“You’re going to make a lot of money.”—Jim Rogers, former CEO of National Geographic, describing his time at National Geographic.
“I made a lot.”—Michael Arrington, CEO of the National Geographic Society, describing the company’s rise from a hobby to a business.
“This is the best business model.”—Mike and Pam McDonough, founders of National Weather Service, describing their company’s transformation from a family-run weather station into a commercial and weather service.
“We do it in a way that we make the business as sustainable as possible.”—Joe Biden, former VP of Biden Presidential Campaign, describing how his company became a “full-service” weather station.
“A couple of the guys in my family have worked for us for 40 years.”—Nathan Stiles, CEO, Naughty Dogs, explaining how his firm became one of the biggest video game developers in the world.
“If you want to build an empire, you can’t start by starting with a piece of paper.”—Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, explaining the business model he used to create the social network.
“It’s not the end of the world if you get the right people in the right places.”—Bill Gates, founder and CEO of Microsoft, explaining why he was able to build the world’s most powerful software company.
“You build a business, you sell it, you invest in employees, and eventually the business is going to succeed.”—Donald Trump, President-elect, describing why he sold his company and sold the presidency.
“In business, everything happens for a reason.”—David Petraeus, former CIA director, describing what he learned in his time as CIA director.
“The key is to make the right business decisions, and not try to do everything in the wrong way.”—Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO, explaining what made his company the world go online.
“Don’t forget that the future of your business is the future that comes after.”—Bob Odenkirk, star of the show Star Trek, describing a career in science fiction.
“Be creative, be strategic, and keep learning.”—Andrew Garfield, best known as Garfield on the television series Garfield, describing some of the things he learned during his 30-year career in the business.