BusinessSuperStars
Giovanni Agnelli (1866-1945)
"."

http://worldroots.com/brigitte/gifs21/giovanniagnelli1921-1.JPG
William Maxwell Aitken (1879-1964)
Lord Beaverbrook

"Buy old masters. They fetch a better price than old mistresses."

http://www.firstworldwar.com/bio/beaverbrook.htm
http://www.funnyjunk.com/quotes/authors/354/William+Maxwell+Aitken/
Karl Albrecht (1922-)
"Customer needs have an unsettling way of not staying satisfied for very long."

http://www.tiscali.de/bildergalerie/bilder/1077884612_Karl-Albrecht.JPG
http://en.thinkexist.com/quotes/karl_albrecht/
Dhirubhai Ambani (1932-2002)
"Think big, think fast."

http://www.dayafterindia.com/july30/images/Ambani.gif
http://profiles.allindiansite.com/ambani.html
Marc Andreessen (1971-)
"One of the problems big companies tend to have with innovation is not that they don't have ideas. It's just they're so big that the next innovative idea -- if it's not equally huge -- isn't going to move the needle on their financials."

http://www.opsware.com/company/branding/marc_andreessen.JPG
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/
chronicle/archive/2003/12/07/BUGMP3GOVK1.DTL
Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810-1891)
"Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well now."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phineas_T._Barnum
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/p/p_t_barnum.html
Jeffrey Bezos (1964-)
"I knew that if I failed I wouldn't regret that, but I knew one thing I might regret was not trying."

http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/bez0bio-1
William Boeing (1881-1956)
"I think we can build a better plane."

http://www.aiolosfilm.com/WmBoeingBio.html
Ahnentafel von Robert Bosch (1861-1942)
"I would rather lose money than trust."

http://home.t-online.de/home/Kunert.R/Bosch1.JPG
http://www.bosch.co.jp/en/world/quality/
Emilio Botin (1934-)
"."

http://www.estrelladigital.es/040830/fotos%5CEco%5C30botin.JPG
Richard Branson (1950-)
" A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Branson
http://www.woopidoo.com/biography/richard_branson.htm
Warren Buffett (1930-)
"It's only when the tide goes out that you learn who's been swimming naked."

http://www.salon.com/people/bc/1999/08/31/buffett/
"Warren Buffet Speaks", Janet Lowe, John Whiley & Sons, Inc.,
1977, page 108
Leo Burnett (1891-1971)
"Advertising says to people, 'Here's what we've got. Here's what it will do for you. Here's how to get it."

http://www.time.com/time/time100/builder/profile/burnett.html
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/l/leo_burnett.html
Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)
"Here is the prime condition of success: Concentrate your energy, thought and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged. Having begun on one line, resolve to fight it out on that line, to lead in it, adopt every improvement, have the best machinery, and know the most about it."

http://us.history.wisc.edu/hist102/photos/assets/photos/1043.JPG
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/andrew_carnegie.html
Willis Haviland Carrier (1876-1950)
"We will not do less research and development work...We will not discharge the people we have trained...We will all work for nothing if we have to."

http://www.time.com/time/time100/builder/profile/carrier.html
Walter Percy Chrysler (1875-1940)
"The real secret to success is enthusiasm."

http://www.automotivehalloffame.org/honors/
index.php?cmd=view&id=136&type=inductees
http://www.worldofquotes.com/author/Walter-Chrysler/1/
Liz Claiborne (1929-)
""

http://www.nndb.com/people/497/000055332/liz-claiborne.JPG
James H. Clark (1944-)
"[a CEO must be] A leader...good manager. Someone who is trusted by others...who is stable and organizationally minded...with experience...who is financially practical...who is comprehensive in scope because CEOs have to be able to understand how all the pieces fit together...who inspires the employees within the organization. But CEOs aren't the only thing that matters. You need a great CFO too. "

http://www.engology.com/eng5clark.htm
http://www.darwinmag.com/read/100100/disorganization.html
Michael Dell (1965-)
"It's through curiosity and looking at opportunities in new ways that we've always mapped our path at Dell. There's always an opportunity to make a difference."

http://www.conspiracyworld.com/web/Articles/Article%20Images/michael_dell_0204_nl.gif
http://www.woopidoo.com/business_quotes/authors/michael-dell-quotes.htm
Walter Elias Disney (1901-1966)
"Laughter is America's most important export."

http://www.clubjosh.com/clubhouse/bday/2002/100stars/images/walt-disney.JPG
http://www.justdisney.com/walt_disney/quotes/
James Buchanan Duke (1856-1925)
"."

http://www.lib.duke.edu/archives/images/people/dukes/duke_jb-portriat.JPG
George Eastman (1854-1932)
"The letter K has been a favorite with me - it seems a strong, incisive sort of letter. It became a question of trying out a great number of combinations of letters that made words starting and ending with 'K'. The word 'Kodak' is the result."

