— Ruben Vergara Meersohn Entrepreneur 1991
Financial Accounting is the core of a successful business https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pwxU9uRbp4 at 1:13 min, published 12 September 2017.
„“A leader must keep his or her eye on the core customers and core business. I have seen many executives focus so much on new growth that they let the core business slip away.”“
— Ruben Vergara Meersohn Entrepreneur 1991
„In a business world that is changing faster than ever before, the top performing firms create a stable base – they digitize their core processes and embed those processes into a foundation for execution. This stable foundation makes a company both more efficient and more agile than its competitors. With global supply chains, pressure for ever faster time to market, more complex regulation, and huge shifts in customer demographics and desires, companies cannot predict the future. But they can decide what makes them great. And then they can create a low cost, high quality core of stability and constancy in a turbulent world. With a strong digitized core great companies slide smoothly into the next opportunity while their competitors stumble.“
— Jeanne W. Ross American computer scientist 1958
„Apple mentions the Mac less and less at its big events. The company knows that the machine is a drain on resources that detracts from its new core business... Mac will be phased out and the whole line will be replaced by iPads.“
— John C. Dvorak US journalist and radio broadcaster 1952
Apple Is Ready to Ditch the Mac http://pcmag.com/commentary/357782/apple-is-ready-to-ditch-the-mac in PC Magazine (7 December 2017)
„Companies that enjoy enduring success have core values and a core purpose that remain fixed while their business strategies and practices endlessly adapt to a changing world. The dynamic of preserving the core while stimulating progress is the reason that companies such as Hewlett-Packard, 3M, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Merck, Sony, Motorola, and Nordstrom became elite institutions able to renew themselves and achieve superior long-term performance.“
— Jerry I. Porras American writer 1938
— Raymond Loewy industrial designer 1893 - 1986
Raymond Loewy (ca. 1949); Cited in: Paul Greenhalgh (1993) Quotations and Sources on Design and the Decorative Arts. p. 117
— Peter F. Drucker American business consultant 1909 - 2005
„The performance of business leaders during the next decade will play a major role in determining not only business but political and social trends for a long time to come. Here are some of the principal reasons:
- Business leaders control the economic well-being of and stockholder.
- The course of business shapes public opinion.
- Business leaders shape public opinion.
So, in addition to his or her prime responsibility of managing his or her enterprise at a profit, the business leader of today is faced with new and larger responsibilities. And, at the same time, the job of managing his or her enterprise at a profit is increasing in complexity. Consequently, the imposition of additional responsibilities makes the nation’s task of developing an adequate number of properly equipped executive leaders a staggering one indeed.“
— Marvin Bower American business theorist 1903 - 2003
Marvin Bower (1949) The development of executive leadership. Harvard University. Graduate School of Business Administration. p. v
— Jimmy John Liautaud Jimmy John's Owner, Founder, & Chairman 1964
Interview with The News-Gazette http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-10-07/jimmy-johns-founder-ready-head-great-white-north.html
„Keep me preoccupied
Keep me busy, busy, busy
So I won't have to think
I don't want to think
Because it only brings me pain
I just keep running away from
Keep me busy
Give me a million things to do
So I can keep running away from myself.“
— Henry Rollins American singer-songwriter 1961
„When I went to business school, they said, "Focus on your shareholder, Marc. The business of business is business." That no longer applies. We have to erase that from our history books. The business of business is improving the state of the world.“
— Marc Benioff American businessman 1964
CNBC: Marc Benioff: We bought Time Magazine because 'business is the greatest platform for change' https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/25/benioff-bought-time-because-business-is-greatest-platform-for-change.html (25 September 2018)
„Remember what’s bigger, to me, about the cloud isn’t so much the technology. It’s just as much about the business model. It’s just about what the customer needs to do to enable their business.“
— Mark Hurd American businessman, philanthropist and CEO of Oracle 1957
Diginomica: "Oracle CEO Mark Hurd on the looming transformation of enterprise IT" https://diginomica.com/2018/01/11/oracle-ceo-mark-hurd-on-the-looming-transformation-of-enterprise-it/ (11 January 2018)
„The well-served customer... is an appreciating asset. Every small act on her or his behalf ups the odds of repeat business, add-on business, and priceless word-of-mouth referral.“
— Tom Peters American writer on business management practices 1942
January 4, 2016
„If you want to stay in business, satisfy customers. If you want to excel in business, delight customers.“
— Ron Kaufman American author and consultant 1956
„Workin' in the fillin' station - too many tasks.
Wipe the windows - check the tires - check the oil - dollar gas!
Too much monkey business. Too much monkey business.
Don't want your botheration, get away, leave me!
Too much monkey business for me!“
— Chuck Berry American rock-and-roll musician 1926 - 2017
"Too Much Monkey Business" (1956)