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Victor Kiam

Victor Kiam

Full Name: Victor Kermit Kiam II

Born: December 7, 1926
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.
Died: May 27, 2001

Occupation: Author and Entrepreneur
Profile: CEO and President of Remington Products and owner of the NFL's New England Patriots (1988-1991).

Number of Quotes: 16

An entrepreneur assumes the risk and is dedicated and committed to the success of whatever he or she undertakes.

Do you know what Lisa Olson has in common with the Iraqis? They've both seen Patriot missiles up close.
Referring to the woman who brought the 1990 lawsuit against Kiam and The Patriots.

Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets.

Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.

Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.

I don't like to hire consultants. They're like castrated bulls: all they can do is advise.

I'd rather sell my shaver myself than pay a fee to some actor to stand up there and sell it when he'll be back next night selling someone else's chocolates or wrist watches.

In business, the competition will bite you if you keep running, if you stand still, they will swallow you.

Information is a negotiator's greatest weapon.

Procrastination is opportunity's assassin.

Shaves as close as a blade or your money back.
Remington guarantee.

The team will never be known as the Remington Shavers, but I could see possibly using some of the players to promote the product.
Speaking in January, 1989.

What's really important in life? Sitting on a beach? Looking at television eight hours a day? I think we have to appreciate that we're alive for only a limited period of time, and we'll spend most of our lives working.

When my wife bought me a Remington shaver, I was so impressed I bought the company.
Acquisition of Remington in 1979.

You can hype a questionable product for a little while, but you'll never build an enduring business.

You can only govern men by serving them. The rule is without exception.

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