Radio Quiz Answer

 

Remember that question from last week’s show? Well, the answer is below. Thank you listeners AND congratulations to our winners!

 

Conformity is the jailer of Freedom and the enemy of Growth.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the United States’ 35 president who encouraged us to put a man on the on the moon – Mr. John Fitzgerald Kennedy.  

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There are two kinds of companies: those who work to change more and those who work to change less – we will be the first kind of company.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the world’s richest person for 2019 – Mr. Jeff Bezos – weighing in at around $148 billion.

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“For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, Please press three.”

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the San Francisco Examiners prime sage and witty columnist – Alice Kahn. 

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Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot.  Others look at it as a cow they can milk.  Not enough people see it as a healthy horse pulling a sturdy wagon.

Author: This hard drinking, battle loving prime minister convinced the whole world during the second world war that England would never, never, never surrender. – Winston Churchill 

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Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

Author:  Those wise words were spoken by none other than thepast century’s most perceptive, humorous and intelligent individuals – Mr. Albert Einstein. 

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Don’t be distracted by criticism – Remember – the only taste of success most folks get is to take a bite out of you.

Author:  Those wise words were spoken by none other than the salesman, showman, lavishly read motivational author – Zig Ziglar.

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Horse sense is the one thing that keeps the horse from betting on people.

Author:  Those wise words were spoken by none other than wry witted – nearly ethical – liquor loving Mr. William Claude Dunkenfield – Better known as W. C. Fields. 

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Since we think we have solved the mysteries of creation, perhaps we should patent the universe and charge everyone royalties for their existence.

Author:  Those wise words were spoken by none other than the prince of theoretical physics and wizard of cosmological knowledge – the recently departed Mr. Stephen Hawking.

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Life’s a lot like mountaineering – never look down.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the first mountaineer to ever set foot on the world tallest peak – Mount Everest – Sir Edmund Hillary.

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The biggest mistake you can make is that you are working for someone else – Jobs are owned by your company – but you own your career.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the radio host and author of how to create miracles – Mr. Earl Nightengale.

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Everyone says ours is the best company in the world.  But the customer doesn’t care about the world – they care in we are the best in town – and that’s what I want too.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the CEO of Toyota Automobile Copmpany – Aiko Toyoda – Mr. aak-key – Toy 0d – ya

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I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the legendary man of invincible spirit – Alexander the great. 

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Knowledge may give weight – but accomplishments give luster, and many more people see than weigh.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the wise and remarkably well traveled Greek Historian  Herodatus-  a tough one, I know.

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The herd instinct among economic forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers. 

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than economist Edgar Fiedler who himself brought hit wit and expertise to the aid of American Presidents Nixon and Ford.  

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Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the internet guru & master software refabricator – Mr. Bill Gates.

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The strong conviction that something must, must be done is the parent of many bad measures.

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the legendary orator and Senator from The Granite State – Daniel Webster.  

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Opportunity is often missed because it dresses in overalls and looks like work.

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the crusty and brilliant inventor who lighted up our lives, Mr. Thomas Edison. 

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Don’t worry about people stealing your design work – Worry about the day they stop.

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the entrepreneurial web designer & founder of A List Apart Magazine, Jeffrey Zeldman. 

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Success and failure are both difficult to endure.  with success comes drugs, divorce, fornication,bullying, travel, meditation, medication, depression, neurosis and suicide.  With failure comes failure. 

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the prophetical author of Carch 22 – Joseph Heiler.

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An Acquaintance is a person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than The Author of The Devil’s Dictionary – Mr. Ambrose Bierce.

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“Converting your passions into a job is the fastest method for eliminating any passion you once had.”

Author:  Those words were not spoken by none other than the ever-analyzing author of the Four Hour Work Week – Mr. Tim Ferriss.

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Be at war with your vices – at peace with your neighbor and let every new year find you a better man.

Author:  Those words were not spoken by our President – but by another self-made millionaire and founding father – Mr Benjamin Franklin

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If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the author of the Hobbit and Lord of The Rings – – John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

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If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies – go ahead and succeed anyway.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the master educational innovator and head of Greenleaf Servant leadership center – Kent Keith.

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  Agriculture is a business that has been up to its bib overalls in politics since the first thanksgiving dinner kickback to the Indians for subsidizing Pilgrim maize production with fish head fertilizer grants.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the lampooning political Satirist, Mr. P. J. O’Rourke.

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Don’t stay in bed – unless you can make money in bed.

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the lifelong active entertainer and comedian – Mr. George Burns.

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“If future generations are to remember us with more gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just miracles of technology.”

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than 0ur 36th President & legendary lawmaker who pushed through the Civil Rights act – Mr. Lyndon Johnson.

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Litigation is the basic legal right that allows every corporation its decade in court.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the legendary retail guru guided the Wal-Mart, DreamWorks, and Microsoft – in and out of court. Mr. David Porter.

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“If you want to be a millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline.”

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the gentleman who founded Virgin Airlines – and many other virgin enterprises, Sir Richards Branson

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“Money can’t buy friends – but it can get you a better class of enemy.”

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the famed and raucous Irish comedian Spike Milligan

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“Adversity makes Men – Prosperity makes monsters.”

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the sage french author of the original Le Miserables, Victor Hugo.

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“We could have saved the Earth – but we were too damned cheap.”

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the wise and barbedly foresightful author, Mr. Kurt Vonnegut

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“Legislation and case law still exists in some parts of the United States permitting  the “passion shooting by a husband of a wife.”  The reverse, of course, is called homicide.”

