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T. Boone Pickens
(1928-____) born on
May 22
US businessman. He became an oil magnate as the founder and president of Mesa Petroleum Co; a descendant of Daniel Boone.
         
   
F
Chief executives, who themselves own few shares of their companies, have no more feeling for the average stockholder than they do for baboons in Africa.

R
Writing is great for keeping records and putting down details, but talk generates ideas. Great things come from our luncheon meetings which consist of a sandwich, a cup of soup, and a good idea or two. No martinis.
A
Be willing to make decisions. That's the most important quality in a good leader. Don't fall victim to what I call the "ready-aim-aim-aim syndrome." You must be willing to fire.
N
I have always believed that it's important to show a new look periodically. Predictability can lead to failure.
K
Far too many executives have become more concerned with the "four P's" -- pay, perks, power and prestige -- rather than making profits for shareholders.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Harvard Business Review," May/Jun 1986.
R: In "The Executives Quotation Book," ed. by James Charlton, 1993.
A: In "The Executives Quotation Book," ed. by James Charlton, 1993.
N: In "Quotable Business," ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992.
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
   


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