- I love
this game, I love this sport, I love this league. Why don't
I get my own team? (English Premiership football club)
Abramovich # Love,
out with an ideal and end up with a deal.
Albrecht # Ideas,
- The best
museums and museum exhibits about science or technology give
you the feeling that, hey, this is interesting, but maybe
I could do something here, too.
Allen # Idea,
in my wildest dreams did I entertain the idea that I would
become a fashion designer.
Armani # Dreams,
- If people
want to change, they will. If they don't want to, it's hard
to make them do so. The current interest in the environment
is a good thing. The best way to make a contribution in fashion
is to promote the idea that a fundamental interest in preserving
the environment is itself fashionable.
Armani # Changes,
something has to be done, do it! In France we are full of
good ideas, but we rarely put them into practice.
Arnault # Action,
- A mediocre
idea that generates enthusiasm will go farther than a great
idea that inspires no one.
Kay Ash # Idea,
- I loved
planning 'The Tyra Show' more than actually having to do it.
I loved coming up with show ideas, honing each program and
crafting it. I'm more excited being in a meeting than being
Banks # Media,
ideas will always get funded, so that's not going to be a
problem. But you will see that it will be harder and harder
for bad ideas to get funded.
Bezos # Good,
great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are
without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
Blixseth # Business,
- It is
once your ideas have been transformed into enough money, and
if all failed, you would still live your lifestyle, and you
understand that just because you have made more money than
most, you are not better than the common person. We are all
going to die broke. (Blixseth's definition of success)
Blixseth # Plan,
the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in
a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course
of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists.
de Bono # Problems,
executives, many scientists, and almost all business school
graduates believe that if you analyze data, this will give
you new ideas. Unfortunately, this belief is totally wrong.
The mind can only see what it is prepared to see.
de Bono # Research,
- The need
to be right all the time is the biggest bar to new ideas.
It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong
than to be always right by having no ideas at all.
de Bono # Idea,
ideas do not lie around waiting to be discovered. Such ideas
need to be produced.
de Bono # Opportunity,
is a great motivator because it makes people interested in
what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can
be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of
some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life
more fun and more interesting.
de Bono # Creative,
- I have
always lived my life by thriving on opportunity and adventure.
Some of the best ideas come out of the blue, and you have
to keep an open mind to see their virtue.
Branson # Life,
- I can
imagine no more important contribution to our country's future
than a long-term commitment to improving urban K-12 public
Broad # Plan,
is no substitute for knowledge. To this day, I read three
newspapers a day. It is impossible to read a paper without
being exposed to ideas. And ideas.. more than money.. are
the real currency for success.
Broad # Knowledge,
- Our new
economic approach is rooted in ideas which stress the importance
of macro-economics, post neo-classical endogenous growth theory
and the symbiotic relationships between growth and investment,
and people and infrastructure.
Brown # Economic,
- An idea
that is developed and put into action is more important than
an idea that exists only as an idea.
Buddha # Encouragement,
- I always
had the idea that philanthropy was important today, but would
be equally important in one year, ten years, 20 years, and
the future generally.
Buffett # Idea,
you have much more faith in ideas that you discover for yourself
than in ideas that are handed to you on a silver platter?
Carnegie # Faith,
- You can
dramatize your ideas in business or in any other aspect of
your life. It's easy.
Carnegie # Idea,
- We are
opposed to support for any ideas pursuing a revolutionary,
forcible change in the current system.
Chernomyrdin # Support,
- I never
like to say that I 'believe' anything. There are no ideas
Chirac # Belief,
people think it's all about the idea. It's not. EVERYONE has
ideas. The hard part is doing the homework to know if the
idea could work in an industry, then doing the preparation
to be able to execute on the idea.
Cuban # Thinking,
the time I was 7, when I purchased my first calculator, I
was fascinated by the idea of a machine that could compute
Dell # Idea,
we consider a project, we really study it not just
the surface idea, but everything about it. And when we go
into that new project, we believe in it all the way. We have
confidence in our ability to do it right.
