Alfred P. Sloan

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    A car for every purse and purpose.
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    Bedside manners are no substitute for the right diagnosis.
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    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.
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    Go for the gold: better one great column and some undistinguished ones than constant mediocrity.
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    I grew up in an environment of jokes and sarcasm and puns. I talk that way, so I write that way.
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    I wanted to be a columnist so badly that I took a huge pay cut to leave Forbes, which wouldn't give me a column, and join Newsday, which wanted my column for its Sunday business section.
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    I've spent my career trying to help people without connections understand what's going on so that they have a chance of getting a fair shake from the connected and the powerful.
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    If the government decides to put your life under a microscope, do you think it won't find something? I suspect there's not an adult in the country who would walk away totally unscathed if every aspect of his or her life were investigated the way Stewart's ImClone trading was.
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    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.
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    If you do it right 51 percent of the time you will end up a hero.
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    It's easy to write a good column if you've got good information. It's hard if you have to depend on style alone. I suppose there are people who can get away with styling on a regular basis. I'm not one of them. You're probably not, either.
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    Report, report, report. Dig, dig, dig. Think, think, think. Don't stop being a reporter because you've become a columnist.
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    Teamwork is better than isolation, especially for a columnist.
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    The column's worked out great for me. I've gotten a ton of ego satisfaction, had a lot of fun, won a batch of prizes and occasionally done some public good.
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    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.
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