http://www.history.rochester.edu/class/kodak/kodak.htm
http://www.buildingbrands.com/didyouknow/05_kodak.shtml
Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."

http://history.acusd.edu/gen/recording/images4/92109.JPG
http://www.thomasedison.com/edquote.htm
Michael D. Eisner (1942-)
"You can't succeed unless you've got failure, at least creatively."

http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/eis0int-1
Lawrence J. Ellison (1944-)
"I do not give fashionable answers to questions."

http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/ell0int-1
Enzo Ferrari (1898-1988)
"Aerodynamics is for people who don't know how to build engines."

http://www.automotivehalloffame.org/honors/
index.php?cmd=view&id=136&type=inductees
http://users.tellurian.com/robert/quotes.html
Henry Ford (1863-1947)
"When all you want is a good set of hands, unfortunately a person is attached."

http://www.automotivehalloffame.org/honors/
index.php?cmd=view&id=136&type=inductees
http://www.annonline.com/interviews/971008/
Bill Gates (1955-)
"Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning."

http://www.time.com/time/time100/builder/profile/gates.html
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/b/bill_gates.html
Harold Geneen (1910-1997)
"I want no surprises. The highest art of professional management requires the literal ability to smell a real fact from all others."

http://www.itt.com/IOHextra/rel15/images/jan03-article1-photo.gif
"Movers & Shakers," Bloomberg Publishing, 2003 ,page 191
Louis Gerstner (1942-)
"Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding."

http://www.reed-electronics.com/eb-mag/contents/images/06paid4.JPG
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/l/louis_gerstner.html
Jean Paul Getty (1892-1976)
"I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people's efforts than 100% of my own efforts."

http://www.npg.org.uk/live/images/display/X88886.JPG
http://www.worldofquotes.com/author/Jean-Paul-Getty/1/
King Camp Gillette (1855-1932)
"."

http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/biography/images/gillette_k.JPG
Roberto Goizueta (1931-1997)
"The moment avoiding failure becomes your motivation, you're down the path of inactivity. You stumble only if you're moving."

http://www.portraitpartners.com/portraits/goizueta.JPG
http://www.worldofquotes.com/author/Roberto-Goizueta/1/
Katharine Graham (1917-2001)
"To love what you do and feel that it matters ó how could anything be more fun?"

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/daily/07-01/07-18-01/18graham.JPG
http://womenshistory.about.com/library/qu/blqugrak.htm?once=true&
Andrew S. Grove (1936-)
"If the world operates as one big market, every employee will compete with every person anywhere in the world who is capable of doing the same job. There are lots of them and many of them are hungry."

http://www.linux-community.de/pics/37/1.JPG
http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/X000506AE/
William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951)
"A politician will do anything to keep his job, even become a patriot."

http://www.facade.com/celebrity/photo/William_Randolph_Hearst.JPG
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/w/
william_randolph_hearst.html
Milton Snavely Hershey (1857-1945)
"Give them quality. That's the best kind of advertising."

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/6303936970.01.LZZZZZZZ.JPG
Fritz Hoffman ()
"."

http://www.roche.pt/roche/a.JPG
Soichiro Honda (1909-1992)
"If you hire only those people you understand, the company will never get people better than you are. Always remember that you often find outstanding people among those you don't particularly like."

http://www.automotivehalloffame.org/honors/
index.php?cmd=view&id=136&type=inductees
http://www.worldofquotes.com/author/Soichiro-Honda/1/
Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. (1905-1975)
"I'm not a paranoid derranged millionaire. Goddamit, I'm a billionaire."

http://www.oilworks.com/yearend2000/pics/hughes2.gif
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/h/howard_hughes.html
Lee Iacocca (1924-)
"People want economy and they will pay any price to get it."

http://www.automotivehalloffame.org/honors/index.php?cmd=view&id=136&type=inductees
http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Lee_Iacocca/
Steve Jobs (1955-)
"You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new."

http://i.timeinc.net/b2/images/mag/ht03_steve_jobs_150x200.JPG
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/s/steve_jobs.html
Chung Ju-Yung (1955-)
"."

