Our competition for American business is no longer in the next county or the next state it's around the world.
McSweeney's as a publishing company is built on a business model that only works when we sell physical books. So we try to put a lot of effort into the design and production of the book-as-object.
A belief in God is vitally important not just in show business but stability in life. You know to recognize deity is the most important thing that you can do. I mean it comes to the Ten Commandments. They weren't ten suggestions. They were Ten Commandments.
To me the print business model is so simple where readers pay a dollar for all the content within and that supports the enterprise.
It's a lot of work to keep reinventing yourself and coming up with new stuff but that's what it takes to be in show business.
The worst disease which can afflict business executives in their work is not as popularly supposed alcoholism it's egotism.
I could play it safe by recording songs that are familiar but am I expanding myself as an artist by doing covers? It's a catch-22. It's called show business: The word 'business' is in it and you've got to be a businessman. But then again you have to be true to yourself as an artist.
You can't run a business or anything else on a theory.
It's better to take over and build upon an existing business than to start a new one.
It is an immutable law in business that words are words explanations are explanations promises are promises-but only performance is reality.
If you're an entrepreneur and you think that the president makes a difference to your business you should stay at your current job.
I am especially grateful that I have been able to keep my own style over the decades in spite of the many changes that have taken place in the world of fashion and in its business.
Accept business only at a price permitting thoroughness. Then do a thorough job regardless of cost to us.
Like any business the oil industry runs on the basic premise of supply and demand. The more supply - the lower the price. The higher the demand - the higher price. In other words the more people who can buy oil the higher the price of oil.
I really don't think there is anybody in the business with better eyes than Elijah Wood.
As Members of Congress we can now engage with our constituents via online innovations like the Huffington Post while a small business in rural Oregon can use the Internet to find customers around the world.
In the end the humanities can only be defended by stressing how indispensable they are and this means insisting on their vital role in the whole business of academic learning rather than protesting that like some poor relation they don't cost much to be housed.
The Internet has changed the way we communicate with each other the way we learn about the world and the way we conduct business.
I went onto reality TV as a business decision.
You can never get to a place of comfort in this business. As soon as you hit that little cushy spot somebody's gonna kick you out. So I have a constant need to do it better.
I have always been a business person.
I've always leaned toward a feminine funky style even in business settings. I used to paint my nails blue in 1993 before it was mainstream.
My business doesn't keep me warm at night.
My revenue was $4 million my first year in business off of one $20 item.
People in the business will stay with you through drugs and alcohol and divorces and insanity and everything else but you have a failure pal and they don't want to know nothing about you!
I'd get kicked out of buildings all day long people would rip up my business card in my face. It's a humbling business to be in. But I knew I could sell and I knew I wanted to sell something I had created. I cut the feet out of those pantyhose and I knew I was on to something. This was it.
At the end of the day there's only a few major stars in the music business and then there's all these people that are aspiring to be that.
I've never chased fame. I came into this business to be a theatre actress. I was nine when I first appeared on stage. But I can't say I would turn my back on fortune. I'm someone who enjoys the benefits of money.
In terms of the technology I use the most it's probably a tie between my Blackberry and my MacBook Pro laptop. That's how I communicate with the rest of the world and how I handle all the business I have to handle.
But now I realize that this record business really needs me. No one else is trying to take a chance or do something different.
It is very sad for a man to make himself servant to a single thing his manhood all taken out of him by the hydraulic pressure of excessive business.
I used to work for a management consulting company so I dressed differently - business casual probably a lot of things from Banana Republic. My wardrobe now is definitely more expensive but I always dress for the occasion.
My professional life has been a constant record of disillusion and many things that seem wonderful to most men are the every-day commonplaces of my business.
We have to make America the best place in the world to do business.
Anybody who really knows about the TV business knows that it would be impossible to just march in one day and say to your colleagues and bosses 'Oh yes I'm hosting my own show.'
If you don't understand the details of your business you are going to fail.
The only thing harder than leaving show business is coming back.
We expect all our businesses to have a positive impact on our top and bottom lines. Profitability is very important to us or we wouldn't be in this business.
I don't do something necessarily to make a big profit or because it's a logical business decision.
Business is constantly changing constantly evolving.
I learned from Mr. Wrigley early in my career that loyalty wins and it creates friendships. I saw it work for him in his business.
