WEEK 125

Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful.
— John Wooden
Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don’t base your self-esteem on their opinions.
— Harvey Mackay
By my count, more business leaders have failed and derailed because of arrogance than any other character flaw.
— Harvey Mackay
A student of life considers the world a classroom.
— Harvey Mackay
It doesn’t matter whether you are pursuing success in business, sports, the arts, or life in general: The bridge between wishing and accomplishing is discipline.
— Harvey Mackay
Southwest Airlines is successful because the company understands it’s a customer service company. It also happens to be an airline.
— Harvey Mackay
Exploring how you could make a bad situation worse can sometimes tell you what not to do.
— Harvey Mackay
It’s only lonely at the top if you forget all the people you met along the way and fail to acknowledge their contributions to your success.
— Harvey Mackay
If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.
— Harvey Mackay
A smart manager will establish a culture of gratitude. Expand the appreciative attitude to suppliers, vendors, delivery people, and of course, customers.
— Harvey Mackay
No business can stay in business without customers. How you treat - or mistreat - them determines how long your doors stay open.
— Harvey Mackay

 Perhaps we can learn something about business from some wise souls

The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.
— Aristotle Onassis-
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
— Max de Pree
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
— Mark Twain
An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.
— Jack Welch
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
— Dale Carnegie
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.
— Adam Smith
Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.
— Thomas A. Edison
Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman - not the attitude of the prospect.
— W. Clement Stone
The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.
— Peter Drucker
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
— Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Details create the big picture.
— Sanford I. Weill