Radio Quiz Answer

 

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

“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