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The Economist Book of Business Quotations by Bill Ridgers

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“Obsession

Executives are like joggers. If you stop a jogger, he goes on running on the spot. If you drag an executive away from his business, he goes on running on the spot, pawing the ground, talking business. He never stops hurtling onwards, making decisions and executing them.

Jean Baudrillard, sociologist (1929–2007), Cool Memories (1987)

I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night.

Henry Ford, industrialist (1863–1947)

“Obstacles

There are no big problems, there are just a lot of little problems.

Henry Ford, industrialist (1863–1947)

Man is most uniquely human when he turns obstacles into opportunities.

Eric Hoffer, philosopher (1902–83), Between the Devil and the Dragon ...

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