Churchill quotes good for business 19 Aug 2013

YOU can learn a lot from the late wartime leader Sir Winston Churchill to help you with your business.

In 1953 he won a Nobel prize in literature. You will find he uses short sentences and short words. This makes it easy to read and understand his works. There’s your first Winston lesson – short words and sentences, when you write.

Now ponder on these quotes. We have added our comments in italics.

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.

A business commentator once observed if a project is worth doing, do it yourself. We say, don’t think you have to have a partner to run a successful business. It’s usually better to go it alone.  

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

You have not been in business, if you have never made a mistake. Keep going.

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.

No matter how long you have been in business, you can always improve what you do. Get used to making changes even though it challenges your staff to get out of their comfort zones.

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Ricardo Semler points out the more difficult a task, the bigger the business opportunity. If you’re in a competitive industry, learn to do the jobs everyone else hates to tackle. That’s where the money lies.

If you’re going to go through hell, keep going.


“There is no such thing as a

good tax.” - Churchill


No comment needed on this one.

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

The more you can do to help others in business, the more you get out of it, business included. See also our article in this edition entitled “Building up motel income”.

There is no such thing as a good tax.

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