People want to watch whatever video they want to watch whenever they want to watch. If you provision your Internet infrastructure adequately, you can do that.
The thing about HD-DVD that is attractive to Microsoft is that it’s very pro-consumer in letting you copy all movies up onto the hard disk.
Friends are made my many acts and lost by only one.
I buy expensive suits. They just look cheap on me.
If you live for the weekends and vacations, your shit is broken.
I forgive all personal weaknesses except egomania and pretension.
Hitler is a monster of wickedness, insatiable in his lust for blood and plunder. Not content with having all Europe under his heel, or else terrorized into various forms of abject submission, he must now carry his work of butchery and desolation among the vast multitudes of Russia and of Asia. The terrible military machine, which we and the rest of the civilized world so foolishly, so supinely, so insensately allowed the Nazi gangsters to build up year by year from almost nothing, cannot stand idle lest it rust or fall to pieces. It must be in continual motion, grinding up human lives and trampling down the homes and the rights of hundreds of millions of men. Moreover it must be fed, not only with flesh but with oil.
Where my reason, imagination or interest were not engaged, I would not or I could not learn.
Consider scheduling a daily meeting with your new executive. Require them to bring a comprehensive set of questions about everything they heard that day but did not completely understand.
You measure your people and you take action on those that don’t measure up.
If I was a businessman, or saw myself as a businessman, I would have never gone into the airline business.
The intersection of law, politics, and technology is going to force a lot of good thinking.
The secret of your success is found in your daily routine
By using money as the scapegoat and work as our all-consuming routine, we are able to conveniently disallow ourselves to do otherwise: ‘John, I’d love to talk about the gaping void I feel in my life, the hopelessness that hits me like a punch in the eye every time I start my computer in the morning, but I have so much work to do! I’ve got at least three hours of unimportant email to reply to before calling prospects who said ‘no’ yesterday. Gotta run!
There are no rules here — we’re trying to accomplish something.
“Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.”
If you look at coffee, tea, food and juice, we think there are inherent opportunities. If you look at health bars or grab-and-go products that are in our stores, we think we can significantly enhance them and make them more widely available.
Starbucks represents something beyond a cup of coffee.
Our company has to be a company that enables its people.
Gratitude is the single greatest treasure I will take with me from this experience.
Like fire across the galaxy the Clone Wars spread. In league with the wicked Count Dooku, more and more planets slip. Against this threat, upon the Jedi Knights falls the duty to lead the newly formed army of the Republic. And as the heat of war grows, so, to, grows the prowess of one most gifted student of the Force.
Okay, let’s talk about cartoon labels for half a second – some people think anything with a dog or a car or a colorful alien is garbage, which is not true. Look at Big Moose Red. It’s, like, a $6 wine with a cheesy label, and it’s actually a solid wine.
They said it was only a ground shark, but I was not wholly reassured. It is as bad to be eaten by a ground shark as by any other.
Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
I want to own the New York Jets, that’s what I want. And I absolutely believe I am going to own the Jets.
Newport Center has become a Mediterranean town. The climate here is the same as the Mediterranean’s, and so is the architecture. This center exudes a radiance, an energy. It will become a special way of life for everyone.
No one is guaranteed a job in this.
The Costa Rican government is prioritizing laying fiber optic over paving roads. Costa Rica is trying to become one of the Internet societies. This is happening throughout the world.
On top of this, if you do great work you gain the reward of knowing you’re doing great work. Your day snaps into alignment with your dreams, and you no longer have to pretend you’re mediocre. You’re free to contribute.
China traditionally has been a tea-drinking country but we turned them into coffee drinkers.
If change is happening on the outside faster than on the inside the end is in sight.
When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But… I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.
In 1928, Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming found that a mysterious antibacterial fungus had grown on a petri dish he’d forgotten to cover in his laboratory: he discovered penicillin by accident. Scientists have sought to harness the power of chance ever since. Modern drug discovery aims to amplify Fleming’s serendipitous circumstances a millionfold: pharmaceutical companies search through combinations of molecular compounds at random, hoping to find a hit.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Dinosaurs did not walk with humans. The evolutionary record says different. They gambled.
Remembering you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.
In the Networked Age, we’re all like the little kid from The Sixth Sense. If you’re not seeing networks when you enter a room, you might want to check your pulse.
I love building technology, I love programming. I love building teams. And I also love building beautiful things.
At the same time, we invested more than €4 billion, in property, plant and equipment, software, and research and development. The capital expenditure ratio is again expected to be around 6 percent in the current fiscal year.
It’s insane to me to ask anybody to be what they’re not. Know what you know the best, love the most. That’s always going to be the answer to the thing that you have the best shot at winning at.
When Paul Allen and I started Microsoft over 30 years ago, we had big dreams about software.” We had dreams about the impact it could have.
I’m telling you, you can’t compare Saudi Arabia to other countries.
I’m in the shoe business. Look at these things. They’re called Tigers. I faked out the company. I’m the US distributor. Come with me.
