The Book of Business

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The Roycrofters, 1913 - 161 pages
 

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Page 28 - The less you require looking after, the more able you are to stand alone and complete your tasks, the greater your reward.
Page 116 - Advertising is telling who you are, where you are, and what you have to offer the world in the way of service or commodity. If nobody knows who you are, or what you have to offer, you do no business, and the world is the loser through giving you absent treatment...
Page 16 - CREED I believe in the stuff I am handing out, in the firm I am working for ; and in my ability to get results. I believe that honest stuff can be passed out to honest men by honest methods. I believe in working, not weeping ; in boosting, not knocking ; and in the pleasure of my job. I believe that a man gets what he goes after, that one deed done today is worth two deeds tomorrow, and that no man is down and out until he has lost faith in himself.
Page 36 - The man who is worthy of being a leader of men will never complain of the stupidity of his helpers, of the ingratitude of mankind, nor of the inappreciation of the public.
Page 50 - Power flows to the man who knows how. >The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be / continually fearing you will make one...
Page 16 - I believe that a man gets what he goes after, that one deed done today is worth two deeds tomorrow, and that no man is down and out until he has lost faith in himself. I believe in today and the work I am doing, in tomorrow and the work I hope to do, and in the sure reward which the future holds. I believe in courtesy, in kindness, in generosity, in good cheer, in friendship and in honest competition. I believe there is something doing, somewhere, for every man ready to do it. I believe I'm ready...
Page 48 - If you work for a man, in Heaven's name WORK FOR HIM. If he pays you wages that supply your bread and butter, work for him; speak well of him; stand by him and stand by the Institution he represents.
Page 48 - If put to a pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness. If you must vilify, condemn and eternally disparage, why, resign your position and when you are outside, damn to your heart's content. But, I pray you, so long as you are part of an institution, do not condemn it.
Page 10 - The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it — so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it.
Page 34 - Next, there are those who never do a thing until they are told twice: such get no honors and small pay. Next, there are those who do the right thing only when necessity kicks them from behind, and these get indifference instead of honors, and a pittance for pay. This kind spends most of its time polishing a bench with a hard-luck story. Then, still lower down in the scale than this, we have the fellow who will not do the right thing even when...

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