Born: November 6, 1930
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Died: May 16, 2003
Occupation: Agent, Attorney, and Author
Profile: C.E.O. and Founder of the International Management Group (IMG).
Number of Quotes: 7
I can tell more about how someone is likely to react in a business situation from one round of golf than I can from a hundred hours of meetings.
If new ideas are the lifeblood of any thriving organization ... managers must learn to revere, not merely tolerate, the people who come up with the ideas.
If you aren't afraid to fail, then you probably don't care enough about success.
Make a suggestion or assumption and let them tell you you're wrong. People also have a need to feel smarter than you are.
Never wrestle with a pig. You get dirty and only the pig enjoys himself.
Today, if someone showed me a five-year plan, I'd toss out the pages detailing Years Three, Four, and Five as pure fantasy ... Anyone who thinks he or she can evaluate business conditions five years from now, flunks.
We seriously undervalue the passion ... a person brings to an enterprise. You can rent a brain, but you can't rent a heart.