If you work for a large company or institution of any kind, whether a corporate conglomerate or the corridors of power. What great pearls of wisdom and intellectual magnificence is the CEO coming up with whilst slurping their coffee?
As the only access you will ever get to the head honcho is through what you read in the papers, we thought we'd bring you the inspired words of those you look up to - that's right - the occupiers of the top floor of the skyscraper, the CEOs and Presidents of distinguished companies and institutions.
"I don't borrow on credit cards because it is too expensive"
- Matt Barrett
, then Chief Exec of Barclays Bank, clearly showing his whole-hearted support for Barclaycard.
"I'm disrespectful towards authority. Like I think the prime minister of Ireland is a gobshite."
- Michael O'Leary
- the Ryanair boss clearly encourages staff to speak their mind.
"No one will need more than 637 kb of memory for a personal computer. - said in the early 1970s"
- Bill Gates
demonstrates the forward thinking that made his employees know their jobs were safe for years to come.
"The 1990's sure aren't like the 1980's."
- Donald Trump
, the property billionaire, shows the observational skills that have got him where he is today.
"I don't think too many people would want my job. I'm a bit of a nutter."
- Alan Sugar
, the British entrepreneur, signals his sanity, no doubt re-assuring his staff.
"If you don't sell, it's not the product that's wrong, it's you."
- Estee Lauder
said this - so, Mr or Mrs CEO, if you want to put pressure on the sales staff when they don't perform, remind them of this sentiment!
"At school we have sine curves when doing physics but, whatever the economic cycle is, it certainly isn't a sine curve"
- Mervyn King
, the governor of the Bank of England, providing startling insight which much inspire admiration in B of E staff.
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