After adding trillions to the debt on big-government policies most Americans didn't ask for and which we couldn't afford Democratic leaders say they need more money which they intend to take from small business even though small businesses create the majority of new jobs.
Today it is not big business that we have to fear. It is big government.
A transfer of money should never be involved in this profound situation. Although illness is profound too but medicine's a business today. It's a business.
Well you can't trust most people in this game period it can be a very shady business.
I mean I'm in the business of storytelling not message making.
I was a fairly good amateur musician and I was an average professional. But the one thing I saw was that the big band business was fading.
Writing fiction is for me a fraught business an occasion of daily dread for at least the first half of the novel and sometimes all the way through. The work process is totally different from writing nonfiction. You have to sit down every day and make it up.
Every night half an hour before curtain up the bells of St. Malachy's the Actors' Chapel on New York's 49th Street peal the tune of 'There's No Business Like Show Business.' If you walk the streets of the theatre district before a show and see the vast enthusiastic lines it sounds like a calling: there is certainly no place like Broadway.
I would absolutely definitely never sell my wedding pictures to a magazine. I'd like it to be a special day not a photo shoot. And once you've done that your marriage becomes everybody else's business.
Although my family - parents and sister - all work in the personnel management business their real passion is performing amateur operatic societies and so on.
The rest of the world cares about how we conduct our affairs because they then take that lead. We're the only leader in the world today. Some are wishing us well others think that we're down and are not going to get back up again but they are all watching with great interest to see how we conduct our business over the next couple of years.
I was criticized at some level within the Republican Party by those who say government should not be in the economic development business at all. My response is that the only country I know that doesn't have an economic development plan is Papa New Guinea.
In recent years I've been writing because I'm fortunate enough to work in the world of food television to travel and taste and learn about cooking from the best chefs in the business.
I was always a singer. But I was always focused on being an actor as my trade. Music I do just for me. The movie business is very difficult but the music business is just impossible.
I don't really think that there is anyone in the modern pop business who I feel I want to spar with.
The movie business is very difficult but the music business is just impossible. So I'll play in bands and record and play songs with other people but for me it's a form of expression that all I need is me. I don't need cameras or agents I can just have a piano and sing and feel totally verified.
Our marriage is between us. If we decide to continue being together or not it's our business.
If I could create one job in the private sector by helping to grow a business that would be one more than Congress has created in the last six months.
My fastest time in high school was a 4:29 mile. I think cross-country has something to do with my longevity in my business. When you're in an eight-mile race you never give up.
In my business if I get too close to you and you die it hurts me. And so you develop a natural inclination not to be close to the patient so that if things don't work out ideally you can still get up the next day and care for the next patient.
Seems to me that this business for actors anyway is not so much about whether or not you do good work. It's about whether or not you get the chance to do good work.
Some people want fame popularity and huge sales. I've always hoped to have a really long career. So I've tried to make each of my creative decisions and business decisions to allow for longevity. As a side effect I got really famous and really big. I didn't realize the two could go together.
I've drunk Amazon's free Diet Coke. Nothing makes more sense to me than a company trying to make bookselling into a profitable business. I'm not anti-Amazon and I'm not pro-publishers either. I'm pro-books.
The thing that helped me get into the film business was that I went to school in Athens Georgia and managed to get on um working on music videos for a band called R.E.M. and that kind of opened up a lot of doors for me.
I'm happy to report that 'The New Press' is still in business to this day. But not thanks to me. I was a really bad publishing intern.
Well there's nobody who has a more supportive husband than I do and he has a business that he runs and it's his own business so he has work to do my kids have school to do I mean people have - there are other things in life besides politics.
When you start a business go for the lowest hanging fruit.
We need comprehensive reform that will make America the best place in the world to invest and do business.
If we want to secure the best jobs in the future we must make America the best place in the world to do business.
It's show business. No show no business.
I do love television. But the business is accelerating and people are not getting the chance to fail.
Golf isn't just my business it's my hobby.
It is not the business of generals to shoot one another.
It's far too much to say that effective hoping is the only - or even the biggest - part of what it takes to succeed. If 14% of business productivity can be attributed to hope that means 86% is dependent on raw talent fickle business cycles the quality of the product you're selling and often pure dumb luck.
Come to West Virginia and we'll show you how to live... how to treat people. We're open for business. West Virginia is truly on the move.
