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We are now in the third stage of the industrial revolution. The first involved machines which extended human muscle; the second used machines to extend the human nervous system (radio, television, telephones); the third is now utilizing machines which extend the human mind-computers. About half of all service workers (43 percent of the labor force by 2000) will be involved in collecting, analyzing, synthesizing, structuring, storing, or retrieving information... By 1995, 80 percent of all management will be "knowledge workers.".

Owen Davies Quotes

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There are two things needed in these days; first, for rich men to find out how poor men live; and second, for poor men to know how rich men work.

Edward Atkinson Quotes

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We do not hear the term "compassionate" applied to business executives or entrepreneurs, certainly not when they are engaged in their normal work. Yet in terms of results in the measurable form of jobs created, lives enriched, communities built, living standards raised, and poverty healed, a handful of capitalists has done infinitely more for mankind than all the self-serving politicians, academics, social workers, and religionists who march under the banner of "compassion".

Nathaniel Branden Quotes

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One rose says more than the dozen.

Wendy Craig Quotes

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The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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More business is lost every year through neglect than through any other cause.

Jim Cathcart Quotes

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Money talks...but all mine ever says is good-bye.

Anonymous Quotes

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Conducting your business in a socially responsible way is good business. It means that you can attract better employees and that customers will know what you stand for and like you for it.

M. Anthony Burns Quotes

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Sell cheap and tell the truth.

Rose Blumkin Quotes

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Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body - the producers and consumers themselves.

Herbert Hoover Quotes

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To think that the new economy is over is like somebody in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution is over because some textile manufacturers in Manchester went broke.

Alvin Toffler Quotes

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Few great men could pass personal.

Paul Goodman Quotes

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Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers (six if one went to Harvard).

Edgar R. Fiedler Quotes

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He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.

Edgar R. Fiedler Quotes

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The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers.

Edgar R. Fiedler Quotes

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If you have to forecast, forecast often.

Edgar R. Fiedler Quotes

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Whales only get harpooned when they come to the surface, and turtles can only move forward when they stick their neck out, but investors face risk no matter what they do.

Charles A. Jaffe Quotes

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An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's.

Will Rogers Quotes

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If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth, down an eighth - it's like playing a slot machine. I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million.

Ted Turner Quotes

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Today is a... digital incarnation of Oz - the Internet - we are a motley group of fools from lions to scarecrows, learning from each other, making and taking responsibility for our decisions, and having fun as we skip down the yellow brick road of investing together!

Lydia Vorsteveld Quotes

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Bulls make money. Bears make money. Pigs get slaughtered.

Anonymous Quotes

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...the only means to well-being is to increase the quantity of products. This is what business aims at.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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...it is solely bigness in business which makes it possible to supply the masses with all those products the present-day American common man does not want to do without. Luxury goods for the few can be produced in small shops. Luxury goods for the many require big business.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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The meaning of economic freedom is this: that the individual is in a position to choose the way in which he wants to integrate himself into the totality of society.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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