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Forbes Book of Business Quotations: 10,000 Thoughts on the Business of Life Hardcover – Feb 28 2007

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal; 90th Anniversary Edition--Completely Revised and Updated edition (Feb. 28 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579127215
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579127213
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 4.6 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,883,280 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

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.

About the Author

Ted Goodman is the general editor of the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals at Columbia University in New York City. He is the author of Fire! The 100 Most Devastating Fires Through the Ages and the Heroes Who Fought Them, and the editor of Writing the Rails: Train Adventures by the World’s Best-Loved Writers.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa370345c) out of 5 stars 9 reviews
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3710150) out of 5 stars Food for the general Aug. 20 2007
By Shalom Freedman - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I love collections of quotations and every page of this book is rich in ideas and sayings.
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 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa37101a4) out of 5 stars Almost great March 27 2011
By Piotr Bakker - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a fantastic book to have:

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.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3710480) out of 5 stars Raw collection of quotes Feb. 2 2010
By A. Gupta - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I had much hopes with this book, but it has two major flaws, 1- very few quotations are business related, hence the title is totally misleading 2- The objective of the book was to collect as many quotations as possible to create a thick book, however they totally lack in quality. In fact, one can pick a category from the book, search it in google and can find much more meaningful quotations.
HASH(0xa3710378) out of 5 stars Terrific Resource Oct. 1 2010
By Amazon Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
This collection of quotations is outstanding. It is indexed by countless topics. Many of the quotations are profound. Some of the quotations are from famous people; many are from people who are not well known. Subjects cover ethical values, business, and diverse matters of life. I strongly recommend it to writers, people who do public speaking, and anyone who is seeking concise wisdom. There is no particular perspective put forth in this collection. Many quotations are in conflict with other quotations, and will be interpreted depending upon your personal life experiences. The only thing that would make it better would be to include the citations published sources of each of the quotations.
HASH(0xa37109c0) out of 5 stars Very useful reference tool Sept. 17 2010
By A. S. Montgomery - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book is very well organized to ease locating pertinent quotes. In my book "So You Want to Retire" most of the quotes I used were from this book.

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.