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than Diane Schulder – the 1970’s fighting American attorney who help lift the nation’s dangerously restrictive abortion laws.

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“Give me the man who is wise enough to make a fool of himself…..” 

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the prolific Roman historian who was wise enough to leven his histories with a little well aimed laughter – Tacitus.

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“First, get your facts – then distort them as you please.”   

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the barb-sharp humorist and river boat pilot, Mr. Mark Twain,  Samuel Clemens to you Conneticut Yankees out there.

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Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex – you thought of nothing else if you didn’t have it – and thought of other things if you did.  

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the renowned author and verbal machety-ist of all Americas unjust foolishnesses.  Mr. James Baldwin.

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“I will not be a common man. I will stir the smooth sands of monotony.” – ah advice to us all 

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the consummate actor and individualist like those roles he played – Mr. Peter O’Toole.

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“If anything is good for pounding humility into you permanently, it is the restaurant business.”  

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the recently late and much lamented chef Anthony Bourdain, who truly knew the wisdom of these words.

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“May the gods confound that man who first discovered how to distinguish hours – and set up a sun dial to hack and cut my days so wretchedly into small portions.”  

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the ancient Roman Playwright, Plautus – who even then was haunted by time being sliced too thinly.

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“If you make the absolutely best product out there – they will buy it, they have to buy it, they cannot afford not to buy it.”  

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the inventor of the best cartoons of his times – founder of Mickey Mouse & the Disney empire – Mr. Walt Disney.

 

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If I had 16 hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first 9 sharpening my axe. 

 

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the 16th President of these United States – and veteran rail splitter, Mr. Abraham Lincoln.

 

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The way to get things done is to not concern yourself with who gets credit for doing them.

 

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the Scholar and agile with who remade Oxford University – Mr. Benjamin Jowett.

 

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You had better take for business a man who is somewhat absurd, rather than one who is over formal. 

 

Those words were spoken by none other than the marvelous with of Queen Elizabeth’s court – and deft wielder of the quill pen – Francis Bacon.

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Our Gross National product measures neither our wit nor courage, nor our wisdom, our learning nor our compassion.  Thus it measures everything… except that which makes life worthwhile. 

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the regrettably late and idealistically great Mr. Robert Kennedy.

 

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Our Gross National product measures neither our wit nor courage, nor our wisdom, our learning nor our compassion.  Thus it measures everything… except that which makes life worthwhile. 

 

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the regrettably late and idealistically great Mr. Robert Kennedy.

 

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The four most important words in business are, “What do you think?”

 

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the founding leader of the one of the planet’s largest hotel chains – Mr. Bill Marriott Jr.

 

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There is a silly notion that failure is not an option.  Failure is always an option.  If things are not failing, you’re not innovating enough.

 

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the entrepreneurially insightful creator of Space X, Tesla, Inc, and Paypal – Mr. Elon Musk

From the episode Forging Top Business Team

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Everyone’s a millionaire where promises are concerned.

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the sage and hilarious poet of ancient Rome – Publius Ovidious Nasso – who was knows as Ovid.

From the episode Art, Beauty and the Wolf at the Door

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I hear an almost inaudible but pervasive discontent with the price we pay for our current materialism. And I hear a fluttering of hope that there might be more to life than bread and circuses.

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the great newscaster and sage critic of our life and media – Mr. Bill Moyers.

From the episode The Mind Mastery of Elite Achievers

Formal education will make you a living – Self education will make you a fortune.

Author:Those words were spoken by none other than the Top Consultant to Exxon and so many corporate giants – Mr. Jim Rohn.

It is good sportsmanship to not pick up golf balls while they are still rolling.

Author: Those words and the business metaphor they embrace – were spoken by none other than the jocular aggrandizer of human nature – Mr. Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain.

I buy expensive suits – they just look cheap on me.

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the self-effacing, fortune-amassing Mr. Warren Buffett.

Men wanted for hazardous journey – small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness , constant danger – safe return doubtful, Honor and recognition in case of success.

Who Said this in a newspaper advertisement?

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the most amazing of South pole explorers Mr Ernest Shackleton.

Fortunes are made by buying low and selling too soon.

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the head of Europe’s great banking family – Mr. Nathan Rothschild.

If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than America’s first billionaire – Mr. John David Rockefeller.

The Chief value of money is that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than one of the twentieth century’s most pin-pricking curmudgeons – that ripper of religions and all pomposities – Mr. H. L. Mencken.

Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the true king of rock and roll – the ambitious and drive to the top – Mr. Elvis Presley.

The greatest business Lesson I can recall is that if you are embarking around the world in a hot-air balloon, don’t forget the toilet paper.

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the proliferant entrepreneur & founder so myriad virgin enterprises – Richard Branson.

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again, then quit. No sense in being a damn fool about it.

Author: The individual who said this was the master thesbian and prince of comedy who was able to attract many an alluring little chickadee W.C. Fields – William Claude Dunkenfield

I don’t make jokes – I just watch the government and report the facts.

Author: The individual who said this was the Native American lasso tossing humorist always roping in the truth about government and us folks – helping us take a good look and long laugh at ourselves. – Will Rogers.

Business Quotes Challenge – Who uttered that? Match these business Quotes to their authors given as Utensils on recent shows:

  1. If I Had it to do all over again, I’d make the same mistakes – only sooner.
  2. Incrementalism is innovation’s own worst enemy.
  3. Fortunes are made by buying low and selling too soon.

  1. Nicholas Negroponte
  2. Talulah Bankhead
  3. Nathan Rothschild

View Answers

1-B; 2-A; 3-C