Sunday, October 14, 2012

5 Amazing Modern Day Business Sages

Often a few well chosen words will make all the difference between being successful in a chosen endeavour, or missing it!!

I have grabbed a couple of appropriate quotes from 5 of my favourite modern business sages.

Richard Branson 

My mother was determined to make us independent. When I was four years old, she stopped the car a few miles from our house and made me find my own way home across the fields. I got hopelessly lost

Malcolm Gladwell

“I want to convince you that these kinds of personal explanations of success don't work. People don't rise from nothing....It is only by asking where they are from that we can unravel the logic behind who succeeds and who doesn't.” 

Michael Masterson

There are basically two ways to get the people who work for you to do what you want. You can bully them into it. Or you can lead them. The bully’s method is initially effective, because it takes advantage of his superior power. But everything changes with time — including the balance of power within a company. So, ultimately, it fails.

Timothy Ferriss

“It’s lonely at the top. 99% of the world is convinced they are incapable of achieving great things, so they aim for the mediocre middle-ground. The level of competition is thus fiercest for “realistic” goals, paradoxically making them the most time- and energy-consuming.

Tom Peters

“Leaders trust their guts. "Intuition" is one of those good words that has gotten a bad rap. For some reason, intuition has become a "soft" notion. Garbage! Intuition is the new physics. It's an Einsteinian, seven-sense, practical way to make tough decisions. Bottom line, circa 2001 to 2010: The crazier the times are, the more important it is for leaders to develop and to trust their intuition.”


  1. This is already one of my favorite quotes:

    "99% of the world is convinced they are incapable of achieving great things, so they aim for the mediocre middle-ground."

  2. yes and iam working to the top,lets all reach the top post and no backslidding at the first spat of negativity