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Famous People Quotes II

Michael Dell

Michael Dell, the founder of Dell computers, was born in Texas in 1965. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and started a computer company in his dormitory room. The company became successful enough that he dropped out at the age of 19 to run the business full-time. PC’s Limited was changed to Dell Computer Corporation which went on to become one of the most successful computer businesses of our time. On March 4, 2004, Michael Dell stepped down as CEO of Dell.

“There are a lot of things that go into creating success. I don’t like to do just the things I like to do. I like to do things that cause the company to succeed. I don’t spend a lot of time doing my favorite activities.”

“Twenty years and $40 billion. They seem like good round numbers.”

“Our business is about technology, yes. But it’s also about operations and customer relationships.”

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, the co-founder and CEO of Apple Computer, was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1955. He was adopted as an infant by Paul and Clara Jobs of Mountain View California. In 1972 Jobs dropped out of Reed College in Portland Oregon. In 1976 he and Steve Wozniak founded Apple Computer. Job later founded NeXT Computer and in 1986 he founded Pixar. In 1987 Steve Jobs returned to Apple Computer and turned the company around with the introduction of the iMAC and later the extremely popular iPod portable digital music player.

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”

“I think we’re having fun. I think our customers really like our products. And we’re always trying to do better.”

“I wish him the best, I really do. I just think he and Microsoft are a bit narrow. He’d be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger.”

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”

“In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains of the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.”

Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar was born in Alabama, USA on November 6, 1926. His given name was Hillary Hinton. Ziglar has gone on to be one of the original and preeminent self-help authors and speakers.

Zig Ziglar Quotes

“Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes. ”

“You don’t pay the price for success. You enjoy the price for success.”

“If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere. ”

“Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.”

“Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.”

“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.”

“You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”

Dr. Phil McGraw

“Take it from a guy: If you’re in love with somebody, you will swim the stream, you will climb the mountain, you will slay the dragon. You’re going to get to her somehow, some way.”

“Obesity has overtaken cancer as the No. 1 cause of avoidable, preventable death in American society. It’s an epidemic-level problem.”

“My dad used to say that the holidays are when you get a whole bunch of people that really aren’t that close and don’t know each other that well and overcrowd them into a small room for an extended period of time so they can make each other miserable.”

“If you want more, you have to require more from yourself. ”

“My dad used to say, ‘You wouldn’t worry so much about what people thought about you if you knew how seldom they did.”

“Get up each morning, look at yourself in the mirror, and see yourself not as someone who is overweight or out of shape, but as the someone you will become.”

“Awareness without action is worthless.”

“You have the duty and gift of living. You don’t have the right to sit on the sidelines–use your life and get back into the game.”

“It’s better to be healthy alone than sick with someone else.”

“I think every parent, every generation has wanted their children to do better and have a higher standard of living. But I think there’s too much guilt.”

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  1. December 29, 2010 at 9:47 am

    It is always inspiring to read such words from these successful people.

  2. Amisha
    December 30, 2010 at 6:10 am

    Very well said.

  3. Shammi
    December 31, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Pearls of wisdom

  4. December 31, 2010 at 10:43 am

    @ Mpho – Yes fully agree my friend, howz things in SA? 🙂
    @ Amisha & Shammi – Thank you 🙂

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