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    alfred p. sloan Quotes

    Work hard. There is no short cut.
    — Alfred P. Sloan
    tags: work 
     
    Never inject a man into the top, if it can be avoided. In a big organization, to have to do that, I think, is a reflection on management, Of course there are always exceptional cases.
    — Alfred P. Sloan
    Never make a personnel judgment the first time it comes up.
    — Alfred P. Sloan
    tags: time 
     
    If you do it right 51 percent of the time you will end up a hero.
    — Alfred P. Sloan
    tags: time  right  hero 
     
    The worst is over without a doubt.
    — Alfred P. Sloan
    tags: doubt 
     
    There is no resting place for an enterprise in a competitive economy.
    — Alfred P. Sloan
    In any organization men would move up form the bottom to the top. That develops loyalty, ambition and talent, because there is a chance for promotion.
    — Alfred P. Sloan
    tags: chance  men  ambition  talent  loyalty 
     
    I have never issued an order since I have been the operating head of the corporation.
    — Alfred P. Sloan
    Give a man a clear-cut job and let him do it.
    — Alfred P. Sloan
    tags: men  job 
     
    I see no reason why 1931 should not be an extremely good year.
    — Alfred P. Sloan
    tags: year 
     
    The final act of business judgment is intuitive.
    — Alfred P. Sloan
    tags: business 
     
    Competition is the final price determinant and competitive prices may result in profits which force you to accept a rate of return less than you hoped for, or for that matter to accept temporary losses
    — Alfred P. Sloan
    tags: loss  competition 
     
    Bedside manners are no substitute for the right diagnosis.
    — Alfred P. Sloan
    tags: right  substitute 
     
    Advanced engineering always, like advanced everything else, brings down upon it the discredit of ridicule of minds who cannot see so far.
    — Alfred P. Sloan
    tags: mind 
     
    If we are all in agreement on the decision - then I propose we postpone further discussion of this matter until our next meeting to give ourselves time to develop disagreement and perhaps gain some understanding of what the decision is all about.
    — Alfred P. Sloan
    It is astonishing what you can do when you have a lot of energy, ambition and plenty of ignorance.
    — Alfred P. Sloan
    It is impossible to get the measure of what an individual can accomplish unless the responsibility is given him.
    — Alfred P. Sloan
    The business of business is business.
    — Alfred P. Sloan
    tags: business 
     
    Take my assets - but leave me my organization and in five years I'll have it all back.
    — Alfred P. Sloan
    tags: year 
     
    Some have an idea that the reason we in this country discard things so readily is because we have so much. The facts are exactly opposite-the reason we have so much is simply because we discard things so readily. We replace the old in return for something that will serve us better.
    — Alfred P. Sloan
    tags: facts  ideas 
     
    A car for every purse and purpose.
    — Alfred P. Sloan
    The greatest real thrill that life offers is to create, to construct, to develop something useful. Too often we fail to recognize and pay tribute to the creative spirit. It is that spirit that creates our jobs
    — Alfred P. Sloan
    tags: job  real  spirit  creative  fail 
     
    There has to be this pioneer, the individual who has the courage, the ambition to overcome the obstacles that always develop when one tries to do something worthwhile, especially when it is new and different.
    — Alfred P. Sloan
    tags: ambition  courage 
     
    Only in more production and in new production can the American standard of living be increased and the economy be sound.
    — Alfred P. Sloan
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