×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Book of Truly Stupid Business Quotes
     

Book of Truly Stupid Business Quotes

by Jeff Parietti, Parietti
 

As evidenced by the phenomenal success of the Dilbert books, Americans love to laugh at the foibles of the business world. With The Book of Truly Stupid Business Quotes, they can do just that. Packed with hundreds of examples of unintentional witticisms by the movers and shakers of the corporate sphere, it includes such gems as:

"I'd Say 'It&

Overview

As evidenced by the phenomenal success of the Dilbert books, Americans love to laugh at the foibles of the business world. With The Book of Truly Stupid Business Quotes, they can do just that. Packed with hundreds of examples of unintentional witticisms by the movers and shakers of the corporate sphere, it includes such gems as:

"I'd Say 'It's a Buttmaster, Your Holiness.'"
— Suzanne Somers on how she would respond if the Pope asked her the name of the exercise apparatus she promotes

"Over a long weekend, I could teach my dog to be an investment banker."
— Herbert Allen, president of Allen & Company, Inc., an investment banking firm

"My only complaint about having a father in fashion is that every time I'm about to go to bed with a guy, I have to look at my dad's name all over his underwear."
— Marci Klein, daughter of Calvin Klein.

"I go to bed happy at night knowing that hair is growing on the faces of billions of males and on women's legs around the world while I sleep. It's more fun than counting sheep."
— Warren Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway owns about 10% of the stock of The Gillette Company

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062735072
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/03/1997
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.63(d)

Read an Excerpt


Personalities

"I like to buy a company any fool can manage because eventually one will."
--Peter S. Lynch, former head of Magellan Fund at Fidelity Investments

"When you become a businessman you become stagnant in some ways.
You don't do as many of the exciting and dangerous things you used to do.
It was skydiving or this."
--George Steinbrenner

"You can't be bored with greatness.
It's better to be honestly arrogant than falsely humble."
--"Chainsaw Al" Dunlap, turnaround artist known
for drastically cutting staff and reviving
struggling companies

"A full moon blanks out all
the stars around it."
--Ted Turner, on himself

"You can never bet against Michael Eisner. He's a real businessman. He can add
and subtract."
--Michael Fuchs, ex-chairman of HBO and Warner Music Inc., on outlook for Walt Disney Co. under Chairman Eisner

"It should be someone incredibly handsome."
--Donald Trump, asked who should star in
The Donald Trump Story

"Bill has tried to become more charming,
but it's sort of like Dan Rather trying
to be cuddlier."
--David Coursey of P.C. Letter on Microsoft's Bill Gates

"I go to bed happy at night knowing that hair is growing on the faces of billions of males and on women's legs around
the world while I sleep. It's more fun than counting sheep."
--Warren Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway owns about 10 percent of The Gillette Company

"According to my mom, I'm such a big shot that she's threatening to have her uterus bronzed."
--StevenSpielberg

"I come from an environment where, if you see a snake, you kill it. At GM, if you see a snake, the first thing you do is go hire a consultant on snakes."
--H. Ross Perot

"To work here you have to be cuckoo--
like me."
--UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali

"He's not at all odd. He's a billionaire."
--Then New York City Mayor Ed Koch on Leon Hess, Amerada Hess chairman and New York Jets owner

"It's a good thing God doesn't let you look into the future, or you might be sorely tempted to shoot yourself."
--Lee Iacocca, recalling five years later his decision
to join Chrysler

Meet the Author

Jeff Parietti, a former sportswriter for The San Jose Mercury News and The Bellevue Journal American, is currently serving as a speechwriter with PACCAR, a Fortune 500 company. He lives in Renton, WA.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews