Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Thoughts On Business & People



"WHEN I hear somebody's got an M.B.A., I have a feeling of dread, because normally they come to me with an overpompous sense of their own importance. And no way are you going to prick that bubble, with the result that one day there will be a cave-in in their department" - ROBERT KUOK







An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
Laurence J. Peter



Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers - six if one went to Harvard.
Edgar R. Fiedler
Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.
Howard Aiken
I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill.
Edward Appleton
Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.
W. Edwards Deming



5 comments:

flyer168 said...

How about this one...

Bill Gates' Message on Life

For recent high school and college graduates, here is a list of 11 things they did not learn in school.

In his book, Bill Gates talks about how feel-good, politically-correct teachings created a full generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.

RULE 1......Life is not fair; get used to it.

RULE 2......The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

RULE 3......You will NOT make 40 thousand dollars a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice president with a car phone, until you earn both.

RULE 4......If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.

RULE 5......Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping; they called it opportunity.

RULE 6......If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

RULE 7......Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parents' generation, try "delousing" the closet in your own room.

RULE 8......Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. In some schools they have abolished failing grades; they'll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

RULE 9......Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summer off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that on your own time.

RULE 10.....Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

RULE 11.....Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

Shalom.

Ivan said...

Hello,

What was so important about academic, if MBA is not so call important?

Born2Reign said...

If there are 2 subjects I'd want to learn in my childhood, they are:
1) Sales - learn enthusiasm over the most boring stuff and optimism in the face of failures and dead ends
2) Forex trading - learn to LET GO of past mistakes and losses. You will never GAIN until you let go your past baggage!

Anna said...

Nice post!
This article shows that not all intelligence will be on the top.. If a person wants to be in the top of his career, he/she must work hard and listen from other as long as it will benefit his/her career.
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Aansy Stone said...

@Anna

The post depicts not all the Geeks will be on the top but and intelligent/brilliant minded student who might not get good grades can also rule big companies like Microsoft. However, i do agree with you in Hardworking part.

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