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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Businessman
Nation: American
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A store's best advertisement is the service its goods render, for upon such service rest the future, the good-will, of an organization.

Tags: Best, Future, Service

Clock watchers never seem to be having a good time.

Tags: Good, Seem, Time

Determine to do some thinking for yourself. Don't live entirely upon the thoughts of others. Don't be an automaton.

Tags: Thinking, Thoughts, Yourself

Do not primarily train men to work. Train them to serve willingly and intelligently.

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Exchange ideas frequently.

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I believe a man is better anchored who has a belief in the Supreme Being.

Tags: Anchored, Belief, Supreme

I was long brought up to think that it was nothing short of a crime to miss a sale.

Tags: Crime, Miss, Short

It is the service we are not obliged to give that people value most.

Tags: Give, Service, Value

It was always my practice to train salespeople under my direct supervision, and to treat children with the utmost consideration.

Tags: Children, Practice, Treat

My definition of an executive's job is brief and to the point. It is simply this: Getting things done through other people.

Tags: Done, Getting, Job

No business can succeed in any great degree without being properly organized.

Tags: Business, Great, Succeed

No company can afford not to move forward. It may be at the top of the heap today but at the bottom of the heap tomorrow, if it doesn't.

Tags: Forward, Today, Tomorrow

No matter what his position or experience in life, there is in everyone more latent than developed ability; far more unused than used power.

Tags: Experience, Life, Power

Salesmanship is limitless. Our very living is selling. We are all salespeople.

Tags: Limitless, Living, Selling

Salesmanship, too, is an art; the perfection of its technique requires study and practice.

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Selling is our No. 1 job. Never get away from selling a lot of merchandise personally. The more you sell the more you learn.

Tags: Away, Job, Learn

Success will always be measured by the extent to which we serve the buying public.

Tags: Public, Serve, Success

The best of merchandise will go back to the shelf unless handled by a conscientious, tactful salesman.

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The disciplined are free.

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The keystone of successful business is cooperation. Friction retards progress.

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The problem with the bronco is to get on and stay on. This is the problem with the Golden Rule-to understand and apply.

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The thought in my mind was that I must be a good merchant. If I were a good merchant, the rest would probably take care of itself.

Tags: Care, Good, Mind

The well-satisfied customer will bring the repeat sale that counts.

Tags: Bring, Customer, Repeat

Theory is splendid but until put into practice, it is valueless.

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Too many would-be executives are slaves of routine.

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We can serve our customers well only if our buying jobs are right. You cannot sell if you haven't ordered wanted goods into your store.

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We get real results only in proportion to the real values we give.

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I do not believe in excuses. I believe in hard work as the prime solvent of life's problems.

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As a rule, we find what we look for; we achieve what we get ready for.

Tags: Achieve, Ready, Rule

Men are not great or small because of their material possessions. They are great or small because of what they are.

Tags: Great, Men, Small

The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.

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Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.

Tags: Confidence, Leadership, Trust

Luck is always the last refuge of laziness and incompetence.

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I cannot remember a time when the Golden Rule was not my motto and precept, the torch that guided my footsteps.

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I believe in trusting men, not only once but twice - in giving a failure another chance.

Tags: Failure, Men, Trust

Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.

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The five separate fingers are five independent units. Close them and the fist multiplies strength. This is organization.

Tags: Close, Five, Strength

Courteous treatment will make a customer a walking advertisement.

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I never trust an executive who tends to pass the buck. Nor would I want to deal with him as a customer or a supplier.

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Responsibilities are given to him on whom trust rests. Responsibility is always a sign of trust.

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A merchant who approaches business with the idea of serving the public well has nothing to fear from the competition.

Tags: Business, Fear, Idea

Change is vital, improvement the logical form of change.

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No serious-minded man should have time for the mediocre in any phase of his living.

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It is always the start that requires the greatest effort.

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Success cannot come from standstill men. Methods change and men must change with them.

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The greatest teacher I know is the job itself.

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The men who have furnished me with my greatest inspiration have not been men of wealth, but men of deeds.

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There has never been a time when a career in the Penney Company was not a challenge that brought out the best in a man.

Tags: Best, Career, Time

The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success.

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Every man must decide for himself whether he shall master his world or be mastered by it.

Tags: Brainy, Himself, Whether

The Golden Rule finds no limit of application in business.

Tags: Business, Golden, Rule

There's no better friend to any merchant than a fair competitor.

Tags: Fair, Friend, Merchant