George Samuel Clason: Personal Finance Author and Publisher; author of The Richest Man in Babylon.
"Opportunity is a haughty goddess who wastes no time with those who are unprepared." - George Samuel Clason
Paulo Coelho: Famous Brazilian lyricist and novelist. [Biography]
"The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions." - Paulo Coelho
Clive Jay Davis: Founder of Arista Records; Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a nonperformer.
"You've got to seize the opportunity if it is presented to you." - Clive Jay Davis
Michael Saul Dell: Founder & CEO Dell, Inc. Stepped down in 2004 and remained as Chairman of the Board.
"It's through curiosity and looking at opportunities in new ways that we've always mapped our path at Dell. There's always an opportunity to make a difference." - Michael Saul Dell
Thomas Alva Edison: American inventor and businessman; In 1880 Edison founded the journal Science, which in 1900 became the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; 1,093 patents in his name.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison
Henry Ford: [Biography; Quotes]
"Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently." - Henry Ford
Benjamin Graham: (1894 - 1976) Influential economist and professional investor who is today often called ‘the father of value investing’.
"I am no longer an advocate of elaborate techniques of security analysis in order to find superior value opportunities." - Benjamin Graham
Lakshmi Narayan Mittal (aka Lakshmi Niwas Mittal): Billionaire Industrialist; Chairman of the Mittal Steel Company NV - world's largest producer of steel. He was the Fortune European Businessman of the Year for 2004.
"Always think outside the box and embrace opportunities that appear, wherever they might be." - Lakshmi Narayan Mittal
Kerry Francis Bullmore Packer: Australian publishing, media and gaming tycoon.
"I don't want to be left behind. In fact, I want to be here before the action starts." - Kerry Francis Bullmore Packer
Martha Stewart: [Biography;
"I'm not a sponge exactly, but I find that something I look at is a great opportunity for ideas." - Martha Stewart
Sun Tzu: Author of The Art of War, an immensely influential ancient Chinese book on military strategy (for the most part not dealing directly with tactics). He is also one of the earliest realists in international relations theory.
"Opportunities multiply as they are seized." - Sun Tzu
Oprah Winfrey: Very successful TV Talk Show Hostess The Oprah Winfrey Show; movies; entrepreneur
"I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity." - Oprah Winfrey
Zig Ziglar: Pre-eminent American Self Help Author and Religious speaker; Mixing religion with self help to create classic motivational books like "See you at the Top" [Biography; Quotes; Articles].
"Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business." - Zig Ziglar
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