Top 332 Quotes & Sayings by Famous Managers

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The big question for me is - are the players happy? Because in my mind it is all about building the right relationship with your players and creating the right atmosphere.
I accept I am not everyone's cup of tea, but judge me over a period of time.
If you are not forced to change, then there are no reasons to change. β€” Β© Marco van Basten
If you are not forced to change, then there are no reasons to change.
Everyone talks about not being relegated, but as a manager I have got a few promotions.
I don't like thinking 'Why me, why me, why me?' when I was diagnosed with cancer because that would be hypocritical. I didn't say 'Why me?' when I was one in a thousand who made it as a professional footballer.
Kris Commons and Scott Brown are key players for Celtic.
Choosing individual stocks without any idea of what you're looking for is like running through a dynamite factory with a burning match. You may live, but you're still an idiot.
Without big data, you are blind and deaf and in the middle of a freeway.
You can only get better if you're prepared to go beyond your limits at times. That's very important for success.
There are just four kinds of bets. There are good bets, bad bets, bets that you win, and bets that you lose. Winning a bad bet can be the most dangerous outcome of all, because a success of that kind can encourage you to take more bad bets in the future, when the odds will be running against you. You can also lose a good bet no matter how sound the underlying proposition, but if you keep placing good bets, over time, the law of averages will be working for you.
It [World of Warcraft] is a touchstone. It has established standards, it's established how you play an MMO. Every MMO that comes out, I play and look at it. And if they break any of the WoW rules, in my book that's pretty dumb.
A Web site is the only medium of semipermanent communication where you can express yourself.
We need a data network that can easily carry voice, instead of what we have today, a voice network struggling to carry data.
The key is to do your own work.
Whenever I take a position, I like to imagine what it would be like under the worst-case scenario. In doing so, I minimize the confusion if that situation actually develops. In my view, losses are a very important part of trading. When a loss happens, I believe in embracing it.
Paradigms of Republican vs. Democrat or Conservative vs. Progressive have been designed for obfuscation and entertainment. β€” Β© Catherine Austin Fitts
Paradigms of Republican vs. Democrat or Conservative vs. Progressive have been designed for obfuscation and entertainment.
As soon as you take responsibility for your life, you can change the world.
Let the Truth be known, no ship is unsinkable. The bigger the ship, the easier it is to sink her. I learned long ago that if you design how a ship'll sink, you can keep her afloat. I proposed all the watertight compartments and the double hull to slow these ships from sinking. In that way, you get everyone off. There's time for help to arrive, and the ship's less likely to break apart and kill someone while she's going down.
The three most important things a manager does: One is get the money. Two is always remember to get the money. Three is never forget to always remember to get the money.
You must fully understand, strongly believe in, and be totally committed to your trading philosophy. In order to achieve that mental state, you have to do a great deal of independent research. A trading philosophy is something that cannot just be transferred from one person to another; it's something that you have to acquire yourself through time and effort.
The trick is to take risks and be paid for taking those risks, but to take a diversified basket of risks in a portfolio.
If you let your emotions get high, your bargaining power will be low. Make sure you don't negotiate from a position of need when making a deal.
In theory, practice and theory are the same, but in practice they are different.
I always like to say that it's chic to be a geek.
Right now, your destiny is to shut up!
I believe the American dream is still alive and that education and entrepreneurship together are its key enablers. Through the years I have observed the power of this combination when the two forces work in tandem. Together they lead to personal success, business success, and societal success.
People differ not only in their ability to do but also in their 'will to do'.
There is empirical evidence that leading brands that keep investing during recessions gain share.
Because you remember Meredith was walking along the highway there and somebody shot him.
Character is who you are when no one is looking.
If you can get an IPO, don't buy it. Only buy IPOs you can't get.
Patience is the First Lesson.
Unlike most heritages, Western civilization is not primarily a geographical place or a genetic bloodline. It is a state of mind. No matter where on earth one was born, to become heir to Western civilization's ancestry, one need only pledge allegiance to reason and individual liberty-the civilized, life-affirming values that represent the "West at its best."
You don't ask, you don't get.
It has become dramatically clear that the foundation of corporate integrity is personal integrity.
I’d take Bieber to the woodshed and spank him. His manager Scooter Braun is scared sh-tless. I don’t know what Bieber’s problem is. His career is over in three years anyway.
To gain customer insights, we must understand that we are prisoners of what we know and what we believe.
I am devoting my lecture in this seminar to a discussion of the possibility that we are now entering a Jewish century, a time when the spirit of the community, the non-ideological blend of the emotional and rational and the resistance to categories and forms will emerge through the forces of anti-nationalism to provide us with a new kind of society. I call this process the Judaization of Christianity because Christianity will be the vehicle through which this society becomes Jewish.
Few ideas are in themselves practical. It is for want of imagination in applying them that they fail. The creative process does not end with an idea-it only starts with an idea.
You can't make chicken salad out of chicken feathers β€” Β© Joe Kuhel
You can't make chicken salad out of chicken feathers
Disaster mitigation... increases the self reliance of people who are at risk - in other words, it is empowering.
We are building a special capability at Schering-Plough to respond to these and other challenges with innovation, speed and flexibility. We aspire to continue being the company delivering the most positive change of any in our peer group, as we work to deliver our Turnaround and advance our six- to eight-year Action Agenda for transformational change.
I think his development has been lightning quick because of his God-given talent. He has great aptitude and he's been able to develop very fast in front of our eyes at every level.
Does any sane man imagine that the church could cease to be missionary and remain the church?
We know we must address climate change. We may not have sorted out every detail, but we are willing to take a leadership position and embrace open dialogue...that will get us all to our common goals of protecting our world for future generations.
What really, really matters is the dressing room and the people on the training ground being very, very focused in what we are trying to achieve on and off the ball.
It is a contact sport. Being tough is also part of the game.
Whichever way the result goes, my 1,000th game will be at Stoke and I had great times there.
Optimism, positivity and faith create the foundation from which success can be built.
I really like being a coach.
I just get on with my job and do that job to the best of my ability. β€” Β© Tony Pulis
I just get on with my job and do that job to the best of my ability.
They are not the same - Xavi is more the man of passing and Iniesta can dribble more - but they have great vision, they are important to the defence and the attack.
My first dream as a young boy was to be a gymnast and my first memory of football is of watching Ajax win the European Cup in 1971. It was a time when a great philosophy was being developed at Ajax, making rounded players who were there as a complete team rather than as 11 individuals.
I liked friendly games, but I took them like a test to test new players. People didn't like that very much.
I find rowing very boring, I've got to be honest.
Never risk more than 1% of total account equity on any one trade. By risking 1%, I am indifferent to any individual trade. Keeping your risk small and constant is absolutely critical.
I think it's strange to change the turf three days before a match.
The single greatest business opportunity that is now emerging in the global marketplace is the ability to analyze digital log data to trace digital actions and from those traces to develop algorithms that can predict future outcomes with greater accuracy.
I am convinced that the better you know your mate off the pitch, the more you are able to work for him on it in uncomfortable situations.
Sometimes you have an exceptional international team, such as Spain in 2010, but club football is better.
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