Top 25 Most Inspiring Quotes from the Most Famous Achievers in the World

 

We seek guidance on a regular basis when our surroundings become overwhelming. What if you are not able to get this guidance at the right time? Would you let your business, your work, or your life suffer? No. You can leverage the learnings of the stalwarts of business and society and force your way forward!

 

Here are 25 of the best quotes about different genres of business and management!

 

Logistics Management Quotes

 

“The line between disorder and order lies in logistics”

Sun Tzu, Military General and Strategist

 

 

“Leaders win through logistics. Vision, sure. Strategy, yes. But when you go to war, you need to have both toilet paper and bullets at the right place at the right time. In other words, you must win through superior logistics”

Tom Peters, Business Management Writer

 

 

“Supermarket companies are big logistics companies, and one of the ways we’ve increased profitability in the past is by re-evaluating how they do logistics”

Ronald Burkle, Investor, Co-founder, The Yucaipa Companies, LLC

 

 

“What we like to say is that the vision for Uber is the cross between lifestyle and logistics”

Travis Kalanick, ex-CEO, Uber

 

 

“The best supply chains aren’t just fast and cost-effective. They are also agile and adaptable, and they ensure that all their companies’ interests stay aligned”

Hau L. Lee, Harvard Business Review

 

 

“All we are doing is looking at the time line from the moment the customer gives us an order to the point when we collect the cash. And we reduce that time line by removing non-value-added wastes”

Taiichi Ohno, Toyota Production System

 

 

“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency”

Bill Gates, Co-founder, Microsoft

 

 

Business Management Quotes

 

“I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better. I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself”

Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla & SpaceX

 

 

“Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough”

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook

 

 

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things”

Peter Drucker, Management Consultant

 

 

“Goal is to turn data into information and information into insights”

Carly Fiorina, ex-CEO of HP

 

 

“Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth”

Peter Drucker

 

 

“If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business”

B. C. Forbes, Founder, Forbes

 

 

“The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow”

Rupert Murdoch, Media Mogul (News Corporation, News Corp, 21st Century Fox, Fox News)

 

 

Branding Quotes

 

“Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time. Sometimes it will be ahead, other times it will be behind. But brand is simply a collective impression some have about a product”

Elon Musk

 

 

“Suppliers and especially manufacturers have market power because they have information about a product or a service that the customer does not and cannot have, and does not need if he can trust the brand. This explains the profitability of brands”

Peter Drucker

 

 

“In this ever-changing society, the most powerful and enduring brands are built from the heart. They are real and sustainable. Their foundations are stronger because they are built with the strength of the human spirit, not an ad campaign. The companies that are lasting are those that are authentic”

Howard Schultz, CEO, Starbucks

 

 

Sales Quotes

 

“Approach each customer with the idea of helping him or her to solve a problem or achieve a goal, not of selling a product or service”

Brian Tracy, Motivational Speaker

 

 

“Make a customer, not a sale”

Katherine Barchetti, Retailer, Entrepreneur

 

 

“Most people think “selling” is the same as “talking”. But the most effective salespeople know that listening is the most important part of their job”

Roy Bartell, Writer

 

 

“To build a long-term, successful enterprise, when you don’t close a sale, open a relationship”

Patricia Fripp, Motivational Speaker

 

 

Motivational Quotes

 

“Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine”

Jack Ma, Founder, Alibaba Group

 

 

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose”

Bill Gates

 

 

“The real issue is not talent as an independent element, but talent in relationship to will, desire, and persistence. Talent without these things vanishes and even modest talent with those characteristics grows”

Milton Glaser, Design Legend

 

 

“I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough”

Marissa Mayer, CEO, Yahoo

 

 

References:

  1. https://www.12manage.com/quotes_sq.html
  2. https://despreneur.com/top-20-most-inspiring-quotes-from-world-business-icons/
  3. https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_business.html
    http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/30-most-inspirational-quotes-successful-ceos.html
  4. https://www.briantracy.com/blog/sales-success/motivational-sales-quotes-for-success/
  5. https://www.cpsa.com/resources/articles/cpsa-s-top-50-sales-quotes-to-inspire-your-sales-team

 

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