The Big Book of Business Quotations: Over 1,400 of the Smartest Things Ever Said about Making Money

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Skyhorse, Nov 15, 2016 - Reference - 592 pages
A quotable reference for anyone interested in learning the ins and outs of business or starting their own.

More than one million people in the United States take the necessary steps to enroll in master’s of business programs every single year. These students learn the fundamentals required to eventually start their own businesses, carry on family businesses, or become CEOs of other people’s businesses.

The Big Book of Business Quotations, compiled and edited by journalist Johnnie Roberts, features advice, ideas, strategies, and secrets that helped make some of the most successful businesspeople in the world rich, famous, or both. These quotes will inspire and motivate any current or aspiring businessperson to achieve success.

“Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.” —Norman Schwarzkopf

“Business opportunities are like buses; there’s always another one coming.” —Richard Branson

“You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.” —Warren Buffett

“Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” —Coco Chanel

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Unique collection of business quotes provides instruction, commentary, and humor
Almost everyone has something to say about business—some of us are just more famous than others.
“The Big Book of
Business Quotations: Over 1,400 of the Smartest Things Ever Said about Making Money” chooses 1,400 quotes from business titans (John D. Rockefeller); entertainment moguls (Jay-Z); advertising innovators (Leo Burnett of Leo Burnett Company, Inc. who gave us Tony the Tiger, the Maytag Man and other advertising icons); Nobel Prize winners (T. S. Eliot); humorists (Dave Barry), futurists, writers, actors (Betty Davis) and more to create an enjoyable collection of business wisdom, wit and humor.
Each of the 20 categories is preceded by a serious commentary on the topic. Some of the topics include advertising; determination & focus; profit, money and greed and many more. The quotes that follow each have a detailed citation that includes the name of the speaker and from where the quote was taken. In addition to the table of contents, there is also a “list of the speakers” if you’d like to specifically look up the quote of a particular person. You could compile a reading list from the citations alone.
The quotes are instructive and serious, motivational and encouraging, and sometimes laugh-out-loud-funny.
“The Big Book of Business Quotations: Over 1,400 of the Smartest Things Ever Said about Making Money”” will appeal to the lover of all things quotable whether involved in business or not. This book is a worthy addition to the quote-lover’s library. EWC

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About the author (2016)

Johnnie L. Roberts—veteran national journalist, ghost-writer/editor, and communications expert—has been a senior writer for The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and The Time Warner, Michael Jackson and the corporate-data giant Dun and Bradstreet were subjects of his prize-winning investigative stories. He is ghostwriter/editor/book doctor of seven books focused on, among other matters, the fashion industry, the life of a Zimbabwean Sephardi, and the world view of a German-Jewish immigrant. Roberts resides in South Orange, New Jersey.

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