A Quote by Jeffrey R. Holland on age, company, control, crisis, daughters, disaster, employees, friendship, life, money, motherhood, plants, spontaneity, time, and water

Thomas Edison devoted ten years and all of his money to developing the nickel-alkaline storage battery at a time when he was almost penniless. . . . One night the terrifying cry of fire echoed through the film plant. Spontaneous combustion had ignited some chemicals. Within moments all of the packing compounds, celluloids for records, file, and other flammable goods had gone up with a whoosh. Fire companies from eight towns arrive, but the heat was so intense and the water pressure so low that the fire hoses had no effect. Edison was 67 years old - no age to begin anew. His daughter was frantic, wondering if he were safe, if his spirits were broken, how he would handle a crisis such as this at his age. She saw him running toward her. He spoke first. He said, "Where's your mother? Go get her. Tell her to get her friends. They'll never see another fire like this as long as they live." At 5:30 the next morning with the fire barely under control, he called his employees together and announced, "We're rebuilding." Then, almost as an afterthought, he added, "Oh, by the way, anybody know where we can get some money?" Virtually everything we now recognize as a Thomas Edison contribution in our lives came after that disaster.

Jeffrey R. Holland (1940 -)

Source: New Era Magazine, October 1980, p. 10. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by IBM on aggression, belief, business, community, company, conviction, decisions, desires, employees, guidance, ideas, improvement, individuality, intelligence, investment, management, managers, obligation, play, principles, progress, respect, s

IBM'S Basic BELIEFS AND FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES Our beliefs, which should be well known to every IBMer, are: 1. Respect for the individual. 2. A desire to have the best customer service of any company in the world. 3. The conviction that an organization should pursue all tasks with the idea that they can be accomplished in a superior manner. In addition to these, there is a set of fundamental principles which guide IBM management in the conduct of the business. Each manager should consider them as a basis for his decisions. They are: 1. To provide intelligent, aggressive capable management. 2. To serve our customers as efficiently and effectively as possible. 3. To continually improve our products and our technology. 4. To provide a maximum degree of satisfaction on the part of our employees in their assigned tasks. 5. To recognize the obligation to our stockholders to provide an adequate return on their investment. 6. To play our part in furthering the progress of the communities in which our facilities are located.


Source: IBM Management Training

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A Quote by Harry E. Humphreys, Jr. on confidence, employees, friendship, good, leadership, presidency, and trying

We should place confidence in our employee. Confidence is the foundation of friendship. If we give it, we will receive it. Any person in a managerial position, from supervisor to president, who feels that his employee is not as good as he is and who suspects his employee trying to put something over on him, lacks the qualities for human leadership-to say nothing of human friendship.

Harry E. Humphreys

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A Quote by E. B. White on age, belief, day, employees, fear, ideas, inconsistency, jobs, men, order, and theory

I am a member of a party of one, and I live in an age of fear. Nothing lately has unsettled my party and raised my fears as much as your editorial, on Thanksgiving Day, suggesting that employees should be required to state their beliefs in order to hold their jobs. The idea is inconsistent with our constitutional theory and has been stubbornly opposed by watchful men since the early days of the Republic.

E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

Source: Letter to the New York Herald Tribune, November 29, 1947

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A Quote by Dave Barry on business, education, employees, honesty, hope, men, and women

American business long ago gave up on demanding that prospective employees be honest and hardworking. It has even stopped hoping for employees who are educated enough that they can tell the difference between the men's room and the women's room without having little pictures on the doors.

Dave Barry (1947 -)

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A Quote by Dave Barry on computers, contentment, day, efficiency, employees, and government

Without computers, the government would be unable to function at the level of effectiveness and efficiency that we have come to expect. . . . Today's government uses computers which are capable of cranking out millions of documents per day without any regard whatsoever for their content, thereby freeing government employees for more important responsibilities, such as not answering their phones.

Dave Barry (1947 -)

Source: Cyberspace, 1996

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A Quote by Dave Barry on business, cheating, employees, god, guidance, ideas, information, money, questions, and taxes

The IRS spends God knows how much of your tax money on these toll-free information hot lines staffed by IRS employees, whose idea of a dynamite tax tip is that you should print neatly. If you ask them a real tax question, such as how you can cheat, they're useless. So, for guidance, you want to look to big business. Big business never pays a nickel in taxes, according to Ralph Nader, who represents a big consumer organization that never pays a nickel in taxes. . . .

Dave Barry (1947 -)

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A Quote by F. G. "Buck" Rogers on employees, finance, manufacturing, people, and work

At IBM everybody sells! Every employee has been trained to think that the customer comes first - everybody from the CEO, to the people in finance, to the receptionists, to those who work in manufacturing.

Buck Rodgers

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A Quote by Arthur W. Newcomb on character, efficiency, employees, leadership, loyalty, men, and reflection

The character and qualifications of the leader are reflected in the men he selects, develops and gathers around him. Show me the leader and I will know his men. Show me the men and I will know their leader. Therefore, to have loyal, efficient employees-be a loyal and efficient employer.

Arthur W. Newcomb

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A Quote by Andy Warhol on employees

Employees make the best dates. You don't have to pick them up and they're always tax deductible.

Andy Warhol (1931 - 1987)

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