You have to stick out the toughness of the business and form relationships with the people in it.
Most small business owners are not particularly sophisticated business people. That's not a criticism they're passionate about cutting hair or cooking food and that's why they got in the business not because they have an MBA.
The most important decision I've made in business? The choices of people I have around me. When I first started I brought everybody with me my homies from the neighborhood criminals. I just said 'Come on everybody we made it.' Then I had to realize we didn't make it. I made it.
A revised schedule is to business what a new season is to an athlete or a new canvas to an artist.
I used to be focused on being the dopest rapper in the game and then once that became what I was I wanted something different and I wanted to become the best businessman in the game. I wanted to learn how to master the business like I mastered the rap.
I know from my own experience and from other people in the business that when you come from a place where nobody knew who you were and then there is this sudden shift to where everybody now knows who you are there's an adjustment that you have to make.
I'm quitting the business today. I'm going to open up an appliance store I've always really been into toasters. I'm giving it all up.
Independent film is almost nonexistent right now because all the distributers that used to love to put out these little art films are all out of business right now because it costs so much to open a movie.
I don't even know what words to use to talk about the music industry anymore. But the business has changed a lot - the methods of releasing music.
I think there are a lot of technocrats in the business who would much rather work with just wheels and gears and machinery. Those things interest them more than humanity and I wish them the best of luck.
We're in this entertainment business really to give the audience what they want.
The career stuff is for business people.
Reading is not a duty and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable.
But the reason I became why I wanted to be in the business was because there was Midnight Cowboy.
Some people work hard in this business and become really popular really big stars but they never receive an award from within the business. Somehow when your colleagues and friends believe in you to the point of handing you an award it means so much more.
I've managed to keep a clear head and remain sane in this business because I remain a kid off-camera.
The TV business is like the produce section of the market. Today everything is fresh and glistening and firm. And tomorrow when they find a bruise on you they toss you out.
I think naturally if you're an actor there's a high level of assertiveness that you need to have to survive this business. There's boldness in being assertive and there's strength and confidence.
Profit is the most global aspect of a business and it is cross-functional.
How many deaf people do you know in real life? Unless they live in a cave or are 14 which seems to be true for most people in this business what could I possibly tell them that they don't already know?
Emotions have no place in business unless you do business with them.
I think that New York is not the cultural centre of America but the business and administrative centre of American culture.
Just because you've made a couple movies you've done some good movies you've been nominated for some Academy Awards whatever nobody's entitled. It's a business. If they don't see it I can think they're wrong but I'm not entitled to a $15 million budget to make a film.
I got to work with one of my heroes Johnny Depp and to see how he goes about business which was really inspiring for me at this stage in my career.
What if I couldn't handle people's opinions of me? I know that shouldn't dictate a person's degree of peace or happiness in life but the problem is I chose a business saturated in judgment.
The owners don't win by having a lockout. Shutting down your business is not good for anybody and it's certainly not good for the players it's certainly not good for the fans. And that's most important to us.
In terms of having a business I wanted to let it go beyond what my personal taste is. Basically I'm in a kilt and a white shirt every day. So you know I don't have a lot of scope and I'm really picky about what I wear.
To be honest I live among the English and have always found them to be very honest in their business dealings. They are noble hard-working and anxious to do the right thing. But joy eludes them they lack the joy that the Irish have.
Why do only boys get to chase? Nuh-uh! If anything I think this whole sitting back and waiting thing can be self-sabotaging. We have to send up flares. We have to let guys know we're open for business.
For a Jewish Puritan of the middle class the novel is serious the novel is work the novel is conscientious application why the novel is practically the retail business all over again.
There has to be a measure of faith. That's what this business is all about: trusting in something that may never show up that you have no concrete proof of.
Major labels didn't start showing up really until they smelled money and that's all they're ever going to be attracted to is money-that's the business they're in- making money.
I may be kindly I am ordinarily gentle but in my line of business I am obliged to will terribly what I will at all.
It never made sense to me that someone would achieve any kind of success in show business only to become a jerk.
I have several writer friends but I don't involve them in my work process. I'm more likely to talk about the business of publishing with them.
I've never seen a worse situation than that of young writers in the United States. The publishing business in North America is so commercialized.
We are involved in a life that passes understanding and our highest business is our daily life.
Performing doesn't turn me on. It's an egomaniac business filled with prima donnas - including this one.
