„I’m proud of what we achieved at Yahoo. That said, we had a quickly decaying legacy business. All we really managed to do was offset the declines.“
„"Be in high-growth markets." In the old economic order, in the age of market share, volume growth was a guarantor of success. Growth was what we were taught to pursue. It created higher profits for all, including market share laggards, companies with poor business designs, and companies that were poorly managed. A rising tide raised all boats. One manager articulated the classic view: "There are no management problems that volume growth can't solve. Even if we manage poorly, rising revenue helps cover the mistakes we made."“
— Adrian Slywotzky American economist 1951
— William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830
"Mr. Brougham — Sir F. Burdett" http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Spirit_of_the_Age/Mr._Brougham-Sir_F._Burdett
— Dag Hammarskjöld Swedish diplomat, economist, and author 1905 - 1961
William Hazlitt, in The Spirit of the Age (1825)
„Crazy-busy’ is a great armor, it’s a great way for numbing. What a lot of us do is that we stay so busy, and so out in front of our life, that the truth of how we’re feeling and what we really need can’t catch up with us.“
— Brené Brown US writer and professor 1965
Washington Post, October 2012 http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/exhaustion-is-not-a-status-symbol/2012/10/02/19d27aa8-0cba-11e2-bb5e-492c0d30bff6_story_2.html
„We didn't have a feasible business model, let's put it this way, because when we started, the business model is to provide the backend search technology to the portal companies in China. We did that, we came up with very good Chinese search engine technology and we signed up a lot of the Chinese portals in a very short period of time that includes SINA, Sohu, Netease, Yahoo! China and any partol company you can think of in China.“
— Robin Li billionaire businessman and entrepreneur 1968
Source: Opportunities in China at the Age of Innovation https://ecorner.stanford.edu/in-brief/opportunities-in-china-at-the-age-of-innovation/,Stanford eCorner(2009-09-23).
„In fact, when we own portions of outstanding businesses with outstanding managements, our favorite holding period is forever.“
— Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930
1988 Chairman's Letter http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/1988.html
— Rupert Murdoch Australian-American media mogul 1931
Remarks after the Hitler diaries turned out to be forgeries. Robert Harris, Selling Hitler
„Now, the American people have got to go about their business. We cannot let the terrorists achieve the objective of frightening our nation to the point where we don't conduct business, where people don't shop.“
— George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
Press conference http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2001/10/20011011-7.html (11 October 2001).
„In America, we vote, we decide as a group of people what our policies are, and that's the way we do business. We don't let violence make those determinations for us.“
— Charles Moose Amerocan police officer and writer 1953
Town hall meeting http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/AttacksU (8 October 2001)
— Bud Selig American baseball executive 1934
„If ever there was a theme song for the business end of the industry, it's: "We can't do that; we didn't do that yesterday."“
— Frank Miller American writer, artist, film director 1957
On the comics industry. p. 111
„We do not say that a man who takes no interest in politics is a man who minds his own business; we say that he has no business here at all.“
— Pericles Greek statesman, orator, and general of Athens -494 - -429 a.C.
Pericles commenting the participation of Athenian citizens in politics, as quoted in Models of Democracy (2006) by David Held, Stanford University Press, p. 14. Book II, chapter 40.