you wage your challenge is your path of
Chu # Planning,
as much as you can about your proposed business. Ask questions.
Join industry associations. Study successful competitors carefully.
Clitheroe # Learning,
- The players
play on the team; they do not play as a team.
Drucker # Teamwork,
- If you're
soft and fuzzy, like our little characters, you become the
skinny kid on the beach, and people in this business don't
mind kicking sand in your face.
Eisner # Competition,
- The most
meaningful way to differentiate your company from your competition,
the best way to put distance between you and the crowd, is
to do an outstanding job with information.
Gates # Company,
- The Prime
Minister seems now to be basing his re-election campaign on
this plot line. He is saying to the Australian people, look
out, the baddies behind you - hiss, boo and whatever you do,
don't vote Labor. This political parody of pantomime is looking
and sounding desperate.
Gillard # Elections,
- As our
economy faces up to potential labour shortages due to our
ageing population and as it moves to a new level of sophistication
to compete with the rest of the world, we're going to need
every Australian on board pulling their weight, rejoining
the workforce, gaining new skills.
Gillard # Politics,
- If the
world operates as one big market, every employee will compete
with every person anywhere in the world who is capable of
doing the same job. There are lots of them and many of them
Grove # World,
- If you're
a competitive person, that stays with you. You don't stop.
You always look over your shoulder.
Johnson # Competition
your idea. See if there's a demand. A lot of people have great
ideas, but they don't know if there's a need for it. You also
have to research your competition.
Johnson # Idea,
is about selling clothes. I'm in a business where no one cares
about anything except how well your last collection sold.
Klein # Fashion,
- If I
allow journalists to describe a collection and they make mistakes,
I'm upset, because the retractions are never noticed.
Klein # Mass
- Our business
practices are no different than those of our competitors,
but we are bigger, and thus more visible, so we get more flack.
Knight # Business,
- We are
facing the following alternative in the next 10 years: Either
we reach an agreement on missile defense and create a fully
fledged joint mechanism of cooperation, or if we fail to do
so, a new round of arms race will start, and we will have
to adopt decisions on the deployment of new strategic weapons.
Medvedev # Military,
- The world
is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It
will be the fast beating the slow.
Murdoch # Change,
- I want
Infosys to be a place where people of different genders, nationalities,
races and religious beliefs work together in an environment
of intense competition but utmost harmony, courtesy and dignity
to add more and more value to our customers day after day..
Murthy # Different,
- If you
don't have enemies, you don't have character.
Newman # Competition,
really thinks that Bush or McCain have a real answer for the
challenges we face. So what they are going to try to do is
make you scared of me.
Obama # America,
- I am
a conservative Republican, a firm believer in free market
capitalism. A free market system allows all parties to compete,
which ensures the best and most competitive project emerges,
and ensures a fair, democratic process.
Palin # Politicians,
- Our government
needs to adopt a pro-market agenda that doesn't pick winners
and losers, but it invites competition and it levels the playing
field for everyone.
Palin # Politics,
an explosion of products and competitors, the consumer, individual
or commercial, is overwhelmed by choices. Your distinction
had best stand out - equivocally.
Peters # Products,
to customers must become everyone's business. With most competitors
moving ever faster, the race will go to those who listen (and
respond) most intently.
Peters # Customers,
- To meet
the demands of the fast-changing competitive scene, we must
simply learn to love change as much as we have hated it in
Peters # Change,
we needed was an avalanche of ideas that kept us separate
from the competition.
Roddick # Ideas,
advantage of the competitive home loan market to find a loan
that will work for you in the long term, not just the here
Sampson # Loan,
- The way
to get things done is to stimulate competition. I do not mean
in a sordid, money-getting way, but in the desire to excel.
R. Schwab # Competition,
leaders must possess far-sighted vision, detailed action plans,
macro-thinking, and a global outlook. To get ahead in the
race, they must also possess a deep understanding of their
own organization and that of their competitors.
Ka Shing # Thinking,
man, as long as he does not violate the laws of justice, is
left perfectly free to pursue his own interest his own way,
and to bring both his industry and capital into competition
with those of any other man or order of men.
Smith # Freedom,
- We are
fifty or a hundred years behind the advanced countries. We
must make good this distance in ten years. Either we do it,
or they will crush us.
Stalin # Development,
- At Tatas,
we believe that if we are not among the top three in an industry,
we should look seriously at what it would take to become one
of the top three players.. or think about exiting the industry.
Tata # Tata
- The strong
live and the weak die. There is some bloodshed, and out of
it emerges a much leaner industry, which tends to survive.
Tata # Industry,
may be said, it must be recognised that the recent policy
broke the powerful cartel which had been holding back competition
and delaying implementation of policies not to their liking.
Tata # Politics,
- 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,
never believed protectionism of that kind will lead us anywhere.
I think you can have certain specific rules for engaging with
India.. for example, not allowing mineral resources to be
taken out of the country.. but there is not a shred of doubt
in my mind that when you open an economy you should do it
in totality. Foreign investment adds a sense of competition;
we should see this as a wake-up call to modernise and upgrade.
Companies that do not will undoubtedly die.
Tata # India,
- I'm the
first to admit that I am very competitive and that I'll do
nearly anything within legal bounds to win. Sometimes, part
of making a deal is denigrating your competition.
Trump # Competition,
yourself, and know your competition. If your competition is
better than you are, you need to offer some quality they lack.
Trump # Competition,
- The essence
of competitiveness is liberated when we make people believe
that what they think and do is important - and then get out
of their way while they do it.
Welch # Competition,
- The market
is rewarding you like Super Bowl winners or Olympic gold medalists.
I know I have such athletes reporting to me. Can you put your
team against my team? Are you proud of everyone who reports
to you? If you aren't, you can't win. You can't win the game.
Welch # Teamwork,
- A business
leader has to keep their organization focused on the mission.
That sounds easy, but it can be tremendously challenging in
today's competitive and ever-changing business environment.
A leader also has to motivate potential partners to join.
Whitman # Inspirational,
- If what
you are selling is energy, charisma, and enthusiasm, there
is no competition because most others are selling things that
are lifeless, loveless, and dull.
Wilde # Selling,
is a business that thrives on competition (Casino Resorts).
For 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the strip hosts the
most violent competition in business in America.
Wynn # Business,
- On the
outside, Yahoo is a fun and irreverent place, but on the inside
we are extremely competitive.
Yang # Brands,
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