Disney # Idea,
- The only
thing that matters is how you touch people. Have I given anyone
insight? That's what I want to have done. Insight lasts; theories
Drucker # Idea,
ask who's right. Start out by asking what is right. And you
find that out by listening to dissenting, disagreeing opinions.
Drucker # Questions,
- I always
went into an area that was in last place, with a philosophy,
'You can't fall off the floor.' And I was lucky, was at the
right time and the right place, with the right ideas, and
each one of these areas became number one.
Eisner # Thinking,
no good idea that can't be improved on.
Eisner # Idea,
fascinating as we continue to innovate and lead the way in
both the application space and the database space. In the
very beginning, people said you couldn't make relational databases
fast enough to be commercially viable. I thought we could,
and we were the first to do it. But we took tremendous abuse
until IBM said, "Oh yeah, this stuff is good."
Ellison # Innovative,
has ever built a reliable peer-to-peer service, where people
can really access all the music they want in one location,...
Once I got it into my head, I couldn't imagine the media space
Fanning # Technology,
feedback was excellent. Even when the software didn't work
at all, there were few people who were avid users, and there
were people who were just sending excellent feedback and excellent
Fanning # Excellent,
- I was
at Northeastern University playing with the idea and getting
feedback from my roommates, and then started drafting a really
basic design idea.
Fanning # Idea,
- I don't
believe, in the 21st century, in the balance of power system.
This is a European idea of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Fischer # Belief,
has caused more harm than any other idea since the beginning
of time. There's nothing good I can say about it. People use
it as a crutch.
Flynt # Religion,
- To get
a big company moving fast, especially on a many-headed opportunity
like the Internet, you have to have hundreds of people participating
and coming up with ideas.
Gates # Company,
- If a
window is broken and left unrepaired, people walking by will
conclude that no one cares and no one is in charge. Soon,
more windows will be broken, and the sense of anarchy will
spread from the building to the street on which it faces,
sending a signal that anything goes.
Gladwell # Thinking,
must be the teacher of democracy, not the advertiser of the
consumer society. It is unrealistic for the rest of the world
to reach the American living standard.
Gorbachev # America,
- I am
sure that back in 1914 the typical person had a much clearer
idea of what he meant by investing his money, and what he
meant by speculating with his money. He had no exaggerated
ideas of what an investment operation should bring him.
Graham # Idea,
- You can
have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your
ideas will not get you anywhere.
Iacocca # Idea
be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of
other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
Jobs # Life,
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,
- I'm opposed
to the idea of a flat-rate tax, and I doubt I'd sign it. Attempts
to introduce a liberal utopia need to be opposed. The presidential
office should oppose such ideas and care for social equilibrium
to be maintained.
Kaczynski # Idea,
prepared for a job is a good idea for the short term, but
it is not enough for the long term.
Kiyosaki # Idea,
don't like the idea of thinking long term. Many are desperately
seeking short term answers because they have money problems
to be solved today.
Kiyosaki # Thinking,
lots of stocks out there and all you need is a few of 'em.
That's been my philosophy.
Lynch # Stocks,
always said the small investor doesn't have a chance. And
if they (people) so believe this theory that the small investor
has no chance, they invest in a different format.
Lynch # Idea,
what business is like. If someone comes to you and says they've
got a great idea, you've got to come back at them and say:
"That's a great idea, but my idea to promote it is even
Markson # Business,
have ideas all the time. I've had millions of them. The hard
part isn't having the idea, it's making it work.
Markson # Action,
of selling of ideas are portrayed in consulting or paid advice,
as the pricing of intellectual property is market driven.
Martin # Selling,
each according to his abilities, to each according to his
Marx # Idea,
- In motivating
people, you've got to engage their minds and their hearts.
