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A Quote by Craig Newmark on exit strategy, passion, and service

I am committed to doing customer service for Craigslist for the rest of my life. The exit strategy is death.

Craig Newmark

Source: Craig Newmark on eBay, Craigslist 'exit strategy': http://blogs.zdnet.com/micro-markets/?p=1478

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Craig Newmark on technology and service

We think of Craigslist as a form of Social Media.

We provide a simple service that is mostly free and we leave money in the community, instead of taking it away. Shared values, nothing fancy, treating people like we want to be treated.

What works on the net works for people in general. The net has very little to do with technology, what matters is how people use the technology.

Craig Newmark

Source: Craig Newmark on eBay, Craigslist 'exit strategy': http://blogs.zdnet.com/micro-markets/?p=1478

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Fred Kofman on business, consciousness, conscious capitalism, purpose, meaning, and service

The first question when you are doing anything in life is, “What’s the point?” That is a very spiritual question. What are you doing with your one and precious life? You’ve been given a gift of consciousness and wisdom and now you have this resource for a fairly limited time. What are you going to do with it?

In business you start from the same place. We ask, “What are you doing? What is the point of what you are doing? What are you trying to accomplish? Why is that important to you?” At the same time, to accomplish something in business, unless you want to be a criminal, you have to also value what would further the purpose of other people’s lives. That’s how you are going to get them to buy your product or service: by giving them something that they find valuable. The source of value is that it is congruent with their life’s purpose.

Becoming aware of what is meaningful to you and what is meaningful to those around you is the beginning of every successful enterprise. The moment you lose touch with that you are going to go down in flames. Maybe the words are too spiritual, but this is like basic Business 101. What’s your value proposition? Why would anybody want to buy your product or service?

Fred Kofman

Source: A Conversation with Fred Kofman: http://www.integralleadershipreview.com/archives/2003/2003_03_kofman.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Fred Kofman on commerce, capitalism, service, and business

There are those who see the free market as an enemy. But the market is an invaluable instrument for human development. Every act of commerce is an act of mutual service. Even though it can be motivated by personal interest, the market system channels that selfish energy towards assisting others.

Fred Kofman

Source: Business-sattva: The Business Bodhisattva: http://www.axialent.com/eng/white_papers_details.asp?codigo=15

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Kelley Brignell on service, gratitude, attitude, receiving, and gifts

 

If you're going to tally up things in life, tally up what others do for you, rather than what you do for others.

Kelley Brignell

Source: Kelly Brignell

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A Quote by Edward Croker on sacrifice, duty, and service

 

"Firemen are going to get killed. When they join the department they face that fact. When a man becomes a fireman his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished. What he does after that is all in the line of duty. They were not thinking of getting killed when they went where death lurked. They went there to put the fire out, and got killed. Firefighters do not regard themselves as heroes because they do what the business requires."

Edward Croker

Source: Chief, FDNY 1899-1911

Contributed by: Bushi

A Quote by Edward Croker on service and honor

 

  "I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling. Our proudest moment is to save lives. Under the impulse of such thoughts, the nobility of the occupation thrills us and stimulates us to deeds of daring, even of supreme sacrifice."

Edward Croker

Source: Chief, FDNY 1899-1911

Contributed by: Bushi

A Quote by Vanna Bonta on work, service, and money

Pay me for my work but I don't do it for the money.

Vanna Bonta

Contributed by: andre

A Quote by Vanna Bonta on leaders, leadership, trust, public duty, and service

Any leaders who disappoint the people, ideals and promises by which they were appointed are by definition themselves dis-appointed.

Vanna Bonta

Contributed by: andre

A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on universal, service, history, contribution, self, and humanity

Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious instrument in the attainment of the historic, universal aims of humanity.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Contributed by: andre

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