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0415920507.01.LZZZZZZZ.JPG
Phil Knight (1938-)
"Perceptions are important, but they make a poor substitute for insight."

http://www.ruggedelegantliving.com/a/003287.html
http://www.houseofquotes.com/authors/Phil_Knight.htm
Ray Kroc (1902-1984)
"If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love what you're doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours."

http://www.nndb.com/people/315/000024243/ray-kroc.JPG
http://www.woopidoo.com/business_quotes/authors/ray-kroc-quotes.htm
Edwin Land (1909-1991)
"Politeness is the poison of collaboration."

http://www.machinedesign.com/Content/Issue/10632/EdwinLand.JPG
http://www.zaadz.com/quotes/authors/edwin_land/
Estee Lauder (1908-2004)
"Look for a sweet person. Forget rich."

http://www.time.com/time/time100/builder/profile/lauder.html
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/e/estee_lauder.html
Ralph Lauren (1939-)
"I don't design clothes, I design dreams."

http://www.infomat.com/whoswho/ralphlauren.html
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/r/
ralph_lauren.html
Henry Robinson Luce (1898-1967)
"Show me a man who claims he is objective and I'll show you a man with illusions."

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAluce.htm
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/h/henry_r_luce.html
J. Willard Marriott (1900-1985)
"Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees."

http://www.horatioalger.com/members/jpegs/mar74.JPG
Konosuke Matsushita (1894-1989)
"A person who can create ideas worthy of note is a person who has learned much from others."

http://www.hifi-regler.de/pictures/special/konosuke_matsushita.JPG
http://www.brainstorming.co.uk/quotes/creativequotations.html
Louis B. Mayer (1885-1957)
"Be smart, but never show it."

http://new-brunswick.net/Saint_John/fame/pics/mayer.JPG
http://www.worldofquotes.com/author/Louis-B-Mayer/1/
Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884)
"I am proud," said McCormick's father, "to have a son who can do what I failed to do."

http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/hst/
scientific-identity/thumbnails/TNSIL14-M002-17.JPG
http://www.globusz.com/ebooks/BigBusi/00000016.htm
Scott McNealy (1954-)
"Only a monopolist could study a business and ruin it by giving away products."

http://internet.watch.impress.co.jp/www/article/2002/0919/snc.JPG
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/s/scott_mcnealy.html
Charles Merrill (1885-1956)
"Investigate, then invest."

http://www.time.com/time/time100/builder/profile/merrill.html
http://www.cyber-nation.com/victory/quotations/
authors/quotes_merrill_charles.html
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/04_16/b3879045_mz072.htm
J. P. Morgan (1837-1913)
"When you expect things to happen - strangely enough - they do happen."

http://www.drpribut.com/mt/morgan-tiny.JPG
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/j_p_morgan.html
Reinhard Mohn ()
"...degrees and academic merit are of secondary importance - the important thing is that their projects have made a discernible contribution to society."

http://www.china-a.de/cn/zlhb/bild/4.Reinhard%20Mohn.JPG
http://www.eastchance.com/anunt.asp?q=36,eu,sch
Akio Morita (1921-1999)
"Curiosity is the key to creativity"

http://www.time.com/time/time100/builder/profile/morita.html
http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Akio_Morita/
Rupert Murdock (1931-)
"I think a newspaper should be provocative, stir íem up, but you canít do that on television. Itís just not on."

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.npg.si.edu/exh/journal/
murdock.JPG&imgrefurl=http://www.npg.si.edu/exh/
journal/murdock.htm&h=170&w=203&sz=16&tbnid=
QBzJW0M_QUgJ:&tbnh=82&tbnw=98&start=2&prev=/
images%3Fq%3D%2522Rupert%2BMurdock%2522%
26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN
http://www.bartleby.com/63/29/8129.html
David Ogilvy (1911-1999)
"Never write an advertisement which you wouldn't want your family to read. You wouldn't tell lies to your own wife. Don't tell them to mine."

http://www.cnn.com/interactive/specials/9912/
yearinreview.passages/content/business/ogilvy.html
http://www.creativequotations.com/one/486.htm
Jorma Jaakko Ollila (1950-)
"As the market moves further into a new phase of advanced features and services, we see Nokia at the forefront in terms of brand, product offering and operational excellence."

http://www.nokia.com/nokia/0,8764,33325,00.html?appId=ollila
http://nds1.nokia.com/aboutnokia/downloads/brochures/pdf/
corporate_brochure/AbtNokia.pdf
Pierre Omidyar (1967-)
"To truly prepare for the unexpected, you've got to position yourself to keep a couple of options open - so when the door of opportunity opens, you're close enough to squeeze through."

http://enews.tufts.edu/stories/052002Omidyar_Pierre_keynote.htm
Ernest Oppenheimer (1880-1957)
"."

http://www.sahistory.org.za/pages/people/oppenheimer-e.htm
David Packard (1912-1996)
"Hewlett-Packard's stated values...serve as criteria for daily decision-making and advancement...values based management lifts everyone above trivial concerns to focus on those that are truly important."

http://www.mbari.org/about/images/packard.JPG
http://www.1000ventures.com/business_guide/cs_inex_hp.html
John H. Patterson (1844-1922)
"An executive is a person who always decides; sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides."