Hong Kong is a good fashion city. The interest is enormous. There’s good potential in the Asian market.
Anyone, even a child, can be taught to develop a positive mental attitude. The method is to repeat positive affirmations such as: Day by day, in every way, through the grace of God, I am getting better and better.
The outside perception and inside perception of Microsoft are so different. The view of Microsoft inside Microsoft is always kind of an underdog thing.
Life is not a portfolio: not for a startup founder, and not for any individual. An entrepreneur cannot “diversify” herself: you cannot run dozens of companies at the same time and then hope that one of them works out well. Less obvious but just as important, an individual cannot diversify his own life by keeping dozens of equally possible careers in ready reserve.
And being as wicked as any man who ever lived, he exploited his advantage to the full.
It is unwise to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money, that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything because the thing you bought was incapable of doing what it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot . .
Simply stated, the value of a business today is the sum of all the money it will make in the future.
If you’re a person struggling to eat and stay healthy, you might have heard about Michael Jordan or Muhammad Ali, but you’ll never have heard of Bill Gates.
Ultimately, broadcasters and advertisers have to change the way they do business or they run the risk of linear TV becoming obsolete.
Remember: There is a direct correlation between an increased sphere of comfort and getting what you want.
In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is failing. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible.
Land on Mars, a round-trip ticket – half a million dollars. It can be done.
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
I love great music and art, but I think ‘cubist’ songs and paintings are hideous.
My strength is programming. I also think my biggest strength is simplification. That’s what I love doing.
Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts.
The first ten minutes of sorting through clothing was like choosing which child of mine should live or die.
Customers tend to avoid a restaurant that’s going aswamp in its own sludge.
Your job should make you want to get out of bed
What is measured improves.
I think I meant that, given the circumstances of my childhood, I had the illusion that it’s easier to be alone. To have your relationships be casual and also to pose as a solitary person, because it was more romantic. You know, I was raised on the idea of the ramblin’ man and the loner.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
If you don’t change the direction you are going, then you’re likely to end up where you’re heading…
The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.
It doesn’t hurt to ask Actually, it does hurt. It does hurt to ask the wrong way, to ask without preparation, to ask without permission. It hurts because you never get another chance to ask right.
You want to do good things, and once you’ve done a couple of good things in a row, you think ‘Well gee, let’s not mess this up.’ But I am lucky at this point that I have something I really love to do, and it completely holds my attention. I never feel frustrated by it.
President Bush is endangering our safety, hurting our vital interests, and undermining American values.
The Mastermind principle consists of an alliance of two or more minds working in perfect harmony for the attainment of a common definite objective. Success does not come without the cooperation of others.
Many of the people that you lay off will have closer relationships with the people who stay than you do, so treat them with an appropriate level of respect.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.
Most of us have never felt at a disadvantage because we did not receive any inheritance. About 80 percent of us are first-generation affluent.
Never forget that people are your greatest asset.
A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job.
The Group sold an attributable HK$3,434.6 million worth of properties in Hong Kong as compared with HK$6,810.9 million for the year before. In light of the then cautious market sentiment, the Group decided to defer the launch of a few new developments…
Understand this law and you will then know, beyond room for the slightest doubt, that you are constantly punishing yourself for every wrong you commit and rewarding yourself for every act of constructive conduct in which you indulge.
Money is like manure, its only good if you spread it around.
Social media requires that business leaders start thinking like small-town shop owners. This means taking the long view and avoiding short-term benchmarks to gauge progress. It means allowing the personality, heart and soul of the people who run all levels of the business to show.
Means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
By spring of ’98, each company’s stock had more than quadrupled. Skeptics questioned earnings and revenue multiples higher than those for any non-internet company. It was easy to conclude that the market had gone crazy.
My foundations support people in the country who care about an open society. It’s their work that I’m supporting. So it’s not me doing it. But I can empower them. I can support them, and I can help them.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
You have to get lost in the woods of your own doing and discover a way out. You have to find the right path over the creek, under the rock-whatever mechanism is good for your body’s size and your stride and your cadence and your tolerance for wet or cold or humid weather. That kind of learning comes from having a tolerance for failure, and extracting lessons from your failures.
If I had to do it over again, I would have done the same but earlier. It is never too early to start something. The sooner you begin, the sooner you get your experience.
To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.
Not an hour is lost that is spent in the saddle.
Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.
I realized that comedians of the day were operating on jokes and punch lines. The moment you say the punch line, the audience either laughs sincerely or they laugh automatically or they don’t laugh. The thing that bothered me was that automatic laugh. I said, that’s not real laughter.
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
Men don’t care what’s on TV. They only care what else is on TV.
Entrepreneurs, by definition, shift resources from areas of low productivity and yield to areas of higher productivity and yield.
It is very clear that the Republicans do not want to raise taxes.
Value and purpose are about understanding the specific benefits you will help people receive if they receive what you have for them.
I look at Google and think they have a strong academic culture. Elegant solutions to complex problems.