H. Gordon Selfridge

1857 - 1947

A Quote by H. Gordon Selfridge on business, preparation, temptation, and thinking

Whenever I may be tempted to slack up and let the business run for awhile on its own impetus, I picture my competitor sitting at a desk in his opposition house, thinking and thinking with the most devilish intensity and clearness, and I ask myself what I can do to be prepared for his next brilliant move.

H. Gordon Selfridge (1857 - 1947)

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A Quote by H. Gordon Selfridge on advertising, business, confidence, difficulty, force, guests, inspiration, principles, quality, service, spirit, and understanding

Get the confidence of the public and you will have no difficulty in getting their patronage. Inspire your whole force with the right spirit of service; encourage every sign of the true spirit. So display and advertise wares that customers shall buy with understanding. Treat them as guests when they come and when they go, whether or not they buy. Give them all that can be given fairly, on the principle that to him that giveth shall be given. Remember always that the recollection of quality remains long after the price is forgotten. Then your business will prosper by a natural process.

H. Gordon Selfridge (1857 - 1947)

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