I motivate people by example and perhaps by excitement, by
having productive ideas to make others feel involved.
Murdoch # Motivational,
- We start
with the written word. Then we get to TV, originally with
the idea that it will protect the advertising base and it
then progresses into a medium of its own with news, programmes
and ideas. You then look at TV and you say: 'Look, we don't
want to just buy programmes from a Hollywood studio, we'd
better have one.'
Murdoch # Idea,
communicating news and ideas, I guess is my
passion. And giving people alternatives so that they have
two papers to read (and) alternative television channels.
Murdoch # Communication,
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,
- You appear
to have a good project... we wish you well in this endeavor.
Packard # Idea,
is a lot more young Indian entrepreneurs can do if they are
given the money. They have the idea, and I would just like
to help them realise it.
Packer # Entrepreneur,
- You don't
need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea.
Page # Company,
the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders.
The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself
Vincent Peale # Idea,
a "learning organization". Shuck your arrogance
- "if it isn't our idea, it can't be that good"
- and become a determined copycat/ adapter/ enhancer.
Peters # Learning,
- I use
the word power broadly, because even more important than military
and indeed economic power is the power of ideas, the power
of compassion, and the power of hope.
Rice # Power,
- If all
we needed were ideas and positive thinking, then we all would
have had ponies when we were kids and we would all be living
our "dream life" now.
Robbins # Life,
we needed was an avalanche of ideas that kept us separate
from the competition.
Roddick # Idea,
time there is a news story, sometimes that gives ideas to
people who then turn into criminals.
Sarkozy # News,
- We are
living in a dynamic age with multiple ideas and beliefs of
correctness; this world is not deterministic and not still.
Ka Shing # Life,
- I used
to be opposed to the idea of social entrepreneurship. I said
let business be business, and philanthropy be philanthropy.
Keep the two separate, don't mix it up, and this is what I
did, and I did that rather successfully, but I now recognize
that actually you do need to mix it up and I think there is
room for social entrepreneurship.
Soros # Idea,
- I put
forward a pretty general theory that financial markets are
intrinsically unstable. That we really have a false picture
when we think about markets tending towards equilibrium.
Soros # Stock
- A political
process is much less efficient than market, but we absolutely
need it and this false theory has led to the idea that we
don't we need to have any government intervention.
Soros # Politics,
are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies
have guns, why should we let them have ideas?
Stalin # Ideas,
- A major
stimulant to creative thinking is focused questions. There
is something about a well-worded question that often penetrates
to the heart of the matter and triggers new ideas and insights.
Tracy # Thinking,
- I probably
have traveled and walked into more variety stores than anybody
in America. I am just trying to get ideas, any kind of ideas
that will help our company. Most of us don't invent ideas.
We take the best ideas from someone else.
Walton # America,
- We bring
together the best ideas - turning the meetings of our top
managers into intellectual orgies.
Welch # Best,
has changed us into a company that searches the world, not
just to sell or to source, but to find intellectual capital
- the world's best talents and greatest ideas.
Welch # Company,
- You can
kill a man but you can't kill an idea.
Whitman # Idea,
aren't that many original ideas out there.
Wynn # Idea
- I think
that it's always possible to have a great company if you have
great ideas. I will say that since the web has become more
commercialized, it also takes some good financial resources
to build a great business, but as I always say, you have to
have the idea first.
Yang # Company,
not talk about Communism. Communism was just and idea, just
pie in the sky.
Yeltsin # Communism,
not because of the amount of money. For me and my colleagues,
the most important thing is that we create an open information
flow for people. Having media corporations owned by conglomerates
is just not an attractive idea to me.
Zuckerberg # Money,
- And just
from the 6 years of experience we've had building Facebook,
which is a pretty complex system, you can't just wake up one
day and decide you want to do this stuff. Even building a
whole operating system is, like years and years of work. So
that is what Google does.
Zuckerberg # Experience,
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