Thursday, September 22, 2016

Thursday Thirteen

1. There's no business like show business. ~ Irving Berlin (Except for politics, which is a lot like show business. ~ me)

2. The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.  ~ Aristotle Onassis

3. One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. ~ Arnold H. Glasow

4. Not for nothing is their motto TGIF - 'Thank God It's Friday.' They live for the weekends, when they can go do what they really want to do.  ~ Richard Nelson Bolles

5. The common question that gets asked in business is, 'why?' That's a good question, but an equally valid question is, 'why not?'  ~ Jeff Bezos

6. No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit. ~ Andrew Carnegie

7. If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

8. If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been. ~ Robert H. Schuller

9.  Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon. ~ Winston Churchill

10. No employer today is independent of those about him. He cannot succeed alone, no matter how great his ability or capital. Business today is more than ever a question of cooperation. ~ Orison Swett Marden

11. The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell. ~  Confucius

12. A company is only as good as the people it keeps. ~ Mary Kay Ash

13. Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority. ~ William Arthur Ward

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here if you want to read other Thursday Thirteens and/or play along. I've been playing for a while and this is my 466th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. #3 and #6 are good. For me the trick would be to make your life and your work the same thing then you won't be so about TGIF and you can work when you feel the urge to.

  2. I tend to hang out with tiger hunters. It's often hard to make then see the horse.

  3. More should be aware of that last one. My T13

  4. I think the "Why nots" (nuts?) have got us into a whole deep river of Kinshee.


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