vision

A Quote by Oprah Winfrey on oprah and vision

I believe I'm just getting started. The TV show is just the foundation.... If you're open to the possibilities, your life gets grander, bigger, bolder!

Oprah Winfrey (1954 -)

Source: The Business of Being Oprah: http://www.mutualofamerica.com/articles/Fortune/2002_04_08/Oprah1.asp

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A Quote by Steve Case on people, team, and vision

If you're doing something new you've got to have a vision. You've got to have a perspective. You've got to have some north star you're aiming for, and you just believe somehow you'll get there, which kind of gets to the passion point. You've got to be able to take a step back and not be so caught up in the day-to-day that you don't have a sense of the broader tectonic shifts, and maybe you have to make some adjustment, which is why the perspective part is important. You've got to stick with it, because these things are not overnight successes in almost all cases. I think one of the problems I think we had more recently with the Internet boom is that they tended to be overnight successes, and people didn't really have the time to be tested in a time. They're going to go through ups and downs, and so as a result I think people lost some of that perspective. But ultimately, even though all those different factors are important, I'd say people are the most important, and if you really got the right people, and you've got them working together as a team, whether it's in business, whether it's in science, whether it's in politics, you can make a big difference. If you don't have the right people, no matter how smart you are, no matter how good your idea is, you're not going to get very far.

Steve Case

Source: Academy of Achievement: Steve Case Interview: http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/cas1int-1

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A Quote by Steve Case on vision, customers, people, and computers

I think one of the things that was useful to me was not really college, but just reading books and studying how major consumer innovations took place. If you look back at the history of the telephone a century earlier, it took decades before it was common. Initially people said, "Why would I ever need a phone? If I want to talk to somebody I'll just go next door and talk to them." You couldn't imagine that people would have phones. So eventually, after many years, maybe there was a phone in the bar in town. If you had to make a call to somebody, you'd go to that one phone and enter a party line, a shared line, and so forth. Eventually, it got to the point where people did say, "You know, you do need a phone in your home!" By the time I was growing up everybody had a phone in their home. Today they have multiple phones in their homes and cell phones and computer access with instant messaging.

Steve Case

Source: Academy of Achievement: Steve Case Interview: http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/cas1int-1

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A Quote by Seth Godin on vision and persistence

There's a myth that all you need to do is outline your vision and prove it's right—then, quite suddenly, people will line up and support you.

In fact, the opposite is true. Remarkable visions and genuine insight are always met with resistance. And when you start to make progress, your efforts are met with even more resistance. Products, services, career paths... whatever it is, the forces for mediocrity will align to stop you, forgiving no errors and never backing down until it's over.

If it were any other way, it would be easy. And if it were any other way, everyone would do it and your work would ultimately be devalued. The yin and yang are clear: without people pushing against your quest to do something worth talking about, it's unlikely it would be worth the journey. Persist.

Seth Godin

Source: The Forces of Mediocrity: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2008/03/the-forces-of-m.html

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A Quote by Eileen Caddy. on desire, belief, faith, vision, and consciousness

The secret of making something work in your lives is first of all,
the deep desire to make it work; then the faith and belief that it
can work; then to hold that clear definite vision in your consciousness and see it working out step by step, without one thought of doubt
or disbelief.

Eileen Caddy.

Source: My diary

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A Quote by Stephen Shapiro on vision and change

Don’t get stuck with a particular vision of how things should look. Choose a big, bold, and inspiring aspiration. Allow it to change over time. Sometimes on the way to your dream, you get lost and discover a better one.

Stephen Shapiro

Source: Turning a Passion into a Profession: http://www.steveshapiro.com/2008/01/14/innovation-in-globe/

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A Quote by Ken Hendricks on business, vision, banks, and finance

If you could go back in time and do one thing differently in your business, what would it be?

I would have shared with the banks my long-term vision and got them involved instead of just going to them when I needed money. I should have got them on my team right from the start.

Ken Hendricks

Source: Inc: 10 questions for Ken Hendricks: http://www.inc.com/magazine/20061201/entrepreneur-questions.html

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A Quote by Joanna Meiseles on mission, vision, purpose, culture, and business

There are many tools available to help write a mission or vision statement, but I think it's often best to keep it simple -- one or two sentences -- and describe why the business exists. What is the core value or the daily purpose? Write it down and share it with everyone! Next, create an employee manual that reflects the culture.

Joanna Meiseles

Source: Six Keys to Running a Successful Business: http://www.inc.com/gems/blog/2007/11/six_keys_to_running_a_successf.html

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A Quote by Bill George on true north, values, shareholders, mission, and vision

Your “true north” cannot be redirected by external pressures. Once you start trying to satisfy one shareholder, you’ll have to deal with another shareholder with a different point of view. Same with board members and all your other constituencies. If you allow yourself to be pulled off course, you’re going to destroy your enterprise.

You have to stay a step ahead. You have to say, “This is what we stand for. This is a long-term growth company. It will give you great long-term returns, because we perform very well. Are you interested? If you’re not, you may want to put your investment somewhere else.” I’m not saying that you have to dismiss your shareholders or your board. But you must remember who you are and what your com­pany is.

Bill George

Source: The Thought Leader Interview: Bill George: http://www.strategy-business.com/press/article/07409

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A Quote by John Piper on christ, vision, and satisfied

May we catch enough of a vision of Christ that we will not be satisfied unless we know him more fully.

John Piper

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