Politics is the reflex of the business and industrial world.
All business proceeds on beliefs or judgements of probabilities and not on certainties.
If you want to have a good life you should focus on your family on your business on your dog on your fun and you'll have a good life.
Go for a business that any idiot can run - because sooner or later any idiot probably is going to run it.
Show business is my life. When I was a kid I sold insurance but nobody laughed.
Kids are brought into show business because they are cute and see truth and they're very bright. But there's a sense of doing it because you want the adults to be approving of you. You want to make them happy.
I can't understand why the Democratic parties seem so hostile to economic growth and business.
As an actor you have to wait for someone to cast you so you're relying on the business.
I find the business world hard.
If you want to stay in the business then you've got to be a bit shrewd haven't you?
I'm lucky. The best possible place in the world for training is Addis Ababa so I am home all the time except when I am racing. I like to be there near my family my kids also the real estate business I run with my wife.
I've always wanted to be the best in the world as a baseball player so when I started to think about opening a business it was with that mindset.
A firm for instance that does business in many countries of the world is driven to spend an enormous amount of time labour and money in providing for translation services.
I've got a wife four kids a business and a baseball career.
In the music business especially the country music business every 10 years or so you're going to have this changing of the guard this wave of new artists that comes in.
Barack Obama's life was so much simpler in 2009. Back then he had refined the cold act of blaming others for the bad economy into an art form. Deficits? Blame Bush's tax cuts. Spending? Blame the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. No business investment? Blame Wall Street.
If you say 'I'm going to cut this song because I know the teenagers are going to love it ' well then you're going to alienate everybody else. When I cut my record I'm just going to cut the things that I like and whoever likes it likes it. That's too much work to try to figure out the demographic. That's too much like a business.
Energy and environmental regulation transportation and broadband policy all benefit when legislators have a basic grounding in the technical concepts behind business models products and innovation.
If you create something that is asking for people to respond as they're going to respond you have to allow them to respond as they're going to respond. Some of the people are going to be uninterested and some people are going to be mad for some reason which is their business. That's just the way the world is.
The Internet creates as well as destroys. Social networks search advertising and cloud computing are multibillion dollar industries that didn't exist 10 years ago. They are products of the same force that has rendered the Postal Service's core business obsolete.
People are always saying that Hollywood messes up kids. I'm like 'No families mess up kids!' I grew up in Hollywood and I'm perfectly fine. If my children want to go into the entertainment business I won't stop them as long as they're passionate about it.
Not since the steam engine has any invention disrupted business models like the Internet. Whole industries including music distribution yellow-pages directories landline telephones and fax machines have been radically reordered by the digital revolution.
The American formula for creating business is not to have the government create business.
And I trusted someone to look after me on the business side of life.
The whole point of being in this business and being blessed and being successful is that you're able to do things for your friends or your family which means that they can have something special in their lives too.
The people of Hong Kong are criticized for only being interested in business but it's the only thing they've been allowed to do.
How many times have you been out for a beer or dinner and people are coming up with business ideas? Everybody wants to think they've got that great business idea.
Giving someone a one-time stimulus check or a one-time tax cut that expires doesn't allow the predictability that business needs.
The Republican platform specifically says we don't believe in bailing out private business and yet we did.
I never dreamt of being a musician for my livelihood. I certainly never would have wanted to be in the business that I'm in meaning the fame and the glory the glitter the rock star the famous part.
I'm afraid for all those who'll have the bread snatched from their mouths by these machines. What business has science and capitalism got bringing all these new inventions into the works before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!
The forgotten man... He works he votes generally he prays but his chief business in life is to pay.
I started cooking in kitchens right out of high school and I was lucky to work with a lot of great people but I had no idea it would turn into this. Of course no one should go into this business because they want to be the next Emeril.
I'll keep on acting 'til they wipe the drool. I like the business. I like to do different parts and diverse characters. I haven't lost my enthusiasm yet!
A couple of months ago I was down in Florida for the Food and Wine Festival. And this journalist grabbed me and said 'How does it feel to be a TV guy? You're no longer in the restaurant business.' And I laughed. I asked him 'How long do you think it takes me to do a season?' He said 'Well 200 days.' And I was like '200 days? Try 20!'
That's why I do this music business thing it's communication with people without having the extreme inconvenience of actually phoning anybody up.