Forbes Book of Business Quotations: 10,000 Thoughts on the Business of Life Hardcover – Feb 28 2007
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Now revised and updated with thousands of new quotations, this best-selling compilation of business wit and wisdom is the ultimate desk reference for speakers, writers, CEOs, managers, and employees alike. Filled with inspiring wisdom from our greatest luminaries of every age, this desktop guide covers an astonishing range of subjects—from ability and attitude to youth and zeal. Among the men and women featured are:
Bill Gates/Ralph Waldo Emerson/Susan Sontag/John D. Rockefeller/Ronald Reagan/Warren Buffett/ Katharine Graham/ Gay Talese/ David Geffen/ Henry Ford/ Carl Sandburg/ George Bernard Shaw/ Woodrow Wilson/ Rudolph Giuliani/ Woody Allen/ Charles Dickens/ Fran Lebowitz/ Winston Churchill/ Emily Dickinson/ W.E.B. Du Bois/ Frank Lloyd Wright/ Bob Dylan/ Thomas Edison/ Katharine Hepburn/ Albert Einstein/ C.S. Lewis/ Duke Ellington/ Oscar Wilde/ Benjamin Franklin/ Virginia Woolf/ Mark Twain/ Leonardo da Vinci/ Samuel Johnson/ Gore Vidal/ Aristotle/ Thomas Jefferson/ the Forbes men themselves...and many, many more.
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As with all considerable selections of quotations there is so much here to ponder, that one can never really hope to finish the book.
One drops in here and there, and gets pleasure from the reading. One quotation strikes and seems like a great truth one has always known but never articulated- another seems blatantly false- still another opens up new worlds.
As a non- businessman I do not know how useful these quotations will be to the managers and money- makers but I think anyone who enjoys a good thought will get a lot of pleasure and insight from this collection.
"To be what we are and to become what we are capable of becoming is the only end of life" Spinoza
1. Inspires to live a great life,
2. Teaches what life is about.
Rather shamefully there are many editing mistakes in there (especially repeating quotes - sometimes one after another!), this is really disturbing to come across, the good feeling you get can be just shattered in seconds (to the point that you decide to write a rant about it on Amazon;).
Overall, it's a great book to have, although I would encourage everyone to wait until a revised edition comes out.
The only problem I had was deciding which quote to use from the many pertinent quotes available.
I not only have used this as a reference book, but also for the sheer entertainment of reading through humorous or insightful quotes.
A must have if you need to add quotes to your memos, newsletters or books.
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