http://www.preservationdayton.com/images/other/JHPatterson.JPG
http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/John_H._Patterson/
Armand Peugeot (1849-1915)
"."

http://www.automotivehalloffame.org/honors/
index.php?cmd=view&id=110&type=inductees
Franz Josef Popp ()
"."

http://www.1619.com.cn/guiren-news/newsimg/15999-1.JPG
Arthur Rock (1926-)
"I wrote the business plan. And it was a page and a half, and I had raised all the money before I even sent the plan out. People knew, knew me and knew Noyce and Moore and they were anxious to, to invest."

http://www.alumni.hbs.edu/bulletin/1997/december/img/rock.jpeg
http://silicongenesis.stanford.edu/transcripts/rock.htm
John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937)
"A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship."

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/ef/200px-JD_Rockefeller_Jr.JPG
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/john_d_rockefeller.html
Anita Roddick (1942-)
"Business is not financial science, it's about trading.. buying and selling. It's about creating a product or service so good that people will pay for it."

http://www.londonspeakerbureau.co.uk/media/speakerPics/Roddick25.JPG
http://www.woopidoo.com/business_quotes/authors/anita-roddick-quotes.htm
Julius Rosenwald (1862-1932)
"Do not be fooled into believing that because a man is rich he is necessarily smart. There is ample proof to the contrary."

http://www.msichicago.org/intpgs/parts_donate/art_plangiving.JPG
http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Julius_Rosenwald/
Sir Robert Sainsbury (1907-2000)
"[the charge an art object can give off is] not unlike a sexual experience."

http://www.francis-bacon.cx/articles/sirrobert.JPG
http://www.randafricanart.com/British_Market_in_Primitive_Art.html
David Sarnoff (1891-1970)
"Nobody can be successful unless he loves his work."

http://www.time.com/time/time100/builder/profile/sarnoff.html
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/d/david_sarnoff.html
Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. (1875-1966)
"If you do it right 51 percent of the time you will end up a hero."

http://info.detnews.com/dn/history/flint/images/sloan.gif
http://www.cyber-nation.com/victory/quotations/authors/quotes_sloan_alfredp.html
Martha Stewart (1941-)
"I'm always on the lookout for those good simple solutions to everyday problems."

http://www.cyberpaperboy.com/martha_stewart.JPG
http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/ste0int-1
Levi Strauss (1829-1902)
"."

http://www.brownsteins.net/Ulpan/Images/Levi%20Strauss.JPG
Eiji Toyoda (1913-)
"Toyota has always believed our purpose is to serve the world through manufacturing."

http://www.automotivehalloffame.org/honors/
index.php?cmd=view&id=136&type=inductees
http://www.electronics-scotland.com/
industry_comment/comment_item.cfm?itemID=18
Robert Edward Turner, III (1938-)
"If I only had a little humility, I'd be perfect."

http://biografieonline.it/img/bio/Ted_Turner.JPG
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/t/ted_turner.html
Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877)
"You have undertaken to cheat me. I won't sue you, for the law is too slow. I'll ruin you."

http://img.thefreedictionary.com/wiki/8/8d/Vanderbilt.JPG
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/c/cornelius_vanderbilt.html
Sam Walton (1918-1992)
"The key to success is to get out into the store and listen to what the associates have to say. Its terribly important to get everyone involved. Our best ideas come from clerks and stockboys."

http://www.time.com/time/time100/builder/profile/walton.html
http://quotations.about.com/od/stillmorefamouspeople/a/SamWalton1.htm
Paul Warburg (1868-1932)
"We will have a world government whether you like it or not. The only question is whether that government will be achieved by conquest or consent."

http://www.stlouisfed.org/publications/foregone/images/pictures/p2b.JPG
http://groups.msn.com/AMERICASSURVIVAL/untruthchap2partviii.msnw
Thomas J. Watson, Jr. (1974-1956)
"A manager is an assistant to his men."

http://www.time.com/time/time100/builder/profile/watson.html
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/t/thomas_j_watson.html
Jack Welch (1935-)
"Giving people self-confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do. Because then they will act."

http://www.pbs.org/wttw/ceoexchange/episode_208/ceo_1.html
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/jack_welch.html
Frederick Weyerhaeuser (1834-1914)
"."

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAweyerhaeuser.JPG
Oprah Winfrey (1954-)
"It doesn't matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to Triumph, begins with you. Always."

http://www.uiowa.edu/~sbgps/images/oprah.JPG
http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/win0bio-1
Robert Winship Woodruff (1889-1985)
"."

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/theymadeamerica/whomade/woodruff_hi.html
Frank Winfield Woolworth (1852-1919)
"."

http://www.uticaod.com/community/halloffame/history/images/use_woolworth_2.JPG