Quotes by Harold S. Geneen

Harold S. Geneen

Harold S. Geneen

American Accountant, Industrialist, CEO, ITT

Alive from: 1910-

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    I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises - but only performance is reality.
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    In business, words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality.
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    In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
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    It is much more difficult to measure non-performance than performance. Performance stands out like a ton of diamonds. Non-performance can almost always be explained away.
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    It's better to take over and build upon an existing business than to start a new one.
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    Management manages by making decisions and by seeing that those decisions are implemented.
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    The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism.
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    When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books You will be reading meanings.
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    You can't run a business or anything else on a theory.
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    Do you want my one-word secret of happiness - It's growth - mental, financial, you name it.
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    I don't believe in just ordering people to do things. You have to sort of grab an oar and row with them.
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